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A Gap Year

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A Gap Year (Topic 3) A term," gap year", which is famous in some countries such as United Kingdom and the United States. A gap year is constructive time out, it can be anywhere, anytime, doing anything. A gap year was usually viewed as the activity of taking time out after secondary school to gain working experience and learn new skills before enter university. Some people say that a gap year is a beneficial year, but some say that it is a waste year. Before expressing my idea on whether I would like to take a gap year if this were acceptable in the Hong Kong education system, let us discuss the pros and cons of such a decision. ...read more.


They may use the time to think about their future and experience life. Besides, they can make new friends with different nationality. For some people, they will use this gap year for travelling. During the trips, students can have chance to experience new cultures, visit ancient cities and taste local delicacies. In addition, they can get away from the stress of daily life and revivify in exotic surrounding. Moreover, students can improve their language skills, for example Mandarin and English skills. Having a gap year not only can benefit students' personal development, but also helps them impress future employees and universities. ...read more.


They will not be able to refocus on their studies after being away from the school for at least a year. Additionally, they waste a year in travelling to different countries. They have to spend a lot of money on the accommodation and transportation during the trips. Likewise, in this few years, the world is less safe for travelers especially the youngsters. Accidents may always happen. Finally, in my opinion, I still prefer having a gap year. I want to experience something challenging and enriching. When I am working on one thing or expressing my idea to other people, I do not have enough confidence. What I mean is that I want to make good use of this gap year to learn new skills ...read more.

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