You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Whether or not someone achieves their aims is mostly by a question of luck. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words.
It is argued that some people’s success is mostly attributable to luck instead of their own hard work. However, I completely disagree with this opinion.
I believe that only determined andindustrious people will be successful in whatever they do. Hard-working people usually attain their goals. For instance, Steve Jobs spent thousands of hours coding and experimenting to bring out the great Macintosh operating system that we use nowadays. Another clear case of success through determination is Nick Vujicic, an Australian motivational speaker, who suffered from a rare disorder which resulted in the absence of four limbs. Despite not having any hands or legs, Vujicic earned a bachelor degree with a double major in accountancy and financial planning; he had his own family, and now he travels around the world to inspire people as a motivational speaker.
On the other hand, by contrast, luck is only a small factor in determining one’s achievement. Firstly, people cannot solely be dependent on luck to become successful. If a student does not study for an exam, chances are he or she will fail, no matter how lucky he or she may be. Secondly, luck only contributes to short-term fortune. For instance, a person who wins a lottery is definitely lucky because winning a lottery does not require you to do anything to earn it. It purely depends on luck; yet, he or she cannot win the lottery for the rest of his or her life.
In conclusion, for the reasons I have mentioned above, I strongly believe that in order to achieve objectives in life, one must be extremely determined and hard-working to follow his or her passion till the end.
attributable (to) [adjective]: caused by the thing mentioned. In this context, success is the result of luck.
industrious [adjective]: hard-working, busy.
attain [verb]: to succeed in getting something, usually after a lot of effort.
code [verb]: to write a computer program by putting one system of numbers, words and symbols into another system.
motivational [adjective]: making somebody want to do something, especially something which requires a lot of effort.
suffer from [phrasal verb]: to be badly affected by a disease, pain, sadness or a lack of something.
disorder [noun]: an illness that causes a part of the body to stop functioning properly.
limbs [noun]: arms and legs.
accountancy [noun] the profession of an accountant, dealing with figures for tax or other purposes.
dependent [adjective] needing something in order to survive or to be successful.
lottery [noun] a way of raising money by selling tickets. The tickets have numbers on them which people have chosen. Numbers are chosen by chance and the people with those numbers win prizes.
purely [adverb] completely, entirely, only.
passion [noun] a very strong interest in something and enthusiasm for it.