Speaking Sample Question
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Below the IELTS SPEAKING SAMPLE FOOD AND HEALTH question with answer

Health-Related Speaking Sample Question

Part 1

Examiner:  Do you have any unhealthy habits?

Candidate:   Well, actually I do… When I’m stressed, I bite my lips and pick my nails. Moreover, I used to smoke cigarettes a few years ago, but hopefully, I managed to break this habit.

Examiner:  What do you do to stay healthy?

Candidate:   I try to eat healthy food and do regular exercises… Also, I think it’s very important to develop a healthy lifestyle and stick to it… For example, I try to avoid eating junk food.

Examiner: In your opinion, what is more important, eating healthy food or doing exercises?

Candidate: Hm… It’s an interesting question… To be honest, I believe that it is crucial to do both in order to be healthy… However, if I had to choose only one option, I would choose to eat healthy food, because otherwise, the risk of developing a chronic disease of the digestive system increases…

Part 2

Examiner: Now, have a look at the card and prepare a monologue.

Describe your (or your friend’s) illness or injury experience. You should say:
What was it
When did it happen
How did you (or your friend) handle it
and say how do you feel about it now?


I would like to talk about a car accident that happened to me a few years ago and resulted in serious injuries… It was a horrible experience that I would not want to relive … my family was driving home when a big truck crashed into our passenger car. After the accident, I blacked out and was transported to the hospital. When I regained consciousness, I discovered that I had five broken bones, several ruptures, and many cuts and bruises (আঘাত). To restore the collarbone and leg bone, I had to go through operations, during which metal rods were put onto these bones to fix them… Not surprisingly, I was in severe pain, so physicians prescribed me take painkillers and other medicines for a couple of weeks. During my recovery, I wasn’t able to walk properly and my life then was very difficult. But after several months of proper treatment and physical therapy, I fully recovered … I even took up karate soon after! Although the illness was definitely not a pleasant experience, I am very happy and grateful that now I am healthy… Probably, I learned to value health and became stronger.

Part 3

Examiner: How can people be encouraged to stay healthy?


It’s an interesting question… In my opinion, government could encourage people to go in for sports by making it more affordable and popular… Promoting healthy food rationing on the television might be a good idea as well…

Examiner: What is the best way of helping people with an addiction?


If you ask me, rehab is the best opnion for such people… Professional medical care is essential, if someone wants to overcome the addiction… However, it is also very important to have relatives and friends that would mentally support this person during this period of his or her life…

Examiner: Do you think people start worrying more about their health as they become older?


Yes, without a doubt! When you’re young, you can afford to drink alcohol and stay awake all night long without damaging your health very much… But as you get older, your body demands more attention and care, therefore you need to worry about your health more and have frequent check-ups…

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