- 2016年11月16日14:51 来源：小站教育作者：小站雅思编辑
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Money and Society
Society has become increasingly materialistic
People aspire to earn more money
They want a bigger house or a better car
We connect wealth and material possessions with happiness and success
Brands like “Armani” or ”Mercedes” are status symbols
Advertising creates new desires and needs
It persuades us to buy the latest styles
Positives of Consumerism
Consumerism creates employment
It helps to reduce poverty
It encourages innovation and creativity in business
We live in a global economy
We have a better quality of life
Negatives of Consumerism
Consumerist societies create more waste
They use more natural resources
They cause damage to the environment
Consumerism creates a “throw-away” culture
Advertisers tell us who we are and what we want
Wealth does not lead to happiness
Materialism causes greed and crime
We should return to traditional values like sharing相关雅思历史真题
1.Economic progress is often used to measure a country's success. However, some people believe that other factors are more important. What other factors should also be considered when measuring a country's success? Do you think one factor is more important than others?
2.Some people believe that money is the most important factor for achieving happiness. However, others believe that happiness has nothing to do with money.
Do you agree or disagree?
3.Some people argue that it is more important to have an enjoyable job than to earn a lot of money. Others disagree and think that a good salary leads to a better life.
Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.