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  • IELTS Essay Writing – International Sports Events

    Posted by Abhinav on June 23, 2021 at 10:37 PM

    You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

    Write about the following topic:
    Some people think that hosting an international sports event is good for the country, while some people think it is bad. Discuss both views and state your opinion.

    Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

    You should write at least 250 words.

    Bolster v. to support, strengthen, or fortify It’s important to bolster the International Image of the country.

    Demur v. to object to Some people do demur at the idea of hosting such costly events.

    Entail v. to involve or include Organising such event entails a lot of planning and preparation.

    Catalyst an agent that provokes or speeds significant change or action That, gaming event became the catalyst of the area’s industrialization.

    Lucrative having a large reward, monetary or otherwise These events generally become quite lucrative for tourism in long run

    Proponent a person who advocates for something The proponent of the International Gaming events believes them to be beneficial for local people too.

    fugacious lasting a very short time Even though these game events are fugacious, they have long lasting effects.

    fortify make strong or stronger Such events do contribute towards fortifying the economy of the country.

    shyam sunder replied 1 year, 10 months ago 19 Members · 22 Replies
  • 22 Replies
  • E Anjali

    June 23, 2021 at 10:55 PM

    Sports being one of the most celebrated and devoted cultural activity around the world, the needs of hosting an international sports event is undoubtedly necessary, but the opportunities and obstacles generated in a country due to these events needs to be discussed. I do partially agree on both aspects of the necessity of hosting international sports events.

    To begin with, the opportunity for a country to host an international sports event brings in honor and also the greatest advantage lies in the enormous fame and recognition it receives globally. The organizing of international sports event such as Olympics, FIFA World cup ,Cricket World Cup and so on entails huge preparations and planning which begins a lot ahead of its schedule under the guidance and organized supervision of concerned sports authority and government of the host countries. The preparations to receive a huge and diverse audience catalyzes the development and renovations in various aspects of the country including its infrastructure, accommodation and travel facilities. These preparations to bolster the image of the country also creates a rise in job opportunities contributing towards the fortifying economy of the nation. For instance, the recent changes in infrastructure and economy over the past 5 years in Qatar to host FIFA world cup 2022 is drastic and unimaginable.

    The major reason for people to demur the idea of hosting international sports events is because of the way it turns out to be lucrative for tourism in a long run which in turns affect the economy of the nation adversely. This contradicts the believes of proponents of International Gaming events such as, these events having beneficial aspects for local people. Even though the events are fugacious, the cost of investment on development and infrastructure is enormous which otherwise could have used for integral public needs of the nation.

    Thus to conclude, although the views and opinions on conducting national sports events are contradictory, the final outcome depends on the economical stability of the nation. If the country is economically stable to face the losses if any, it could benefit from the honor and fame received, in spite of the monetary loss. Whereas a less stable country receives honor but might suffer in a long run.

  • Arsh

    June 23, 2021 at 11:11 PM

    Hosting international sports event can be of great significant value to the countries but there are some of the negative aspects associated with it as well. In my opinion , organizing an international sport event in a country would have more benefits which overshadows its disadvantages.

    To commence with , firstly , the primary advantage would be improved relationships between countries .For instance , when a country invites candidates from different places they get a chance to showcase their cultural values as well as unity their country holds. Thus , it is apparent that it would fortify the bond between countries.

    Asserting further, another main reason would be providing entertainment to the local people. Some of these events are basically treated as festival in few countries where everyone enjoys them either by watching them on television or seeing them live. For instance , in my country cricket is treated as a festival and is enjoyed by mostly every citizen. Though these events are fugacious , but provides happiness to viewers that can never go wrong.

    However , there are many drawbacks associated with it as well and one of them being that these events are extremely costly for some developing countries. In countries where economical conditions are not that great , where the residents are suffering from unemployment issues or hunger, spending money on these events can be demurring.

    To conclude , I would like to say that organizing international events are quite beneficial for the country but should always be conducted if the country can handle the financial loss they are going to face afterwards. If yes , then these events can be quite lucrative for many reasons.

