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IELTS SPEAKING PART 2-3

Decisions
Lesson code: K45A-LH9B-D9H4-P

1 Warm-up
In Part 2 of the IELTS Speaking test, you may need to talk about a decision you have made. Look at
the decisions below. Can you add any more to the list?
a decision to study at a particular university
a decision to move abroad
a decision to learn a foreign language
a decision to quit your job
a decision to buy something important
a decision to marry

2 Describing decisions
Study the adjectives and phrases below and discover their meaning in a dictionary.
a no-brainer(easy decision)
Informal way
grave(Like going to war)
painful
vitally important

carefully-considered key
straightforward(same as
a no-brainer )Formal
way

extraordinarily difficult
life-changing
tough

What kind of decisions would you describe with each of the terms above?

3 Reflecting on a past decision

a. I could have made.

2. With hindsight(means,I made the wrong decision(b)

b. I made the wrong decision.

3. I should(d)

c. I've ever made.

4. It captures(e)

d. have made a different choice.

5. It was the best decision(c)

e. the emotion of the event.

6. It's was the only decision(a)

f. to be the right decision.

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1. It turned out (f)

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4 Practice (Part 2)
Work in pairs. Take turns to answer the cue cards below. Try to use some vocabulary from this lesson.
Remember, you have 1 minute to take notes and 1-2 minutes for talking.

Describe an important decision that you made. You should say:


- what the decision was
- how you made your decision
- what the results of the decision were
And explain why it was important.

Describe an important decision or choice that you made in your life. You
should say:
- what the decision was
- when you took the decision
- whether it was a good choice/decision
And explain why it was important.

5 Discussion (Part 3)
Discuss any of the questions below.
1. What do you think are the most important decisions that people make in their lives?
2. What skills are necessary when making decisions?
3. Do you think that parents should make important decisions for their children?
4. How can people improve their decision-making skills?

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5. Is it better to make important life decisions on your own or is it better to consult other people?

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2- Describing decisions
Go through the adjectives and clarify meaning, especially `tough' (difficult), `a no-brainer' (a very easy decision),
`grave' (requiring serious thought) and any other vocabulary that might be problematic.
3- Reflecting on a past decision
Students work individually and check in pairs. Go through the answers and clarify meaning.

1. f

2. b

3. d

4. e

5. c

6. a

5- Discussion (Part 3)

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Review your flashcards at least 3-5 times a week for 20 minutes to keep the material fresh in your memory.

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Encourage a discussion among the students (in pairs or groups). Monitor the activity, make notes of language
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