IELTS Speaking Part 2 Sample: Describe a time you had to change your plan 

Describe a time you had to change your plan

You should say:

  • what the plan was;
  • why you changed it;
  • what you did instead;
  • and explain how you felt about changing the plan.

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Model Answer 

Last year I was working in an international company and doing quite well, so I was offered a big promotion to become a manager. Needless to say, I was very happy with this good news. However, I’d been preparing myself for the new position when I received another piece of good news: a scholarship from a prestigious university in America covering all expenses, including tuition and accommodation, an enviable package.

Apparently I was in a dilemma, not knowing whether to stay and further my career or to go and further my education. So I decided to ask my friend, Hugo, for his advice, because he once faced a very similar choice. He was like, If you want to go far in this field, you have to possess excellent qualifications, because if you don’t there’s a limit to how far up you can reach, this promotion may look good now, but as far as I see there’s little room left for development.

I took his advice and am now studying in America.

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