Sample Answers for Speaking Topic: Charities

These model answers are for IELTS speaking part 3, which is the most difficult part lasting 4 to 5 minutes. The topic of charities usually comes under the topic of unpaid work / volunteer work.

Before you read the sample answers, try to answer the questions yourself.

1. Do you think charities are important? Answer

Yes, I do. In some countries, there is no welfare system so the only form of assistance which poor people or disabled people can get is from charities. For example, some of the local charities around here provide food, clothing and even education support for needy people which really helps to get them back on their feet. So, without help from charities, these people would have very serious problems.

2. Do you think children should be made to do volunteer work as part of their school curriculum? Answer

That’s an interesting question. I think it is great for children to take part in charity work as they can learn about helping people and also understand what it means to be part of a community. However, I don’t think it should be obligatory for them. When children are forced to do something, they often become resentful which would result in them possibly not doing that kind of work later in life. If schools could encourage them to do charity work as an out of school activity, which is not compulsory, that would be better and would encourage them to continue helping others when they’re older.

3. Which do you think are more important, local charities or domestic charities? Answer

Well, I think they each have a different role to play so I can’t say that one is more important than the other. For example local charities are better at helping with the day to day needs of local people because they know exactly what it is they lack and what they need. Large international charities, on the other hand, are good at tackling natural disasters or sending aid to the third world as they have the financial means to help on a big scale. So, they are definitely both very important.

4. If you could donate a large amount of money to any charity, what would it be? Answer

I suppose I would go for an international charity that either deals in providing much needed medical care to developing countries or a charity that champions human rights on a global scale such as Amnesty International. These types of charities are able to help so many people around the world and for me it would be rewarding to think that my money has helped so many. Also these charities deal in the fundamental needs of life, which I think everyone is entitled to, so I would certainly choose them.

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Comments

  1. razakmohamad says:

    hello mam, i have a problem in writing task 1 and please give me solutions plezzzz plezzz

  2. Hi liz,
    If I am not sure about the difference between local and domistic charity can i ask the interviewer to explain?

    Great webstie by the way
    thanks

  3. its very helpful.. thnks liz but i want some daily basis updates from recent ielts examinations..can i get that??

  4. Dear Liz,

    May I know what is the different of Local Charity and Domestic Charity?

    Thanks šŸ™‚

  5. Thank you for such vivid explanation on charity. I am doing all those practice on diurnal basis. So kind of you. Can we use the name of various charitable organisation based on their specific assistance. Thanks

    • Hi,

      It’s fine to give the name of the charity. However, make sure your pronunciation is very clear and only use the name if it is well known and the examiner is likely to have heard of it.
      Liz

  6. thanks and I learn more. this is very useful to me

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    Harhsad

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