Instructions: With many stars being criticised lately for complaining about their enduring lifestyle and the constant attention received by the media, the question remains: isn’t that the price for fame? What are the pros, cons and limits of the price for fame? Write your essay.
Alexandra has to write her essay. She has outlined her main ideas and bullet-pointed the arguments and examples. She only has to write 180 words but has compiled plenty of ideas to choose from. This is her first draft.
In this essay I will discuss the different paths to fame and its consequences on those celebrities’ lives and the privacy issues raised. Indeed many celebrities complain that they have no privacy and are outraged with the ruthless tabloid tactics used by the mainstream media. We will see:
1) how people become famous,
2) the pros of fame,
3) the cons of fame,
4) the limits of the price for fame [conclusion]
Becoming a star can be achieved in different manners – whether you are an actor, a musician, an athlete, a content creator, a CEO or a regular person appearing in a reality show:
The pros of fame are numerous and we can easily understand the appeal:
The cons of fame are also countless:
The limits of the price for fame:
SYNONYM or DEFINITION
the price for
the cost of, the result of
the pros and cons
the advantages and disadvantages
to take it upon oneself
to accept responsibility for something without being asked to
in the limelight
to be the focus of public attention
to strive to
to make great efforts to obtain or achieve something
to endorse someone
to recommend something in an advertisement, to back or show support to someone
a person who makes statements on behalf of an group or a group
very many, too many to be counted
to put up with something or someone
to track down
to find something or someone after looking for them in a lot of different places
to dispose of
to get rid of, to throw away
a person fond of playing practical jokes, of playing pranks
to have the adverse effect
having a unfavourable result or negative effect
How to write a LETTER or an EMAIL:
Before writing a letter, please consider whom you are writing to and the purpose of the letter:
General tips for a successful writing piece:
What is the difference between an informal and a formal letter?
Generally between 2 people that know each other quite well. The tone is similar to a conversation: with numerous questions being asked (showing interest), the use of emotions (i.e. enthusiastic tone…) and a lot of information being shared.
More of a professional or non personal exchange. Both people don’t know each other that well or aren’t on a first-name basis.
You can use contracted forms (I’m, aren’t…)
You must not use contractions
Hello/Hi/Dear + Recipient’s first name
Dear Madam, Dear Sir, Dear Miss, Dear Mr …., Dear Ms ….
How are you?/I hope you are well.
I am writing in response to your ad/article/letter… I am writing with regard to…
That is great news about…
I am writing to thank you for the information you provided me with….
You will never believe what/that…
I am writing in order to inform you that…
I’m writing to apologise for…
I would like to express my sincere apologies…
I’m writing to let you know that I am not very happy with the…
I am writing in order to complain about… I am writing to complain about…
Keep in touch!
Yours sincerely (if you know the person’s name) Your faithfully (if you don’t know the person’s name)