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Describe a situation (or time) when you received some useful advice – IELTS Cue Card Sample 29

Describe a situation (or time) when you received some useful advice – IELTS Cue Card Sample 29

Describe a situation (or time) when you received some useful advice

You should say:

  • what the situation was
  • who gave you the advice
  • what the advice was
  • and explain how this advice was useful to you

Sample Answer

Here is the sample for “describe a situation (or time) when you received some useful advice” topic

It was 5 years ago when I was in my junior year of college, I was struggling to find out what career would I follow in the future. As juniors, we had to choose courses related to our business concentration such as marketing, finance, human resources or management. At that moment, I was confused since I did not specifically like any of them.

As the deadline closely approached, I had to quickly make my decision. I decided to talk with my father, a wise man, about my problem. Different from many other parents who always make decisions for their children; my father guides me to the answer and lets me choose what I want.

He asked me what I would like my life to be like when I graduated, then analyzed my personality, discussed my strengths and weaknesses. He also showed me some career paths I could follow if I chose certain options.

After an hour of talking to him, everything had become clearer and I finally made my decision to follow a career in finance. Thanks to the conversation that day, I understood more about myself. Five years have passed, I am now a financial analyst for an entertainment company and I have never regretted my decision.

Vocabulary

Here are the vocabularies for “describe a situation (or time) when you received some useful advice” with examples:

  • Career: Your profession, the type of employment you will likely have for a long period of your life or perhaps your entire life;
    Eg: She was happy to have chosen a career that suited her personality perfectly.
  • Related to: Having to do with, having an association with; in this context the student needs to take courses that are related to business;
    Eg: She is tired of taking courses related to her major; now she just wants to take classes for fun.
  • Deadline: A time when something is due, when it has to be done;
    Eg: I am hoping that we will finish this project by our deadline.
  • Closely approach: To get closer and closer to a certain point or destination in a short amount of time; when something is closely approaching it means you are very near to that time;
    Eg: The baby’s due date is closely approaching and we still aren’t prepared.
  • Guides me: To guide is to help someone by showing them a way or by giving specific information or assistance without actually doing the task for them;
    Eg: The teacher guides us in how to learn proper study techniques.
  • Analyzed my personality: To examine, assess or evaluate your personality from different points of view; you can take a personality test like the Meyers-Briggs to help see your patterns and propensities;
    Eg: My mother is a psychologist and she loves to analyze people’s personalities to see what makes them tick.
  • Regret: To feel sad, repentant, or disappointed over (something that has happened or been done, especially a loss or missed opportunity).
    Eg: He regretted not having attended college sooner.

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