IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 999 - Some people believe that sport has an important role in society

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Some people believe that sport has an important role in society. Others, however, feel that it is nothing more than a leisure activity for some people.

Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

You should write at least 250 words.

Sample Answer 1:
Nowadays, there has been a positive trend that sport has gained popularity in society. However, others think that sport just leisure activity. In my perspective, both parties are reasonable which I will elaborate below

First of all, it is undeniable fact that there are some reasons why sport is essential to society. One of the reasons is that people can become healthier than ever before. By playing sports frequently, people can release toxin from inside of their body in order to help government to save money which is allocated for health insurance's residents. For example, the number of obesity and heart attack, today, decrease significantly throughout the world because of sport implementation. Another reason is that young generations are able to cultivate a good habit. With the rapid advancement of technology, they tend to do sedentary activities such as playing computer games and chatting through social media as well. If parents encourage their children to do sport instead of playing games at home, children can improve their social interaction with peers.

However, there are opposing arguments saying that sport is nothing more than leisure activity. It is true that sport can be counted as a leisure activity because not everyone has the abilities and potentials to become professional sport players. Therefore, people generally consider it as simply activity for relaxing their mind and body during holidays. Apart from this, many families see sport as the way to strengthen sense of belonging with relatives especially for children because parents' time is spent more to do job tasks and put less care on them.

All things considered, although some people believe that leisure activity is the same as sport, I still think that sport plays an important role to society because it has brought advantages to people in terms of health and social areas.

[ Written by - Rizal ]

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