Describe a risk you took that you thought would lead to a terrible result but ended up with a positive result

Describe a risk you took that you thought would lead to a terrible result but ended up with a positive result.

Describe a risk you took that you thought would lead to a terrible result but ended up with a positive result | May to August 2024 | IELTS Speaking
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Describe a risk you took that you thought would lead to a terrible result but ended up with a positive result.
When you took the risk
Why you took the risk
How it went
And explain how you felt about it

1. Broaden
3. Constructive
4. Aquaphobia
5. Renowned
6. Initially
7. Feel blue
8. Hard nut to crack
9. Over the moon
10. Red letter day
11. Miss the boat

Taking risks is essential for everyone because it not only broadens their horizon of knowledge but also allows them to gain new experiences to overcome their phobias. Here, I would like to talk about a risk that went through a terrible process but ended with a constructive outcome.
A couple of years ago, when I was in school, I decided to participate in extreme water activities, particularly scuba diving. I chose this activity because, at that time, I was suffering from aquaphobia, and my bosom buddy also encountered that problem.
Moreover, scuba diving seemed like the best way to confront and overcome our fears while also exploring the underwater world. During summer vacation, we went to Goa, a renowned destination for water sports.
There, we hired a proficient scuba diving trainer. Initially, I was delighted after listening to the motivational talks of the master. However, on the diving day, I felt blue because I thought it was a hard nut to crack for me. But when I tried this activity with God’s grace, I was over the moon because I did it in a good way, as did my friend.
After coming back I shared my entire experience with my family. Indeed, it was a red-letter day for me as I was successfully confronted and elevated my fear. If in future I get an opportunity to do this kind of activity then I will never miss the boat. All in all, that was the time when I took risks which had a positive result.


1. How should parents teach their children what a risk is?
Parents can teach their children about risks by explaining that a risk is something that might have a good or bad outcome. For example, when teaching a child to ride a bike, parents can explain that there’s a risk of falling down, but with practice and caution, they can learn to ride safely.

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2. What risks should parents tell their children to avoid?
Parents should tell their children to avoid risks that could cause harm or danger, like crossing the street without looking both ways, accepting rides from strangers, or trying dangerous stunts without proper safety equipment.

3. Why do some people like to watch risk taking movies?
Some people enjoy watching risk-taking movies because they provide a sense of excitement, and thrill. These movies often feature daring adventures, intense action sequences, and suspenseful moments that captivate viewers and offer a temporary break from their everyday lives.

4. What kinds of sports are dangerous but exciting?
Sports such as mountain climbing, motocross racing, and cliff diving are considered dangerous but thrilling due to the intense physical challenges and excitement they offer.

5. Why do some people enjoy extreme sports?
Some folks love extreme sports because they find them super exciting! It’s like a big adventure where they can feel a huge rush of energy and excitement. They enjoy the thrill and challenge of doing something really risky and pushing their own limits.

6. Are action films are popular in your country?
Yes, action films are extremely popular in India! They have a huge fan following and often do very well at the box office. Bollywood, India’s film industry, produces many action-packed movies that are loved by audiences across the country.

7. Do you think it is good thing if a leader likes to take risk?
Yes, it can be good if a leader takes risks because it shows they’re willing to try new things. However, they need to be careful and think about the consequences before taking big chances.

8. Do you think men and women will make a different choice about risk taking?
Yes, men and women often make different choices about risk-taking due to various factors such as upbringing, societal expectations, and personal experiences. While there are exceptions, studies suggest that, on average, men tend to take more risks than women in certain situations.

9. What about the young and old?
In my viewpoint, sometimes young and old people make different choices about risk-taking. Younger individuals might be more inclined to take risks because they’re exploring and learning about the world, while older individuals might be more cautious due to their life experiences and responsibilities.

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