PTE Essay (IELTS Task 2): Sports and Games Create Disturbance

Sports and games IELTS PTE

Sports and games create disturbance in students’ life because they cannot fully concentrate on their studies. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Give suitable examples.

PTE: 20 minutes, 200 to 300 words.

IELTS: 40 minutes, 250 words at least.


Before I start writing this essay, let me give you a proverb that almost everyone has heard. “All work and no play make Jack a dull boy.” Personally, I am a huge fan of sports and games – both actually playing and watching on the television – and I’ll justify the sports do not hinder a student’s studies. You may choose to support the other side with reasons and examples.

Introduction: (Introduce the topic and state your OPINION. Just MENTION the reasons supporting your opinion. EXPLAIN them with examples in the body paragraph)

I strongly believe in the famous English proverb, “All work and no play made Jack a dull boy.” Though education is important for shaping bright professional careers, sports play a pivotal role in the overall growth of children. While education is a sedentary and individualistic activity, sports not only make a person physically fit but also infuse the quality of team work.

Body Paragraph 1: (Reason 1 – Physical fitness. Example 1)

Along with mental development, students these days need physical fitness more than ever before. Modern sedentary lifestyle coupled with junk food has led to the emergence of several heart-related diseases among children. Sports promote physical activity among children which not only prevents the occurrence of diseases but also provides a much necessary break from studies. Moreover, as the famous proverb says, “a sound mind is in a sound body”, without a strong body students’ education is incomplete. 

Consequently, most schools have introduced physical education as a core curriculum of studies and have made sports mandatory for all students. For instance, schools in India have increased the duration of sports period from the usual 40 minutes to 1 hour. Additional 20 minutes, studies point out, have increased physical fitness of the Indian students.

Body Paragraph 2: (Reason 2 – team work. Example 2)

Sports play an instrumental role in building team spirit among students. While studying is mostly a solo activity, playing games require coordination among various individuals and understanding each other’s strengths and weaknesses to achieve collective goals. Children need these skills to secure a well-paid career in the future.

For instance, several top colleges and universities such as Harvard value a student’s achievements in sports as much as grades in school because sports help build the quality of team work that education cannot.

Conclusion: (Conclude the topic with future and/or impact)

In conclusion, sports and education complement each other in making a balanced individual. Countries where sports and education are valued equally not only have a better standard of living but also better growth rates since individuals are healthier to perform activities.

318 words.

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  1. Throughout history, sports and games have been a major part of students’ life. While many believe that they have been a source of distraction to students, however, advocates of sports propose that it should be included as part of their academic works. In my opinion, sports and academic studies can coexist so far a there is a balance.
    Research has shown that sports have a way of activating the brain cells in readiness for studies. According to a national survey, it was found that students that are involved in sports regularly are among the best students in academics as against those that do not participate in sports. To the end, the Vice Chancellor of one of the leading universities in the country has made it compulsory for all students to have an active sports life.
    In a similar manner, sports is a binding factor among students since they converge at the field after a days’ lecture to ease up stress. Doctors say that the best way to get the best kind of cooperation out of students is to engage them in a sporting activity. This, they say, brings out the spirit of oneness among them.
    To wrap up, the role of sports and games can never be over emphasized among students but it is already an established fact that sports and studies can coexist perfectly.

    Please kindly review.


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