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Let’s Talk About: Fitness & Health

All mpec courses are based on Conversation, Communication and Interaction and our main goal is to give our students the confidence to approach any topic or idea in English. Below, you can find vocabulary and role play materials which we use during our Conversation Club sessions in Zoom, but which you can also use on your own.

For A1-A2 Levels

Please, review the vocabulary related to the topic. It will help you feel more confident when role-playing and – if you find any words that are entirely new to you, make sure you write them down and use them in the Conversation Club meeting.

Part 1: Your Lifestyle

  • Do you think you have a healthy life style?
  • Is it possible to have a healthy life style in modern world?
  • Why do many people try to have a healthy life style?
  • What is the main purpose of it?

Idioms To Use:

  • to be /feel run down: to be very tired and unwell due to overwork
  • to get back in shape : to begin exercising in order to become fit and healthy again
  • to be fresh as a daisy : to be well rested, awake, and energised

Part 2: Smoking

What is your attitude to smoking? What about passive smoking?

Is it hard to give up smoking? What is the best way to give up smoking?

Vocabulary to use:

quit smoking = stop/give up
cut down on…(sugar, salt, red meat, junk food etc. etc.) = limit your (alcohol, salt, calorie etc. etc.) intake

Part 3: Stress & Health

  • Do you often find yourself under stress?
  • What are the areas of your life where stress situations take place more often? Work? Family? Relationships with friends? While commuting to work?
  • How do you usually cope with stress?
  • Is there any connection between the person’s style of life and the duration of their life?

Part 4 : Differences

Can you tell a physically inactive person from someone who takes care of his\her physical condition? What are the main differences?

Positive Words To Use

on the go : very active or busy.”he’s been on the go all evening”

spry : adjective [‘ˈspraɪ’] moving quickly and lightly.

zippy : very quick or speedy a zippy sports car. b : strikingly fresh, lively, or appealing in style zippy clothes

Negative Words To Use

soggy [‘ˈsɑːgi’] (of soil) soft and watery.

deskbound restricted to working in an office, rather than in an active, physical capacity

sluggish [‘ˈslʌgɪʃ’] moving slowly


All mpec students are welcome to join our Conversation Club Zoom Sessions which take place every Tuesday, 6pm to 6.30 pm and Thursday from 1 to 1.30 pm from October to June. If you are not a part of the mpec community yet, please get in touch with us and we will partner with you to create the right course for your needs and goals. Live English Courses via Streaming

Self Study Suggestions:

Here is a short video encourage you to watch. You can comment and discuss it in our Whatsapp Group!