When we make decisions, we need to use various different terms to express our ideas. Try making decisions regarding these different issues:
- You are starting university in September, what would you like to study?
- You have there opportunity to do a round the world trip next year. Where will you go?
- You have the chance to work in your hometown or abroad. Which would you prefer?
- You have been given the choice of working part-time or full-time. Which would you rather?
- You need to make a key decision about your career, who do you ask for advice?
Vocabulary boost: Key phrases
Choose = select/pick/go for
I do not know which one to choose. Do you?
Make up your mind = decide
Have you made up your mind yet?
Know your mind = have something clear
It is much easier if you know your own mind.
Be crystal clear about… = be 100% sure about…
I am crystal clear about what I want from life.
Come to a decision = decide
Have you come to a decision about what you want to study at university?
Bear in mind = take into account
You need to bear in mind that it is not just my decision.
Involve others in the decision = ask other people for advice
Do you often involve others in your decisions?
Sleep on it = give yourself time to decide
It might be a good idea to sleep on it.
Weigh up the options = evaluate all the other options
If I were you, I would weigh up all the options.
Challenge a decision = go against a decision
It is not always the best option to challenge decisions.
Speak your mind = give your opinion
I do not have trouble speaking my mind.