A Job or Travelling

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Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on October 23, 2020 and last updated on May 8, 2023


Michael is 23 years old and has just finished his degree in Engineering. He always wanted to go travelling for a year after he had finished his studies before getting a job and starting his professional career. He has just been offered a very good job, with an excellent salary and benefits, but they want him to start straight away which would mean his plan to travel the world would no longer happen. He can’t decide what to do and has asked for your advice.

The Question

Should Michael choose travelling or a good job?

Key Vocabulary

  • Offer noun
  • Travel verb
  • Degree noun
  • Career noun
  • Salary noun
  • Benefit noun
  • Choose verb
  • Engineering noun

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Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.