IELTS Writing Task 2 : Sample 10
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
write about the following topic:
Some people say that international sports events make an important contribution to world peace.
Do you agree or disagree?
Write at least 250 words
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Response 1: by Mr Naeem Ahmad
Realistically speaking, international sports events have effectively paved the way for the world peace during last seven or eight decades on account of being occasions for peoples of the world to come closer to each other on one platform to share feelings of love and harmony, to understand each other and to perform their positive roles in the world. Due to the same reason, there is no harm in calling these sporting events true contributing factors behind our present harmonized co-existence on the planet earth.
In international sports events, where people often exchange heated arguments and accolade the performance of their heroes, on the same page, they extrude their negative feelings for others. Many times, it is observed that in India and Pakistan’s cricket matches, stadiums remained overcrowded, where people raised slogans against their rivals but, in the end, a soft corner was also seen in the hearts of both nations and such events reduced the tension between both (the) countries. Players, who are recognized as celebrities in both of the countries, often speak in favour of their opponents and acknowledge the efforts of other players as well.
To further strengthen my viewpoint in this regard, let me go to the extent of saying that sports had long been idealized as a way to heal wounds, mend fences and rise above differences among cultures and nations. International sports events like world cups, Olympic Games and Champion Trophies could not only transcend political and cultural barriers but also ensured world peace. Honestly speaking, modern sporting activities and festivals fundamentally and implicitly promoted friendship, solidarity and, ultimately, global peace.
To sum up, we may say that such events can foster love, reduce tensions, rejuvenate enthusiasm, bring prosperity and cause world peace. So, I find myself at ease to be in total agreement with those who consider sports a source of global harmony.