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Is it better for students to take a gap year before going to university?

Introduction

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Conversation Summary

A gap year is when someone decides to take a year off from studying to do something else, typically travelling. In recent years taking a gap year has become very popular especially before starting university. Young people will often spend a year living in a different country or travelling around the world experiencing different places and cultures. Most people consider a gap year to be a beneficial thing to do, but maybe there are in fact some drawbacks to taking such a long break from their studies.

Questions

  • Did you take a gap year or would you like to take a gap year before starting university?
  • What are the benefits of taking a gap year?
  • What do you think is the best way to spend a gap year?
  • What are the drawbacks of taking a gap year?

Key Vocabulary

  • Gap noun
  • Drawback noun
  • Spend verb
  • Take off phrasal verb
  • Beneficial adjective
  • Travel verb
  • Break noun

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