Describe a good decision you made recently

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a good decision you made recently.

You should say
What was it?
When you made it?
What was the result?
And explain how you felt about 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 Answer

Undoubtedly it is true that decisions play a vital role in our lives. One right decision makes life: on the other hand, one wrong decision can spoil one’s future.

What was it?
The decision was about the study to all children of the society during the lockdown. We all know very well that for security reasons, the government has to close all education institutes. This affects children’s study. So I suggest one thing to all parents of our society we can start tuition classes to continue child studies.

When you made it?
I was made this decision the first month of the lockdown. All supported my decision. I requested those persons who are well educated to teach children, and luckily all were ready to do it. Now they teach all subjects to society children from 10 am to 2 pm.
I set their sitting arrangements that can study without any tension of infection.

What was the result?
I also feel thrilled. Everything on the track As I decide. Children are doing study properly, and their parents are pleased and satisfied.



  • The Corona Pandemic has slowed down life considerably.

What was it?

  • In fact, during the first few days after the lockdown was announced, everyone took it very seriously.
  • Precautions were taken.
  • However, lately, people have become a lot more complacent.
  • As a family, for the past few months, we avoided going out unless it was absolutely necessary.
  • We were also shopping online instead of visiting stores.
  • However, last week my father decided that we will visit the wholesale store Fair Price to buy groceries.
  • He believed that it would be fine if we took precautions like wearing a mask and using sanitizer after every fifteen-twenty minutes.
  • But I was getting a very bad feeling about it.

When you made it?

  • I thought the cases were increasing sharply, and it was not the right time to step out.
  • We could order all those online, although for a slightly higher price.
  • So, I convinced my dad that it was not the right time.
  • I told him that we might save a few Rupees, but it was worth putting our lives at risk.
  • My mother also supported me, and so my dad relented.
  • We made a list of things of all the things we wanted to buy and ordered them online.

What was the result?

  • A few days later, we heard that many people had become infected after visiting Fair Price
  • It was a being labelled a super-spreader by the news media.
  • When we saw the news, we breathed a sigh of relief.
  • My father told me that I took a wise decision.
  • After the event, we have become even more cautious.

And explain how you felt about it?

  • I do believe that life must go on, but life cannot go on in the same way as before.
  • We all need to take some precautions and now more than ever as the cases are increasing.

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 good decision you made recently”.

1. What decisions do people make every day?
I think we all make plenty of decisions everyday like what do buy, what to eat, what to watch on television and what to say to others. Then, there are decisions people have to take related to work and so on.

2. Why do people make decisions?
People make decisions to feel in control. Decisions give us a feeling that we are the masters of our fate. No one else can control our fate. Decisions also give direction to our life. Every decision has a consequence and it takes our life in a certain direction.

3. Can children take decisions on their own?
Yes, I think even children can take decisions on their own, but I also believe their likelihood of making a mistake is higher than others as they are worldly-wise. Thus, parents should take decisions for children when they are young and gradually as they grow up, allow them to take decisions on their own.

4. When do people change their decision?
I think changing a decision is all about our conscience. When we get that feeling inside that we have made a mistake or we are doing the wrong thing, we try and change our decision. And if we don’t change our decision, we always feel guilty about doing the wrong thing.

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