IELTS speaking part 2: Talk about a difficult experience

IELTS speaking part 2

Talk about a time when you had to make a difficult choice. Please say:

– Why was it difficult?
– What and whom did it involve?
– What was the outcome of the choice you made?
– Were there any consequences?

Sample answer

Changing careers was the most difficult choice I have ever made in my life. I am an engineer by profession. I have a degree in engineering and I worked as an engineer at an MNC for two years before I decided to quit that job to pursue a career in writing. I wasn’t happy with my job. The salary was good, but I didn’t like my job. I wanted to quit and become a writer. But I was not sure if I would make it happen. I don’t have any degrees in writing. Also, my family was dependent on my salary. Still, I wanted to switch careers. So, after contemplating the switch for several months, I finally resigned one fine morning. My parents were upset with me over this decision. After quitting my job I did a short course in writing and then applied for a job at several publishing houses. Eventually, I did find a good job as a writer, but it took me well over one year to get that job. Today, I have somewhat established myself as a writer and blogger. I also do a bit of freelance writing. My new job does not pay as much as my previous job, but I am happy. Earlier I hated having to go to work; today, I enjoy going to work.

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