Talk about an important decision that you made with the help of another person
What was the decision?
Why did you take that decision?
Whose help did you take?
Explain how it affected your life?
Well, there are times in life where we face tough choices or predicaments that leave us confused in terms of decision calls. We always have someone or the other in our lives who may give us a piece of correct advice or help us with decision-making processes. I too have also faced a few dilemmas regarding my life choices from time to time.
One such time was when I had completed a year in my bachelor in engineering degree. I was tensed as I took up the course under parental pressure and it was not my first choice of career. In spite of my best efforts, I was unable to perform and score passing marks. I was at my wit’s end and thought about changing my course in order to opt for another one. Subsequently, I decided to speak to my maternal uncle about the issue. He has been a very supportive pillar all my life. He took note of my issue and knowing my aptitude for business studies, suggested me to opt for bachelors in business administration instead. I was always connected to him and he understood somehow, that I could do well in this field. I made up my mind and let my family know as well.
In the end, with his support, I changed my course and completed it with flying colors. Indeed, it was a great decision as it has turned around my life for the better. As a result of this decision, I was able to secure a well-paying job.
A difficult situation. Example – Maria’s company was facing a financial predicament
A place where a difficult choice has to be made. Example – Mira was in a dilemma regarding her choice of jobs.
Relating to a mother. Example – Jack’s maternal grandfather has come to live with him.
A natural ability or talent. Example – Some children have an aptitude for painting and drawing.
A time when you went to a street market to buy something.
Where is the market?
What did you buy from there?
How was your experience?
Street markets are a highly popular phenomenon in a lot of cities around the world. They not only provide a variety of products in different categories but also support the local economy as well. Street markets around the world are set up daily, weekly or monthly! These markets are standalone events in themselves, and going to shop in them can be a quite wonderful and satisfying experience.
Actually, our locality is one of the main and busiest areas in the city and has one such market too. This market is set up each day, near the main crossroads nearby my place. It is indeed quite large and contains more than a hundred makeshift shops. This market is quite an old one and is being set up every day since the last ten years. The local government setup has helped the people here a lot and has created separate spaces for the shopkeepers. I also go there to purchase a few things every now and then. The first time I went there, I had to buy a few things for my home such as vegetables, fruits, and other routine items.
As soon as I went inside the market area, I found that it was very crowded. People were walking in all directions, hurrying to buy things. With a little difficulty, I found and purchased everything that I needed to buy and then sat down on a bench to relax. It was a hot summer day hence I decided to relax along with a glass of sweet lemonade and some locally made snacks. All the vendors and shopkeepers there are very nice and provide goods at reasonable prices. Although very busy, the market has a very nice atmosphere, and I find it a good experience to go there and buy things.
A fact or situation that is observed to exist or happen. Example – Wars were a very common phenomenon in the 18th century.
An intersection of two or more roads. Example – “Donna slowed her car, seeing a crossroads ahead”
An interim and temporary measure. Example –
“John arranged a row of chairs to form a makeshift bed”
A person or company offering something for sale. Example – Tasha is the only ice-cream vendor in her village.
A time when you had to change your mind about something you had planned to do.
What was it?
Why did you have to change the plan?
How did you feel about it?
Plans are a very promising phenomenon that occurs regularly in our lives. But they change due to different factors. Many a time I have intended a lot of things with a lot of ambitions but had to cancel or change due to various reasons.
One such incident took place when I had planned a motorcycling trip to a hill station nestled deep in the crevices of the Himalayan Mountains, along with a few friends. On a warm summer day we were sitting at a cafe near my place, and while we enjoyed our drinks, when I suddenly came up with an idea to go to a beautiful location in the hills near Himachal Pradesh on our motorcycles. We all discussed the plan and after a lot of brainstorming, we finalized our visit in the upcoming month of May, during our vacations. I was very excited and took permission from my family as well. After their agreement, I started preparing for the expedition and confirming the trip to the last detail. Sadly, sometimes such things happen due to which our pre-planning goes for a toss. Two days before we had to leave, my friend came to me and told me about a devastating earthquake that happened in the area we had decided to visit.
As a result, I was despaired and had almost reached the point of tears. With a heavy heart, I then called up all my friends and told them about the last minute change and the cancellation of the trip. Even after the change of plan, I had decided to visit the place during the autumn and promised myself that I will propose this trip again.
planned or meant. Example – Julia had intended to gift David a book.
A narrow opening. Example – Robert filled the crevice in the wall with cement.
A productive group discussion. Example – The agents did some brainstorming to produce new ideas.
A person you know who is doing something to protect the environment.
Who is the person?
What are they doing to protect the environment?
How can you contribute to the process?
Environment or our nature has highly fragile anatomy and has received a lot of damage by the hands of humans in the past few decades. But there are many people who are aware of this damage and its consequences. One of these people is my best friend’s father, and I am proud to know him. He has worked for various NGOs that work towards such causes.
In his personal life, he does everything in his power to support the environment. Actually, he is committed and dedicated to such causes, especially the cause of planting trees. He cares a lot about the trees around him and has worked a lot in this direction. Since the last five years, he has been planting trees in his locality and the nearby areas. He has put his own efforts to get the unofficial dump yards nearby cleared to plant more trees, and contacts the owners of all empty plots nearby in order to clear them of any waste and to plant more trees.
He also keeps planting trees in other public places such as schools, offices, and gardens. Apart from this, there have been many rallies and green drives organized by him in order to get more trees planted. This also enables him to spread more apprehension in people about deforestation issues. I have also taken part in these rallies, and love planting trees with him. I respect his work and wish to follow in his footsteps. He is a very aware person, and I go with him to plant trees to help him, and to learn from what he has to say.
delicate and vulnerable. Example – Maria is still very fragile after her illness.
Study of a structure or a thing. Example – Jack learned about the human body structure in the anatomy class.
Follow in their footsteps
To do the same thing as someone else. Example – Jack has become a lawyer, following in his father’s footsteps.
To understand or grasp. Example- Penny was popular because of her quick apprehension of what people wanted.