江西多乐彩软件 www.iqnn7.com Do Pop Stars Deserve High Rewards ? 流行音乐明星应该得到高奖励吗?
It seems that pop stars today enjoy a privileged style of living. Wher ever they go, thousands ofpeople turn out to greet them. T he crowds go wild trying to catch a brief glimpse of theirsmiling, colour fully-dressed idols. Stars are surrounded by their managers, press-agents, andoften by their bodyguards. Photographs of them appear regularly in the press and all theircomings and goings are reported, as stars are news. They must constantly avoid meetingcrazy fans, particularly teenagers who idolise them. Some people say that stars are no longerprivate individuals, but public property. The financial rewards they receive for this sacrifice isincalculable.
Is it right that the stars should be paid in this way? It's all very well for people engaged inmany other professions to envy the successes and rewards of these stars. However, those whomake envious remarks should remember that the most famous stars represent only the tip ofan iceberg. For every famous star, there are hundreds of others struggling to earn a living. Aman who at tempts to become a star is taking enormous risks. He knows at the outset thatonly a handful of competitors ever get to the very top. He knows that years of concent ratedefforts may be rewarded with complete failure. But he knows that the rewards for successes arevery high indeed, and if he achieves the goal, he certainly earns them.
·Stars — a privileged group of people
* surrounded by crazy fans, no longer private
* enormous financial rewards
·Do stars deserve high rewards?
* argument (1) famous stars — tip of an iceberg
* argument (2) a risk-taking job
* argument (3) deserve high rewards if successful
本文是一篇议论文。文中作者的论点不同于一般人的论点。大多数人往往会认为流行歌星的报酬过高, 但作者却认为能成名者不过是“ 冰山一角”, 而他们所经过的训练和付出的劳动是十分艰苦的, 所以得到了高报酬也无可非议。
privileged a. 有特权的
idolise v. 崇拜, 以……为偶像
envy v. 妒忌
envious a. 妒忌的
tip of an icebe rg 冰山一角
earn a living 谋生
a handful of 一小部分