Describe a risk you have taken which had a positive result

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a risk you have taken which had a positive result.

You should say:
What it was?
Why you took it?
What the result was?
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 :

Introduction :

To be honest, risk plays a significant role in every person’s life because it not only increase the confidence level but motivates a person to do something new and challenging. I also experienced a situation when I helped a child by taking full risk.

What it was?

It happened about two years ago. I went to Agra with my family to visit Taj Mahal; I travelled by train. The weather was very relaxed, and we all enjoyed very much by playing some games and eating some snacks which were prepared by my mother for the journey.

Why you took it?

Suddenly I heard some noise, and I asked people what happened then one person told me that one child’s arm was stuck in the train gate. I said it to my family and also said to them that no one ready to help that child. But my cousin was willing to help him. I went with my cousin toward to the train door.

What the result was?

I told that to pull the chain to stop the train by an unfortunate chain was not working. So it was so risky to help someone in the running train. But we did not give up and try our best. My cousin holds me very tight when I was helping the child. Firstly, I gave some water to the child and then decided to move his arm very carefully because if I did hurry a child might be injured.

How you felt about it?

It took a half-hour to release the child arm from the train door. But I did it, and as a result, my cousin and I successfully released child without any injury.

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 risk you have taken which had a positive result”.

1. Why do some people enjoy extreme sports?
Some people love to take the risk, so that is why they enjoy extreme sports. Extreme sports helped participants feel closer to nature, more self-aware, at peace. These people are more durable than ordinary people.

2. Are action films popular in your country?
Different types of movies like sad, horror, action, and love stories are released every day. People watch films according to their choice and mood. However, according to my perception, most of the young people love to watch action movies.

3. Do you think it is a good thing if a leader likes to take risk?
Yes, it is a good thing if a leader likes to take the risk because it shows that a leader knows about his duties and responsibilities. Risk also motivate a leader to stop something if it goes wrong. Another thing is that risk plays a crucial role in success either in the business or in another field.

4. Do you think men and women will make a different choice about risk taking?
Nowadays, gender differences are disappearing and so are the choices about risk-taking. It is an individual variation. Irrespective of the gender, if a person is daring he or she will take the risk.

5. What about the young and old?
Well, young people are more interested in taking the risk as compare to the older one. I think young people may take the risk of physical activities because they can quickly recover if they get injured. On the other hand, if we talk about investment and finance-related things, older people are more capable than young ones so they may take the risk in that field.

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