  • Seema

    June 23, 2021 at 11:35 PM

    Sports which can improve us not only physically but also mentally. Nowadays, sports are very famous all around the world. Sports events bolster everyone’s attention,As a section of the society believes that making arrangement for international sports events is beneficial for the host country whereas other demur at idea of hosting such events. I strongly agree that international sports event is good for the country.Both views will be discussed in this essay.

    Without any doubt organizing a sports events entails a lot of planning and preparation, that would bring considerable economic benefits to the country. For instance major sporting events like the world football cup or the olympics events will required several things that the host should think about. For instance, the host should calculate the costs of building new infrastructure such as stadiums and facilities that are necessary for the event.Many countries have difficulty in doing so, because an international sport event could be very costly.

    For many it will be economic opportunity to deal with.First of all, the host will have a chance to sell numerous tickets for the events.And many tourist and visitors are involved and seemed to be happy during their stay,which subsequently leads to the growth of the currency. Secondly, by organizing such events the current generation will be interested for their traditional sports. They may develop interest on specific athelete so that the become an idol of them.

    Others say that this not a good practice to encourage these kinds of events as they might lead to insecurity or can damage environment. Since a lot of people will be visiting the country during such events, incidents like terror attack could happen and they will responsible or would be blame for it, which may affect the reputation of the country.

    In conclusion, in my opinion if any nation planned for organizing an event in their country has both advantage and disadvantage but if we organized or planned properly it results good.

  • Sakshi

    June 23, 2021 at 11:37 PM

    International sports events have been organized since the time of the colonization period and are still taking place all around the globe, thus various countries take part in hosting such international sports events. Moreover, people have quite a different perspective on this subject, some people think that it is beneficial for the host country, whereas others demur to the thought of this idea and I completely agree with the former statement that it indeed brings various opportunities for the host country, so let’s have a look at sides of the topic.

    Although these international sports events are fugacious, they play a major role in bolstering the reputation of the host country all over the world, as any international game attracts attention towards the host country, thus not only contributes to fortifying the economy of the country but also helps in improving foreign affairs of the host country with all over the world by hosting healthy sports competitions. Another reason is that these games act as a catalyst in bringing lucrative tourism opportunities, thus increasing employment opportunities which ultimately helps in the industrialization of the region where the event takes place.

    The downside of conducting these events is that it entails a lot of beforehand event management and if on the day of the event any mismanagement occurs, the host country is always blamed, thus tarnishing the reputation of the host country. Another drawback is that conducting such games costs a lot of money and this money is usually from the pockets of the common people. For instance, in the 2010 Common Wealth games conducted in India, the government had build guest rooms for the players but the rooms themselves lacked in many aspects, this issue was publicized by the media which led to questioning where the tax money went.

    In my opinion, with the right plan, these international sports events can bring a lot of opportunities which is beneficial to the host country as well as bringing sports as a unifying moment for the world.

  • Vamsi Krishna

    June 24, 2021 at 12:14 AM

    Sports has a huge market all over the world, Everybody likes it yes, either by play or watching and for some people, it is a passion. Hosting games helps locals to earn money by tourism. In my opinion hosting games is economically good for any country.

    Firstly, Hosting international games is bolstering the economy and international image of the country. It is not an easy thing to organize such an event, entails a lot of planning and preparation for that a well-knowledgeable committee should be there. Promoting an event is another challenge, the advertising event and inviting most of the countries a catalyst is needed. so the people who are coming for participating from different countries need proper facilities that include food, accommodation, and stadiums to practices. Mostly international events are planned before 4 or 5 years, and sometimes they build a new stadium for the event, it requires a lot of money so that in poor countries the people demur at the idea of hosting. Yes, it’s true, such countries can’t accommodate many people with their limited facilities, even some players are not interested in participating in the events.

    For some countries it is like a festival such event, like football, most of the counties play football and views are from all over the world. through the international games, the countries increase their international tourism and it helps to local to earn some money. These events are fugacious, due to this economy of tourism is that much. Another way of getting money is by media rights, it plays a lot of crucial role. The viewers are from all over the world so that the media is helping to stream live to the people.

    Yes, Organising international events improve the economy of the countries. Some games are establishing healthy connections between two countries, for example, Cricket, so many people from other countries love India because of Cricket.

