Раздел 2. Чтение
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Child star mania is on the rise! Popular shows like Star Search and Junior Idol are always searching for new child stars. Sometimes the parents of these youngsters are the ones with the real ambition — arguably pushing their offspring to [A]_____ to make their children famous.
Fame can bring great opportunities for the youngsters. Some go on to earn huge amounts of money and live happy and fulfilled lives. The truth however is [B]_____ Research on the lifestyle of young performers has shown [C]_____ dominated by immense pressure and anxiety. Hours of training and rehearsal combine disastrously with a lack of normal schooling and a poor social life. These vulnerable young people also have to cope with criticism, rejection and intrusive treatment from show business reporters. The loss of privacy, gossip and constant scrutiny can be too much for some of them.
Child stars often have very short careers. It can be devastating [D]_____ grows
into an average looking adult and a whole glittering career is over before they are out of their teens. It is therefore not surprising that so many young child stars end up with huge emotional problems — some derailing their lives through destructive life styles. It can be really difficult for them adjusting from [E]_____ to being completely forgotten and ignored.
So the question is should something be done to curb this mania for young fame? Should the TV programs be severely controlled or even banned? Whatever the answer to these questions, the problems are likely to remain. As long as there are children with talent under the control of ruthlessly ambitious parents — these tragedies [F]_____