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- What it was?
- Why you took it?
- What the result was?
- How did you felt about it?
Sample Answer for Cue Card (Describe a Risk You have taken which had a positive result )
Our lives are full of risks sometimes, Some risks we take after knowing that its a risk, but some risks come suddenly and we take actions without knowing. Actually, the end result can be positive as well as negative. Now I’m going to talk about a risk I took about a year back.
1. What it was?
Last new year holiday I planned to go on a trip with 3 of my office friends to an area far away from our hometown. That area is full of rain forests, wildlife, and historic places and luckily we got a good hotel offer for the season. So we planned everything for about 2 weeks before the trip to make sure nothing will be missed. My three friends are also girls so we called this trip as an ” angels trip”, all our office staff also were well aware of this as we were planning it all the time.
2. Why you took it?
Everything went as we planned on the 1st day and we visited some of the historic places and had a hike as well. We went in my car and I was the driver for the entire trip. Our 1st-day visits were over around 6.00 pm and suddenly there was a huge rain and we had to wait in a cafe for one and a half hours. Around 7.40 pm we started to go to the hotel which we booked and the google map helped us to find the shortest way to go there in an hour. We were so tired by that time and in 15 mints we came to that road which showed on Google map
. The road was fine at the beginning with houses beside and people were on the road. But when we drive more and more we felt that we are somewhere where there are more trees and no houses or people. The road was narrower than in the beginning, but luckily a man was cycling on to the other side. So we stopped and asked about the road from him and he said there won’t be a problem to go. We felt quite fine and continued, and according to the map, we will be at the hotel in just 20 mints.
3. What the result was?
We got a bit scared as it was too dark and at the same time. There were no lights on the road and only trees and bushes. we found something blocking the narrow road in front of us and that was a wild elephant. We were shocked and I stopped the car and switched off the lights. We kept quiet for more than 30 mints till the elephant moved. That was so shocking as the elephant was not a small one and if it troubled us, there was no one to help even. Luckily he moved at the end and we had no option but to continue slowly expecting any attacks. I drove the car by my gut feeling as we all were shaking with fear at that time.
4. How did you felt about it?
Once we arrived at the hotel we told the manager about what happened and he said we had come through one of the biggest forests which had a lot of elephants and even bears. We thanked God. As we were safe, but until now we never told this to our parents.
follow-ups: for ( Describe a Risk You have taken which had a positive result )
1. Why do some people enjoy extreme sports?
It depends on the purpose. Some do extreme sports for money as a lot of money is involved in sports. Also for some people, sports come naturally or in a challenging way and sometimes they do it as a passion. So there can be various reasons.
2. Are action films popular in your country?
Yes, of course, especially Indian movies. They are most popular among the younger generation in my country and there are also incidents that have happened by trying to imitate them.
3. Do you think it is a good thing if a leader likes to take risks?
Of course, I strongly believe a leader should take risks and challenges as well. It’s always considered as a leadership
skill. These leaders are very important for society as they always take responsibility for others.
4. Do you think men and women will make a different choice of risk-taking?
In the past, there was a difference that more men took risks than women, but nowadays there is no difference in the gender in risk-taking. Now women seem taking more risks than men at work as well as at home to have a balanced lifestyle
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