You can either use the following discussion or develop your
own taking ideas from it:
Student A: Hey where have you been! I wanted to discuss
something important with you!
Student B: I had gone to canteen! What happened?
Student A: Well, my brother is quite upset. He is a state
level football player, but our school neither has football team nor football
ground. His aim is to play for Indian Foot ball team. He feels he must change
Student B: I know it. not only football; similar problems
are with other sports also. For example my brother is a very good kho-kho
player. The school does not provide any facilities for it either.
Student A: Our school only provides facilities for just a
few popular games. For example cricket, volleyball, and badminton only! There
are hundreds of students who are interested in these games only. They want to
play other games.
Student B: I agree with you. Do you know how much harmful
this is for children. They not only are deprived of the fun and joy of playing
their favourite hgames, they also are missing essential part oftheir physical
and mental growth!
Student A: True! ‘A healthy mind lives in a healthy body’.
Besides, sports and games are undoubtedly the building blocks of the health and
character of children. Their importance in the over-all and holistic
development of children cannot be denied.
Student B: Games teach us many values such as time
management, concentration and focus, sportsmanship, teamwork etc. Not playing
games means missing all these skills and values. Not providing the children enough sports and
games faculties means doing them injustice. It is kind of illegal!
Student A: I think we must write a letter to the chairman
and principal concerning this. We must request them to provide games and sports
facilities for other games also. Our national teams in other sports are not as
competitive as cricket.
Student B: This is the reason behind it. Most of the schools
in India don’t provide enough basic facilities for most of the games. The truth
is other games are more demanding and difficult to play. They require harder
physical training. For example playing football requires more physical strength
and stamina than cricket. Indirectly they are more beneficial to children and
Student A: This is a good idea. We will write the letters to
the principal and chairman. If they don’t pay heed to our request, we will
write a complain letter to the CBSE head office. The CBSE will instruct them to
provide enough sports facilities for all the games and sports.
Follow up questions and answers:
a)How easy/difficult do you think it would be for you...?
It would not be an easy task as I would really have to face
some opposition. Schools in India have limited budgets; the managements only
spend as much as is required. Providing these facilities means more expenses.
So I would really have to make efforts.
b) Is there a way ...might help?
Yes there is way. I will tell the principal the
disadvantages of not having these facilities. For example, students leaving our
school, CBSE might take action against the school. May be this might change the
c) How does ... affect...? Will... change if...?
Absence of the above mentioned facilities
adversely affects all the parties. The school and the students, both are the
losers. The school is getting a bad name for not providing enough sports
facilities. The students are missing the opportunity to play, train, and
develop key skills that one learns while playing.