IELTS Writing Task 2 – Playing a game is fun only when you win

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Playing a game is fun only when you win. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

(316 Words, 19 Sentences, 5 Paragraphs, Band 9)

Playing games is one of the most effective ways to eliminate stress, tension and to learn many things. However, I know some people who like to play only when they win. Personally, I agree with those people who play games in order not to win but to have fun. So, for several reasons, which I will mention bellow, I have to totally disagree with the statement above that playing a game is fun only for one who wins.

First of all, I think that people should understand the main reason of playing a game. In old times people gathered and played different games. It was a great way to find out more about each other, to communicate and learn new. Nowadays, I think that the reason why people play games is the same.

Second of all, in addition to the mentioned above benefit playing games is a perfect way to gain more knowledge and experience. It is not important who wins but it is important that everyone makes conclusions and learns to analyze one’s mistakes and tries to avoid them next time.

Finally, mental and physical games help to develop brain and body. Mental games improve one’s ability to think logically, make conclusions and analyze. Also, it improves one’s memory. From the other side, physical games help to strengthen one’s bones, develop muscles and improve one’s health.

Of cause, I must confess that it is fun to win and feel the victory. However, I think that the participation in a game is more important than the victory itself. People play games to relax, to eliminate stress and leave their troubles behind and gain more knowledge. One more reason why people play games is that avoiding games or playing them only when one is sure that he is a winner does not make one better. Only when people see their mistakes they can work on them and reach their goals.

(NB: Follow the above writing structure for getting higher IELTS band score in the examination. This sample answer can be an example of good writing out of many possible approaches.)

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