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Why take a gap year?
(Episode 191205 / 05 Dec 2019)
Year between leaving school and starting university that is usually spent travelling or working
갭이어(흔히 고교 졸업 후 대학 생활을 시작하기 전에 일을 하거나 여행을 하면서 보내는 1년)
The BBC’s Smart Consumer podcast looked at this and heard from two students – one, Meg, took a gap year and the other, Tom, didn’t.
미국∙영국 [ ˈfɪskl ]
[형용사] 국가 재정[세제]의
Institute of Fiscal Studies
미국식 [ ˈvetərəneri ] 영국식 [ ˈvetnri; ˈvetrənəri ]
[형용사] 가축병 치료와 관련된, 수의과의
[명사] 1.수의사 2.수의사 진료소, 동물 병원 3.(어떤 직책을 맡게 될 사람에 대해) 조사하다
I think those studying veterinary science end up working as vets and earning the most money
it’s an estimation of what is likely to happen in the future based on current information.
I can wait till I get my official results and apply to university with those rather than getting predicted grades
in the back my mind
an idea we don’t think about frequently but keep stored deep in our memory
무의식 속에 있는
I just always had in the back my mind that I'd spend a year doing something productiveand something that would just be good fun
it describes something that leads to a good or useful outcome.
[형용사] 1. (상품·작물을 특히 대량으로) 생산하는 2. 결실 있는, 생산적인 3. ~을 야기하는
I just always had in the back my mindthat I'd spend a year doing somethingproductiveand something that would just be good fun
an alien concept
an idea that is strange and not familiar
It was a bit of an alien concept to me.
when you’re doing something practical, you’re doing something that is real and useful because you learn skills that can be used in the future.
[형용사] 1. 현실적인 2. 타당한, 현실성 있는, 실현 가능한 3. 실용적인, 유용한, 알맞은
I think the experience of the gap year has become actually much more practical