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  • IELTS Essay Writing – 2 – Agree/Disagree (International sporting events)

    Posted by Admin on June 25, 2021 at 6:26 PM

    Q. Some people believe that international sporting events are the ideal opportunity to show the world the qualities of the hosting nation. Others believe that these events are mainly a large unjustifiable expense.
    To what extent do you agree or disagree?

    Tanya replied 2 years, 8 months ago 13 Members · 22 Replies
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  • Admin

    June 25, 2021 at 6:27 PM

    Model Answer: Band – 9

    Global athletic events such as the Olympics, the World Cup, the Extreme Games, and even the American Super Bowl are incredible opportunities for countries. These iconic spectacles can provide a country with an economic avalanche of benefits or expose it to a public relations disaster. This essay will look at both points, using Russia and the United Kingdom as examples.

    Firstly, it is important to bear in mind that simply hosting the event and having the world’s media attention cannot guarantee a positive promotion. This is because although the country is receiving enormous amounts of publicity, the media will often report controversial news as well as.

    Take the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, for example. The media spotlight is shining bright on the athletes but also highlighting the polemic legislation regarding homosexuality. Therefore, despite the international recognition to be gained, the country can also face a possible backlash.

    Secondly, the expense of building large infrastructures necessary to hold these events can dwarf the benefits, unless they are fully amortized afterwards. This is largely due to the fact that stadiums, Olympic parks, ski runs etc. are expensive to construct and undertake large capital expenditure, often by the public sector.

    In the Commonwealth Games in Manchester in 2002, the council commissioned a stadium for athletic events which was later adapted and sold to the local preeminent football club, Manchester City. Therefore with proper, fair, economic management of such buildings and facilities the cost can be recuperated.

    To conclude, a host city or nation has a lot to gain from these events but only if they are economically administered correctly and the country has no controversial issues for the media to pull out of the closet.

  • Shyam

    June 25, 2021 at 9:35 PM

    Sports have been best source of entertainment for the people all over the world. All countries want to organize international events like Commonwealth games, Olympics, the world cup of football, cricket or other sports as well. These occasions can assist to boost economy, culture understanding and religion of hosting country in a tiny period. In this essay I will explain both parts with meaningful instances.

    Firstly, when a country host such sporting events, it always stimulate economic growth and tourism of that nation as it attracts crowds from other countries. When such events occur the world media also gathered on a platform, which also helpful to promote gesture of organizing country. That hosting nation is also funded by world bank to improve infrastructure. For example – Many years back Commonwealth games were held by India. We gave a strong message to world that we were also capable for successful managing such events. During the Commonwealth games in Delhi, game village layout was designed and developed with the support of top-notch designer, now with proper fair, economic management they are using domestic players.

    Secondly, the hosting nation has the opportunity to showcase their culture and tradition to impress the foreign nations and this will attract even more tourists in future. Like – Indian Premier League is best example, many foreign players are participating in cricket games. They are learning more about our tradition, culture and festivals. Recent tweets and messages by them on Diwali on social sites are amazing example of understanding and appreciation.

    In summarize, it is acceptable to welcome such event for country growth and reputation on world level. But few people thinks in-spite of hosting global games, government should focus on developing infrastructure for people, educate them because in these events media presents destructive image of that country, which itself is huge loss for developing countries.

  • Haritha

    June 26, 2021 at 3:05 AM

    Hosting global events such as the world cup, Olympics are the best platforms to showcase the country’s pride and uplift the economy as well. However, some people think that spending money on this kind of event is completely undefinable. I totally disagree with this point and this will look at the positives of this event with suitable examples.

    To begin with, hosting a sport in a country becomes competitive these days. A country wins the chance, to host an event after a bid along with a plethora of fights. They consider it is a massive chance to promote sports participation, create sporting role models, encourage a sense of national identity, and an opportunity to showcase their culture, city, and country to the global audience. For instance, in 2020, Tokyo won the Olympics bid and conducted sports events. which gains a lot more attention to the country and the investment which they made in the event was $50 billion. Did they use this total amount for the hosting? No, they have also used for health promotion, the country’s healthcare system, grassroots sports promotion.

    Secondly, By conducting sports events encourage people widely to become more active, this could be disputed. We will get a chance to meet another country’s people and other skill sets have been shared with each other. Moreover, winners are exposed to the media got attention from companies for the sponsorship. Therefore, they will receive prosperity and put their contribution on the sports than ever before. for example, Indian cricketer Virat Kohli had many endorsement deals and 66th highest-paid athlete in the world.

