Describe a decision made by others or someone that you disagreed with IELTS cue card

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a decision made by others or someone that you disagreed with.

You should say
What the decision was?
How was it made?
What you disagreed with?
And explain why you disagreed with it?

Note: You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.

Model Answers to describe a decision made by others or someone that you disagreed with IELTS cue card:

Model Answer 1:

Introduction :
Well, I perfectly remember this incidence in my life. Whenever I think about this day I feel proud of myself. My disagreement was not only a strong one but also very meaningful. 

What you disagreed with? 
There was a new student in our class and a group of classmates got together and decided to harass him. I completely disagreed with them and expressed my views very clearly with courage. 

What the decision was? and How was it made?
All of them got together during the lunch break and thought of doing something unusual. One person suggested to hide the newcomer’s tiffin the next day and call him names. Everyone else readily agreed with the idea. I guess they were all very bored and so wanted to play a prank. The idea did not appeal to me at all.

I told them to stop thinking in this direction. They did not pay attention to my courteous request and continued to plan the episode. I put my foot down and conveyed to them that I differ in my thinking. I told them clearly that if they do this then I will complain to the authority. 

And explain why you disagreed with it?
I disagreed with my classmates because their decision was incorrect and insensitive. I do not believe that we should have fun at the cost of other’s emotions. I was thoughtful of the newcomer’s situation. Later, everyone understood my viewpoint. 

Conclusion:
I am glad that I could save someone from being hurt. 

Model Answer 2:

Introduction:

  • We all have to make decisions from time to time.
  • Some decisions are agreed upon by all, whereas some decisions are not liked by all.

What the decision was?

  • Here, I would like to talk about a decision made by my two friends Raman and Sunder, when we were in 10th class.

How was it made? and What you disagreed with?

  • They decided to bunk school and went to watch a movie in a multiplex.
  • I disagreed strongly.

And explain why you disagreed with it?

  • First of all, the idea of bunking school did not seem right to me.
  • Then, going for a movie without parents’ permission was out of the question as far as my thinking was concerned.
  • I advised them to go for the movie on a Sunday, in the morning show, after our parents’ permission.
  • But they were adamant and were forcing me also to accompany them.
  • I was in a dilemma, as I did not want to disappoint my friends.
  • But my father is very strict.
  • I knew that he would be very upset if he found out and may even not talk to me for days.
  • I could not even bear to think of that.
  • So, I said a firm no to my friends and tried to dissuade them from bunking school.
  • They, however, did not agree and went for the movie.

Conclusion:

  • I remember I felt very light at heart for not going with them.
  • I cannot even think of lying to my parents or hiding anything from them.
  • So, this was the decision made by my friends, which I did not like.

IELTS Speaking Part 3 : Follow up Questions

Here some examples of follow up questions that you may asked during your speaking part 3 by examiner related to cue card “describe a time when you encouraged someone to do someone to do something that he/she didn’t want to do”.

Q1. What skills are necessary when making decisions?
We make a decision every time for a good future. Different types of skills are required while making a decision; many things have to be kept in mind when deciding because the coming time depends on it. A good decision-maker should be an active listener, logical thinker, right in time management and have problem-solving skills.
OR
Every person has to make decisions from time to time. A good decision requires both head and heart. Decision-makers need to ask themselves whether that decision makes sense, and also whether it feels right.
A good decision requires good insight into what all the outcomes of that decision could be. It needs rational thinking and a little ability to look into the future.

Q2. How can people improve their decision-making skills?
well, time and experience teach you everything. Our past mistakes help us to make the right decision for the future.
OR
With experience, decision-making skills automatically improve. People have to keep in mind what all outcomes could be, and also be ready to face the consequences, whatever they are.

Q3. How do you think computers will change the way people make decisions?
Computers can radically transform the way we make decisions. With computers’ help through the internet, people can communicate with their friends and share their situation. Their friends can help people by sharing their experience and also give them good advice.
OR
Computers can change the way people make decisions, as now through computers; people can post their dilemmas in many forums and advise other people who have faced similar situations.

Q4. Do parents in India allow their children to make important decisions about the future?
Honestly speaking, no Indian parents do not allow their children to make important decisions about the future. In childhood, parents decide, and during the starting of their college, parents advise their children and help them in their course selection.
OR
No, parents in India generally like to make important decisions about the future of their children. They like to have their say when their child has to choose his/her future career, and also when he/she has to choose his/her, life partner.

Q5. Do you think that parents should make important decisions for their children?
According to my perception, parents should help their children to make important decisions, not to make decisions for them because it makes them dependent and loses their self-confidence.
OR
I think parents should have a healthy discussion with their children when they have to make an important decision, and then let them have the final say.

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Describe a decision made by others or someone that you disagreed with IELTS cue card

Describe a decision made by others or someone that you disagreed with IELTS cue card

Introduction :
Well, I perfectly remember this incidence in my life. Whenever I think about this day I feel proud of myself. My disagreement was not only a strong one but also very meaningful. 
What you disagreed with? 
There was a new student in our class and a group of classmates got together and decided to harass him. I completely disagreed with them and expressed my views very clearly with courage. 
What the decision was? and How was it made?
All of them got together during the lunch break and thought of doing something unusual. One person suggested to hide the newcomer’s tiffin the next day and call him names. Everyone else readily agreed with the idea. I guess they were all very bored and so wanted to play a prank. The idea did not appeal to me at all.