Essay Sample 18

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Comment on the following statement:

Doing sports is essential for young people. 

What is your opinion? Do you agree with this statement?
Write 200-250 words.
Use the following plan:
—    make an introduction (state the problem)
—    express your personal opinion and give 2-3 reasons for your opinion
—    express an opposing opinion and give 1-2 reasons for this opposing opinion
—   explain why you don't agree with the opposing opinion
—    make a conclusion restating your position




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Today doing sports is very popular. Some people say that only the youth needs doing sports, whereas others do not agree. They state that sports should be an integral part of adults' life.

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To my mind, doing sports is necessary for adults. First of all, a sedentary lifestyle leads to health problems. For example, there are a lot of office workers who suffer from different diseases because they spend a large part of their day in front of a computer screen. As a result, they can have problems with their legs or hearts. Secondly, there are adults who are overweight. Obesity prevents people from performing even simple tasks. It undoubtedly makes their life inconvenient. Consequently, doing sports is essential mainly for adults in order to avoid health problems.

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Nevertheless, there are some people who believe that sport is a necessity only for youngsters. They say that sport helps young people to look great. Since young people are really concerned about their look, they should do sports. Also, physical endurance is formed only when people are young.

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I cannot agree with the opinion mentioned above. Not only young people want to look attractive. Adults pay much attention to their appearance as well. Physical endurance is equally important for both adults and young people, but because youngsters are more active by nature, adults need sports more.

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In conclusion, I would like to say there are opposing views on this issue. At first sight doing sports is really important for youngsters, but in actual fact it is even more important for adults. Thus, I strongly believe that doing sports is essential for young people.

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