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"Present a written argument or case to an educated reader with no specialist knowledge of the following topic.
Popular events like the football World Cup and other international sporting occasions are essential in easing international tensions and releasing patriotic emotions in a safe way.
To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?
You should use your own ideas, knowledge and experience and support your arguments with examples and relevant evidence."
(IELTS Cambridge 3. Page 28)
For a long time, sport, especially team sport, has been believed to be able to teach people to work together besides bringing out the best in them. Discrimination and political tensions among nations have also been a strained issue that is still not eased today. Sporting events for athletes from different countries to participate in are an opportunity to encourage cooperation between nations and also a good chance for competitors to show their loyalty towards their countries.
To begin with, places in which international sporting occasions take place are formal settings where rules and regulations of equality, racism or discrimination are brought into play. In these events, people can have a right to sing their nations’ anthems freely, which may not be easy in some places. In a football match, for example, the only purpose of the athletes is to bring honour to their nation; which clearly shows their patriotic emotions. In a similar way, as many people claim, that success in sport is a source of national pride. Indeed, once defeating in a game, one may be proud of their victory and aware of their contribution to their countries as well, and they would be more patriotic, as a result.
In addition, competitions between clubs, where different people from different countries and races join together in one team and help each other to win, are a good environment to strengthen the bond between people. In such games, solidarity has a chance to be convincingly demonstrated. For example, both a member of Real Madrid, but Cristiano Ronaldo is from Portugal, while Kaka is from Brazil. In this way, they have become good friends and have been playing well together at halfback.
In summary, international tensions due to disparities between races and nationalities seem to be hard to tackle, and up to now, sporting competitions have proved to be doing well on a mission to relieve the problem. Additionally, by participating in sporting games, athletes have an opportunity to display their loyalty to their nations.
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