# Английский язык. Климова А.Ю - 24 стр.

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Everyone is entitled to have an opinion. When it comes to opinions, though,
theres a difference between the majority of people and celebrities like actors, athletes
and rock stars. If youre an average person, only your family and friends care about
your opinion. If your famous, the whole world listens, or so it seems sometimes. Is this
the way it should be? I dont think so.
We shouldnt pay attention to famous peoples opinions just because of who they
are. Being a famous basketball player doesnt make someone an expert on environ-
mental issues. However, that basketball player has a better opportunity to be heard than
most people do. If that player feels very strongly about an issue, he can use his fame to
draw attention to it and get other people involved. Often, people with causes that arent
well known ask celebrities to get involved. That way they can draw attention and
needed dollars to that issue.
People who are rich put their money behind a cause. In the same way, famous
people are using their most valuable asset. In their case, its not money. Its their name
recognition. Should people pay attention to what they think just because of who they
are? I dont think so. I also dont think we should discount what they think just because
of who they are. They have a right to their opinion. If their name draws people to that
cause, all the better for the cause.
I think too often we categorize people and try to keep them in their place. Celeb-
rities have brains and should be allowed to use them. When theyre advocating a cause,
their opinion should be just one of many factors we use to evaluate that cause.
18 The twentieth century saw great change. In your opinion, what is one
change that should be remembered about the twentieth century? Use spe-
cific reasons and details to explain your choice.
There have been many changes, both technological and cultural, in the twentieth
century. I believe that one stands out above the rest: advances in medical science. The
changes in medical science go together with the changes in technological and cultural
areas. One can move ahead only with the help of the others. We can see the results of
medical advances in three areas: development of vaccines and antibiotics, expanded ac-
cess to health care, and improved surgical techniques.
When medical researchers learned how to prevent disease and stop it from
spreading, the quality of life for many people around the world improved. Today
smallpox is a forgotten disease and vaccinations are no longer required. Polio is under
control and the vaccine is widely available. The development of penicillin has helped
many people recover from serious illnesses.
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Everyone is entitled to have an opinion. When it comes to opinions, though,
there’s a difference between the majority of people and celebrities like actors, athletes
and rock stars. If you’re an average person, only your family and friends care about
your opinion. If your famous, the whole world listens, or so it seems sometimes. Is this
the way it should be? I don’t think so.

We shouldn’t pay attention to famous people’s opinions just because of who they
are. Being a famous basketball player doesn’t make someone an expert on environ-
mental issues. However, that basketball player has a better opportunity to be heard than
most people do. If that player feels very strongly about an issue, he can use his fame to
draw attention to it and get other people involved. Often, people with causes that aren’t
well known ask celebrities to get involved. That way they can draw attention and
needed dollars to that issue.

People who are rich put their money behind a cause. In the same way, famous
people are using their most valuable asset. In their case, it’s not money. It’s their name
recognition. Should people pay attention to what they think just because of who they
are? I don’t think so. I also don’t think we should discount what they think just because
of who they are. They have a right to their opinion. If their name draws people to that
cause, all the better for the cause.

I think too often we categorize people and try to keep them in their place. Celeb-
rities have brains and should be allowed to use them. When they’re advocating a cause,
their opinion should be just one of many factors we use to evaluate that cause.

18       The twentieth century saw great change. In your opinion, what is one
change that should be remembered about the twentieth century? Use spe-
cific reasons and details to explain your choice.

There have been many changes, both technological and cultural, in the twentieth
century. I believe that one stands out above the rest: advances in medical science. The
changes in medical science go together with the changes in technological and cultural
areas. One can move ahead only with the help of the others. We can see the results of
medical advances in three areas: development of vaccines and antibiotics, expanded ac-
cess to health care, and improved surgical techniques.

When medical researchers learned how to prevent disease and stop it from
spreading, the quality of life for many people around the world improved. Today
smallpox is a forgotten disease and vaccinations are no longer required. Polio is under
control and the vaccine is widely available. The development of penicillin has helped
many people recover from serious illnesses.