IELTS Writing Task 2 with sample answer.
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Write about the following topic:
Nowadays celebrities are more famous for their glamour and wealth than for their achievements, and this sets a bad example to young people.
To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
Give reasons for your answer, and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words.
In contemporary societies, there is a dramatic shift that celebrities are famous not for their achievements, but for glamour and wealth results in bad impact on youngsters argued by some people. I completely agree with the notion. Since glamour and wealth is what produces a pleasurable pang of desire; that is the feeling of “if only I could”. Almost every case, young people succumb to the glamour and wealth, and dream of if only I could belong to that group, drive those cars, wear posh dresses, and so on.
It goes without saying that celebrity is an unavoidable phenomenon in the mediated world. Whether active pursuit or even active evasion, it is unimaginable to evade celebrities and their actions through their frequency and quantity, which permeate all aspects of everyday life. Social media, films, magazines, radio and television all manifest celebrities in society influencing vogue, how we put on cloth, and even the food and drink we consume. Society, it seems, is stuck with the celebrities, attaching excessive value to the public figures whose achievements may be limited, but whose visibility is extensive. A case in point is pop singer Victoria Beckham, who is renowned for her style of dress, expensive cars, and lavish lifestyle. Which can have negative impacts on teenagers due to they try to emulate her superficial pompous, glamorous appearance. My point is here is that there is a seductive power in glamour and wealth what really is not a style or a personal quality but a phenomenon that reveals our inner lives and shapes our decisions, small and large. Consequently, youngsters are fostered many a times dangerous illusions.
From the above discussion it is obvious that the combination of glamour and wealth has a great influence on decision making about where to live, what to buy, which career to pursue, and so on. The young people, due to the lack of experience, are misled by those celebrities who are famous largely for their gorgeous appearance.