2015年6月14日托福独立写作范文：Playing sports teaches people important lessons about life.竞技体育教给人们生活的经验，是否同意?
Currently，the awareness of healthier lifestyle enables increasing numbers of people to pay closer attention to physical exercise. A great many people are fond of watching various sports competition or just diving into diverse physical activities. However, people have been debating，for many years， whether or not sports events could help people to acquire more knowledge about life. To voice my opinion, sports could greatly conduce to enriching one’s experience of the world in some aspects, but not in all fields.
For a start，not all the life experiences could be learnt by participating in sports events, the acquisition of life experience still comes from many other channels. One possible way is via traveling. A case in point is that one might be seduced into buying those fake or unqualified goods and thus fall into various consumption traps during the process of taking part in the tour organized by travel agency. However, a fall into the pit, a gain in your wit. One’s self-protection awareness could be raised after the unpleasant and bitter experiences.
This debate reminds me of my own story. Another crucial ability every individual has to learn is the independent viability. Studying abroad is an effective way for people to develop and cultivate their competences. To illustrate，I stayed in a homestay family in the USA in the summer vacation of 2012, I had to deal with a number of housework by myself such as tidying up the room, doing the washing or cooking for myself. This experience greatly trained my adaptability and viability.
Indeed， I have to concede that a sea of life experiences, wisdoms and the philosophy of life could be acquired through taking part in sports activities. After all, every sports event has its own charm. Take basketball as an example, every individual including spectators to players could benefit from the performance they appreciate or demonstrate such as the teamwork spirit, co-operation and the spirit of never giving up halfway. Imaginably , these skills can help them in their later lives and also in their further careers. Likewise, the constant efforts after each failure in sports competition could inspire people to brave new challenges. What I want to rebut that, however, is that there are still wisdoms or lessons that could not be obtained by sports events.
In closing, I re-affirm my conviction that although lessons about life could be taught by sports competition, it is not the sole channel. Traveling or living alone and many other ways still have a key role to play in imparting life lessons.
Many people, believing that life is life and sport is sport, maintain that sports cannot teach them anything about life. However, I think that sports have many aspects that are similar to life, and I would argue that people can learn important lessons from sports. For instance, sports can teach people never give up. All participants in a game have a strong longing to win, so they try their best to play the game, even if they have no energy. Even in the midst of exhaustion, persistence leads players to move in order to beat their opponents. For example, in the NBA game between the Houston Rockets and the San Antonio Spurs in 2004, the Spurs gained a 74-66 lead within the last few minutes, meaning that the Rockets were nearly beat by the Spurs. A large segment of the audience left the Toyota Center, but T-Mac, the heart of the Rockets, did not want to lose the game. Therefore, he kept moving, at the end of the game, he offers an incredible performance, winning an unbelievable thirteen points within 35 seconds to beat the Spurs. People can learn a lesson about not giving up from this basketball game and T-Mac. Additionally, sports teach people about unity. In the 2010 South Africa World Cup, the Germans have embodied this spirit. The German team is not like the teams of England, Brazil, and Argentina, which have a large number of A-list superstars, but the members of the German team use their unity to beat their rivals one by one and earn respect. The coach of the Netherlands team remarked that the threat presented by the German is not its offense but its unity. I believe that people can be deeply affected by the spirit of unity they see in sports. Sports can be a mirror reflecting something meaningful in people's lives. I firmly believe that sports teach people lessons about life.
People can learn about life from doing many different things, like working and talking with wise people, and can even learn from the little things that happen in their lives. I also believe that playing sports can teach people lessons about life. First, playing sports teaches people to insist in researching a goal, especially when there are obstacles or when they become frustrated. For example, running a marathon is a sport that requires spirit because runners must run for many miles before arriving at the end. If they give up at any point in the marathon, they will never succeed. If we insist on doing a task, we can succeed at last, just like crossing the finishing line of a marathon. Sports also teaches us that the spirit of cooperation inspires people. In a football game, it is impossible not to cooperate with your teammates. If you try to play alone, you will become exhausted and will fail. Sports teach us many examples like this one, which tell us that collaboration is more powerful than working alone in life.
In addition, sports teach us how to make decisions according to our ability. Take a person with heart diseases as an example; it is dangerous for him to run strenuously, but he can do light sports, such as walking, swimming, jogging, and so on. It is the same life. If you choose to do something which you cannot do, you will be hurt or even injured. For example, when a student jumped from the wall to show his bravery to his classmates, he hurt himself. Although people can learn lessons from many things, I feel that sports teach many important lessons that are difficult to be learned otherwise. Insisting on achieving a goal, cooperating, and making the right decisions according to ability are important qualities for all people to have and qualities that sports can teach us.
2015年3月7日托福独立写作：Some people think that it is an important part of a child’s education to go on a field trip (for example, museums)， other people think a child’s time is better spent learning in a classroom at school.