IELTS Writing task 2 (Agree or Disagree Opinion Essay)

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 extend 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.




Nowadays, everyone is so busy with their daily life, finding a charity worker or the people who once worked in the community services are rare to find. Many people believe that high schools should include unpaid community services as a compulsory part of their programmes. I also strongly believe, by doing this, it will help not only a country to develop but also improve a student’s extracurricular activities. 

First of all, every year governments spend a huge amount of money on community services like neighbourhood improvement, charity works and so on. According to Time Magazine, only in 2020, the USA spends almost 2 percent of its yearly budget on community services. If the high schools make it a compulsory program, then the government won’t need to hire workers. As a result, the expenditure in this sector will decrease, and governments can use this money to improve other sectors. I believe it will be very beneficial for a specific country to develop. 

Secondly, this program will help the students to develop an extracurricular activity, and it is really important for a student to get admission into a high ranked university. The top universities around the world accept student’s admission not only based on their merit or academic report, but they also look for students who are active in extracurricular activities. Also, students are offered scholarships by many universities if they have the potential to do something better for their country. 

To conclude, I strongly believe every high school should include the unpaid community services in their study program, it will bring only benefits for the country as well as for a student.

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