High-achieving teenagers

High-achieving teenagers

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Do you think Justin Bieber and Tavi Gevinson deserve their success, or are they just lucky?

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Tina - Coordinator's picture
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Hi llangaroro!
Thanks for letting us know. I've just tested the audio and it's working fine for me. Perhaps you could refresh the page or try a different browser? Don't forget there is also a transcript to read if you are still having problems with hearing it. Do let us know if you are still having problems ...
Best wishes, Tina (LearnEnglish Teen Team)

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paulapr02's picture
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I think Justin Bieber is really talented! I visited Tavi's website it's really professional and interesting. You have to visit it!!

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juggernaut's picture
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I think Tavi Gevinson copletely deserves his succees.She had really bright ideas even tough she did not have enough experience.We can explain it with her abilities.But on the other hand Justin Bieber's success in not only come from his abilities.We can even say if he was less good-looking,he would be not as fomous as he is now.

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javi8's picture
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According with this question I think that they deserve their succes, but also they've had good luck because they have born in a time where you can show your talent through apps as youtube, twitter, blogs and so on, so is easier for them to achieve the succes, in this sense I consider that they have had good luck, however it is obvious that they have a natural talent and as a result they deserve their succes

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Aiana178's picture
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Of course, YouTube and blogging were just appearing at that time, but it didn't occur to everyone that they could post videos on YouTube or start a blog. They did something that no one had tried before, so I think that they deserve their success.

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Fruggstrix's picture
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Well, i think that Tavi got famous because well, People first thought that she had an interesting style of taste. Then they wondered how she got slightly popular at such a young age, and that made her grow more and more. And Justin Bieber probably also started growing because of his age, and after that when he finally got popular girls (that is mostly his fan base) just because he is famous and young.

A great discussion to bring up.

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HW's picture
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This 2 characters is very talented in different ways.One of them is very good at singing.One of them is very good at design.Despite of their different hobbies,in my opinion,they deserve their their success.

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sssaleh's picture
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I think they deserve their success . Bcz they try to do anything and when they started it is not was easy as you think .so I think they work hard to be success

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aktoty_nis's picture
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I think Justin deserve his success . Because he is really talented! But I don't know about Tavi. And I didn't read her blog! So I can't say nothing about her!

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Niluh's picture
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I think Justin Bieber and Tavi Gevinson deserve it, they made an effort before becoming famous, Justin with his video on youtube and tavi with her rookie blog, they're not just lucky but are also talented.

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