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


It is suggested that high school programmes should include unpaid community service as a subject for all students nowadays. However, in my opinion, it should be a choice rather than a compulsory curriculum for young people to work beside studying, which will be explained clearly below.

Firstly, while these services such as working for a charity or teaching younger children can improve social skills, not all the students have enough time for them. Not only studying at school, a huge number of young people, especially in poor places such as high mountains or seasides, have to help their family making money after school. Furthermore, in many Asian countries as Vietnam, China or Japan, high school students tend to study harder in the last year to pass the university’s exam which is at times considered as one of their most important parts in life. Therefore, on my own view, adding unpaid community service to high school programmes as a compulsory part is not suitable for the timetable of many students.

Secondly, I believe that high school is the place for teaching academic subject, not for doing outdoor activities. Although helping people is good for students, they have more chances to do that than at school. Besides, the programmes in different countries are not the same. For example, in Vietnam, students have a busy schedule for learning as their parent’s hope. As a result, working outsides perhaps is not choice of many students.

In conclusion, I strongly believe that giving young people chances to choose whether they want to do unpaid community service is a clever policy. This will give them more time to do whatever they want besides just helping others without money.

I think you should use cautious language as you cannot make sure that what you write is factually correct.

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I think you should use cautious language as you cannot make sure that what you write is factually correct.

The arguments in IELTS Task 2 essays are not required to be factually correct. They are required to be grammatically correct and logically consistent.

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It is suggested that high school programmes should include unpaid community service as a subject for all students nowadays. However, in my opinion, it should be a choice rather than a compulsory curriculum for young people to work beside studying, which will be explained clearly below. (It is incorrect to mention your writing. The examiner knows this is an essay. They know that you will write about this topic. Do not announce that you will write about this topic. )


You did not answer the essay prompt: To what extent do you agree or disagree?

You must clearly give an answer to this question in the opening paragraph. Use an adverb of extent. Do you know these adverbs? They are very handy vocabulary words because this is a common question for Task 1 essays.


Firstly, First, while these services such as working for a charity or teaching younger children can improve social skills, not all the students have enough time for these activities. them. Not only studying at school, a huge ("Huge" is a juvenile word. Avoid it in formal essays. ) significant / goodly / large / considerable / sizable number of young people, especially in poor communities in (The places are not poor, the communities are) places such as high mountains or seasides, have to help their family making money after school. Furthermore, in many Asian countries as Vietnam, China or Japan, high school students have tend to study harder in their senior the last year to pass the university’s exam. And achieving a high mark which is at times considered as one of their most important goals parts in life. Several of my high school friends take exam preparation classes at night during the week and devote their entire weekends to practice exams and they have no time to spare for community service. Therefore, on my own view, adding unpaid community service to high school programmes as a compulsory part is not suitable for the timetable of many students. (Put this summary in the conclusion paragraph, not in a body paragraph. Do not restate opinions in the body paragraphs. Give examples, like the one I added.)

Secondly, Second, I believe that high school is the place for teaching academic subject, (wrong form) not for doing these outdoor activities. Although helping people is good for students, they can do this outside the school program according to their wishes. have more chances to do that than at school. Besides, the programmes in different countries are not the same. For example, in Vietnam, students have a busy schedule for learning as their parent’s hope. (This belongs in the previous paragraph about lack of time.) As a result, working outsides (wrong form) perhaps is not choice of many students. (That does not flow logically. You did not develop this argument point adequately.)

In conclusion, I strongly believe that giving young people the chance chances to choose whether they want to do unpaid community service is a clever good policy. This will give them more time to do whatever they want besides just helping others without pay. money.