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TOEFL学習記録102

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Gossip is a trait shared by every culture.
It is an inherent human nature to compare oneself to others, especially to the rich and the famous.
Large sales in gossip media and the invasion of their privacy reflect the fact that the public is engrossed (fascinated) with celebrities’ lives (too much attention to the personal lives of celebrities).
This is because gossip about celebrities (public figures) has become the most alluring way for the media to make profits. The media has become very efficient at gathering the latest and most intriguing stories about celebrities’ personal lives. Stars try to appeal to viewers with a down-to-earth approach. They disclose their personal lives, such as their newest lovers, without hesitation and shame. The media successfully sells tabloids and TV programs because the media caters to the public’s fascination with celebrities. The number of realty shows that reveals stars’ private lives.
On top of that, many celebrities feel that their privacy has been invaded by the media. The competition among the media is so intense(fierce)fierce that they pay huge sums of money to photographers and reporters to be the first to disclose the more private parts of lives of celebrities, such as their newest lovers, divorces, and breakups. The growing number of multi-million-dollar lawsuits best illustrate this phenomenon. Some celebrities take legal action to protect their personal lives. JK Rawling, the author of the famous Harry Potter stories, sued a tabloid for invasion of privacy when it published a photo of her son. She complained that her child’s privacy was invaded (assaulted).assaulted assault. Large sales of the gossip media and the invasion of celebrities’ privacy reflect too much attention to the personal lives of celebrities. Shows the excessive interests in the lives of celebrities. TV programs and magazines devoted to celebrities, people can see the trend of celebrity watching is here to stay, at least for now. Here to stay, at least for now.

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People today pay too much attention to the private lives of celebrities.

Outline:
TS1:The gossip media is very popular and make profits.
Example 1: realty shows, gossip magazines, revealing the most private parts, newest lovers, marriages, and breakups.
TS2:The privacy of celebrities is invaded
Example 2: JK Rawling lawsuit her son photographed
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People today pay too much attention to the private lives of celebrities.

Gossip seems to be a trait shared by every culture. It is an inherent human nature to compare oneself to others, especially to the rich and the famous. I agree that people are engrossed with the private lives of celebrities, which is evidenced by the enormous popularity of the gossip media and the invasion of the privacy of celebrities.
First, many tabloids, magazines, and TV programs disclose the private lives of celebrities. This is because disclosing the privacy of the famous is the most alluring way for the media to make profits. The media has become very effective at gathering the latest and the most intriguing stories about personal lives of celebrities. For example, these days, the number of realty shows and talk shows that reveal the private lives of celebrities has greatly increased. They introduce their homes, or even love life without hesitation or shame in front of cameras. Because the media caters to the public’s fascination with celebrities, many people purchase tabloids and magazines and watch TV programs dedicated to celebrities.

On top of that, many celebrities feel that their privacy has been invaded by the media. The competition among the gossip media is so intense that they pay huge sums of money to photographers and reporters to be the first to offer the more private parts of celebrity’s lives, such as their newest lovers, marriages, and breakups. The growing number of lawsuits against tabloids best illustrates this phenomenon. As a result, some celebrities take legal action to protect their private lives. For example, JK Rowling, the famous author of the Harry Potter stories, sued a tabloid for invasion of privacy when it disclosed a photo of her son. She complained that her son’s privacy was assaulted.

In summary, the popularity of the gossip media and the invasion of privacy of celebrities show the excessive interest in the lives of the rich and the famous. As the number of TV programs and magazines devoted to the lives of celebrities increases each year, people can see that this trend of celebrity watching is here to stay, at least for now.
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ほとんど原文のコピーになってしまいました。
英借文です。
here to stay, at least for nowはしゃれた言い方ですね。ぜひ、本番で使ってみたい。
fierce fierce fierce fierce assaulted assaulted assaulted assaulted

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注意:上記の作文は私の長い勉強過程の一時期に書いたもので、使われているテンプレート、書き方などは現在使っているものと大きく違いますのでご注意ください。 勉強会でご紹介したものが現在のテンプレート、書き方です。

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[ 2012/09/16 06:24 ] TOEFL学習記録 | TB(-) | CM(3)
基本的な質問で恐縮ですが、TOEFL online practice testとは、どのテストのことを指しているのでしょうか。申し込みの仕方、費用などを併せてご教示いただければ幸いです。また、このテストは、本番と難易度はほぼ同じでしょうか。情報提供をよろしくお願い申し上げます。
[ 2012/09/16 23:18 ] [ 編集 ]
Re: タイトルなし
http://toeflpractice.ets.org/
ETSが過去に使った問題を有料で提供しています。
本番と同じ問題です。
http://www.cieej.or.jp/toefl/ets_shop/index.html
でも購入できます。こちらのほうがテストの数が多いです。現在11個のテストが購入できます。
[ 2012/09/17 07:18 ] [ 編集 ]
情報提供ありがとうございました。
[ 2012/09/17 11:05 ] [ 編集 ]
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