A 'role model' is a person who acts as an example to others. The following is a recent IELTS exam question about this topic.
Nowadays celebrities are more famous for their glamour and wealth than for their achievements, and this sets a bad example to young people.
To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
Here are some tips to help you plan your answer:
- Start by considering some real examples. Think about the celebrities you know - are they famous for their glamour and wealth, or for their achievements?
- It's usually easier to write about both sides. Think about whether it's possible to 'partly agree', or to have a strong opinion but still mention the other view.
- Plan for a 4-paragraph essay. Decide what your view is, then focus on the main body paragraphs - what will be the central idea in each one?