    To conclude, the impact of hosting an event in a country is significant. Developed and developing countries are also in competition to grab this opportunity.

    • Admin

      June 30, 2021 at 5:57 PM

      Feedback: Content is acceptable, good approach, need to work on related words and few more complex sentences.
      Band: 3.5/6

  • Shazia

    June 26, 2021 at 2:54 PM

    Certain people think that hosting International sporting events gives perfect chance to show the calibre of the country to the world. However others consider that these kind of events are mainly wastage of money .

    Organising such kind of sport events are beneficial for the hosting country . It inhibits the ideas, customs and social behaviour of the nation.

    First and foremost advantage of hosting international events is that the host country becomes centre of attention and attracts many sport loving tourist . this brings prestige and honour to the country . such mega events will bring a great opportunity for the local business to expand and many engineers and workers are hired for building of infra structures and many talented workers will be employed .Hosting such events is definitely worth investing if it is well planned.

    Although these events consumes huge amount of money for organising ,for instance constructing suitable infra structure such as stadiums , accommodation for the visitors, athletes and their companions .Moreover such mega events will have some negative outcomes for the residents .While building infra structures , government orders to evict residents in order to build up new stadiums and roads .

    In conclusion , despite the expenses involved in hosting international sports event, I believe that the benefits associated with such events will be massive .

    • Admin

      June 30, 2021 at 6:02 PM

      Feedback: Good use of content, approach is good, need to work on cohesive devices keeping word limit in my as it’s less than 250.

      Band: 3/6

  • Ayesha

    June 26, 2021 at 4:52 PM

    Sports Events held on Global level are a fantastic chance for the sponsoring countries, to flaunt their ways of hospitality and the potential to host such a big event whereas a numerous people reckon that these events are just some irrational means of spending on extravaganza. This essay will try to explain both point to a reasonable extent.

    To begin with, in order to unite people and countries sports has always been a medium. Though it teaches brotherhood, it also inculcates competitiveness at the same time. Being it the biggest source of entertainment, countries find a great opportunity to invest for showcasing their capability and qualities in hosting events like Commonwealth Games, Olympics, The world Cup etc. For example, Since the era even before cinema, Scotland used to host competitive games, where many teams from neighbouring countries used to participate.

    Now, if international sports event needs to be organized, a great amount of capital needs to be invested for infrastructure, accomodating teams, managing spectators and the manpower to accomplish all these tasks. The time after this event is over, the purpose of the infrastructure, the employees comes to a hault, now is when the country needs strategies to not let these be neglected rather be utilised for more profit. As long as all this investment is paid off, organizing such a colossal event sounds rational. It also helps promote tourism in the country which again is beneficial for recuperating besides the sponsorships.

    In conclusion, if economically managed, global sports events would benefit the host country in so many ways that we can’t anticipate and if not It could lead to frenzy if all this investment goes in vain.

    • Admin

      June 30, 2021 at 6:05 PM

      Feedback: Good use of content with useful words along with relevant examples, need to work on cohesive devices and formation.

      Band: 3.5/6

  • priya

    July 1, 2021 at 8:36 AM

    Global sports events like Olympics, World Cup, commonwealth Games or Asian Games are phenomenal and becoming very popular all over the world. Hosting such events is a pride moment for hosting country to display their ability and power to the World. But few argue that such game events are causing unnecessary monetary expenses. In this essay, we will see how organizing global events is a boon to any nation and not the other way round.

    The immense popularity of such international programs attracts the world’s attention including a wide spread diverse crowd to the hosting country. Any nation in that position would want to grab the opportunity to show case their capability by organizing events in a grand manner including bringing attention to their Culture, Heritage and talents. Such limelight will fetch more recognition to their tourism and development in other business sectors. During such events the hosting nation can bond with the other world powerful nations thereby improving their diplomatic and soft powers.

    Of course, in order to make these sports events a grand success, a huge investment by hosting nation is mandatory. Some may argue that such funds can be allocated to useful and needy sectors like health and education system. But conducting universal events will increase many business opportunities in the field of transport, stay, tourism, food and infrastructure segment with a huge money inflow, which will boost the economy of the nation, thereby contributing indirectly to the other deprived sectors.

    To conclude, I agree completely that organizing international athletic events are great opportunity to show the superiority of any conducting country as such events are helping to their economic growth and friendship with developed states in the long run.

  • Eman

    July 1, 2021 at 8:23 PM

    International sporting events provide a chance to demonstrate the capabilities of the hosting country, however, such events are expensive to run. In my opinion, I think that it is a waste of money for several reasons.

