Ce Phan soạn bài thực hành IELTS Speaking về sức khỏe (Health) như một phần trong chủ đề Tốt cho bạn! (It’s good for you!) đã được biên soạn và giới thiệu trên hệ thống Timeline Learning. 

Bên dưới đây là những câu hỏi mẫu và các câu trả lời gợi ý. Bài hướng dẫn này cũng có thống kê lại những từ khóa mà bạn nên thực hành sử dụng nhiều lần hơn bằng cách đặt các câu ví dụ để ghi nhớ chúng và áp dụng vào các tình huống tương tự.

Part 1

1. Do you have any unhealthy habits?

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.

2. What do you do to stay healthy?

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.

3. In your opinion, what is more important, eating healthy food or doing exercises?

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 eating healthy food, because otherwise, the risk of developing a chronic disease of digestive system increases... 
 

Part 2

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) handled 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 broked bones, several ruptures and many cuts and bruises. 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 a severe pain, so physicians prescribed me to 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 leaned to value health and became stronger.

 

Part 3

1. 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...

2. 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...

3. Do you think people start worrying more about their health as they become older?

Yes, without a doubt! When you're young, you can affort 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...

 

Một vài từ khóa:

  • addict: /'ædikt/ người nghiện (thuộc phiện, rượu...)My friend used to be an addict, but thankfully he's healthy now.
  • a check-up: (sự) kỗi. I caught a cold so now I have a runny nose.
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  • chronic disease: /'krɔnik di'zi:z/ Bệnh mãn tính. My friend Rob needs to use inhaler evey day, because he has chronic asthma.
  • impediment: /im'pedimənt/ chứng nói lắp.After an accident, Jim developed an impediment - he stutters.
  • epidemic: /,epi'demik/ bệnh dịch.There was a large epidemic in South Africa in 20th century. It took away millions of lives.
  • painkillers: /'pein,kilə/ thuốc giảm đau.I had to take the painkillers last night, because I couldn't handle the pain.
  • rehab: phục hồi chức năng. After talking to a doctor, Jim decided to go to a rehab.
  • to diagnose: /'daiəgnouz/ chẩn đoán bệnh. Although Nick had a very rare disease, his doctor managed to diagnose it correctly.
  • to stutter: /'stʌtə/ tật nói lắp.Sometimes you might develop a stutter if you have been scared by someone or something

Các cụm từ hữu ích:

  • alive and kicking: còn sống khỏe mạnh. My grandma is almost 90 but she's still alive and kicking.
  • to break a habit: từ bỏ một thói quen (xấu)I was a drug addict, but a managed to break this habit.
  • to black out: mất ý thức (suy giãn tĩnh mạch).I blacked out before my final exam, because I was too worried about it.
  • to be under the weather: cảm thấy muốn bệnh (sắp bệnh).Mary won't be at work todays, she's a bit under the weather.
  • to phone in sick: gọi điện xin nghỉ bệnh.I had to phone in sick last week, because I caught a flu.
  • sick as a dog = to be at death’s door: bệnh tơi tảPaul cought a flu a few days ago and now he's sick as a dog.
  • white as a sheet: nhợt nhạt.Jonh looks sick. Look at him! He's white as a sheet.

 

Biên soạn: Ce Phan

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