Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?
At universities and colleges, sports and social activities are just as important as classes and libraries and should receive equal financial support.
Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
When it comes to the issue that sports and social activities are as important as classes and libraries and need to receive equal financial support at universities and colleges, different people hold different views. If I were faced with this question, I would probably say that I agree this issue. In the following discussion, I would like to provide some evidences to support my point of view.
In the first argument, there is a reason for me to consider the opinion. The reason is that many students can improve their communicating skills and have good health by doing exercise and joining social activities. For example, some students take advantage of their favorite sports, so they participate the school teams of sport and can learn professional sport technique. If they get good grades, they would have senses of achievement. On the other hand, students can meet a lot of people in the social activities where they share something interesting or different ideas from their life and culture to each other. There is no other example can explain my idea better than this.
Some people will consider that sport and social activities are not crucial than classes and libraries,they think that students should spend most of their time on studying. However, we should not conclude that students only focus their study,but they ignore their physical exercise and social activities. Because some students get good grades on their studies, they do not know how to relax their body and to talk with other people.
Another head and chief reason that I have chosen to put here is that schools should give the same budget on the sports and social activities.For instance, some students do well on certain sport field, and they can get scholarship from school. They are encouraged to compete with other schools’ teams, and schools have good reputation in the worldwide.Besides, sponsoring the social activity is good for students to hold many large scale activities ,even then they invite famous people to their school and give significant presentations. Therefore, I agree school should give financial support to sports and social activities as same as the class and libraries.
To sum up, on the basis of the reasons presented above, which correlate with each other to generate an integrated whole and thus become more convincing than any single one oft hem, we may have no doubt to believe that sports and social activities are just as important as classes and libraries and should receiver equal financial support in the universities and colleges.
TOEFL listening discussions: A conversation between a student and a university advisor