2017年9月9日雅思培训写作考题回顾2017-09-22 14:39:20 来源: 浏览:1020次
题目：The table shows information about the numbers of Australian people who visit the seven most popular destinations in 1999 and 2009.
Some people think that the money spent by the government in supporting artist (such as painters, musicians and writers) should be spent on other more important things. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Many people consider any government investment on artists such as painters, musicians, and poets as wasteful because the government should put the tax-payers’money to more crucial things. While I do believe there are things more pivotal than art, I insist that artists should also be financially supported by the government.
Needless to say, the top priority for any government is improving the living standard of its citizens. Paintings, music, and literature are needed by people only when their basic necessities are satisfied. It is hard, therefore, to imagine a government will give immense amount of money to artists when its people are still suffering from poverty.
Yet this does not mean that any investment on artists is a waste of money. In the first place, art can become a lucrative business and bring a lot of revenue to a country, even when it is still poor. India is a good case in point. Its movie industry since 1970s has created millions of jobs and brought tons of money to India in addition to boosting the country’s tourism. Furthermore, art can improve people’s mental state and bring them together, especially when a country is confronted with crisis. The entire United States, for example, was paralyzed right after the 911 terrorist attack, but it quickly recovered from that paralysis, largely because American people were inspired by the artistic works which encourage them to face the reality and move on.
Seen in this light, art is anything but useless, for it is not only profitable economically, but also inspiring spiritually. When people’s basic needs are met, art will definitely become an important part of their life. When this happens, the government’s investment on art will become absolutely necessary and relevant.