Some people think that it is beneficial to take part in sports which are played in teams, like football. But others think taking part in individual sports is better, like swimming.
Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Usually, when people talk about the benefits of sports, they are referring to physical ones. However, sport is essential for more than just that, and in this regard, we can gain from both team and individual sports, though the benefits differ vastly.
There are, irrefutably, immense benefits that exist by playing team sports such as football and baseball. Firstly, whether or not the team results can outperform other team outcomeshinges on the entire team rather than on a single member. This means that no matter the talent level, every participant must rely on teammates, which promotes the virtue of working together. Without a group of players simultaneously training cooperatively towards the same goal, the team performance will falter. Another benefit is that players are usually highly adaptable. This is because they have to acclimate themselves regularly when facing the constant influx of new participants, especially in schools where seniors graduate every year.
* outperform 做得比…好
* hinge on 取决于
* falter 衰退
* acclimate 使适应
On the other hand, being a lone wolf is a challenge but can foster other qualities. To be more precise, athletes will learn to be self-reliant on solo sports. They can neither count on other teammates carrying them in competition nor blame anyone else for the failure, and this teaches them to pull out all stops when being coached and when playing in the game. Besides, since success and failure are the player himself to bear, those public glories and stumbles give him thicker skin. Therefore, these athletes are more likely to feel comfortable performing individually in front of a crowd, which is essential for their school and work presentations.
* a lone wolf 单独行动者
* foster 培养
* self-reliant 自力更生的
* pull out all stops 全力以赴
* glories and stumbles 荣誉和挫折
In conclusion, team and individual sports challenge participants in different ways, from which every participant can gain valuable growth opportunities. I think the key is how to explore these benefits and better our sport but not to select from these two sports types.