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.