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IELTS Writing Task 2 essay with model

answer
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic

Some people believe that unpaid community service should be a compulsory part of high
school programmes (for example working for a charity, improving the neighbourhood or
teaching sports to younger children). To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or
experience.

Write at least 250 words.

Model Answer:

Over the last half-century, the pace of change in the life of human beings has increased beyond
our wildest expectations. This rapid change has created a wide sector of people who are in need
for help to adapt to this modern society. Consequently, numerous organizations all over the
world have started free community service programs. Although there are some commentators
who believe that youth participation in these services should be always a personal option, I am
strongly inclined towards the opinion that it should be an obligatory part of high school
curriculum.

Firstly, youngsters who participate in the charity work teaching English to newcomers helping
young children to learn sports, gain great experience, knowledge and moral values that will
significantly influence their future studies in college or their careers. For example, a recent
study conducted in London has shown that high school pupils who worked in unpaid community
service achieved higher scores in their college exams. Furthermore, a lot of individuals in the
society will have better access to the services offered by the community through those ambitious
and active students. Lastly, the government could save money that can be allocated to other
nationwide services such as the construction of roads, hospitals, and other projects.
Undoubtedly great benefits will come from involving free community services in high school
programs.

On the other hand, a strong argument can be made on the opposite side. To begin with,
opponents think that these free activities might delay secondary school students from joining the
college. In addition, many high school students need to work to save money for their university
study, for instance, a recent statistics have revealed that more than 25% of high school student
worked casual jobs to save money for their high school student worked casual jobs to save
money for the future of studies. Moreover, high school curriculum is already overwhelmed by
various subjects, thus it free services becomes a compulsory pack, this will burden the students.
To sum up, it can be clearly seen that the pros of adding society service in high school program
outweigh the cons. I do recommend that the ministry of education encourage high school
implements these steps make our community better.

Total Words: 366

Task Achievement: 8

Coherence & Cohesion: 8

Lexical resources: 8

Grammar: 8

Overall Score: Band 8