# Writing. Part 2. Домбровская И.В - 19 стр.

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Fame: a Blessing or a Curse?
At some point in their lives most people have daydreamed about the joys
of being famous. One must wonder, however, if being famous is an achievement
or a curse - as Fred Allan said, "A celebrity is someone who works hard all his
life to become known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized."
The main advantage to fame is that it tends to go hand in hand with being
rich, and despite the cliché that money cannot buy happiness, famous people can
at least be miserable in comfort.
With fame also comes adoration, meaning that famous people will
always be surrounded by people who want to be with, and be seen with them.
This means that they are welcome wherever they go, surrounded by the best
things in life and protected from the bad.
However, there are drawbacks to being famous, the most obvious being a
complete lack of privacy. Nowadays celebrities are followed almost everywhere
they go by photographers, and their lives are scrutinised in detail by newspapers
and magazines. Furthermore, a famous person can never be sure whether people
like him for the person he is rather than his name, which can lead to a sense of
isolation.
In conclusion, as appealing as fame, wealth and adoration are, it seems
that the cost to one's personal life is just too great.
Expressing opinions
Use the introduction and conclusion to express your own personal
opinion. Use phrases such as "in my opinion" and "I believe" rather than the
more emotional "I think". Remember to include examples and reasons in order
to support your opinion. You should begin with your weakest points, if
necessary grouping two or three minor points in one paragraph. The last
paragraph should contain the most powerful argument. Make sure when
expressing a conflicting viewpoint to say why it is wrong.
Outline: Expressing Opinions
Introduction: State your opinion clearly without using too many personal
opinion words.
Main body: para. 2 Give the first point supporting your opinion.
para. 3 Give the second point supporting your opinion.
para. 4 Give the last point supporting your opinion.
Conclusion: Re-state your opinion, using different words.
Exercise 14
Experiments on animals should be banned. Do you agree? Write a
The subject of animal testing is very controversial. __________, animal
testing should not be banned for a number of reasons.
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Fame: a Blessing or a Curse?
At some point in their lives most people have daydreamed about the joys
of being famous. One must wonder, however, if being famous is an achievement
or a curse - as Fred Allan said, "A celebrity is someone who works hard all his
life to become known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized."
The main advantage to fame is that it tends to go hand in hand with being
rich, and despite the cliché that money cannot buy happiness, famous people can
at least be miserable in comfort.
With fame also comes adoration, meaning that famous people will
always be surrounded by people who want to be with, and be seen with them.
This means that they are welcome wherever they go, surrounded by the best
things in life and protected from the bad.
However, there are drawbacks to being famous, the most obvious being a
complete lack of privacy. Nowadays celebrities are followed almost everywhere
they go by photographers, and their lives are scrutinised in detail by newspapers
and magazines. Furthermore, a famous person can never be sure whether people
like him for the person he is rather than his name, which can lead to a sense of
isolation.
In conclusion, as appealing as fame, wealth and adoration are, it seems
that the cost to one's personal life is just too great.

Expressing opinions
Use the introduction and conclusion to express your own personal
opinion. Use phrases such as "in my opinion" and "I believe" rather than the
more emotional "I think". Remember to include examples and reasons in order
to support your opinion. You should begin with your weakest points, if
necessary grouping two or three minor points in one paragraph. The last
paragraph should contain the most powerful argument. Make sure when
expressing a conflicting viewpoint to say why it is wrong.

Outline: Expressing Opinions
Introduction:    State your opinion clearly without using too many personal
opinion words.
Main body:       para. 2 Give the first point supporting your opinion.
para. 3 Give the second point supporting your opinion.
para. 4 Give the last point supporting your opinion.
Conclusion:      Re-state your opinion, using different words.

Exercise 14