  • Prabhjeet

    September 13, 2021 at 9:08 PM

    Nowadays, the number of international sports events in a country have increased drastically. It is often argued that the trend is positive but on the counterpart, some people demur the idea. This essay will examine both the views before making a final note.

    On the bright side, the increase in number of inter-country events helps to bring international attention in addition to money. Although, hosting a big event requires a significant upfront investment, but the successful completion of it brings appreciation around the world. Additionally, foreign tourists spend money to watch the event while also relishing the country’s tradition and eventually adding to the country’s earnings. For example, a survey stated that international tourists account for about 30% reservations in any international sports event.

    On the other hand, international sports events require an upfront investment not only to cater to the necessities of the event, but to also satisfy the need of people coming from abroad. In case if things go wrong, it can leave an impact on the image of the country which is the least desirable. For instance, an event managed irresponsibly has the tendency to stain the country’s image and moreover hamper the future foreign investments.

    In conclusion, hosting an international sports event attracts tourists who help in bolstering the country’s image in addition to pouring money into the country’s economy. On the contrary, if the event doesn’t prosper as expected, then it has the capability to negatively impact the country’s image. But in my opinion, hosting an international sports event is irrefutably good to enhance the country’s image.

  • Mohit

    September 13, 2021 at 9:10 PM

    There are in India people are discussing about the hosting of international sports. many people are in favor of organizing the International Sport while the others are opposing the event.

    conducting international level of sports at our country is a matter of pride . On one hand it increases the reputation of the country at international level and on other hand it gives lot of opportunity to create employment. Many people like , event organizer gets employment. The fans of the player also visit the country for boosting the morel of their player and visit the many parts of the country as well. For example the Olympic game were played on our land in 1972 which our country managed very well. This not only gave us a new identity but due to the games , millions of foreigner had visited and thus dramatically our tourism industries was grown upto the maximum. There for the international games should be hosted in the country.

    On other side , the poor county like ours , waste lot of money in organizing the games. The big amount of money is spends in the sports , can be fulfill the need of food of thousands of people for a week ,if get used for the welfare of poor instead. The funding of many stopped projects ( pending in want of money ) can be induced. For example “Asian games” played in 2020, had cost Rs 20000 Crore while, by using this large amount of money, for public welfare 50 hospital, 100 school and 1000 house could have been build. The figures as mentioned above are self explanatory for using the money in Public welfare instead of organizing international events.

    As for as my opinion is concerned , I strongly agree to hosting big events like International game in the country as the same not only polished the image of the country but also caused the inflow of foreign currency. By inviting the big events we may boost our economy which in result will give the employment of thousand.

  • hari

    September 13, 2021 at 9:13 PM

    Although a section of people opine that organizing a worldwide sport event can bolster country’s image, others demur that it could be detrimental. I strongly believe that holding an global event has both benefits and drawbacks associated to it.

    To begin with, providing an international event shifts the focus towards a hosting country. This in turn attracts attention of media, brand endorsements, tourists and catalyses both countries image and economy. Thus providing lucrative results. For instance, during 2011 cricket world cup which had been conducted in India, the crickets brand endorsements almost doubled and resulted in swelling of sports economy. Besides, media ratings of sporting channel skyrocketed. Besides, this also catapulted the local IPL cricketing event organized later.

    Secondly, arranging an multinational event entails huge preparation and government should invest a lot of money and time. Though enhancement of image is true its only fugacious. Therefore, this can be utilized in catering to the needs of poor people. For example, in a developing country like India where poverty is higher we can leverage our resources in uplifting poor peoples’ quality of life. Thus it would be prudent to use our economy in a much better way.

    By the way of conclusion, on one hand hosting events fortifies countries image, on the other hand the proponents of events should look into possibility of using our resources in a better way to improve peoples’ quality of life.

  • Rajesh

    September 13, 2021 at 9:15 PM

    There have been lot of discussions on whether hosting an international sports event is beneficial or harmful. This debate subject arises passions on both yay and nay sides. There are lot of factors to be considered whether the benefits outweigh the harmful effects. While there are many benefits accrued by hosting such an event like arising passion for sports, getting free limelight to the host country, I believe that the cons outweigh the pros.

