You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
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.
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words.
It is true that in today's society the income of a famous professional sport player is far larger than the ones of other careers. Some people believe that this result is fair while the others are against it. This paper will examines this issue from the two viewpoints and from that, it can be seen why this phenomenon is justified.
There are two reasons why it is fair for sport players to earn a greater deal than others. Firstly, everyone has to devote himself to the hardest training course in order to be a champion or a famous sport athlete. As a result, it is justify for an expert sport players, who is popular, to earn a great deal of money because of the hardness he exchanged for glory. Secondly, successful sport professionals will contribute a huge value of entertainment worldwide. Hence, people should pay an equivalent amount of money for their contribution even it is usually higher than for other careers. In short word, it is justify for a famous athlete to gain more money than others.
However, some people believe that this difference in incomes is significantly unfair to other professions. It is caused by a wrong comparison between the number of famous sport players who can earn a great deal of money and the number of people from other careers who can earn good money. More specifically, there are only a few sport professionals who can earn huge salary while for other professions, there are more people who can actually have large incomes. The reason is that others jobs are in more demand compared to sports.
In conclusion, a successful athlete has the right to earn a great deal of money by exchanging his hard working for his succeed. However, people should pay a worthily money for their contributions to the society to prevent an unfair situation with other careers.
Source: nguyenhoangvu88.wordpress.com/2011/08/23/ielts-writing-task-2-august-23rd-2011 (with many changes in the introduction, the 3rd paragraph and the conclusion. Specially, we have removed personal pronouns which are considered inappropriate for an academic writing and we have changed almost the whole 3rd paragraph)
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IELTS Opinion Essays