Compulsory Community Service
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 extent do you agree or disagree?

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  1. community service = (community/voluntary) work = voluntary service = (voluntary/community) activities = serving the community voluntarily
    students could (get/be) distracted by community work
    community work could distract students from studying
    community work could be a distraction for students
    compulsory = mandatory = forced to
    (take part/engage/get involved) in community work
    (encourage/build) a sense of personal responsibility toward the community
    make voluntary activities a part of the school’s curriculum
    students have opportunities to communicate with a diversity of people

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