IELTS Writing Task 2 – Famous Person’s Salary

Some famous athletes and entertainers earn millions of dollars every year. Do you think these people deserve such high salaries? Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.

(377 Words, 26 Sentences, 4 Paragraphs, Band 7.5)

Some people think that famous athletes and entertainers have too high salaries for their work. However, others believe that these people deserve such high salary. Personally, I think that it is a controversial question and it is open for debate. For several reasons, which I will mention bellow, I think that famous athletes and entertainers have a great impact on our social life and make a big contribution to our society and, hence, deserve high salary.

The first reason why I think that such high salary is deserved by famous athletes and entertainers because we all need them. Entertainment plays an essential role in our everyday’s life. We need to relax, watching TV with our favorite TV stars or favorite football players. Entertainment is one of the best ways to eliminate stress and tension and leave all troubles behind. For example, I can not stay home all day long without watching TV. So, basically, I believe that famous athletes and entertainers have such high salaries because we need them. They like doctors for our minds and souls. Scientists say that people usually spend the same amount of money for their food and entertainment. I think this fact tells a lot.

The second reason for this is that famous athletes have to work hard in order to get good results. I am sure that achievements they make are the result of hard work, persistence and pain. They sometimes risk their lives and health. For example, I am a big fun of L. Armstrong, the most famous cyclist in world’s history. He faced probably, the most challenging difficulty in his life, cancer. He was very young for this disease. Armstrong was in his early twenties when he found out about it. I read a book about his life, and what impressed me were his words after his victory in France. He said: “Cancer was the best thing that ever happened to me “. He defeated the disease only because he believed in himself and did not give up. I think such person deserves to have a high salary and be loved by many people throughout the world.

In conclusions, I want to say that if people get high salaries it means they are needed and their contribution to the society is huge.

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