ばやしの勉強部屋

25歳男性の勉強全般に関する日記。英語系が多めです。

英検1級2次試験:Is there too much emphasis on materialism in modern society?

Is there too much emphasis on materialism in modern society?

(現代社会において、物質主義は重要視されすぎているか?)

 

I’m of the opinion that there is too much emphasis on materialism in modern society. Too many people still believe that possessing a lot of money or luxury things makes them happy even if we can feel happiness without them.

I have two examples to support my opinion.

 

First, the number of crimes like fraud is increasing because of materialism. Society is teaching people that nothing is more important than money. This results in a situation where people are willing to do horrible things just to make money.

 

Second, too many people believe that they can be happy by making themselves look bigger than they actually are. As time goes by, we’re able to feel happiness by spending less and less money. However, there are too many people who wish to purchase luxury things such as expensive cars, jewelry even if they don’t earn a lot of money. Most of them say “These goods can be status for them.”.

 

In conclusion, I believe that society is putting too much emphasis on materialism today. (173 words)

 

【内容の要約】

結論:Agree

①お金を得るための犯罪(詐欺など)

②収入に見合わないような高級品を身にまとい、虚勢を張る人々

 

①の後半部分は、『英検1級英作文問題完全制覇』を参考にしています。

また、②の内容については、私が実際に受験した1級1次試験の長文読解問題に似たようなことが書いてあったような気がします。(あの話は非常に読みやすく、国語が苦手な私でも凄くすんなり頭に入ってきたと記憶しています。笑)

ちなみに、"materialism"の単語の意味が少し難しめですね。

最近流行りのミニマリズム(ミニマリスト)に触れて話を展開することもできそうです。