Describe a decision which you have made that you feel was wrong – IELTS Cue Card
Describe a decision which you have made that you feel was wrong
You should say:
- What the decision was and why you made that decision
- How long it took to realize that it was a wrong decision
- Why do you think it was a wrong decision you made
- And explain how you would alter that decision if you could
Some of the decisions that we take turn out to be good, while others end up being not so great, and these worst decisions disappoint people in many ways. Here, I’d like to talk about a time when I made a decision, which I later regretted. I love online shopping as I can purchase anything and everything from the comfort of my home without travelling anywhere. Moreover, online shopping is cheaper than offline shopping. A couple of months ago, it was my mother’s birthday, so I decided to give her a gold ring. Since I was too sluggish to visit the nearby jewelry store, I decided to buy it online. Even though my sister warned me not to purchase gold online, I was quite immature to listen to her. I went through the reviews of the seller in the application and ordered a gold ring. Usually, orders like these take time to get delivered, but the ring was delivered within a couple of days; that is when I sensed something fishy. I immediately opened the box and found the exact ring which I ordered. But my sister suggested that we check the quality of gold by visiting the nearest jewelry store. When we gave the ring to the jeweler, he immediately identified the ring to be counterfeit and told us about it. I was in complete shock as I couldn’t believe that I was duped. I felt extremely ashamed of not listening to my sister and regretted my decision. Later, I decided to file a complaint against the seller, so I wrote a complaint letter to the online application where the seller has registered. But the application authority replied by saying that the seller and the application were not responsible for such things as orders/products may have been misplaced during the transit. From that incident onwards, I stopped online shopping.
- Meaning: fail to fulfill the hopes or expectations of.
Eg: Keith was disappointed when he found out about his failure in the exam.
- Meaning: costing very little
Eg: The store sells many things at a cheaper rate to attract more customers.
- Meaning: arousing feelings of doubt or suspicion.
Eg: When the family entered the house at night, they sensed something fishy.
- Meaning: deceive; trick.
Eg: The real estate broker duped the wealthy owner and gained more commission.
- Meaning: lacking energy or alertness.
Eg: After an 8-hour long journey, Jack felt sluggish and sleepy.
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