Please read aloud the following passage. I will check your pronunciation as you read.
In Japan, the average age of students who enter university is 18 years old. Almost all students enter university right after they graduate high school. However, this system is not common in other countries.
In the United Kingdom, most students who go to university are 22 years old. This is because they have a unique system called “gap year”. Universities give students who passed the entrance examination a one year break. The purpose of this break is to let students gain insights on social matters.
During the gap year, students can spend their time freely. They can apply for a part-time job, do volunteer work, or travel abroad. This is considered beneficial for students’ personal growth.
Please answer the following questions based on the passage.
|1.||What is gap year?|
|2.||Why do universities give gap year to students?|
|3.||How do students usually spend their time during gap year?|
Please construct sentences using each word below.
|Words and Expressions||Sample Sentences|
Please answer the following questions based on your opinion. Give at least one reason to support your answer.
|1.||Do you think going to university right after graduating in high school is a good idea?|
|2.||Do you think Japan should start implementing gap year?|
|3.||How would you like to spend gap year?|
|4.||Do you think everyone should go to university?|
|5.||What do you think is the reason a lot of people go to university?|
|6.||Do you think choosing your major is important in getting your dream job?|
|7.||Why do you think some people quit their job to go back to university?|