- 2018年06月26日11:22 来源：小站整理作者：小站雅思编辑
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本题讨论人们买奢饰品的原因以及这是一个消极还是积极趋势。题目类型是混合类题目， 题目问问法是What are the reasons?Do you think it is a positive or negative development?类型，可以采用4段式作文结构。
Brand conscious 有名牌意识的
Might as well 最好
Disposable income 可支配收入
This is the case in sth. 这是一个事例在某方面
Take a heavy toll on 对...有负面影响
Be perceived as 认为
Be of no use 无用的
Keep up with the Joneses 攀比
With the disposable income rising 独立主格结构
Not because...but because 平行结构
..., thus doing sth 非谓语结构做结果状语
Available and accessible 押头韵
......, an unhealthy mentality that 概括性同位语
Never will this be 部分倒装结构表达强调
Luxury brands such as BMW, CHANEL, and Rolex are increasingly available and accessible in today’s world so that an ever increasing number of people are brand conscious and purchase seemingly high quality, pricy luxuries. The major motive for such consumerism is the desire for better social acceptance and it might as well be discouraged.
One main reason is that consuming luxury products could help people to fit in,whether at school, work or in social circles. With the disposable income rising, buying these well-known brands from the perspective of consumers will contribute to greater social acceptance. This is especially the case in fashion. Some consumers often buy clothing brands either perceived as fashionable, trendy or high class, or easily accepted by a particular subculture or peer group.
Never will this unhealthy desire for famous brands be better for people themselves and the society as a whole. Some products in famous brands indeed have better quality and reputation. For example, Audi or BMW produce cars with elegant appearance and amusing spare parts, thus being more appealing to customers than those unknown brand cars. However, this is not that simple. There are still a number of individuals who buy these products not because they are extraodinary in quality but because they can help them be accepted by a certain group or show distinct personal image and even give them a chance to show off , even though these products may be of no use to consumers. In this case, people will just keep up with the Joneses, an unhealthy mentality that will not only take a heavy toll on their financial condition and personal life but result in some social problems,such as the waste of resources and other negative social consequences.
In conclusion, purchasing famous brand products like clothes, cars and other items maybe simply for being socially acceptable and my view is that this kind of consumption is detrimental to every single individual involved and the whole society.
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