An important choice you had to make in your life - Cue Card # 822

[The topic for your talk will be written on a card which the examiner will hand over to you. Read it carefully and then make some brief notes.]

Describe an important choice you had to make in your life.

You should say:

  • when you had to make this choice
  • what you had to choose between
  • whether you made a good choice

and explain how you felt when you were making this choice.

[Instruction: 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.]

[Examiner: All right? Remember you have one to two minutes for this, so don't worry if I stop you. I'll tell you when the time is up. Can you start speaking now, please?]

Model Answer:
Up until my university graduation years, about 5/6 years ago, I was a rather physically weak person for my age, and I desperately wanted to change that. But, just when I was planning to join a local sports club or a gym to have some physical activities, I was offered a very lucrative internship position at a very prestigious accounting firm in my country. So, it was time for me to make a choice.  Today, I will tell you how I actually went about making that choice, and how I felt about it.

Oh, the choice was obvious for me since I really wanted to get in physically good shape. So, I went ahead and joined a famous gym in my town. But, making that decision for me wasn’t exactly that easy since I needed to prepare my mind and body for a completely different kind of challenge. After all, all those years, running up to my graduation, I was only busy studying, doing home works and preparing for examinations.

Of course, my parents had advised me back then to get involved in some kind of physical and extra-curricular activities, but I guess that I was just too lazy at that time to follow through with their good advice. Besides, my regular routines also got messed up initially as I was trying to keep up with the routine fitness work and sweating at the exercise club. My routine and tough physical activities had gone like this for almost 6 months under the strict supervision of a gym instructor. By the way, initially, I was a bit sceptical about denying that lucrative internship position, but then, later on, I felt so glad that I actually made that decision in favour of joining a gym.

But, in the end, the result was stunning as I happily noticed that there was some remarkable improvement in my body shape. I didn’t just feel great about my appearance and all those muscles, but I also felt really great and confident, mentally. In fact, I felt like I was up for any kind of personal and professional challenge.

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