Many young people like pop stars and international movie stars rather than famous people about history of their countries. What is the causes? What measure can be done to tackle the problem?
▷ young people：青年人（限定讨论范文，也暗示青年的相关问题，一般可以从学校和媒体方面找原因）
▷ pop stars and international movie stars：明星（明星很多是同媒体宣传相关）
▷ famous people about history：历史名人（历史相关，可以联系到学校的教育原因）
It has long been a problem that younger generations are more fascinated by celebrities in vanity fair than those historic figures in text books. To me, it seems to be a symptom of a trouble to which the media and schools are the answers.
The primary culprit of this phenomenon is the misleading effect of modern media. Living in a material world today, the youth are inundated with ubiquitous coverages of pop and movie stars the world over, particularly those sensational gossips and scandals online to increase ratings. As a result, exposed to these reports for a long time, young minds are unconsciously distracted by or even get addicted to those low-quality stories.
But the problem is not the consequence of just media, the education of schools should be another reason to blame. If more adolescents prefer stars in magazine covers to the heroes in history books, chances are the education model in schools is not attractive enough for students.
However, it is not the moment to be pessimistic for the problem, while there are some practical solutions to curb this trend. Firstly, the government can have a role to play, by initiating regulations to prohibit media from over publicizing news of entertainment. In contrast, more documentaries on history and culture should be encouraged to be broadcasted more frequently. Also, schools could arrange more tours to historical museums, while teachers should share more anecdotes of historical figures in lectures, thus cultivate young students’ interests in history of their country.
If these measures could be implemented, I would say the young minds would be reversed from their infatuation of modern idols. With the concerted efforts by government, media and reformed education method, a poem by Dylan Thomas could be as popular as the gossip of Beckham’ divorce.
1、Be fascinated by
Take a boat trip, and you will be fascinated by the peaks along the river.
Babies may be fascinated by animated films while teenagers are amused by comedies.
释义:名人，知名人士; 名流; 名声; 名誉;
Does he find his new celebrity intruding on his private life?
At 62, Brian found the celebrity and status that had eluded him for so long.
Joanna has finally made it to the first rank of celebrity after 25 years as an actress.
About 10% of Japanese teenagers are overweight. Nutritionists say the main culprit is increasing reliance on Western fast food.
He knows the culprit but is not letting on.
The police put the culprit in jail.
5、be inundated with
释义:轰动的; 耸人听闻的; 极好的; 绝妙的;
Her voice is sensational.
Experts agreed that this was a truly sensational performance.
It is only the sensational that sells news magazines.
释义:流言( gossip的名词复数 ); 闲谈; 爱拨弄是非的人; 八卦;
In our absence the office gossips are probably having a field day.
What frightful gossips people are, even one'sbest friends.
She's with me at the house. Let the gossips do their worst.
释义:丑事( scandal的名词复数 ); 流言蜚语; 闲话; 诽谤;
Rumours of financial scandals have come bubbling back to the surface.
The City's reputation has been sullied by scandals like those at Lloyd's.
I'm sick of reading headlines involving the Kennedys in sex scandals.
10、be distracted by
I can't let myself be distracted by those things.
The child may be distracted by extraneous sounds.
And let them be distracted by the spectacle.