When we make decisions, we need to use various different terms to express our ideas. Try making decisions regarding these different issues:

 

Speaking topics:

 

  1. You are starting university in September, what would you like to study?
  2. You have there opportunity to do a round the world trip next year. Where will you go?
  3. You have the chance to work in your hometown or abroad. Which would you prefer?
  4. You have been given the choice of working part-time or full-time. Which would you rather?
  5. 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.

 

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