TOEFL Essay Topic 60 - Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Games are as important for adults as they are for children. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
Author: ANONYMOUS | Date: September 8, 2006 | Score: 5.5
The young of most mammals, including humans, like to play. Scientists claim that with lions, for example, play fighting prepares the cubs for their future life as a hunter and killer. The question is whether games and play teach humans about life. Many people believe that games accustom the playe...
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I disagree with the idea that games are as important for adults as they are for children. There are two reasons for this; time and money.
The first reason why games are not important for adults is that games may be too interesting to do anything but playing games. These days, games are evolving and they get interesting more and more. So, many people who play them often feel they spend more time playing them than doing housework. In fact, I was absorbed in video games when I was a high school student, and then I didn’t study and help my mother. For adults, there are a lot of amusement to do, which are not addictive.
Next, now, there are many kinds of games such as PSP, Wii, WiiU and so on. Also, they have many kinds of software like Super Mario Brothers. Not only children but only adults can enjoy them, so it is dangerous! There is a possibility for grown-up to spend too much money because they have more money than children do.
For all of these reasons, I think games are not necessary for adults. Although some people say that games are important for adults, adults have more important things to do than games, I think. In terms of time and money, I think games are not important for grown-up.Read more