Why take a gap year? 6 Minute English

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Published at : 16 Dec 2020
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Some students delay university to take a year off travelling. The emphasis now is on doing a productive, purposeful gap year that will look good on your CV and help you get a job. Is it a good idea? Neil and Georgina hear two students with different views and teach you related vocabulary.

This week's question
According to the Institute of Fiscal Studies, which subject studied at university will lead to the highest average earnings five years after graduating? Is itโ€ฆ

a) Law
b) Veterinary science
c) Medicine and dentistry

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

๐•๐จ๐œ๐š๐›๐ฎ๐ฅ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ
๐ ๐š๐ฉ ๐ฒ๐ž๐š๐ซ
year between leaving school and starting university that is usually spent travelling or working

๐š๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐›๐š๐œ๐ค ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐
an idea we donโ€™t think about frequently but keep stored deep in our memory

๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž
something that leads to a good or useful outcome

๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐๐ข๐œ๐ญ๐ž๐
what is likely to happen in the future based on current information

๐š๐ง ๐š๐ฅ๐ข๐ž๐ง ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐œ๐ž๐ฉ๐ญ
an idea that is strange and not familiar

๐ฉ๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ฅ
relating to the learning of real skills which can be usefully applied

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