Talk About a Time When You Changed Your Opinion- IELTS Cue Card
Talk about a time when you changed your opinion
You should say :
- When was it?
- What was the original opinion?
- Why you changed it?
- And explain how you felt about it?
Opinions tend to get modified often and that keeps on altering every time a new perspective comes into the picture. One such incident where my preconceived notion was changed upside down was on my 16th birthday.
Until my 16th birth anniversary celebration, I believed that true ebullience and vitality come only when we celebrate an occasion in the grandest way possible and that throwing lavish parties was synonymous with real joy. I used to celebrate each of my birthdays in the best possible way as per what a typical teenager would think and want to celebrate as.
Then on my 16th birthday, due to certain circumstantial prevalence, I couldn’t actualize my plans to celebrate the year of ‘sweet 16’ in the way I imagined it to be. I still remember how crumpled my emotions were and how disconcerted I was until my parents took me to an orphanage. That was when my definition of contentment was changed and a film of pseudo-happiness was denounced.
My parents brought lots of gifts and until we reached the orphanage, I didn’t even have a shade of the idea of who those gifts were being bought for. The next moment I vividly remember was the wide grin and the sounds of chuckling coming from the beautiful faces of those underprivileged children. I was so contented and overwhelmed with emotions that I couldn’t hold myself to stay and play with those kids for the rest of the day and that indeed was a moment of epiphany for me. This incident not only made my 16th birthday the best one to date, but it also changed my opinion and brought me to the actual horizon of humanity and true happiness.
Meaning: An idea about something/someone.
Eg. – My perspective of that movie is still floundered as it keeps on changing every time I see it.
Eg.- His notion about the weather was severely falsified after it rained heavily.
Eg.- The occasion came with immense ebullience.
Eg.- We had a false idea that being a billionaire, he would have a lavish mansion.
Meaning: Due to circumstances
Eg.- Circumstantial evidence suggested that he was guilty.
Part 3 Questions
Do children like to change opinions?
Yes, children like to change their opinions and they are the most prone group of people who tend to adjust their views more frequently than the adults. Childhood is the phase that is the most susceptible to learning new things, and in this process, children make, change and remake different opinions.
Why do people change opinions?
People change opinions due to sundry reasons. Some might change it due to the inefficiency of the beliefs they held prior, while some might change it when they come face to face with the reality of their perception.
Who do young people turn to for advice?
Young people often turn to the elder ones for advice as we all have been conditioned in such a way that we run after the experience, which is understandable as knowledge triumphs over everything. I believe children approach their parents, elder siblings and teachers more often than not whenever they find themselves in a fix.
Do people like giving an opinion about politics?
Yes, they do. Politics, by its very name, implies something relevant to people, and hence, people do take an interest in such affairs. It is a very recurrent scenario when people are spotted gathering around and exchanging their school of thoughts with each other. People love to discuss the authority and functioning of the association/parties that are ruling them, which helps them understand and rectify their flaws.
Eg.- The weakest group in the competition is prone to get attacked sooner.
Eg.- There are sundry options available for you, so choose wisely.
Eg.- He threw a party on his triumph in the election.
Eg.- This is a very vague statement, so could you please elaborate on what it implies?
Eg.- Burglary and theft are recurrent in this area.