IELTS Writing Task 2 essay with model answer

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic

Some people consider sport to be their career and role in the society. For others, it is mostly a workout to keep fit. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

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

Write at least 250 words.

Model Answer:

Nowadays, it is true that sport plays a very important role in our lives. Some people even pursue it as their career. In my own opinion, sport career is not a bad choice but it is a little risky.

First of all, it is clear that one of the main reasons why people to choose sports is to keep fit. Sports help them to have a good health, lifts their spirit, and so on. After several years playing sports, some people find it really interesting and passionate. They know that it is the career that they are looking for and decide to become professional athletes.

For others, in contrast, they do not consider sports as a career because they simply do not think that sports can bring them a good life or their sports passion is not enough. And as we all know, without passion and determination, we can’t be successful in anything. If someone does not like sports, you can’t force him or her to choose sports as a career.

In my opinion, sports career has 2 sides: positive and negative. If you are successful and can be number one in the world like Roger Federer in tennis or Lionel Messi in football, you can do many things. By then, you will not have to worry about earning a living anymore and will even be able to help others by doing charities or starting a foundation. It sounds great but if you are just an average player or even worse, suffer a serious injury which destroys your career, you will be nothing and there will be no way to get back.

In summary, working out to keep fit is good. However, if you want to make it as a career, like any other job, you must consider carefully because after your decision is made, you have to follow it till the end.


Total Words: 312

Task Achievement: 9

Coherence & Cohesion: 8

Lexical resources: 7

Grammar: 7

Overall Score: Band 7.5

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