Essay Hosting

This is one of my model IELTS essays lessons where you can

  • read the essay
  • do a vocabulary exercise
  • get a full lesson on how to write the essay

Read the international sporting events essay

Many people want their country to host an international sporting event. Others believe that international sporting events bring more problems than benefits. Discuss both views and state your opinion.

There is frequently great competition to host international sporting events. Not everyone, however, believes that the price involved in hosting such events is worthwhile. For me, this is an understandable point of view and perhaps not every country should try and stage international sporting events.

The major argument against hosting international sporting events is financial. Typically, it can cost several million pounds to build the arenas and modernise the infrastructure so that it can cater for the athletes and the spectators. This money, it is argued, would be better spent on welfare and education programmes that provide direct support for the population. Indeed, some governments have incurred so much debt through hosting the Olympic Games that they have had to reduce spending on other social programmes.

While there is some merit in that argument, hosting sporting events does also bring significant benefits. First among these is the honour and prestige it brings to the host country because that country will be the centre of the sporting world for the duration of the event. For many people this is beyond any price. More than that, if the authorities plan carefully, they can use the occasion of the sporting event to help finance public works that benefit the whole population in the long term. For example, the village for the athletes can be transformed into public housing and the various stadia can be used to build a sporting legacy for future generations.

My own view is that it is an honour for a country to host a major sporting event. However, if a government wishes to bid for an international event to be staged in its country, it should ensure it has sufficient funds to maintain spending on other projects.

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Understanding the essay question and thinking about essay structure

Many people want their country to host an international sporting event. Others believe that international sporting events bring more problems than benefits. Discuss both views and state your opinion.

You should note that you must write about both the pros and cons of hosting international events and give your own opinion. With this type of question it is sensible to use one topic paragraph for the advantages and one for the disadvantages. You can then use the conclusion to (re-)state your own opinion, which should also be clear from your introduction.

Ideas for the essay

To write the essay, you need one good reason for and against hosting sporting events. If you find it difficult to think of ideas, it often works to use just one idea and then argue for and against it. So, for example, in this essay, I use the idea of finance in both the for and against paragraphs. In one paragraph, the idea is that it is waste of public money, and in the other the idea is that it could be a good investment.

Other ideas include:

  • sporting legacy for future generations (stadia and arenas)
  • good for tourism and international investment
  • national pride
  • raise the profile of sport in the country
  • improve infrastructure (new transport and housing)
  • problem of debt
  • hidden costs (policing etc)
  • stadia are empty after the games
  • need for investment in other areas (health etc)

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Many people want their country to host an international sporting event. Others believe that international sporting events bring more problems than benefits. Discuss both views and state your opinion.

There is frequently great competition to host international sporting events. Not everyone, however, believes that the price involved in hosting such events is worthwhile. For me, this is an understandable point of view and perhaps not every country should try and stage international sporting events.

The major argument against hosting international sporting events is financial. Typically, it can cost several million pounds to build the arenas and modernise the infrastructure so that it can cater for the athletes and the spectators. This money, it is argued, would be better spent on welfare and education programmes that provide direct support for the population. Indeed, some governments have incurred so much debt through hosting the Olympic Games that they have had to reduce spending on other social programmes.

While there is some merit in that argument, hosting sporting events does also bring significant benefits. First among these is the honour and prestige it brings to the host country because that country will be the centre of the sporting world for the duration of the event. For many people this is beyond any price. More than that, if the authorities plan carefully, they can use the occasion of the sporting event to help finance public works that benefit the whole population in the long term. For example, the village for the athletes can be transformed into public housing and the various stadia can be used to build a sporting legacy for future generations.

My own view is that it is an honour for a country to host a major sporting event. However, if a government wishes to bid for an international event to be staged in its country, it should ensure it has sufficient funds to maintain spending on other projects.

Think about the vocabulary

Before you write the essay, you should think about the range of vocabulary you can use. The best advice is always to try and use topic specific language. Some of this may be quite simple. That’s good. Simple language used precisely is far better than complicated language used badly. In my essay, I focus on the idea of finance and this allows me to use this language:

  • the price
  • financial
  • cost several million pounds
  • this money
  • would be better spent on
  • incur debt
  • reduce spending on
  • finance public works
  • ensure it has sufficient funds

You also want to ensure that you have some variety of sporting language too:

  • build the arenas
  • the athletes and the spectators
  • the Olympic games
  • the centre of the sporting world
  • the village for the athletes
  • a sporting legacy

 

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