Monday, March 26, 2012

200-level homework: fame and its disadvantages

Comment on the following statement:
Many people dream of becoming famous celebrities, but fame can bring many pressures and problems.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of being famous? Write 200-250 words, using the following plan:

  1. title
  2. introduction (state the problem/topic)
  3. list the advantages and give reasons/examples
  4. list the disadvantages and give reasons/examples
  5. draw a conclusion (give your opinion or a balanced consideration of the topic)
We will read our essays and compile a list of the advantages and disadvantages of being famous.

Exercise adapted from Olga Afanasyeva, Virginia Evans, Victoria Kopylova, Practice Exam Papers for the Russian State Exam, 2010 Revised Edition, Moscow: Express Publishing/Prosveshchenie Publishers.

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