    In the first glance itself, the society members who benefit the most are evident. The elites – ruling class and politicians – find hosting an international sports event as an opportune moment to embellish their images and aggrandize themselves.

    However the strata of society, which loses the most, Is usually the poor who bears the pain of harmful cascade of dominos set in motion by hosting such an event. There have been instances of entire villages being relocated by governments in certain countries to host such events. This is especially pronounced in poor countries where quite often the rule of law is weak, though even the poor in affluent countries are not spared. The most egregious fact is that since these strata of society gets less media coverage, the harmful effects of hosting such an event does not get the prominence in media. In most cases, the glitz and glamour of hosting such an event completely hides the pain faced by the poorest and most affected in society.

    In conclusion, I believe that, especially in poor countries, the harmful effects outweigh the benefits of hosting an international event.

    • Abhinav

      September 13, 2021 at 9:29 PM

      Introduction is too long for an IELTS essay introduction. As I mentioned in the discussion in the class and introduction only consists of paraphrasing of the question and a thesis statement that’s it. You have mentioned quite a few points in your introduction which could have been written in the body paragraphs.

      The first body paragraph itself is very short and it does not follow the instructions given in the class. It needs to have a sentence which declares your reason, further more you need to elaborate your reasons and ultimately you need to provide some examples.

      There are also a lot of grammatical errors that are noted in your writing. You did try to include a lot of good vocabulary words however since the structure is not correct it’s not going to help your score.

      Band score weightage: 2.0/6.0

  • siddhu

    September 13, 2021 at 9:23 PM

    Most of the countries indulge in hosting international events to bolster their nations image. So, certain section of people believe this as an better idea, whereas others strongly oppose this to an awful consideration. I adhere strongly with the former argument. This essay will discuss both the views and conclude forming an opinion.

    To Embark on, there are many reasons why conducting international events are beneficial? Firstly, this would help in generating more opportunities globally for the nation, which in turn help for the betterment of each and every individuals of the country. This events would provide lucrative source by enhancing the tourism in the future. Moreover, the proponent believes that it would contribute to boost local people business where the artecrafts can become familiar globally. A good illustration for this would be, these events acts as a catalyst for industrial growth, hence would boost and fortify the economy of the country to the next level. Although, some people do demur at conducting these events, as it entails humongous expenditure and preparation, however this would yield better results in long run.

    <font face=”inherit”>Considering the second argument of this context, there are disadvantage of conducting these event, which cannot outweigh the advantages. Many developing countries conferring least importance in ignoring the basic needs and requirements of the country tending towards these exorbitant events. To illustrate, in some countries there is a huge requirement for enhancing the transport infrastructure which is having an </font>detrimental<font face=”inherit”> impact on the nation which is being overseen because of these events.</font>

    <font face=”inherit”>To conclude from aforesaid statements, in my opinion, Although there are disadvantages in tending toward these </font>globalized<font face=”inherit”> events, however advantages would </font>definitely<font face=”inherit”> outweigh them bearing in mind the long term and long last effects of these events.</font>

    • Abhinav

      September 13, 2021 at 9:32 PM

      Certain section of people believes..

      An better idea?? A better idea

      Why there is a question mark in the first sentence of the body paragraph 1?

      Each and every individuals= individual

      There is no proper example in your first one paragraph everything that you have written is just point of you and concepts. You need to give some example which looks like a real event that happened which proves your mentioned points.

      Again in the second body paragraph there is no proper example.

      Grammatical accuracy needs work as there are so many grammatical errors. Also the structure needs to be improved.

      Band score weightage: 2.5/6.0

  • Harsaroop Kaur

    September 13, 2021 at 9:27 PM

    International events are something for which we all are excited about and these events play a vital role to bolster the international image of the country, however some citizens demur at the idea of hosting such occasions. In my opinion it is very significant to organize global sport events.

    Organizing International gaming events gives a very patriotic feeling to all the citizens of the country as people feel that this is our country’s chance to showcase how beautiful, well developed and welcoming their country is. For example, In India people believe that Guests are equal to God. This gives the citizens of the country a way to publicize the traditions their country.

