IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 1003 - Why is the circus still a popular form of entertainment?

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

In your opinion, why is the circus still a popular form of entertainment in the modern electronic age?

Give reasons for your answer and support your arguments with examples and relevant evidence.

You should write at least 250 words.

Model Essay 1:
In spite of our living in an electronic age that offer many modern devices like TVs, tablets, laptops, washing machines, internet we still follow some old way entertainment like circus.  Circuses still are known all over the world and the clowns, jugglers or trained animals entertain people to a great extent. Furthermore, circus is an interesting part of entertainment for minority of people in many areas of the world.

These days, technology has become very popular and almost every human has at least one technological device. In addition, engineers discover new products very frequently and it does not take too much time for these devices to become known all over the world. Therefore, these devices comprise a big portion on people's entertainment, in particular, for youths. And that is why circuses are very dull for them. In spite of this fact it is evident that children are very interested in circuses and we cannot conceive at how they are entertained by these shows. In addition, clowns' interesting actions and jugglers tricky games are still predominant part of entertainment which amuse people especially children. And it is undeniable that trained animals such as lions constitute the majority of amusement. Their perilous actions are the prime example of the circus' entertainment. In spite of the minority of people are interested in circus, circus is still well-known form of entertainment and it is fact that circus' history can be traced to the Roman Empire.

To sum up, despite the fact that majority people is not interested in circus and I am sure that there are ones who didn't bother to come to circus, circus still keeps its popularity around the world.

[ Written by - Eldar Rehimli ]

Sample Essay 2:
The circus is still an attractive type of entertainment nowadays. Although myriad types of amusement are now available between our hands by means of phones, tablets and laptops, circuses can still draw attentions of many people. In my point of view main reasons for that are children and traditional appeal of it.

Firstly it is known by everyone that today people are utilizing and dealing with technology and its advantages more than everything else. It has been an undeniable part of our everyday life. A life without electronics is imperceptible for modern people. However, people always want something distinct and spread their sights to visual and attractive distractions. One of the most spectacular and concurrent attractions is undoubtedly the circus whose history is extended to thousands of years ago. Various shows there have fascinated people for a long time and are still fascinating enough to people who have never seen acrobats, dancers, clowns and people who are playing with domestic lions, elephants, snakes and other dangerous animals.

On the other hand people have the other reasons to participate in circus shows: their children. Kids who are interested in almost everything are keen on to watch dancing animals and jugglers. Hence, parents take their children to this kind of shows to make them aware of what is going on out there and show them exotic animals. Therefore, amazed kids want with desire to go the circus again and observe other types of shows.

To conclude, in my opinion visual attractions of the circus and attraction by children are two predominant reasons for popularity of the circus. It seems its progress in popularity will not decrease in forthcoming future too.

[ Written by - Elruz Rehimli ]

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