Health and Fitness ESL Activities, Worksheets and Games

How healthy are you?

ESL Health Activity - Speaking: Gap-fill, Asking and Answering Questions from Prompts, Guided Discussion - Group Work - Pre-intermediate (A2) - 30 minutes

In this free health questionnaire activity, students complete questions about health and then ask and answer the questions in groups. Students begin by completing questions about health with question words from a box. Students then write their answers to the multiple-choice questions on the worksheet. Next, in groups, students interview each other using the questions and note down the answers. When the students have finished, they discuss the answers to the questions in their groups. Students also discuss and answer two questions at the bottom of the worksheet. Afterwards, students give feedback on their answers and tell the class how healthy they think their classmates are.
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How to keep fit and healthy

ESL Health and Fitness Activity - Speaking: Ranking, Guided Discussion - Pair Work - Pre-intermediate (A2) - 25 minutes

In this engaging health and fitness activity, students discuss and rank ways to keep fit and healthy. First, students rank ten ways to keep fit and healthy in order of importance, one is the most important and ten is the least important. In pairs, students then take it in turns to read their rankings to their partner, e.g. 'To keep fit and healthy, you should first exercise or play sport regularly'. Their partner notes down the order on the worksheet. Pairs then discuss their order and come up with a combined ranking. Finally, there is a class feedback session to discuss the most and least important ways to keep fit and healthy.
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Facts and Advice

ESL COVID-19 Worksheet - Reading and Vocabulary Exercises: Matching, Short Answer Questions, Gap-fill - Speaking Activity: Asking and Answering Questions - Group Work - Intermediate (B1) - 45 minutes

In this free COVID-19 worksheet, students learn vocabulary related to coronavirus as well as the latest facts and advice about the virus. Students start by matching vocabulary related to COVID-19 to definitions. Students then read the latest World Health Organization's information on COVID-19 and answer comprehension questions based on the text. Next, students do a gap-fill exercise where they complete the latest World Health Organization's preventative measures for COVID-19 with words from a box. Students then move on to match the preventative measures with the reasons you should follow the advice. In the last exercise, students answer COVID-19 discussion questions using their own ideas and then discuss their answers in pairs or small groups.
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Thoughts on Fitness

ESL Health and Fitness Discussion Activity - Speaking: Sentence Completion, Guided Discussion, Asking and Answering Questions - Group Work - Intermediate (B1) - 45 minutes

In this intriguing health discussion activity, students practice expressions related to health and fitness. Students begin by completing sentences about health and fitness with their own ideas and information that is true for them. In groups of four, students then have a discussion about health and fitness using the sentences they wrote. One student begins the discussion by reading their first sentence to the group, e.g. 'The best way to get into shape is to exercise every day'. Group members respond using expressions on the worksheet and by asking follow-up questions. The group members also say what they wrote for their first sentence to help keep the conversation going. When the first item has been discussed, the next student reads out their second sentence and so on. Afterwards, students share their findings with the class. Finally, students come up with five things people should do to be fit and healthy.
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Health and Fitness Dominoes

ESL Health and Fitness Collocations Game - Vocabulary and Speaking: Matching, Forming Sentences from Prompts - Group Work - Upper-intermediate (B2) - 20 minutes

In this health collocations game, students play dominoes by matching words together to make health and fitness collocations and then using the collocations in sentences. In the game, the first player tries to make a health or fitness collocation by placing a domino down either before or after the domino on the table. If the player successfully forms a health or fitness collocation, they score a point. For an extra point, the student then tries to make a meaningful sentence using the collocation. The other group members listen and judge the player's sentence. If the sentence demonstrates the meaning of the collocation, the player scores an extra point. The next player then tries to put down one of their dominoes at either end of the domino chain and so on. When a player has gotten rid of all their dominoes, the game ends. Students then tally up their scores to find the winner.
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Health and Fitness Phrasal Verbs

ESL Health and Fitness Phrasal Verbs Activity - Vocabulary and Speaking: Gap-fill, Asking and Answering Questions from Prompts, Freer Practice - Pair Work - Upper-Intermediate (B2) - 30 minutes

In this health and fitness phrasal verbs activity, students complete questions with phrasal verbs related to health and fitness and then ask the questions to a partner and discuss the answers. In two groups, students complete phrasal verbs in questions with verbs from a box in their correct form. Students then pair up with someone from the other group and take it in turns to ask their partner the health and fitness questions on the worksheet and discuss the answers. Afterwards, there is a class feedback session where students share what they found out about their partner.
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Exercise and the Body

ESL Fitness and Exercise Worksheet - Vocabulary, Reading and Writing Exercises: Labelling, Matching, Gap-fill, Writing a Paragraph - Advanced (C1) - 25 minutes

This fitness worksheet helps students learn and practice vocabulary related to exercise and the body. First, students label human anatomy with body parts vocabulary commonly used in exercise and workout routines. Next, students match exercise and workout vocabulary with definitions. After that, students fill in gaps in exercise instructions with body parts vocabulary from a box. Students then match the name of the exercise to the correct picture. Finally, students write their own instructions for doing sit-ups using the body parts and workout vocabulary and read out their instructions to the class for other students to follow.
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