    To begin with, hosting international events requires massive infrastructure which can eat up a lot of the financial resources of the country as well as manpower. For Example, building new stadiums and public facilities for the visitors. To do so, more manpower is hired and more money spent to pay their wages. Moreover, Utilizing the facilities by the visitors will result in misusing such places. For instance, public transportation will be occupied by the visitors and not serving the people who live in the hosting country.

    On the other hand, hosting such events can be beneficial for the country in many ways. First, it can increase international exposure to attract more business opportunities. An example for that is the attraction of many industrial companies to relocate their business in this country. Second, it will lead to elevate the tourism rate in this country. For instance,tourists visiting the country to explore its landscapes and its nature.

    In conclusion, hosting international sporting events can be beneficial for the country and its economical development, however, it can drain it financial and environmental resources.


    August 3, 2021 at 6:22 PM

    While some people believe that global sports events are organised to show the qualities of the hosting nation, others say that it is just an insensible expense. I completely agree with the idea that it provides perfect opportunity to the hosting country to show their administration and other qualities to the world.

    Firstly, organise any sporting event on an international level has its own advantages like increasing the popularity of the games and also to choose the best among all, this helps in keeping competitiveness alive in the sport. The organising nation has to make preparations for the same and have to make sure that everything goes on smoothly. This surely tests their management and administration. For Instance, there are more than 100 countries which participate in one of the oldest sporting events called Olympics but only certain number of countries can be a host of the same, as it requires a lot of requirements to be fulfilled by the country to be a host.

    Secondly, the cost incurred to prepare for such an event is not completely unjustifiable because these expenses contribute in overall betterment of the infrastructure of that country. For example, several new stadiums were built in Delhi before hosting the Common Wealth Games in 2010, these stadiums are now used as the preparing grounds for our athletes as well as to organise domestic games. Despite this the cost incurred in preparing for these events can be spent in any other sector including Medical, Education etc.

    To conclude, It can be said that organising any international sports event can prove to be a bit costly but it has its own benefits which outburdens the expenses so incurred.

    • Admin

      August 9, 2021 at 2:34 PM

      Feedback: Well Written, just need to focus on few more cohesive devices and avoid unnecessary grammatical error.

      Band: 4/6

  • Sanjay Pp

    August 3, 2021 at 6:43 PM

    Some people argue that international sports events like olympics commonwealth games are mere wastage of money and resources while others oppose such an arguement. In this essay we will analyse the economical benefits of hosting such big events ,and how conducting such an event could become a disaster .

    Conducting a global event invites more foreign people to our country which can tremendously boost our economy. For example if olympics happens in our country the foreign people coming to watch this spectacular athletic event also will be interested in visiting our heritage and tourist places which will obviously lead to the growth of tourist sector. Also they will be traveling between the event venues which will ultimately provide money to our local taxi drivers and other transport sectors.

    Another benefit is such global events will inspire millions of youngsters to become athlets and sportsmans. In case of india which is already one of the poorest performers in international sports events except cricket ,conducting such an event can give wings to our sports sector.

    But conducting such a big event is a double sided sword. If not done properly it can tarnish the reputation of the country at international level. Poor organization or even minor mistakes will be reported by native as well as international media and the government can literally undergo a mass prosecution.

  • priya

    August 3, 2021 at 6:55 PM

    Global sports events are gathering widespread popularity among everyone nowadays. While nations are exhibiting keen interest and enthusiasm to conduct such events to showcase their strength, others argue that organizing such athletic events are a complete waste of resources. In my opinion, organizing international competitions is a boon to any hosting country and in this essay we will see points to support my view.

    Firstly, Games like the Olympics, super bowls, Asian or Commonwealth games etc., attracts more sports enthusiasts and viewers to the host country. This contributes directly to the transport, tourism, retail and hospitality sector. Thereby enhancing the economy of the nation. For instance, Britain had viewed the Euro 2020 event as a way of boosting their economy affected by the Pandemic. Though the fight between the Italy and English fans after the finals gathered a lot of negative views by the media, still the takeaway from organizing the Game is more.

    Also some countries see this as a platform to strengthen their diplomatic power with other super powers in the world. Such events are used as opportunities by world leaders to meet and greet in a friendly environment. Many treaties and dialogues were discussed and signed through sports diplomacy. Hosting international cricket events or tri-series were always used as a tool by India to soften the growing hostility with its neighboring nations.

    To summarize, hosting global sports competitions will aid in economic development to the home country and the soft power gained will bring in more trade and friendship agreements. Hence all the expenditure incurred for such events will indirectly boost the business of the hosting country.

