Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

Today you’ll hear band score 8 sample IELTS answers about exercise.

As we are still at the beginning of the new year, and many people make resolutions regarding exercise, I thought this would be a relevant and useful topic to tackle today.

There are many opportunities in Speaking and Writing to discuss exercise, in relation to athletics, health, and routines, for instance.

A YouTube subscriber asked for some sample answers about exercise, so today you’ll hear three answers to common IELTS Part 1 questions.



As you listen, take notes on the vocabulary and specific ideas that I mention.

IELTS Part 1 Exercise Questions:

How many hours of exercise do you get weekly?


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What kind of exercise do you enjoy?

What kind of exercise do you not enjoy?

Some vocabulary used in the answers:

Guesstimate– informal word crossing ‘guess’ and ‘estimate’; an educated guess

Cardio– exercise that gets your heart racing and your body sweating

Passive exerciseslower movements, such as some forms of yoga (This is subjective– I view it as passive, but others don’t!)

Now it’s your turn to practice! Answer these questions out loud, and make sure to provide specific details.

How would you answer these IELTS questions?

Share your ideas in the comments section below!

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