IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 1040 - Universities should allocate the same amount of money to their sport activities

IELTS Writing Task 2/ IELTS Essay:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Universities should allocate the same amount of money to students' sports activities as they allocate to their libraries. 

To what extent do you agree with this view?

Give reasons for your answer and give any relevant example or experience you have to support your answer.

You should write at least 250 words.


Model Essay 1:
It is often seen that universities provide the best education to their students and prepare them as the ideal citizens of the nation. They also focus on physical health by offering them various sports facilities. Some people argue that sports are equally important and must have the same allocation of funds as university libraries. However, others state that main aptitude of educational institutions is to provide lofty education and must invest handsome amount for the betterment of libraries. I agree to some extent that role of  the library is far more important than sports activities.

It is very important to have good physical education for students. It will not only improve their health but also helped them in developing skills such as teamwork, handling pressure under tensed situations etc. Therefore, it is required by the universities to spend on this constituent. Furthermore, nowadays there is too much study pressure on students. In order to relax and re-energise, such activities should be provided at a regular interval.

Library is an essential part of every educational institution. Large numbers of students rely on libraries to complete their assignments, research works and final projects. It shows that existence of a university is incomplete without having one or more libraries in it. Thus, a huge amount should be invested in libraries to improve its books catalogue.  Latest books, journals and other reference materials should be incorporated in libraries to facilitate its users.

To sum up, I would like to say that spending time in libraries is more worthful and has lofty values than playing. Universities must upgrade their libraries accordance with technological advancement without considering the cost so that numerous benefits could be taken out.

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Elaine Yu
Universities should allocate the same amount of money to students' sports activities as they allocate to their libraries.

To what extent do you agree with this view?

Most universities allocate a large amount of money in building and maintaining their library facilities, while nowadays with the rise of the awareness of developing a healthy lifestyle, some universities are also distributing more money to sports activities than they used to do. Some people argue that more money should be put on the library side, but from my perspective, sports centres are as important as libraries.

First of all, it is undeniable that library resources are pivotal due to the fact that students attend schools for academic learning, whereas the lack of exercises may lead to low productivity when learning. Students are normally under high pressure at college because of the continuous assignments and exams, without enough relaxation, especially the physical methods, they may feel too stressed, and thereby lower their efficiency which usually leads to poor performance. Moreover, youngsters nowadays are living a sedentary lifestyle and could be much healthier if they are motivated by the sports activities provided by schools.

The rate of diseases caused by lack of exercises is increasing year by year, including but not limited to diabetes, stroke and cardiovascular diseases; however, without a healthy body, it’s difficult for a person to enjoy life or make achievements. Finally, society doesn’t need students who are just good at studying, instead, students with multiple interests in different areas are more popular in the work field and social life, and sports is one of the main areas.

In conclusion, although being comprehensive in academic learning documents is critical for universities, I reckon that sports activities are as significant, thus assigning a same amount of funding in sports and libraries will be beneficial for students, schools and society.