Essay prompt and instruction:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Write about the following topic.

Are famous people treated unfairly by the media? Should they be given more privacy, or is the price of their fame an invasion into their private life?

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.

You should write at least 254 words.

Popular personnel's personal lives are being invaded by the media and the question has arose if this is because of their fame and if they should be given equal privacy like any other human being.

Being a celebrity or a well known person comes with its pros and cons. The recent rise of social media has made celebrities' life more open and predicable to their fans and followers. The media and news channels in particular can be seen these days covering prime stories about the personal lives and habits of celebrities. On some occasions, famous personalities are also seen being accused of paying the media houses for making stories about them for staying in news. All these has made celebrities gain more popularity in recent times.

However, some famous personalities choose to stay away from headlines by keeping their personal lives private. In such cases, media houses should respect such decisions and should not intrude in personal lives of celebrities. Even after this one of the famous media houses of Asia, The Wire was seen covering the divorce news of a famous sports person. Although, later The Wire took down the article and apologised for their article, one cannot fail to imagine the uproar it would have caused. Such articles are the examples of the price one has to pay for being famous. In severe scenarios such articles can make a person go through an immense emotional trauma. Hence, both the media and fans should trade carefully while admiring their idols.

In conclusion, being famous has its benefits but the rise of technology and social media had taken away the personal space of celebrities.

Hi Teacher, I am not very familiar with essay writing hence kindly help me understand the format and general essay writing rules.

Here is a one-page summary that I made.

Popular personnel's (Personnel means employees or staff. That is not a good word here. Do not look up synonyms in a dictionary and think you can interchange words. That seldom works out.) personal lives are being invaded by the media and the question has arisen arose if this is because of their fame (That is not the question. They certainly are followed, spied on, photographed and pursued by reporters - The question is: Is this fair? ) and if they should be given equal privacy like any other human being.

(You did not give your opinion!

In paragraph #1, write one or two sentences that show you understand the topic.
Then write one or two sentences that answer the essay prompt.
This task asks your opinion, so in this paragraph state your opinion.


Being a celebrity or a well known person comes with its pros and cons. The recent rise of social media has made celebrities' life more open and predicable transparent to their fans and followers. The media and news channels in particular can be seen these days covering primetime stories about the personal lives and habits of celebrities. On some occasions, famous personalities are also seen being accused of paying the press media houses for making stories about them for staying in order to stay in news. All these has made celebrities gain more popularity in recent times. (This is a little off-topic. You need to connect it to the question: "are these people treated fairly?" The question is not if these famous personalities want more attention or not. )

However, some famous personalities choose to stay away from headlines by keeping their personal lives private. In such cases, the media media houses should respect such decisions and should not intrude in personal lives of celebrities. Even after this One of the famous news organisations media houses of Asia, The Wire, reported the ugly details on was seen covering the divorce news of a famous sports person. Although, (no comma) later The Wire took down the article and apologised for their article, one cannot fail to imagine the uproar it would have caused. (It must have caused some reaction if there was a public apology!) Such articles are the examples of the price one has to pay for being famous. In severe scenarios Such articles can make a person go through an immense emotional trauma. Hence, both the media and fans should behave respectfully and trade carefully while admiring their idols.

In conclusion, being famous has its benefits but the rise of technology and social media has had taken away the personal space of celebrities. (You did not give your own opinion. That is the key essay prompt. If you do not answer the essay prompt clearly, you will lose points.)

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