Have you ever wanted to be popular?

2-3 participants
10 minutes

Could you imagine living like a celebrity?

Being popular must be incredibly exciting: Many people are looking up to you, admiring you for your qualities, wanting to be like you. But then there are shady sides to it as well: Being far away from your family, having no privacy. What about you: Have you ever imagined being popular – and if so, what for?

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Useful phrases

  • In order to be / become successful, you need to…

  • How can you thrive on the idea of being… ?

  • … needs a lot of dedication.

  • I would love / hate the feeling of being / doing / …

  • You might have to go through many trials and challenges, for example, …

  • The downside of all this success is that…

  • You might set out on a lonely journey, because … .

  • After a while, you might only be surrounded by …

  • Money is not everything, however / on the contrary / nevertheless…

  • The opportunities of life will pass you by if you…

Useful words

  • to be in the spotlight

    to get everybody’s attention

  • to appeal to sb.

    to be attractive to sb.

  • to set a trend

    to do something new that becomes popular then

  • to be in demand

    to be wanted by lots of people

  • to be successful

    to have a lot of fame

  • to gather momentum

    the ability to increase steadily

  • the downside

    the less positive aspect(s) of something

  • the bad side effects of…

    the negative things that come along with…

  • the impacts of success

    the aspects of life that success forces upon you

  • an illusion

    a kind of dream world that is a false belief

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