HEALTHY LIFESTYLE – DISCUSSION TOPICS LEVEL 3

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The STANAG 6001 speaking exam level 3 TASK TWO, or the so called discussion, means discussing various topics ad hoc.

 

One of the subjects listed in the exam description is HEALTHY LIFESTYLE. This topic can involve different subject areas.

To see what the scope of the subject might be, have a look at the following questions:

1. What is a healthy lifestyle?
2. What meanings of the word ‘diet’ do you know?
3. Is doing sports always healthy?
4. How do you keep fit?
5. Have you ever tried any diets? What kind? Was it effective?

This topic can also be connected with talking about FOOD, SPORTS, or HEALTH. But this is a subject for another post.

If you need more information about this speaking TASK in general and some other examples, here are some useful links:

STANAG 6001 LEVEL 3 DISCUSSION

DISCUSSION USEFUL PHRASES

SAMPLE DISCUSSION

DISCUSSION TOPICS TOURISM

DISCUSSION TOPICS - CITY VERSUS COUNTRY

DISCUSSION TOPICS - EUROPEAN ISSUES

DISCUSSION TOPICS - ONLINE SHOPPING

Let us focus today on HEALTHY LIFESTYLE. Here's a possible exam task and suggested arguments one could use in a discussion.

 

STANAG 6001 SPEAKING EXAM IN ENGLISH

TASK 2 PART A

 

SLIMMING DIET

1. allows to control your weight/calories intake
    > weight control is one of the elements of being fit
    > conscious choice of food allows to control eating habits

 

2. healthy food has a positive effect on your health
> good quality food provides necessary nutrients, vitamins and minerals
> people are less susceptible to diseases, such as flu or cold

 

3. improved self-esteem
> giving your body the right fuel ensures more energy and a sense of well-being

SPORTS

  1. doing sports prevents you from chronic diseases, such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension
       > research shows that regular activity positively influences human health in the long run

 

   2. doing sports relieves stress and boosts self-confidence
       > stress often leads to compulsive eating and consequently to obesity
       > success in sports increases self-esteem

 

   3. doing sports is a healthy way to maintain weight
       > regular exercising is more effective than a slimming diet and has other benefits (see above)

 

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

  1. healthy diet
    > conscious eating
    > healthy products
    > regular meals
  2. physical activity
    > regular physical activity improves mood and health
  3. work-life balance
    > too much work is unhealthy
    > body and mind need time to regenerate

STANAG 6001 SPEAKING EXAM IN ENGLISH

TASK 2 PART B

Part B of TASK 2 consists in questions which are asked by the examiners. They are not written on the card received by the candidates. The candidates only receive the card containing the PART A question (see above).
Here are some possible Part B questions:
1. Jogging and cycling are becoming more and more popular. Why?
2. Junk food should be forbidden at schools. Do you agree?
3. Being on a diet does more harm than good. Do you agree?
As you can see, the questions are related to PART A, but may concern other aspects of HEALTH, DIETS, FOOD or SPORTS, etc.
The arguments come from my book SPEAKING AND WRITING EXPERT. LEVEL 3. in which you will find more examples of discussion topics with possible arguments as well as tasks, explanations, examples, and practical tips.
If you have ideas for additional arguments related to this subject or would like to discuss any of the above, feel free to leave a comment below (at the bottom of the page) OR WRITE TO ME AT: info@stanagexpert.com