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Part 1 - sample questions

Part 2 – sample task card

Describe something you do to keep healthy.

You should say:

  • what this activity is
  • when you do it
  • and how often you do it

and explain why you think it’s a good way to look after your health.

Part 3 – sample questions

  1. What are the most popular ways of keeping healthy in your country?
  2. Do you think most people worry more about their health as they get older?
  3. Why do you think some people continue bad habits when they know that they are damaging to their health?
  4. How can children be encouraged to adopt healthy eating habits?
  5. Do you think people have become more health conscious in recent years?
  6. Could governments do more to promote healthier lifestyle options?

Useful Vocabulary

Healthy activities / habits

Unhealthy habits

Health Collocations

Verb + Noun Collocations

Verb + Adjective Collocations

Useful linkers for adding more detail

Sample Answer

Could governments do more to promote healthier lifestyle options?

Yes, in my opinion the government has a big responsibility to try to persuade people to live more healthily. I think they could provide more education in schools to teach children how to eat more healthily and show them the importance of taking physical exercise. In fact, it’s the parents too that also need to be re-educated on these issues. Another thing, I think there should be more government warnings on TV showing people the dangers of obesity and poor diet, for example. Actually, they do have some that show the health risks of smoking and drinking, which are quite powerful, but not really about healthy eating. Finally, there could be more public facilities to help people keep fit, like swimming pools, gyms and sports centres. More to the point they need to be affordable so that everyone has the opportunity to use them.

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