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Describe a decision made by someone you know that changed his/her life. v. 1

Describe a decision made by someone you know that changed his/her life. You should say: who this person is/was what decision he/she made whether it was a good decision and explain how this has changed this person's life. [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: We have to make a lot of decisions almost regularly to adjust to the changing circumstances of our life. Needless to say, not all of these decisions change our lives the way we expect them to. But, today, I would like to talk about a decision, taken by someone I know, which changed his life as expected. The person, I am talking about, was none other than one of my own cousins. To describe my cousin, the first thing, which I should tell about him, is that I have known him to a very restless person. In other words, he always used to keep changing his mind. For example, if he liked a certain shirt one day, he wouldn’t like it the very next day. So, my uncle and aunt (the parents of my cousin) were a bit worried about his mind-changing habit because they thought that the habit would affect his future life and career. But, somewhere deep inside my mind, I knew that my cousin was smart enough to make the right decisions at the right time when it would really matter, and I was proved right by my cousin when he took a decision about moving to a bigger city and stuck to it. Yes, moving to a bigger city was a game-changer and a good decision for my cousin because it was there where he managed to meet a group of brave entrepreneurs. The particular group of entrepreneurs, he met, was involved with different kinds of export and import business. As, my cousin started to do business with them with his rather limited capital, soon thereafter, he began to make a lot of profits. In fact, he became a millionaire within a few years. Anyway, moving to a bigger city change the life of my cousin because he finally found what he liked, and he liked making money. Besides, the decision also made him a more thoughtful and responsible person, which was missing from his life, when he was living with his parents in a small city. All in all, I am happy that my cousin took that life-changing decision.

IELTS speaking Describe a decision made by someone you know that changed his/her life. v.1

Describe
a decision made by someone you know that
changed
his/her life. You should say: who this person is/was what decision he/she made whether it was a
good
decision and
explain
how this has
changed
this person's life. [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: We
have to
make
a lot of
decisions almost
regularly
to adjust to the changing circumstances of our life. Needless to say, not all of these decisions
change
our
lives
the way we
expect
them to.
But
,
today
, I would like to talk about a decision, taken by someone I know, which
changed
his life as
expected
. The person, I am talking about, was none other than one of my
own
cousins. To
describe
my cousin, the
first
thing, which I should
tell
about him, is that I have known him to a
very
restless person.
In other words
, he always
used
to
keep
changing his mind.
For example
, if he liked a certain shirt one day, he wouldn’t like it the
very
next
day.
So
, my uncle and aunt (the parents of my cousin) were a bit worried about his mind-changing habit
because
they
thought
that the habit would affect his future life and career.
But
, somewhere deep inside my mind, I knew that my cousin was smart
enough
to
make
the right decisions at the right time when it would
really
matter, and I
was proved
right by my cousin when he took a decision about moving to a bigger city and stuck to it. Yes, moving to a bigger city was a game-changer and a
good
decision for my cousin
because
it was there where he managed to
meet
a group of brave entrepreneurs. The particular group of entrepreneurs, he met,
was involved
with
different
kinds of export and import business. As, my cousin
started
to do business with them with his
rather
limited capital,
soon
thereafter, he began to
make
a lot of
profits. In fact, he became a millionaire within a few years. Anyway, moving to a bigger city
change
the life of my cousin
because
he
finally
found what he liked, and he liked making money.
Besides
, the decision
also
made him a more thoughtful and responsible person, which was missing from his life, when he was living with his parents in a
small
city. All in all, I am happy that my cousin took that life-changing decision.
11Linking words, meeting the goal of 7 or more
68Repeated words, meeting the goal of 3 or fewer
2Mistakes
5 paragraphs
433 words
6.0
Overall Band Score
Coherence and Cohesion: 5.5
  • Structure your answers in logical paragraphs
  • ?
    One main idea per paragraph
  • Include an introduction and conclusion
  • Support main points with an explanation and then an example
  • Use cohesive linking words accurately and appropriately
  • Vary your linking phrases using synonyms
Lexical Resources: 5.5
  • Try to vary your vocabulary using accurate synonyms
  • Use less common question specific words that accurately convey meaning
  • Check your work for spelling and word formation mistakes
Grammatical Range: 6.5
  • Use a variety of complex and simple sentences
  • Check your writing for errors
Task Achievement: 6.5
  • Answer all parts of the question
  • ?
    Present relevant ideas
  • Fully explain these ideas
  • Support ideas with relevant, specific examples
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