IELTS Writing Practice Test 15 With Sample Answer

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 IELTS Writing Task 2 Topic:

Sports which depend on violence for their entertainment, such as boxing and wrestling have no place in a civilised society and should be banned.
Do you agree or disagree ?

Outline

Identifying the essay type: Agree or disagree
Structuring the essay:

INTRODUCTION

It is highly debatable whether this is acceptable in modem society when at all other times we try to emphasise co-operation and team spirit, training people not to be aggressive and not to resort to violence when in conflict with others.

BODY

Paragraph 1:

It is argued that dangerous sports like boxing and wrestling, even in a controlled and institutionalised form, are highly disturbing.

Paragraph 2:

However, it should be borne in mind that cruelty is inherent in society and banning violent sports like boxing will not alter this. On the contrary, institutionalising and controlling violence in boxing clubs can help change this.

 

CONCLUSION:

To sum up, therefore, there is not much to be said about the prohibition of violent sports like boxing as it will not stop violence in society.

(Restating the introduction and giving recommendations)

SAMPLE ANSWER:

It is quite common nowadays to see such sports like rugby and football involve violent contact between players and often lead to injury. Other sports like boxing and wrestling, in particular, have the deliberate intention of hurting the opponent. It is highly debatable whether this is acceptable in modern society when at all other times we try to emphasise co-operation and team spirit, training people not to be aggressive and not to resort to violence when in conflict with others.

It is argued that dangerous sports like boxing and wrestling, even in a controlled and institutionalised form, are highly disturbing. The line of reasoning lies in the fact that it is better for everyone if we live in a violence-free society. In order for us, especially children, to learn to avoid such behaviour, it is preferable if we never see it and cannot copy it. If society actually sanctions brutality, as in boxing, it cannot be argued that violence is always unacceptable.

However, it should be borne in mind that cruelty is inherent in society and banning violent sports like boxing will not alter this. On the contrary, institutionalising and controlling violence in boxing clubs can help change this. Boys, who would otherwise be part of street riots outside the law, can be taught to be part of the law-abiding citizens, directing their energies at legal activities. In this environment, they can be trained to be better members of society. In addition, organised sports follow elaborate rules and medical facilities are always on hand; so, barring accidents, no one should be seriously hurt in the fair and peaceful game.

To sum up, therefore, there is not much to be said about the prohibition of violent sports like boxing as it will not stop violence in society; on the contrary, it will drive organised fighting outside the law and into the hands of criminals. There is no point in losing so much with limited gains.

Useful vocabulary

  • Deliberate intention of hurting the opponent
  • Institutionalised form
  • A violence-free society
  • Sanctions brutality
  • Institutionalising and controlling violence
  • Law-abiding citizens
  • Legal activities
  • The fair and peaceful game

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