Some people think that all teenagers should be required to do unpaid work in their free time to help the local community. They believe this would benefit both the individual teenager and society as a whole. Do you agree or disagree?

It is suggested that adolescents should work in their spare time to benefit society. However, I strongly disagree with this view and regard this idea as counterproductive.


There are many reasons why work should not be made compulsory for teenagers. Firstly, the pressure from schools is heavy enough for students to bear. Students are often required to attend classes, do homework, or revise before exams, making going to school a demanding and time-consuming activity. Therefore, there is a high possibility that students will easily fall behind with their studies if they are given a full-time job. Secondly, it is morally wrong and unfair to force people, regardless of age, doing something against their will. Unless people work on a volunteer basis, workers may experience the feeling of resentment, which results in low productivity and bad performance.


Furthermore, I also believe that young people should be given chances to explore themselves first before joining the workforce. Parents and educators should encourage young people to use free time effectively by enjoying their hobbies, such as visiting places or doing sports. These leisure activities are not only attractive to young people but also equip them with valuable life skills and experiences and may help them define their career path later on. This is beneficial for both the individual and community as they are likely to become a passionate worker in the future. Teenage years should be enjoyable because the youth have many years of working ahead of them.


In conclusion, although some work can be done in teenager’s free time, it is more pragmatic to let young people decide what they want to do during their free time.

Most of your essay was off-topic. It was based on a false premise because you did not read the essay instructions carefully enough.

Otherwise, the vocabulary is good, the organization is good, and the transitions are good.


It is suggested that adolescents should work in their spare time to benefit society. However, I strongly disagree with this view and regard this idea as counterproductive.


There are many reasons why work should not be made compulsory for teenagers. Firstly, First, the pressure from schools is heavy enough for students to bear. Students are often (Attending all classes is mandatory, not optional.) required to attend classes, do homework, or revise before exams, making going to school a demanding and time-consuming activity. Therefore, there is a high possibility that students will easily fall behind with their studies if they are given a full-time job. (That is off-topic. The topic is for them to volunteer in their free time, even if that amounts to only one hour every month.) Secondly, Second, it is morally wrong and unfair to force people, regardless of age, doing something against their will. Unless people work on a volunteer basis, (The entire point of the essay is volunteerism. Surely there is some community activity that a teen would enjoy. ) workers may experience the feeling of resentment, which results in low productivity and bad performance. (I do not understand your argument here. Are you talking about school productivity and performance, or the volunteer work?)


Furthermore, I also believe that young people should be given chances to explore themselves first before joining the workforce. (That is off-topic. ) Parents and educators should encourage young people to use free time effectively by enjoying their hobbies, (They can do volunteer work that is directly related to their hobby, such as coaching a junior football team, or reading books to children at the library, or helping older people with their cell phones or computers.) such as visiting places or doing sports. These leisure activities are not only attractive to young people but also equip them with valuable life skills and experiences and may help them define their career path later on. This is beneficial for both the individual and community as they are likely to become a passionate worker in the future. Teenage years should be enjoyable because the youth have many years of working ahead of them.


In conclusion, although some work can be done in teenager’s free time, it is more pragmatic to let young people decide what they want to do during their free time.