Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write an essay related to the short passage given below. In your essay, you are to comment on the phenomenon described in the passage and suggest measures to address the issue. You should write at least 150 words but no more than 200 words. Nowadays star chasing is prevalent among many teenagers. They take pop stars as their idols, imitating their way of talking, following their style of dressing, and seeking every chance to meet them in person at great expenses.
This year has witnessed many misbehaviors revealed one way or another of an army of public figures in the Chinese show business, which have left us questioning the irrational spiritual reliance of teenagers on their so-called perfect idols, as well as the troublesome phenomenon of the show business bloating their stars to the roof.
Luckily, regulative administrations of our country have taken timely measures to mitigate the negative impact of the ever-growing star chasing on teenagers. To sync up with these regulations, the society as a whole, including schools and parents, should play their part in warning the teens of the serious consequence of choosing such a wrong path.
As a popular saying goes, “Idol is not for adoring, but for keeping pace with.” Unfortunately, for impressionable teenagers whose value and understanding towards life are yet mature, it can be difficult for them to draw a clear line between fanatic worship to pop stars and a reasonable way of pastime, what’s more, looking up to a celebrity who can live up to their public image. We should try our best guiding the teens, who ultimately have our nation’s future in their hands, to the right way of their life.