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.

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      First of all, there are some advantages on having a gap year. Students may become more confident and independent as they learn making responsible decision for themselves. They can also see the world, which can broaden their horizon, and learning things that they could never learn at school. 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 ...

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