TOEFL essay samples: Universities should give the same amount of money...

Do you agree and disagree with the following statement? Universities should give the same amount of money to their students’ sport activities as they give to their university libraries. Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.

I think that this is very strange topic because the comparison between sport activities and university libraries is reducing to absurdity. In my opinion, there are two different things, which are not related. I think that equality in the university budget between libraries and sports activities is unreason.

In the follow part of the essay I will give two reasons about my statement.
Firstly, I think that the purpose of the university is to provide to students’ access to part of the science, which every student chooses. If one student prefer to study law, he is not so interested in the sports activities, for example – body building. But yet, if the student want to be engaged in some sport, it’s no problem for the student to enroll in the private sport club. If university spend equal money for books and sport activities, it’ll divert from his main purpose – education. Besides, I think that university is not “universal” institution. It’s impossible for the university to spread over the different subjects. I accept that the sport activities, music, school theatre are useful for the students’ development, but I think that they are additional resources.

Secondly, I think that these additional resources including sport activities must be separated from the university. In my opinion, private sport clubs are more appropriate for the students for several reasons. First, the students independently decide whether to take part in the sport club or not. Another advantage of the separated sport clubs is that student have chance to choose the appropriate for him club. For example, the football team in my university is only one, but I prefer to take part in another club. Unfortunately, I haven’t choice because participation in the club is required from the university.

In a nutshell, I think that the university must spend greater amount of the budget for the science, including books for the libraries, computers and other important materials. However, other activities like sports, arts and so on are important, but they must be in the second place in the university budget.

TOEFL listening discussions: A conversation between a research professor and a student

“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” is an old saying and has much relevance in current times.
I agree that Universities should give the same amount of money to their students’ sports activities as they give to their university libraries. Books impart knowledge but it is equally necessary to participate IN SPORTS activities for many reasons like to maintain healthy body, to remain active ,to remove stress . It also gives opportunity to meet new people and helps to develop sportsmanship spirit , leadership qualities and teaches team work.

Books in library gives us a vast pool of knowledge but if a student is not healthy and always remains ill then there is no use of this knowledge. If University gives equal attention for Sports activities as for library then students can also participate in sports activities , can play various games ,can do exercises and can keep their body fit. It increases their resistance power . They can develop stamina and strength in their body. In today’s competitive world, students study round the clock but sitting in same posture creates spinal cord problems. Even many students spend much time reading ebooks in front of computers all the time and develop eye related problems.In such a scenario it is very important for them to give relaxation to body and eyes and best way is to get involved in sports activity.

Students, today , have to face many stressful situations due to competition, tension to get jobs, deadlines of project submission, etc .One way to come out of the stress of life is to participate in sports.Its a way of enjoyment and gives relaxation to mind. Infact ,meditation and some exercise of mind, helps a lot in coming out of stressful situations.

If University doesn’t pay attention in sports activities then students become inactive. They just get involved in studies and their life become monotonous. They can be just seen sitting on a chair all the time.There is no activity in their body.Sports brings activeness in their body.They meet many different students with similar interests on the play fields and can make them friends .

Participating in Sports also develops sportmanship spirt in students , they learn how to play in a team, which is further helpful in their studies also.They learn how to behave when they win a match or loose a match. They get to know about themselves.Overall they can develop their personality .

Library is an important part of institution to impart knowledge resources but sports are also an integral part of University .It must be paid equal attention for students overall development,to make life more healthy and interesting.