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You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The chart below shows the total number of minutes (in billions) of telephone calls in the UK, divided Into three categories, from 1995-2002.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant
Write at least 150 words.
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic:
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?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words.
The given bar graph gives information on the telephone calls by the people of UK from 1995 to 2002. As is presented in the illustration, most of the UK citizens made local calls and over time the popularity of cell phones increased rapidly.
According to the bar chart, initially in 1995 more than 70 billions of minutes were spent by people who made local-fixed line calls while 37 billion minute was national and international fixed line calls and only 3 billion minutes were spent by people people made cell phone calls. The use of local- fixed line increased steadily until 1999 when it reached to 90 billion minutes and after that the number decreased each year and finally reached to 72 billions in 2002. The national & international-fixed dial call type increased each year and reached to 61 billions in 2002 from the initial figure of 38 billions in 1995. Finally the number of cell phone calls increased significantly each year which shows it increase in popularity over the period. In 1995, the mobile phone calls was only 2 billions minutes and in 2000 it reached to approximately 25 billions minutes. Over the next 2 years this number increased to 45 billion and that shows the popularity and increase of mobile phone usages of UK people over the period.
In summary, Mobile phone calls gained a significant popularity among UK callers and as of 2002, the local-fixed line calling is still the most used calling among UK people.
In the last few years, many new ideas and beliefs arose aiming to improve society and reinforce the relation between society's members. One of the proposed ideas, yet under observation, is to make it compulsory for high school students to do some programmes, of course, charity ones, to assist their community.
Firstly, I am completely supporting the idea that: helping promote the society is one of the main duties of a righteous and positive member. Imagine that in the vacation, some youths, and even all ages, work for charitable organisations which help the poor, the sick, the learners and others. Imagine other group cleaning and decorating the streets- of course, that won't affect their dignity- or teaching the young. Indeed that will lead to an extremely modern, civilised and loving community. However, all these are examples, and there are many other ways to improve societies, both charitable and uncharitable methods. Despite this, the idea of compulsory charitable work doesn't sound good for me. I believe that making that compulsory, will not lead to the heroic purpose of the charitable work i.e. the inner desire to help others, but, instead, will make it a type of finishing your work.
I know that this proposed idea aims to teach high school students to be responsible to their society and to take care of others, but I think there is a more efficient method. There are now working groups in many schools in different places which do such charitable work and even without inspiration from the school's administration. So why not make many groups in all schools, and I think that will attract many students.
In conclusion, I think there are other better ways to promote the society without making it compulsory; the sitting compulsory subjects are enough.