IELTS/ PTE/TOEFL Writing Tasks, The Essay
Writing Task 2, Essay
The Essay Question:
Nowadays celebrities earn more money than politicians. What are the reasons for this? Is it a positive or negative development?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
You should write at least 250 words.
It is seen that in these times, the earnings of famous people is much higher than that of politicians. According to me, this is due to their hard work and the star status enjoyed by them, nevertheless, it is a positive progression.
Firstly, very well known personalities deserve the remuneration they do, as they put in extended hours of practice right from a very young age, training rigorously and foregoing normal family life and pleasures, unlike most politicians. For example, Saina Nehwal, India’s top badminton player, practices for minimum 8 hours each day. Secondly, these famed people are a brand by themselves, respected for their contribution and unparalleled in performance, due to which they command a price for any appearance or work. To cite an example, Sachin Tendulkar, India’s former captain, considered one of the greatest batsman in the history of cricket, besides his attractive salary, earned around 6 crore per endorsement, at the peak of his career.
This trend of stars earning more than political people is good, since legends are held in high esteem and are a role model for people, proving that perfection in any field can bring name, fame, honour and money righteously. They inspire the youth to pursue their dreams with grit and tenacity. Furthermore, famous people bring medals, trophies and laurels for their nation, catapulting themselves to glory, albeit for a short span. By contrast, few political figures, draw accolades internationally or become an idol for the masses.
To conclude, I believe celebrities earn higher than politicians nowadays since they toil ceaselessly becoming an icon for millions. Additionally, it is a positive development as it raises the image of a country and motivates others towards excellence.