    On the other side, organizing such event entails a lot of planning and preparation. A lot of money is involved; as these events are very costly .The country that plans the event has to take care about everything like organizing the sports areas and providing facilities to the participants from different countries as well. Hosting country need to ensure that everything is done perfectly because it can make or mar the reputation of the country.

    In my conclusion, international sports events should happen more occasionally in all the countries. No doubts, there is are a lot of expenses involved in organizing such events but at the end of day, the country hosting the event feels proud that they did everything very well and were a great host to all the countries because that’s something people are not doing only for themselves but for the country.

    • Abhinav

      September 13, 2021 at 9:36 PM

      Written beautifully Harsaroop.. It follows the structure appropriately and there is a logical flow in your writing. You did try to use some lexical resource provided in the class. You have done a tremendous job in your first attempt here.

      There are 2-3 grammatical errors, nothing major however range can be improved and worked upon. Conclusion became a little bit longer than required.

      Band score weightage 3.5/6.0

  • Seema

    September 13, 2021 at 9:28 PM

    Nowadays many countries are hosting international sports events to improve the economic growth of the country. Some people thinks that this can lead to growth in many aspects for the country where as some thinks it is waste of money and time. I strongly believe that organizing international sports can lead to a great image of the country.

    Organizing international events can have many positive points with respect to the growth of the country. It helps people from outside country to visit another country where they might have never visited, citizens of the organized country can spend time with people from different parts of the country. Also the country who hosts such a big events gets monetary benefits in terms of airfare, hotels, tourists places and also for different sellers who interacts with the foreigners for selling different products when they visit market. So it’s important to bolster the international image of the country by hosting such great event.

    On the other hand, Organizing such a mega event entails a lot of planning and preparation. which includes to renovate the stadium, the areas near by the place where the event will take place, so overall infrastructure needs to be improved when organizing such events. Also till the time all the sports is completed, there are many security persons, police, and many staffs from the organizing committee are involved. So ideally, the spending in all of these things are very high in terms of money and later the government of the country takes the money from the local people of the organized country in terms of tax. Either they increase the tax percent or maximize the tax payers slab. Which results into suffering the loss by people of hosted country.

    There’re both type of people in this world who thinks organizing such mega event is fugacious, they have long lasting effects and such events do contribute towards fortifying the economy of the country. whereas some people do demur at ideas of hosting such costly events. So according to me organizing such events are very fruitful for the country in form of financial benefit, name of the country and a strong bonding between the people of different countries.

  • Ekta

    September 13, 2021 at 9:49 PM
  • Maninder

    September 14, 2021 at 1:01 PM

    There are multiple international sports events related to different categories of sports are going on in multiple countries. One of the major events going on is Olympics 2020 in Japan. Olympics was scheduled for year 2020, however it got delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic situation. There are two types of opinion for hosting an international event, some people think hosting such type of event helps a country to advertise its country on the global markets and good for the country, however, there is another thought of school, which says that spending millions of dollars on such events is wastage of country resources.

    International Events provide international recognition to host countries on the globe. International media has their close look at such types of events and praise the country which has hosted the events very well. Media will also highlight the infrastructure of those countries, people behavior, and governance model of those countries, which will help countries to attract new foreign investors.

    There are millions of tourists who travel along with their respective country teams at the time of the international event, which boost travelling industries of the host countires. Huge employment generation in the host countries due to tourist as well as working in sports village. The GOvernment of host countries earns huge amounts of tax from these events. Also, these events motivate residents of host countries towards sports and living a healthy life.

    Based on the information discussed above, in my opinion, international events are good for a country on multiple fronts

    • Admin

      September 17, 2021 at 9:55 PM

      Feedback: Introduction needs to be improved as per the requirements such as: Paraphrasing, Thesis Statement, and outline rest should be discussed in the following paragraphs. Need to work cohesive devices as found less instead simple structures and also try to avid multiple sentences in future.

      Band: 2.5/6

  • Tuhinsuvra

    September 21, 2021 at 2:05 PM

    Sports can create connections between folks from different cultures and can give us global exposure however there are some individuals who oppose it. This essay portrays both views and concludes with an opinion.

