IELTS Cue Card Sample 278 - Talk about a friend of yours who had to make a difficult decision

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

Talk about a friend of yours who had to make a difficult decision.

You should say:

  • What was the decision about?
  • Why did your friend have to decide?
  • What did your friend decide?

And explain why you consider it as a difficult decision.

Model Answer:
My close friend Mark (... or say a name...) made a very tough decision and in my opinion, that was one of the most difficult decisions I have ever seen someone to decide. He had to decide whether the doctors should try to save his wife's life or the yet-to-born baby's life. That day I was in the hospital and I went to the consulting doctor's room with him. The doctors told that the mother's health condition was pretty severe and the baby would have a great deal of complexity to be operated. Both the mother and baby's lives were in danger and as the father and husband, Mark would have to decide what he wants.

Though that was a very tough call, my friend had to take prompt decisions. I noticed tears were dropping slowly from his both eyes. Finally, he decided that his wife's life should be given more priority that the yet-to-born baby.

There's no doubt that, it was a very tough decision to take. That was a life and death situation for my friend's wife while a much-desired child was on the other hand. Once the decision was taken, it could not be reversed and choosing either wife's life or baby's life is definitely one of the hardest decisions for a man. My friend must have gone through a hard time and stressful experience to decide and the situation was very tough to handle. It was like choosing an impossible thing but you have to choose. The wife was the life-partner and his life-long companion while the baby was the dream, representative of the next generation and a blessing for him. Letting go either one is not an easy decision and my friend Mark had to decide something very tough like this.

Similar Cue Card Topics

Your ability to talk about this Cue Card would enable you to talk about the following Cue Cards as well:

  1. Describe a tough decision you had to take.
  2. Describe a decision that you know someone took and was very difficult.
  3. Describe a difficult decision one of your friends took.


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