雅思口语part2话题卡：Describe a time that you give advice to others 描述给别人建议的一次经历
Describe a time that you give advice to others
You should say:
who you gave advice to
what the advice was
why you gave advice
how you felt about the advice
A time that I gave advice to others was helping my younger sister, Wang Jie, to choose her major in college.
Wang was the daughter of my mother’s colleague and was an up-and-coming third-year senior high school student. I remember that was a day right after the Spring Festival in 2014. We were visiting our relatives and friends as usual and met with each other in a social event.
I didn’t mean to give advice to her, but it was her mother who was chatting with my mother about her daughter’s difficulties in preparing the Gaokao, which is the college entrance exam in China. Wang felt quite unsure about her future concentration in college. It was not difficult for her to get into a top 10 university in China, but the thing was that she just had no clue regarding choosing a promising major. She told me that the public administration was considered to be a top priority in her parents’ eyes as they wanted her to become a public servant. She actually had neither an interest in it nor in others, which made things even harder.
Well, I was actually not an authority in terms of choosing a major even though I was then a junior majoring in Human Resources. But, I did have some insightful understanding of this struggle. You know, this article is from Laokaoya website, no matter what advice you take, you are the only person that is truly responsible for the decision you make. So, I offered her an advice, which was quite simple, ‘find your interest and go for it’. Also, I gave her detailed guidance on how to detect the inner propensity for the things we truly wanted, which I think would be of great value for her. After listening to my words, she felt she was kind of enlightened.
Well, I wouldn’t say my advice was very great, but it’s at least useful in the long run. You know, sometimes parents want us to be successful but would help us in the wrong way by giving us a suggestion that doesn’t suit our need. Soon or later we will have realized that the decision was once made inappropriately. So, instead of letting others choose, we’d better know what we want.
其实，BC之前也考过类似的一道给建议的雅思口语话题卡，是收到别人给的建议，如果翻转过来，把别人给我的建议变成我给别人的建议也是可行的。具体话题卡解析详见→Describe an important decision made with the help of other people 别人帮忙做的重要决定
Part 3 追加问题
How do experts give advice to others? (e.g. a doctor gives advice to his patients)
What kinds of advice do parents give to their children?
Whose advice is more helpful? Parents’ or friends’?