What is the role of the Olympic Games? What are some benefits of the Olympic Games?

IELTS Writing Task 2

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic:

Some people say that the Olympic Games don’t have a role to play in the 21st century.

Do you agree or disagree? Give your own opinion.

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

Write at least 250 words.




IELTS Task 2 Essay | Olympic Games Don’t Have a Role in the 21st Century

The Olympic Games are representative of many positive aspects of society and the world at large and therefore have always been extremely important and will most probably continue to be so in the future.

The Games represent the highest level in sporting achievement and bring together countries from around the world to compete against each other. This international competition shows how nations can be competitive without involving conflict, can cooperate without compromising their own integrity and share in ideals which most aspire to; determination, dedication and excellence. These are not only athletic attributes but also critical skills for young people to learn in order to excel in life in whichever area they wish to participate, be it sports, academic or artistic.

There is no valid argument that the Games are no longer important solely because we are now in the 21st century. This world famous event is competition in its purest form and as such if it was no longer relevant, then competition at any level would be deemed irrelevant also. That would signify that domestic football and soccer leagues would not be important, that athletes and others should not bother to compete against each other to see who is faster, stronger, better or superior at any particular skill. Competing is one of the essential and intrinsic characteristics of mankind, whether in sport or business.

Man has always endeavoured to go farther, travel faster and improve upon what is at present. It is what drives evolution and allows us to make progress by constantly attempting to do something better. The Olympic Games have developed in their own way, just as mankind has, over many years and they continue to be highly relevant today and will be in the future, they are symbolic of so much which man values highly as well as being a truly global event which countries share.



How would you answer this IELTS writing question about the Olympic Games?
  • would you agree or disagree?
  • What's your opinion?
  • Are the Olympic Games still relevant?


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