IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 779 - There is an attitude that ‘anyone can do it’ in the arts

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

In some countries today, there is an attitude that ‘anyone can do it’ in the arts – music, literature, acting, art, etc. As a result, people with no talent become rich and famous and genuine talent is not valued or appreciated.

Do you agree or disagree?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

You should write at least 250 words.

Model Answer 1:
It is true that natural talents or skills probably can guarantee the future career of people especially in music, entertainment industries, literature etc. However, some people believe that they probably can be successful without having a skill or certain talent. I personally agree to say that people might achieve their goals of life without having a talent in terms of several reasons.

The first reason is that it is not talent that can guarantee someone’s success particularly in entertainment industries but the major factor is all about popularity. The popularity can be gained by doing such unusual action that may attract people’s attention loving to see or enjoy it. For example, there are some artists or actors are hired by the film production not because of their talents, moreover, it goes to the unique character of those persons that enable them playing comedian film.

The second reason is that the point of networking plays very important role in succeeding someone’s career in entertainment industry or arts. By having networks, we can easily get a job even though we do not have natural or genuine talents because people will recruit people who they know well by considering relationship and friendship values. For example, there are so many people sitting on the strategic position in a company because they got closer relationship with the boss or managers.

However, it is true that talented and skillful people probably tend to work professionally but talents and skills can be replaced by popularity and networks which lead them to have a job sooner and the professionalism will be gained during the experience in working or can be possessed through training provided by those companies.

In short, popularity and networks tend to bring people having wide opportunity in job market and I believe that those kinds of things probably replace the existence of talents or skills as well as bring them to the prosperous and successful life.

[ Written by - Soni Ariawan ]

Model Answer 2:
There has been a fashionable trend nowadays to express individuals' talents for the sake of popularity and wealth. Also there has been a developed attitude states" anyone can do it" in various types of talent. It then led to a result shows that people with no talents become rich and famous while those who were born with genuine talents are not valued or appreciated. This essay will present some arguments against this view.

Everyone is considered talented, whether is talented-born or talented-trained. There are many types of talent in some areas such as music, literature, sports, painting, acting.etc. The view that non talented people become famous and rich mostly based on several facts occur in a country. Take Indonesia as an example, the actress and actors are famous because of movies they performed. The fact that the casting requires physical attraction more than talents is no longer a secret. Since it is undeniable that good looking actress and actors attract viewers easily. But, at the same time, these performers are demanded to perform maximum to increase the quality of a movie. In other word, they are trained to be talented in area of acting as it is believed that practice makes perfect. The popularity and wealth then come after practical opportunities., as the better they act, the more expensive they get paid and famous.

Moreover, it seems to be cruel to justify the genuine talents are not appreciated and valued considering the facts that sport athletes and singers are well known of their popularity and wealth. Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Dianna Ross, Rod Stewart and so on are the real examples how genuine talents are praised. After all. To explore and provide more opportunities to those who are born talented, several events such as X-factor and Indonesian Idol are held to enhance them in introducing their genuine talents. These are held to provide more access to those who are considered less accessible regardless their physical attractions.

To conclude, I believe that all talents, whether it is genuine or product of habitual practices are well appreciated not only by popularity and wealth, but also by products they produce from various types of talents.

[ Written by - Novi Iki ]

Model Answer 3:
At recent years, there is an ongoing debate whether all of the people are equal to be artists or it is supposed to be the talented ones who are worth to do arts. I believe that talented people should be appreciated for their masterpiece, and throughout this essay I will give several considerations relating to my notion.

Each people has their own capabilities, interests, and talents. It is a fact that drummers masterize the drum music field such as the equipments, sophisticated techniques, etc. by autodidact or train themselves in certain courses to gain maximum skills and to be hired by a famous band. However, drummers may not have quite interests in acting or painting. As a consequence, the term 'anyone can do it' may be possible but the product of arts will not be a masterpiece. 

It is inevitable that the equal rights to do everything including to choose the profession as an artist is undeniable. As a consequence, every people wants to be a famous artist because of the popularity and the huge salary. This leads to a complicated problem for finding the true talents in doing performance. To overcome this, managers, agents, and talents searching events are bucket of solutions to look for the real talents needed by arts industries. 

To sum up, 'anyone can do it' is a term caused by equal human rights among the people but people with original talents and interests accompanied by maximum development efforts are worthier to be appreciated as an art which they produced is overwhelming.

[ Written by - Angga Cool ]

Model Answer 4:
How do people become an artist? This question is really fashionable trend in many parts of world. Talentless people become an artist because of luck, a good opportunity, and networking. These reasons are commonly used by artists who are popular with this trend. I tend to disagree with this issue because becoming an artist is not about luck. I will outline the reasons and examples to support my arguments.

Artist is an honour job. S/he is public figures whom people always stare on their performance both in their real life and on their stages. Therefore, they need to give their best in their life to entertain people. They have to make a great preparation and hard work before become an artist, so their performance will not disappoint their fans. For example, singers should train their voice, learn about tunes and songs before their voice are enjoyed by many people. A singer who get that "singer" title without ability will gain the bad judge even s/he produce a good song by citizen.

In addition, artists who inexpert in their field are usually cannot survive for long time, because they cannot perform a good performance. Take YouTube artists as examples, they only famous for several months and disappear because they lack of capability.

It true that everyone have their own luck and deserve to pursue the chance, but it cannot be denied that for particular job such as artist need special ability and capability.

To sum up, I must say that people have to prepare themselves well before act as a public figures to survive in that industry. In my opinion, as a nature talent, an artist is really special career, therefore I disagree that people get that job only because of luck and no attempt to get that position.

[ Written by - Wiwik Astuti ]

Model Answer 5:
In recent days, there are so many talent-less people come to entertainment industries. It is easy for them to gain popularity compared with the other entertainers.  Some assert that talent-less artist becomes rich and famous, and the genuine talent will not be appreciated again. I personally disagree with this viewpoint and this essay will look into the reasons together with some considerations.

The first reason is that talent-less people obtain popularity for the short period of time. In my point of view, they cannot survive in the real competition with people who already have remarkable talent in entertainment industry. They are just becoming popular because of the role of media instead of their capabilities. For instance, there are some Indonesian artists becoming famous because of creating controversial issues. They have no capability which enable people to impress on them, thus it is quite easy for society to forget them. Meanwhile, talented entertainers will keep producing and showing their ability and capability so people will put more appreciation towards their performances.

The other reason is that the usage of technological enables people to show up and it is easy for them to attract society and to become well-known person. Moreover, technology can make talent-less people look like professional artist. Take being singer as an example, when people have no ability to be a singer, technology usage can edit and perform their voice as a professional singer. I truly believe that they will not stay longer in their popularity because society is able to differentiate people who have great talent or not. Therefore, they cannot replace the position of talented artist in society.

To sum up, to be a famous person, people should have capability which can impress people thus it enables them to survive in that kind of life.

[ Written by - Tuty Starlet ]



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