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Describe a good decision you made recently

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Describe a good decision you made recently

You should say:

  • What it was
  • When you made it
  • What the result was

And explain how you felt about it


Sample Answer

One good decision that I made recently was to wake up early in the morning to study for an important exam. I had been struggling with the material and was worried that I wouldn’t be adequately prepared for the exam, which was coming up in just a few days.

One night, I realized that I needed take action if I wanted to improve my chances of success. I decided to set my alarm clock several hours earlier than usual so that I could have more time to study in the morning. The next morning, I woke up feeling groggy and tired, but I forced myself to get out of bed and start studying. I found that the early morning hours were quiet and peaceful, and I was able to focus much better than I had been able to in the evenings.

Over the course of the next few days, I continued to wake up early and study diligently. I reviewed my notes, worked through practice problems, and sought help from my teachers and classmates whenever I needed it. When the day of the exam arrived, I felt much more confident and prepared than I had before. I was able to recall important information and apply it to the exam questions, and I ultimately received a high score on the exam.

Looking back on this experience, I’m proud of the decision I made. It was a small sacrifice of my time and comfort, but it made a big difference in my performance on the exam and in my overall academic success.

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Hightlight Vocabulary

  1. struggle with : /ˈstrʌɡl wɪð/
    Many people struggle with anxiety, but with the right treatment, it is possible to manage it effectively.
  2. be adequately prepared: /biː ˈædɪkwɪtli prɪˈpeəd/
    In order to succeed in a job interview, it is important to be adequately prepared and research the company beforehand.
  3. take action: /teɪk ˈækʃᵊn/
    If you want to achieve your goals, you need to take action and start working towards them today.
  4. feel groggy and tired: /fiːl ˈɡrɒɡi ænd ˈtaɪəd/
    After pulling an all-nighter, I feel groggy and tired the next day and have trouble concentrating.
  5. study diligently: /ˈstʌdi ˈdɪlɪʤəntli/
    In order to get good grades, you need to study diligently and consistently throughout the semester.
  6. feel much more confident and prepared: /fiːl mʌʧ mɔː ˈkɒnfɪdənt ænd prɪˈpeəd/
    After practicing my presentation several times, I felt much more confident and prepared when it was time to present in front of the class.
  7. recall important information: /rɪˈkɔːl ɪmˈpɔːtənt ˌɪnfəˈmeɪʃᵊn/
    One of the keys to doing well on exams is being able to recall important information that you’ve learned throughout the semester.
  8. a sacrifice of time and comfort : /ə ˈsækrɪfaɪs ɒv taɪm ænd ˈkʌmfət/
    Taking the time to exercise each day is a small sacrifice of my time and comfort, but it pays off in the long run.
  9. performance : /pəˈfɔːməns/
    Athletes are often evaluated based on their performance in competitions.
  10. overall academic success : /ˈəʊvərɔːl ˌækəˈdɛmɪk səkˈsɛs/
    In order to achieve overall academic success, it is important to stay organized, manage your time effectively, and stay motivated and focused on your goals.

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