2018 年 11 月 30 日
Successful sports professionals can earn a great deal more money than people in other important professions. Some people think this is fully justified while others think it is unfair. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
主体段1：（分析反方观点）理由 + 论证
主体段2：（分析正方观点）理由 + 论证
结尾段：表明自己观点 + 汇总理由
背景介绍：As a result of constant media attention, sports professionals in my country have become stars and celebrities, and those at the top are paid huge salaries. Just like movie stars, they live extravagant lifestyles with huge houses and cars.
### 主体段 1
主题句：Many people find their rewards unfair, especially when comparing these super salaries with those of top surgeons or research scientists, or even leading politicians who have the responsibility of governing the country.
递进解释：However, sports salaries are not determined by considering the contribution to society a person makes, or the level of responsibility he or she holds. Instead, they reflect the public popularity of sport in general and the level of public support that successful stars can generate. So the notion of ‘fairness’ is not the issue.
### 主体段 2
主题句：Those who feel that sports stars’ salaries are justified might argue that the number of professionals with real talent are very few, and the money is a recognition of the skills and dedication a person needs to be successful.
递进解释：Competition is constant and a player is tested every time they perform in their relatively short career. The pressure from the media is intense and there is little privacy out of the spotlight. So all of these factors may justify the huge earnings.
表明自己观点 + 汇总理由：认为体育明星赚的钱比电影明星的巨额收入更合理，这表明我们国家对体育行业的重视高于对职业和成就的重视。
Personally, I think that the amount of money such sports stars make is more justified than the huge earnings of movie stars, but at the same time, it indicates that our society places more value on sport than on more essential professions and achievements.
constant media attention 媒体的持续关注
top surgeons or research scientists 顶尖的医生和科学家
contribution to society 对社会的贡献
a recognition of... 对......的认可
play value on... 重视...