IELTS Cue Card: Describe your favourite way to relax

Describe your favourite way to relax

IELTS Cue Card Question 68 With Model Answer: 

Describe your favourite way to relax.

You should say: 
  • what is it
  • how effective it is for you
  • when and how you relax.
and explain why you like this way of relaxation.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer:
In this mechanised world, we are stressed out more or less and at a point, we need to relax. I usually meditate when I feel too much stress on the regular days.

When the stress becomes intolerable for me during my work or in any other situations, I usually meditate to remove the stress from my body and mind. It is really helpful for me to rid of the stress within a few minutes. It is also beneficial for the development of mental faculty as I have enough chances to think over different matters in a calm and quiet environment and the solutions I get are amazing. Meditation is not a long term process and thus I perform it different times of the day. Usually, I perform it after waking up and at times I do it in the short breaks at the office.

Meditation is an effective tool for relaxations. All my limbs and body parts become relaxed when I am in a deep level (as I am practising for long, I could reach the deep level within a few seconds) and after waking up from the meditation, I feel a sense of deep freshness around my body and mind. The meditation process is very simple and requires no extra initiatives to perform. I just sit on my chair in the office and place my hands in cross over my chest. Then I take deep breathes for two to three minutes. It helps to make the body fresh and also beneficial for the respiratory organs insides. Next, I imagine of any beautiful place I am wandering on with my favourite personalities. I try to look every inch of the place and most of the time I go to lonely islands (through my imagination). After passing five to ten minutes, I wake up and feel relaxed. It is greatly beneficial to me.

Since I love travelling, in my meditation I travel from place to places and accordingly try to imagine the real life situations and scenarios on the places. Sometimes I reconnect with the past memories of my travels in different distant parts of the country. But I like islands with sea beach most because a sense of tranquility is felt on the places and I felt several times in my real life. So, I try to remember the travels and imagine that I am there with someonI like. Sometimes I pay lonely visits to these places when I am frustrated or stressed out too much.   

Meditation has long been being practised to be relaxed. It is the easiest way to be relaxed and for that, you do not need any extra preparations, instruments or any specific locations. You can simply perform meditation by sitting or lying on floor or bed. But meditation on sitting position is mostly comfortable. I like it for some other reasons too. Meditation is beneficial to control your negative emotions like anger, frustrations or resentment. It opens the door of tranquillity where all your negative emotions will be removed smoothly. Regular practising meditation will also make you look younger than your actual age and by the same time will keep you fit.

Your ability to talk about this topic will enable you to answer the following IELTS cue card topics also: 
  • Describe something you often do. 
  • Describe a healthy habit or activity you have. 
  • Describe an activity you wish to take part in more often. 
  • Describe something refreshing or relaxing you do. 
  • Describe a way of resting or relaxing you feel is effective. 
  • Describe something you do daily. 
  • Describe a way to relax you find very effective.