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May 4, 2011

The invasion of privacy of celebrities

Filed under: student presentations — richardlstansfield @ 5:36 am

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Now, the invasion of privacy of celebrities is becoming a hot issue, because people want to know about celebrities, but celebrities want to protect their personal lives.
For example, Korea’s famous celebrities ‘ 서태지’ and ‘이지아’ ‘s secret marriage was leaked to the public after 14 years.[1]

Also, celebrities’ past and present photos make it possible to find out if they had plastic surgery.[2]

Moreover, celebrities are always chased by paparazzi, so they get too much stress and that can cause depression and suicide.[3]

However, there are many positive sides about exposing their private actions. People have an inclination to imitate their favorite stars, so when celebrities make a donation[4] or wear particular clothes, it can become a trend .

As a result more and more people do good things like giving donation and the fashion Industry can thrive.[5]
In the end, the invasion of privacy of celebrities has both a bright side and a dark side.

Reference
[1]http://www.mt.co.kr/view/mtview.php?type=1&no=2011042917247091679&outlink=1
[2]http://blog.naver.com/cmun20?Redirect=Log&logNo=40119446320
[3] http://blog.naver.com/thinkeasy1?Redirect=Log&logNo=80121714805
[4] http://blog.naver.com/2tjdtls?Redirect=Log&logNo=140125967187
[5]http://bntnews.hankyung.com/apps/news?popup=0&nid=02&c1=02&c2=02&c3=00&nkey=201102111022283&mode=sub_view

Glossary
Invasion: If you describe an action as an invasion, you disapprove of it because it affects someone or something in a way that is not wanted.
Celebrity: A celebrity is someone who is famous, especially in areas of entertainment such as films, music, writing, or sport.
Plastic surgery: Plastic surgery is the practice of performing operations to repair or replace skin which has been damaged, or to improve people’s appearance.
Paparazzi: The paparazzi are photographers who follow famous people around, hoping to take interesting or shocking photographs of them that they can sell to a newspaper.
Leak: If a secret document or piece of information leaks or is leaked, someone lets the public know about it.
Inclination: An inclination is a feeling that makes you want to act in a particular way.

Discussion question
1. Do you think invading celebrities’ privacy is fair? Why or why not?

–> Do you think invading celebrities’ privacy is fair? Why or why not?

2. Is it important to know about celebrities’ past? Why or why not?

–> Is it important to know about celebrities’ past? Why or why not?

3. Do paparazzi have to exist to give us information? Or do they have to stop what they are doing to protect celebrities’ personal lives? Why do you think so?

–> Do paparazzi have to exist to give us information? Or do they have to stop what they are doing to protect celebrities’ personal lives? Why do you think so?

4. When celebrities do good things, like making donations, does it motivate you to do the same thing?

–> When celebrities do good things, like making donations, does it motivate you to do the same thing?

* Class 125

Group 1
백혜련: typing, photo, Discussion question, information searching
최은별: typing, glossary, Discussion question, information searching
조정정: reference, information searching
풍효: reference, information searching

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Teacher’s Note:

I have chosen the following three vocabulary items to be on Written Test #2:

1. celebrity: (noun) someone who is famous, especially in areas of entertainment such as films, music, writing, or sport

2. leak: (noun) when someone lets the public know about a secret document or piece of information

3. inclination (noun) a feeling that makes you want to act in a particular way

I have chosen the following discussion question to be on the Final Speaking Test.

-Is it important to know about celebrities’ past? Why or why not?

Remember to stress it properly.

-Is it important to know about celebrities’ past? Why or why not?

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