Task 2 giving examples

The idea of volunteering can come up in IELTS and it is worth considering this topic.

So can you:

give an example of volunteer work that some people choose to do‘?

Imagine this would fit into a paragraph about ‘the importance of volunteering’ in society.

See if you can complete the text by adding the correct prepositions 🙂 e.g. of, in, with, to etc.

An example:

‘A lot of people around me are becoming volunteers to help ……………… mental health. Due ……….. being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, there are many people who have lost a job or are worried ………….. their business and are suffering ……………. mental health problems, such ……….. isolation, loneliness and anxiety. In order ……….. reduce the negative effects, these volunteers are organized by community-based teams, providing care and support ……………. assist recovery. …………… doing this volunteering, people can gain some valuable skills, including developing an understanding of mental health and ill-health; fostering a sense of self-worth and satisfaction’

Can you write your own example?


ALISTAIR BROWN: As a writing and speaking examiner for more than 10 years, I bring a lot of experience. I have seen the frustrations that students have with IELTS from a career where I have actively guided and corrected students’ studies. I am looking for the most effective ways to teach IELTS as I understand students’ needs.