IELTS Cue Card Sample 230 - Describe an important decision that you might have to make in the future

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card.

Describe an important decision that you might have to make in the future.

You should say:

  • what the decision will be about
  • how you will make your decision
  • what the results of this decision are likely to be

and explain why it will be an important decision.


Model Answer 1:
Life is all about adaptation and adjustment to the changing circumstances. So, we have to make numerous decisions in our life, and today, I would like to talk about one such decision which I might have to make in the future.

The decision, I might have to make in the future, is a big one because it involves a decision that is related to my career. Actually, currently, I am working as a software developer, and I have to spend a huge part of my day and time at my job. As a result, I don’t really manage to make even remotely enough time for my social life which would allow me to spend some quality time with my family and friends. On top of that, sometimes, after returning from work, I become so tired that I don’t have the energy or motivation to take care of other priorities in life.

By the way, this has been going on for almost 5 years which can be demoralizing and crippling sometimes, both physically and mentally. Of course, I have already tried to make some changes and adjustments in my life in order to minimize the negative effects of work, but nothing so far has seemed to have worked in my favour as far as a work-life balance is concerned. So, I guess, I better start to make some plans and make some decisions for a possible career change in the future before it becomes too late. Of course, the possible change would hurt me a little financially, but for the sake of my physical and mental health, I should be ready to make that little sacrifice.

Anyway, it will be an important decision, primarily because I would need to learn new things and prepare my mind to deal with a new work environment. Besides, it would also significantly affect the way I think about my life and career by setting aside the old ideas and old ways of life. Finally, the decision would redefine my relationship with the people around me in a big way.


Sample Answer 2:
The important decision that I might need to decide at some point in my life is whether I would return to my village after my retirement or would stay in a metropolitan city. This is about how I would spend my retirement and where that it would be.

This would be a really a tough decision to take as it not only involves my decision and the demand of the time, but it also involves my family members and their preferences as well. I would wait until I get to the point when I have to decide and in the meantime, other courses of actions might determine my decision.

Most possibly I would decide to spend my elder age at my village where I was born and where I spent my childhood. This would be in my opinion a very big decision for me as it would determine what I will be doing and how I will be leading my life at that time. This is something that would either make me happy or leave me with a feeling that I should have decided the other path. This is why this is a really important decision that I will have to make. 


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Your ability to talk about this Cue Card would enable you to talk about the following Cue Cards as well:
  1. Describe a decision that took you a really long time to make.
  2. Describe a positive decision you took recently.
  3. Describe a change in your life.
  4. Describe someone who took a wrong decision.
  5. Describe a tough thing you did recently. 
  6. Describe a plan you have for the future.
  7. Describe something you are planning to do in the near future.
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