Essay Sample 4

Вербицкая М.В.

Вербицкая М.В.

Comment on the following statement:

    A popular actor’s life is always fun.

What is your opinion? Do you agree with this statement?
Write 200-250 words.
Use the following plan:
—    make an introduction (state the problem)
—    express your personal opinion and give 2-3 reasons for your opinion
—    express an opposing opinion and give 1-2 reasons for this opposing opinion
- explain why you don't agree with the opposing opinion
—    make a conclusion restating your position


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Some people think that movie stars’ lives are never-ending fun, whereas others say that they have even more troubles than common people.

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I think that popular actors have less fun than others. First of all, all details of their lives are on the pages of popular magazines. As far as I know acting is hard work that takes a lot of energy and time. Many actors also try to live up to the expectations of others, their fans, mass-media etc., which is actually no fun at all. They are not free to be themselves and it a big burden.

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At the same time some people say that popular actors have a lot of money and can afford to have any fun they want. They are famous and that in itself is a big source of pleasure.

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In my opinion to have and to be able to use are two different things. Whatever the actors do will soon be known by everybody. If they make a mistake everyone will know it, discuss it and they will have to face strong criticism. I think that it is a big stress to live under such close attention of millions. The money they make can make up for it but only to some extent.

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In conclusion I would like to say that if we look at this matter without proper investigation, we will see that itheir lives seem to be a lot of fun, but when we start digging deeper, we will see that the price for such fun is rather high.

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