IELTS Cause & Solution Essay: Famous people

Many young people know more about international pop and movie stars than about famous people from history in their country. Why is this? What can be done to increase young people’s interest in famous people of their country?


Шаг 1️⃣: после перефразированная формулируем мнение + аргумент почему + отвечаем на 2-й вопрос:

At present, the young generation tends to be increasingly more concerned about global show business rather than their well-known historical figures. This essay will first discuss limitless opportunities provided by promoting celebrities on a global scale, followed by the suggestion of government programs aimed at increasing public awareness of nationally notable figures.


Шаг 2️⃣: поясняем первый аргумент + пример:

The root cause of this tendency appears to be well-organized promotion policies, performed at a high level. Not only are these targeted strategies focused on the growth of the foreign stars’ recognition, but they might also contribute to losing interest in the national cultural heritage. As a result of this, cultural patterns are becoming westernized, which is irrevocably tied to a loss of cultural identity in the long run. A prime example is the European Union, where the vast majority of musical bands (СЛИШКОМ ОБЩИЙ ПРИМЕР, НЕ ИСПОЛЬЗОВАТЬ«the vast majority of»), being promoted by multinational record companies, perform their songs mostly in English.


Шаг:3️⃣ поясняем второй аргумент +пример:

One possible solution to this worrying problem would be implementing governmental policies to attract the undivided attention of the young generation to historically famous people. This is because it is the government that should be solely responsible for preserving and disseminating features of national culture, be it a long-standing tradition or a person who left a trace in the national history. On no account should the pivotal role of this support in elevating the recognition of locally meaningful figures be ignored. To illustrate this, having implemented a recent educational policy, our local authority reported an increased awareness of heroic actions performed by Russian soldiers during the Second World War, among local school children. (СЛИШКОМ ДЛИННЫЙ И ТРУДНО ЧИТАЕМЫЙ ПРИМЕР)


Шаг 4️⃣: дублируем мнение в заключении + суммируем оба аргумента:

In conclusion, intensive promotion of international celebrities appears to be the reason why local historical representatives are often neglected. This requires governmental interference, which is the key to preserving cultural heritage for our descendants.

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