Decision Making Process


After a quick greeting, use the following questions as a guideline to form an interesting conversation with your tutor. Feel free to diverge from these suggestions if anything interesting comes up.

  • Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? A person should never make an important decision alone. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
    • What do other people add to a decision-making process?
    • When was a time you asked others for help in a decision?
    • When was a time when you had to make a decision yourself?


Skip this section if you have 15 minute plan. Read the word/expression and definition out loud, and your tutor will go over anything you do not understand. Practice creating a sentence or two to make sure you know how to use the word/expression properly.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

Expression Definition
settlement (n) official decision to resolve an issue
After hours of conversation, they finally reached a settlement on the case.
retort (n) answer or comeback
His retort was rude and too straightforward for the situation.
indecisive (adj) not settling an issue
They were annoyed when he was always indecisive about small decisions.
alone (adj) having no one else present
She was nervous when she had to make a decision alone.
collaborate (v) work jointly on an activity
She found she was more confident when they could collaborate on a project.
resolve (v) make a choice from alternatives
They decided to resolve the issue with the third option.
measure up to (expression) achieve expectations
The advice she gave seemed to measure up to what others had told her.
go through with (expression) complete something you said you’d do
He was planning to go through with the new deal.
lead on (expression) falsely provide hope
His statement seemed to lead on that he knew the answer.
bury the hatchet (expression) stop fighting
They came to a resolution and decided to bury the hatchet and move on with their lives.

Something Extra

Read the following quote out loud.

“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson


Go over any new expressions or vocabulary that you learned today.

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