Bài viết dưới đây là hướng dẫn giải đề và từ vựng trong chủ đề Describe a difficult decision trong IELTS Speaking Part 2. Cùng tham khảo sample, cách diễn đạt và bộ từ vựng để chuẩn bị cho bài thi thật tốt nhé!
Part 2: Describe a difficult decision that you once made
You should say:
What the decision was
When you made your decision
How long it took to make the decision
And explain why it was difficult to make
To be honest, I am a person who is not very good at decision-making. I guess the factory in charge of this skill in my prefrontal cortex may have had malfunctioned since I was a little, just kidding. But anyway, for me, nothing can be easier to tell you compared to challenging situations that I have to wrestle to decide during my whole life because I have tons of them. But I will share with you one very memorable experience of decision-making I had.
It was when I was still an undergraduate, you know, strapped for cash but addicted to shopping. What a tragic page of life! I still clearly remember that time, I had to choose between an out-of-this-world dress, of course, in my mind at that moment only and my belly fueled with enough nutrition every day. That piece of attire with motley puff sleeves and flounces cost over half of the allowance that my parents give me to afford my meals for a month, even though now, I can’t wrap my mind around why I was charmed by that mighty foolish thing. But I can’t change the past. I was in love with that dress and spent weeks dreaming about wearing that and appearing in front of my crush. I was overwhelmed with the imagination that he would be swept off the feet immediately with that kind of outfit. But I was also fretting about the scenario of a month with Hao Hao instant noodles, you know the kind of noodles with fake shrimp flavor but the reasonable price for broken people after realizing the dream about the exorbitant dress.
So, I was in a relentless internal battle for a month before my wisdom eventually got bored and left me temporarily. I eventually decided to have that dress. So, I rushed to the boutique and bought that dress, regardless of my later miserable days. But I was bitterly taught that life is not a dream. I put on that dress and stood in front of the library that my crush used to come to study. But the dress didn’t help me to catch any of his attention. Ironically, I was still invisible in his eyes. That experience left me a lesson that I should ask for advice from others before my final verdict. If I had done that, I guess I wouldn’t have had a full month of austere life with only instant noodles.
Sample by Ms Thuỷ Tiên – Giáo viên tại The IELTS Workshop HN
Từ vựng (Vocabulary highlight)
- malfunction (v) hoạt động sai
- wrestle to decide (phrase) đưa ra quyết định (một cách khó khăn)
- strapped for cash (phrase) có rất ít hoặc không có tiền
- out-of-this-world (adj) độc đáo
- afford (v) có đủ tiền cho cái gì
- wrap one’s mind around smth (v) đưa ra quyết định
- be charmed by: bị thu hút bởi
- be swept off the feet (phrase) (nghĩa bóng) bị hút hồn,
- fret about (v) lo lắng về
- in a relentless internal battle (phrase) tự đấu tranh với chính mình
- austere (a) đắng cay
Tham khảo các câu hỏi liên quan trong PART 3 của chủ đề này.
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