Describe a decision that you disagreed with

You should say:

  • Who made this decision
  • What it was
  • How you told him/her

And explain why you disagreed with the decision

Band 8 Sample

So today I am going to tell you about an important milestone in my life which was the first argument I had with my parents. Firstly let me explain why I took this experience so seriously. I’m usually a real mama’s boy who always obeys my parents, especially my mom who is definitely the stricter of the two. She is so bossy and direct that it usually has to be her way or the highway. And also, my mother is awfully protective of me and never allows me to have or join in any sleepover whatsoever. And that leads to the main part of my story, which happened three weeks ago.

It was my best friend’s birthday party and he invited me to sleep over at his house. I was so thrilled. I mean this was going to be my first sleepover. My excitement did not last long though as my mum immediately said no when I brought it up. Filled with anger, I found myself raising my voice at my mother for the first time in my life and said “Mom, I am a 21-year-old man. I can take care of myself”. She was so surprised at my response and scolded me even harder. But I stood my ground. I believed it was about time I expressed my feelings and let her know how I felt. I felt that I was old enough to be responsible for myself and my mom needed to stop protecting me. Finally, she understood and let me go.

But I will never forget that day when I would go against my mother’s decision and also the fact that I got super wasted that night and was grounded for the next two months.

Vocabulary highlights:

  1. milestone – an important event in someone’s life or in history
  2. mama’s boy – a boy or man who is really influenced or attached to their mother
  3. her way or the highway (idiom) – only one option ie. her way
  4. awfully protective – to be overly worried about someone or somethings safety
  5. sleepover – to visit a friend’s house to socialise and sleep there
  6. thrilled – very happy or excited
  7. raising my voice – speaking loudly
  8. scolded – to get angry at someone for doing something wrong
  9. stood my ground – to maintain your position or defend your argument
  10. go against – to oppose
  11. wasted – really drunk

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