    International sports event increases valuable tourism which upheaves the host country’s economy. Almost all major international sporting events bring more than a million global audiences to the host nation. Billions of foreign currencies are pumped into the host country’s economy by non-native tourists. Evidence for this is provided by Statista, according to them, the FIFA World Cup 2018 generated 5 million tourists for Russia. Thus, it is so obvious that such sporting events boost up the country’s development and it is a wise decision to bid for it.

    On the contrary, international sports events can also be considered as a financial drain on the host nation. In other words, to organize such an earth-shattering event, the host country needs to inject a massive amount of money for infrastructure development. There is no doubt that some countries or cities already hold the world-class status for which they do not require to pour money into that. But it has been noticed that, in most scenarios, the host nation ended up giving a huge burden on their citizens’ shoulders. A good illustration of this is the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games. Despite the fact that it made Montreal city so much popular, ultimately ended up leaving a 30-year legacy of debt and financial disaster for the city. This proves that budget analysis is the foremost thing before bidding for an international sporting event.

    In my opinion, hosting an international sports event with proper risk analysis is one of the greatest drivers for boosting up the nation’s economy and pride.

    Word count: 289

    • Tuhinsuvra

      September 23, 2021 at 8:26 PM

      I request @abhinav sir, to please evaluate my answer.

  • Carol

    August 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM

    India being a land of the warriors, competitiveness is second nature to every Indian. I most definitely understand the need and the requirement on a national level to host such sports events which can have it own set of positives and negatives. However , we aim to highlight both aspects of this communal activity as a large section of any country associates to the national games whether held domestically or internationally. I partially am in favour of hosting international sports events.

    The propensity of any country to agree to host such international sports events does not only show the governments audacity but also manier times inability to garner support of the majority. The economic play involved in this game of power can galvanise negative reviews for any effective minister, political party, country. The simple reason being, the expense which may look like a government contribution at first eventually gets deflected to the citizens of that country by way of increased taxes, lower FD interest rates, slow GDP growth.

    Contrary to popular belief, there is a section of society that supports sports, for the love of game and the competitiveness that may be condoned at times by the leftists. Not to deny the fact, that such events put the country on an international pedestal and the amount of accolades, fame and glory received in return does more good than bad in the larger scheme of things. In the process, the city where such events are held becomes a tourist attraction for many. Infrastructurally the development that is seen for example, newly built highways, state of art stadiums, refurbished guest houses and much more that this entails after the event is over leaves the city dolled up. The best example would be the Delhi Common Wealth Games Village that was developed- CWG 2010. The facilities and infrastructure still is a site to wonder and admire. The effort gone behind putting up the show is evident in the scale of operations it must have required and is a tourist destination for many foreigners.

    I would like to summarise my thoughts by saying that every country and its people have a right to decide what is best for the nation. As some would support valour, few would disagree as it does come at a huge financial cost.

  • shyam sunder

    September 15, 2022 at 11:40 PM

    Some people argue that International sports demur at the idea of hosting such costly events while other says it’s important to bolster the international image of the country, I believe that sports are playing significant role in the renowned of country image. I will discuss in details about it in the below paragraph.

    On the one hand, Organising the International sports in country is to make the country more popular, which will bolster the image of the nation’s worldwide and also increasing the tourism in the country, The gaming event became the catalyst of the areas industrialisation that also generates the numerous job opportunities for the local or urban people. In addition to this gaming events are to develop game sprit on the youngsters which may proponent to play for the state level and national or internationally. For example FIFA world cup organised by Qatar, after the international world cup they country has been renowned by sports lovers and also boost the tourism in that country too.

    On the other hand, some of the countries think that the organising the international sports are required recourses and proper planning for which they have to spent huge amount to making to develop proper stadium infrastructure to gather the worldwide audience, also have to make proper arrangements for the stay of the players as well as the international sports association body members. Even If countries having lucrative large rewards, monetary or etc, in this case these events make the country in the declining of the tourism for the longer prospective. For example Pakistan, they do not have proper security that’s why international sports are not happening the issues like lack of the security and the improper infrastructure of the ground.

    In conclusion, having international sports in the country is bolster the image of the nation and make more feels proud for doing it not for themselves but for the country, limited drawbacks are like spending huge amount to prepare the events and the security concern , In my opinion the organising the international events are more beneficial for the country.

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