The Wages of Sports Professionals
Successful sports professionals can earn a great deal more money than people in other important professions. Some people think this is fully justified while others think it is unfair.

Discuss both these views and give your opinion.

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  1. The enormous salaries of sports people are justified on the grounds that they bring people happiness through their impressive performances on the field.
    These sports personalities deserve such high wages
    They do not provide any vital service to the public
    These people earn outrageously generous/high salaries
    Flock to
    Watch faithfully
    Receive/earn/are paid huge salaries
    Train rigorously
    Have to cope with the tremendous pressure of being in the spotlight and having their every performance scrutinized
    Personal life is fodder for gossip columns
    Every move is scrutinized thoroughly by the media and public
    Face paparazzi constantly
    Media/public intrude on/invade their privacy
    Can’t lead a normal life
    Contribute more to making our society and the world a better place
    Reconsider our social priorities

  2. Svetlana says:

    unreasonably high (salary/wage)
    contribute to society
    undergo a rigorous training regime
    require a lot of commitment

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