Describe A Difficult Decision That You Once Made

Bài mẫu IELTS Speaking cho chủ đề: Describe a difficult decision that you once made

You should say:

  • What the decision was
  • How you made your decision
  • What the results of the decision were
  • Explain why it was difficult to make
  • Part 3 – ‘Making decisions’

Câu trả lời:

Several months ago it was the first time I had been caught in a real dilemma. I had to decide whether I wanted to study abroad or locally. Once my parents and I were having dinner when suddenly they told me it was time to start thinking about my future and… (this is where the nightmare began) that they were ready to pay for my education abroad if it was what I really wanted to do. At first, I was on cloud nine, but then I started agonizing over the decision.

You can’t even imagine how painful the process was. I asked my friends what they would do if they were given such an opportunity. Needless to say, opinions differed wildly. Then I made a list of pros and cons and analyzed all ‘what-ifs’ which threw me into doubt all the time. I also read a few articles about education abroad and found out what other students were saying about their experiences. I even tried to consider job prospects in different countries.

I struggled to make a decision because my future was at stake. And, of course, I was afraid to suffer the consequences of the wrong choice. It was difficult to imagine what living abroad would be like (taking into account the current situation regarding covid-19). Also, I knew I would have to start my life from the very beginning. And to top it off, I realized I would have to leave my friends and family behind.

After a great deal of thought, I decided to seize this opportunity as it’s better to regret what you have done than what you haven’t. Now I’m planning to study in Canada. Of course, the outcomes cannot be accurately predicted yet, but I hope I made the right decision. We’ll see. I’m still worried and fear disappointment but at the same time I’m looking forward to this change.