TOEFL Essay Topic 165 - You have decided to give several hours of your time each month to improve the community where you live. What is one thing you will do to improve your community? Why? Use specific reasons and details to explain your choice.
I live in a community where there are many new immigrants from abroad. In the first several months, they may
I live in a community where there are many new immigrants from abroad. In the first several months, they may have difficulties in their life, especially they need some help in adapting to the new environment and improving their language. So I decide to give several hours of my time each month in the community library to help new immigrants.
Every week I will spend 1 or 2 hours in our community library to meet with some immigrants who need some help. They may do not know the common things in their new life, such as shopping, transacting some affairs in bank , and getting medical services. Even how to make good use of the library for information related to study and work. I will try my best to explain in details what they concern about. I believe if they can get the help they need in time , they may avoid some mistakes.
In addition, besides the help related to the concrete questions. I would like to give some help on the English language. Most new immigrant who are from the non-English speaking country , in this period, may face the big problem of language. Because their poor English may prevent them from effective communication with others, this kind of feeling make them a little bit frustrated. So if they need me to help them practise English, then I would like to speak with them among every aspect of society in order to improve their language.
I think this kind of volunteer experience not only make me provide my time to help others, but also can benefit me a lot. Because I can meet various kind of person and the communication with them let me know more and deep about the society and life. I believe that every one, in some sense , is a good teacher. I really think this experience deserve my time.