    • Admin

      August 9, 2021 at 3:00 PM

      Feedback: Very well executed with relevant content, try to use few more complex sentences, and suitable words to create an impact, try to avoid unnecessary grammatical error as found in BP 1 – in 1st line – Attract- not Attracts.

      Band: 4.5/6

  • Vaibhav

    August 17, 2021 at 2:15 PM

    In recent years, International sports events have gained a lot of traction and thus, host countries leverage such events to exhibit their culture, technology and superiority. While some people are speculative on such exhibitions due to extravagant expenditures involved, others regard these exhibits as essential. This essay will argue why such display of a nation’s qualities is significant and how it fosters development of the nation.

    To begin with, countries seldom get such platforms to showcase their affluent culture, nimble progress and incredible diversity, and given the scale of global presence in these events, if nations make use of these events wisely, it could be a game changer in glorifying a nation’s image in the world. To illustrate this, the opening ceremony of the Olympics is among the most popular programs on television, this implies that the nation should utilise this stage to demonstrate its character to the world.

    As far as expenses on such exhibitions are concerned, we should regard this as a tiny investment for the bigger purpose of the country. Just like any other business, countries also require financial investments in order to boost their economy, not to mention, to allure international investments advertising their strengths is requisite and hence, it is worth spending every single penny on such advertising campaigns alongside International sports events. To attest this, countries which have encouraged and hosted international sports have developed at a pace unprecedented before.

    This essay argued that it is significant for a nation hosting international sports to exhibit its culture and capabilities, and the expenditure involved is certainly justified. In my opinion, countries should showcase their strengths especially on International sports events to reveal the world their unparalleled culture and to improvise their future prospects.

    • NIL Admin

      August 24, 2021 at 8:52 PM

      Excellent piece of writing. You did a commendable job and if you do the same in the actual test you are going to get through with flying colours.

      Band Score Weightage: 5.5/6.0

  • Bhavik

    August 19, 2021 at 10:54 AM

    Often mainly people believe that international sporting events are the platforms for a hosting nation to showcase their qualities to the world while many believe it is a gratuitous large expense. In my opinion its a great advantage for hosting nation to put a step forward for its development

    While organising an international event not only showcases the resources of the country but also provides any opportunity for further development. Showcasing the qualities would encourage the new business to get set up in the nation. Such events can be considered as marketing the name of our nation which attracts the worldwide investor to believe and invest in new starts up in the country as well as set up new hubs of their own companies thereby increasing employment opportunity and boosting the countries economy in the near future. Considering the example of India which hosted common wealth game in 2010, boosted its economy in the immediate year due to the limelight that was created through the event. Thus I believe that such events should be considered as a marketing tool which increases the awareness of the nation amongst the other countries

    On the other hand hosting such events also encourages the people within the country to participate in such sports. I will create a game awareness which could galvanise people with natural propensity to explore the new sports. In todays tech heavy world it is important for people to have some mobility to stay fit. Such game would allow people to explore and ultimately be fitter. For an instance, as per TOI after commonwealth 2010 in India he participation of local in sport complex increased by a good number

    To summarise I believe such events would definitely push the development of the country through new business, also would create awareness amongst local people about sports, ultimately keeping them fit

  • Tanya

    August 25, 2021 at 7:11 PM

    Some people consider the international sporting events as an unnecessary expenditure while I personally believe that these occasions give opportunities to showcase your talents. I will support my opinion with instances in the following paragraphs.

    For the past few decades, International sporting events like Olympics, Cricket World Cup etc have gained immense popularity not only amongst the players but also among the audience. These events provide platforms for the sports persons to present their talent in front of the whole world. In addition, the awards are given to the winner that keeps them motivated and also arises the feeling of patriotism in the audience. For example, it was a proud moment for Indians to have their first athlete, Neeraj Chopra, to win the gold medal in Olympics 2021.

    On the contrary, If there will be no such programs then there can be boredom in many players’ life as they only have to compete with their country’s people and also their talent will be restricted to their nation only. Also, how are we going to rank the countries across the globe in the terms of sports they play at their best. Just like dancers and musicians, sportsman also wants to be recognized globally. Moreover, these events contribute greatly to countries’ economies as sectors like travel and tourism are benefiting from these programs.

    To conclude with, it is essential to have International events for sports as they bring more challenges in a sportsman life which and keep their spirits high in order to compete with the whole world. These occasions also keep the audience engaged and it is worth spending some money if our nation can be recognised globally.

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