Essay Sample 4


Фоменко Е.А.

Comment on the following statement:

      Some people say that it is just a waste of money to hold the Olympic Games. Other people argue that the Games are important for promoting sport and should be held despite all the expenses.

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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Some people say that Olympic Games are worth holding whereas others don’t agree.


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I think that Olympic Games are good to hold in any case. First of all, they advertise sport and healthy life style. Secondly, they help to break stereotypes connected with the country that holds them. They also require good preparations, a team that later keep working on other projects of the country.


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At the same time there are people who say that this holding is very expensive for the country. It’s better to use this money for country’s needs.


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In my opinion these people have a point. To hold Olympic Games is a big task that requires a lot of people and money. Nevertheless, countries pay for taking part in these games that seriously compensate the expanses. It also advertises the country. If the games are held well and the guests are satisfied people of the host country are satisfied too.


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In conclusion, I'd like to say that if we weigh all the facts that support holding Olympic games against the ones that criticize it, we'll see that the facts that support hosting the games outweigh those against.


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