Describe a Good Decision Someone Made- IELTS Cue Card
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Describe a good decision someone made
You should say:
- Who made the decision?
- What was the decision?
- When was it made?
- How did it affect you?
In life, one gets to witness a multitude of consequences that are borne from the foundational decisions one makes. These could be either propitious to one’s life or utterly pernicious. One decision that was made by someone I know and that had astounding effects later was by my uncle Jonathon. Uncle Jonathon has always been sagacious and mature in his dealings with things and has never made us doubt his perceptions and inclinations toward life. However, to err is to be human, and hence a decision he took once seemed awry to all of us. This decision to all of our surprise bore significantly fruitful results
Uncle Jonathon tends to have an earnest interest in investments and has always invested a lot since the time I got to know anything about what investments are. Like I said before, his perceptive mind and discernment never made him go wrong, however, once he planned of investing in a barren land. Obviously, someone as layman as I and half of the members of our family are, would not welcome that decision and would deem it, a dullard. Investment in land in a region that was immensely dilapidated and uninhabitable didn’t seem like a prudential decision to us. However he was resilient with his decision and after a long discussion with all of us, he headed towards the office to finally sign the documents.
To our surprise and aligning with what he already portended, the region got developed within a frame of five years. Since the regional government changed, the area developed with thunder, and the region today is one of the most expensive and posh areas of our city where people yearn to get a piece of land. The decision made him get a bounteous return which is around 7 times the price he had to invest. Truly, a well-thought plan and an even better perspicacity.
Eg.: There is a multitude of courses available in the institute.
Eg.: His decision to study abroad proved to be propitious for his career.
Meaning: Surprisingly delightful
Eg.: This trend has been astounding in all capacities.
Eg.: The man we saw yesterday was sagacious.
Eg.: What a perceptive and insightful person he is!
Part 3 Questions
Should children make decisions on their own?
Yes, children should make their own decisions however only under the guidance and monitoring of their parents and elders. I do not doubt the intellect of a person based on their age, however, chances are high that the naivety of children might make them prone to make mistakes.
How should parents help their children make decisions?
Parents should, first of all, let children feel free in displaying their full potential and personalities and shouldn’t intercede in every task they do. That said, they should keep an eye on their wards and let them know of the consequential effects of the decisions they make. This includes letting them take petty decisions of day-to-day affairs and analyzing the results.
Do parents in your country take decisions for their children?
Yes, they do to a great extent. Although some let children make their own decisions as well, the majority of them are the sole decision-makers.
Do you think it is advisable to listen to others’ advice when making decisions?
Yes, it is. The more, the better is what I think is better when making crucial decisions. One shouldn’t be unilaterally inclined towards a single thought while making decisions and should at least, listen to people.
Meaning: To observe and check the progress or quality of (something) over a period of time; keep it under systematic review.
Eg.: The growth of children was monitored by experts.
Eg.: His intellect was worth commending.
Eg.: Suzan’s naivety landed her in lots of trouble.
Eg.: These men are prone to commit crimes, hence be wary of them.
Meaning: To step int between
Eg.: You are requested not to intercede and let your child do it on his own.