Some people think that outdoor activities are more beneficial for children’s development than playing computer games. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

In the development of a child, some people argue that there are more benefits for children who take part in outdoor activities than those in indoor activities like computer games. As far as I am concerned, I believe that such activity holds a distinct function for children's development.
On the one hand, it is clear that outdoor games play an important role in the development of children, especially in the physical aspect. Take football for example. Through participating in football, children could improve not only their physical health but also their ability to work with other partners. To become great players, children must be trained to boost their well-being and how to play as a team to compete with others. Therefore, children might develop their physical condition as well as foster sporting spirits. It may be the best way for children to become healthier through involving in outdoor games.
On the other hand, playing indoor activities like computer games are also beneficial for children's growth. Nowadays, there is a wide range of games that could stimulate brain speed. These games contain several visual and audio effects that could actually help players process stimulators. Moreover, certain computer games which have various music and film will enhance multi-tasking skills. For example, an action game requires children to be observed in the game and determine different obstacles at different time points. There is so much information that needs to be checked frequently, such as the time left on the game or the energy remains. Players tend to manage all of these things and thus improve their abilities to multitask. Hence, computer games could also assist the development of children.
To conclude, while outdoor games play an indispensable role in developing the physical health of children, computer games also serve as a vital factor in improving multi-tasking skills and stimulating the brain's development of children. Both activities should be encouraged in the growth of children.

In the development of a child, (that is a bit unnatural) Some people argue that there are more benefits for children who take part in outdoor activities than those in indoor activities like computer games. As far as I am concerned, I believe that such activity (It is not clear if you mean both types of activities or only one of them. ) holds a distinct function for children's development.


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To what extent do you agree or disagree?

After reading the opening paragraph, I have no idea if you agree or disagree, and how strong your agreement is. You have to follow the instructions and make an answer like this:

I totally agree, since outdoor exercise has so many positive effects on the growth of a child, both physically and mentally.

I somewhat agree, as good as competitive outdoor games are for young children, there are a few who have disabilities and cannot compete. They can get many of the same benefits by mild indoor exercise and playing interesting and competitive board games with their friends.

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On the one hand, it is clear that outdoor games play an important role in the development of children, especially physically. in the physical aspect. Take football for example. Through participating in playing this game football, children could improve not only gain strength, stamina and agility their physical health but also their ability to work with other teammates. partners. To become great players, they children must be trained to be confident in themselves boost their well-being and how to play as a team to compete with other teams. Therefore, children might develop their physical condition as well as a positive outlook. foster sporting spirits. It Outdoor games may be the best way for children to become healthier through involving in outdoor games.

On the other hand, playing (We do not play an activity)indoor activities like computer games are also beneficial for children's growth. Nowadays, there is a wide range of games that could stimulate brain functions such as memory and hand-eye coordination. speed. ("Brain speed" does not make sense.) These games contain several visual and audio effects that could actually help players process stimulators. (Wrong word. I do not know what you mean.) Moreover, certain computer games which have various music and film will enhance develop a child's multi-tasking skills. For example, an action game requires children to be observed (Do the parents have to watch the child?) in the game and determine different obstacles at different time points. There is so much information that needs to be checked frequently, such as the time left on the game or the energy remains. Players tend to manage all of these things and thus improve their abilities to multitask. Hence, computer games could also assist the development of children.

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To conclude, while outdoor games play an indispensable role in developing the physical health of children, computer games also serve as a vital factor in improving multi-tasking skills and stimulating the brain's development of children. Both activities should be encouraged in the growth of children.

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I have a question relating to the structure of this essay.

The prompt asked about the disagree or agree. So if I partly disagree with this prompt, may I write 2 or 3 paragraphs in the body, the 1st one will be a discussion about what things I agree with, the remaining will talk about what things I disagree with? Is that fine?

Anh Dũng HoàngSo if I partly disagree with the statement

Yes, you can say "I partly agree / disagree". But you have to be very clear in the points or parts that you agree with, and the parts that you don't.

In the "to what extent" essays, it is much easier for the writer if you pick an extreme position and give two reasons supporting it with good development and examples.

The "partial" position is trickier to write. As you said, you can make the first paragraph about the parts that are acceptable to you, and the second paragraph with the parts or conditions that are not. It is more challenging to fully develop the points in this case, though.

Anh Dũng HoàngSome people think that outdoor activities are more beneficial for children’s development than playing computer games. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Example essay with "partial" agreement.

Pay attention to the thesis statement. It has two clauses which map to the first and second body paragraph.


Most children have electronic game consoles or accounts on gaming websites and use them in their leisure time for fun and relaxation. But many child development specialists claim that it is far better for a young person to avoid these sedentary activities in lieu of physical exercise outside. I somewhat agree with this, since exercise builds healthy bodies, but computer games are relevant to give them certain essential skills.

Everyone can agree that playing soccer or netball, or even flying kites outside are very beneficial for children of all ages. In team sports, they make lots of friends and learn to work together to win against other teams. Soccer is especially good since it is very popular, does not need expensive equipment and it involves running, physical coordination and agility. Such activities develop strong bodies and a healthy, positive attitude. The friendships that are made are precious; children will have close friends to confide in which will help if they get depressed or have a personal problem to resolve.

However, outdoor sports do not develop other, equally important skills that children need. These include fine eye-hand coordination, general computer skills, and making plans, strategies and decisions to win against the competition. In a computer game, they can keep score and see how they improve over time as they gain confidence. This teaches goal-setting, determination and motivation. Playing these games in moderation, children will be better prepared for the types of jobs where they have to use a computer.

In conclusion, I believe that a balance between indoor and outdoor activities are optimal for a child's development. Team sports develop a strong body and invaluable friendships, whereas computer games teach essential skills for a future career.

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