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 it…

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

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

𝐠𝐚𝐩 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫
year between leaving school and starting university that is usually spent travelling or working

𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐨𝐟 𝐦𝐲 𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐝
an idea we don’t think about frequently but keep stored deep in our memory

something that leads to a good or useful outcome

what is likely to happen in the future based on current information

𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐧 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐩𝐭
an idea that is strange and not familiar

relating to the learning of real skills which can be usefully applied

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