IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 48 - What is one thing you will do to improve your community

IELTS Writing Task 2/ IELTS Essay:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

You have decided to give several hours of your time each month to improve the community where you live. What is one thing you will do to improve your community? Why?

Use specific reasons and details to explain your choice.

You should write at least 250 words.

Model Answer 1:
I think the question what would I do if I had a chance to improve my community is difficult. I have in my mind many things, the improvement of which will make our community better place to live but they all require the participation of many people and, moreover, they require investments, which I can not provide. For example, my community is quite noisy. We have the huge mall just in front of our community, so traffic jams are very common for this place. I think that the construction of a few pass-by roads will benefit all people who live here as well as people who drive by every day.

Unfortunately, the question is what I can do for my community giving a few hours of my time every month. I think I can not do much, but I still can help someone in my community. For example, I can babysit. I know a couple of families with little children, who can not afford to spend much money on the babysitter. One of these families is a single mom with a little girl. Julia, this is her name, is a waitress in a restaurant. She is a great person and we became close friends. So, sometimes I offer her help with her child when she has to work in the evenings. Another family has two funny little twins. One time their parents asked me to babysit their children because they had to attend an unexpected presentation.

I think this kind of help brings many benefits to my community. First of all, people become friendlier. For example, those families, which I mentioned above, became friends after I introduced them to each other. Secondly, people get to know each other and feel more secure in their houses and apartments. Finally, I am ready to help those people because I am sure that they will help me too. One time I lost the keys from my car and Julia offered me her car for a while.

To sum up, I believe that the babysitting is a great way to help my community in many aspects.

(Approximately 353 words)
 
(This model answer has been prepared by the site developer. However, please note that this is just one example out of many possible answers.You should be able to pick up the main points from this essay and organise in your own style)
 
Model Answer 2:
Historically humans have dwelled in a community which sets them apart from the other species on earth. Communities have existed in different forms and can be the epicentre for any grown civilisation. Any community is made up of individuals who contribute towards the growth and well-being of the overall community.  Since I am an integral part of my community, I equally share the ownership and duty towards my community. I have decided to spend few hours every month to contribute towards building up fitness facility in my community.

I consider ‘Fitness’ as a very important aspect of an individual’s life. It doesn’t have a very high priority in our day-to-day life due to our busy work schedule and thus it always takes a back seat in terms of our daily itinerary. To quote the famous saying, “A healthy mind in a healthy body”, exercising is the best way to keep our body and mind healthy. Besides keeping us healthy, we can bring freshness in our daily routine by exercising every day. Having fitness equipment in the community just a few footsteps away can have very motivating results. People can exercise at their convenience without spending unnecessary time on the commute.

Another reason to set up fitness equipment in the community is the affordability. Not every family can afford the Gyms and fitness centres. Since these commercial fitness centres charge a lot of fees, fitness at times is perceived as a luxury commodity, thus depriving the people of the best of the class equipment. But, in this world of technology, world class equipment with the best design are available at low prices too. To give an example, Singapore government has deployed fitness equipment at every 100 meters for their Housing Development Board Units. Thus, the success of Singapore can be repeated in my society.

To conclude, I consider fitness as a daily need and not a once in a blue moon activity. Having fitness in a community is the best way to push ourselves to the treadmill every day. I recommend having fitness in the community to enjoy the benefits of a healthy body.

(Approximately 349 words)

(by Deep Kagda)
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0 # Tincy 2017-08-03 04:48
You have decided to give several hours of your time each month to improve the community where you live. What is one thing you will do to improve your community? Why?

Use specific reasons and details to explain your choice.

Answer: The community I live in means a lot to me and I believe I have a great responsibility to my area. We can utilise some of our time to make our surroundings better and our community more powerful. Therefore, I have decided to spend at least 10-12 hours a week for developing a common playground nearby my home for the welfare of people who want to walk in the evening and to help children play and participate in outdoor activities.

Initially, the thought popped up in my mind when I was acting as a judge for a competition held in a town hall in the city. It was organised by some upper-class people. I noticed that some children were standing outside and they were not permitted to participate the competition as they did not belong to the upper-class families and it was a great shame for all of us. I talked to the chief guest and another powerful organising member and managed to allow those children to take part in the programme. To my astonishment, they all won prizes in whatever sports they held. At that very moment, I thought to work on so that a playground could be available for those destitute children. I have also noticed that some of the elderly complaints about not having a place for them to walk in the evening.

I believe I will be able to complete my plan to build a playground and walking place within this year as many others have already joined me. This would greatly help the children to play whenever they wish and the senior citizens to walk freely. This is a great initiative as it is directly related to children and elderly people's health and wellbeing. I believe having a playground would encourage more children from middle-class families to take part in outdoor activities rather than spending their time playing video games. It would also be a great place for people to exercise and walk and an additional source of oxygen from the green trees.

In conclusion, I am very determined to build this play ground which I believe would help the people in my community to a great extent.
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+1 # Vimal 2016-01-23 05:17
A community consists of peoples with diverse attitudes and economic backgrounds and a single problem in the community affects all the dwellers. In my community, nowadays we are facing many problems such as sanitation, traffic overcrowding, illiteracy, health problems, water scarcity, insecurity etc. If I get enough time to save my community I will deliver my effort on environmental sanitation.

Firstly most of the community problems need group effort and need financial aids and time to be solved. I think that by cleaning my community I can do a considerable contribution. Secondly, dumping the trash is increasing day by day and scarcely we can find a nook or cranny without rubbish. Moreover, the vast majority of diseases are associated with unhygienic practices and this is why I am quite wary of that. So for serving the community the best, a decision is to focus on environmental sanitation is required.

In addition to that if I have time I can tidy up an area and may be my effort will motivate the inhabitants. So my small effort eventually will contribute not only to the particular community but also to the entire nation. I can also educate my neighbours about the importance of sanitation.

In conclusion "clean my community" is the choice I can succeed effectively. I believe that my effort will attract some of the population and I can provide a considerable effort to my community.
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+2 # Nishant Kashyap 2016-06-08 04:39
I want better sample essays.
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