Learn English with Mr. Duncan - Lesson 9 (Fame)
Today we are going to talk about a very special subject "Being famous!"… Oh I'm back to normal. What a pity. There are many words we can use to describe a person who is famous. We can call them a "Star". We could describe them as a "Celebrity" or a a "Superstar". Or perhaps an "Idol" and if they are very famous we can call them a "Megastar".
There are many ways to become famous. You could be an Actor on the Television or in a Movie. You could be a Singer and become an international pop star. Maybe you could have a special skill. Perhaps you could become a well known "Magician". Look at that…It's Magic! Of course sometimes people become famous for doing something bad. Throughout history there have been people who have done terrible things and have become a celebrity because of it. We can use the word "Infamous" or "Iniquitous" to describe this kind of fame. So fame is not always a good thing!
Some people desire fame because they want to become rich and wealthy and have lots and lots of money. The industry that produces celebrities is called "Show-Business". So whenever we talk about fame or famous people we normally use the word "Show-Business" to describe the whole thing. We can also shorten the word to "Show-Biz". It's much easier to say. Many people want to be famous. Would you like to be famous?