An article that you read in a magazine about healthy lifestyles


IELTS Speaking Test Part 2 | CUe Card Topic | Healthy Lifestyle

Talk about an article that you read in a magazine about healthy lifestyles.

You should say:
  • What was the article about?
  • When did you read it?
  • Were did you read it?
and what did you learn from it?

Talk about an article that you read in a magazine about healthy lifestyles | Sample Answer

I don’t usually read magazines, but I did recently read a blog post about healthy lifestyles. It was written by a person who used to be obese and had changed her lifestyle gradually and was now much happier with herself and her life in general.

She talked about some of the problems overweight people face and how difficult it can be to break bad habits and make new healthy life choices. For example, she talked about her diet and the things she used to eat almost every day and how she began to make small changes to her diet, like switching from unhealthy snacks like cookies to healthier snacks such as fruit and even snacking on vegetables like carrots and celery sometimes.

She said that she discovered the power of tracking macronutrients instead of just counting calories, and that this had a major impact on her losing weight without having to starve herself, in fact, she said she probably eats more now than she did in the past, but she eats healthy food now and she is more aware of her macros on a daily basis which allows her to have the odd cheat meal or treat with her family.

Another important aspect she discussed was exercise and how before she never did any and now she exercises every day, sometimes she simply takes a walk for around 30 minutes or so, and other days she goes with her friend to the gym where they do some steady-state cardio workouts and around 30 minutes of weight training. In her experience, she believes more women who want to lose weight and live a healthy lifestyle should explore weight training as a means of achieving their goals, not only using gym machines like a stairmaster or treadmill, because weight training can actually help burn more calories than walking or running.

So overall, she talked about the three most important things she had learned through her journey to a healthier lifestyle: motivation, nutrition and exercise. She confessed that it had not been an easy transformation, but she feels a lot happier, and healthier, now than ever before in her life.

Useful Vocabulary


  • obese
  • overweight
  • lifestyle choices
  • nutrition
  • macro nutrients
  • counting calories
  • burn calories
  • healthy life choices
  • diet
  • steady-state cardio workout
  • weight training
  • treat
  • lose weight
  • cheat meal
  • stairmaster
  • treadmill








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