Cambridge Writing Task 2 - Email, Article or Report

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Cambridge Writing Task 2

In this task, you have to write 140 - 190 words as either an answer to an email, an article based on a given title, or a report with suggestions on how to write it.

This example is a structured report.

You are doing a unit in class about being involved in the community. Write a report giving your opinion about the importance of community involvement for young people

In your report, you should:

  • talk about immediate benefits
  • talk about how to get involved
  • talk about future benefits

Write your report.

Click here for a sample report.

Being involved in the community means volunteering our time to help other people. The first immediate benefit of community involvement is the chance to meet new people and to feel useful. It might be a chance to use skills or a chance to learn new skills.

Many organizations offer opportunities for volunteers. There are food banks which distribute food to people in need, there are programs to visit the elderly and programs to help people who are handicapped. A single mother might need a day of babysitting so that she can do other things, or an elderly person might need some help around the house. An organization which works with homeless people might need help distributing clothes or blankets in the winter.

At first, helping other people can help us to feel better about ourselves. But learning new skills means we have skills that we can use in our own lives. Community service can be part of a university application which shows you do more than just study. Learning to help people is a useful skill that can serve us all of our lives.

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