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Anonymous asked in 社會與文化語言 · 1 decade ago

誰可以教我這題要怎麼用簡短的語句表達?

The gap year

The term gap year originated in Britain.

Traditionally, it referred to a specific time between high school and college when a person took time off(a year) form school.

The year was spent traveling around and learning about the world-before one began his or her university studies.

Today, though, a "gap year" can refer to any time spent away from work or school in pursuit of an interest or a dream.

What makes a gap year different from just going on vacation is that a person is involved in some kind of constructive activity.

In other words, a gap year isn't an excuse for taking time off to "do nothing".

People have spent gap years doing everything imaginable: living on a cruise ship in the Caribbean to lean about the tourism industry, studying art history in Florence, or leading tours across the Serengeti in Africa.

The possibilities are endless.

Now, you may be thinking "But I'm not 18 years old." or "I don't have a year to take off."

The good news is that the gap experience can take anywhere from one month to a year, and isn't limited only to recent high school graduates.

Nowadays, even established professionals who are considering a career or life change are taking time off for a gap year.

In addition to being a great adventure, a gap experience cna also be an excellent addition to one's resume.

What is "the gap year"?

請用簡單的話來解釋(英文)

不要太艱深 越白話越好

回答不錯的馬上給20點

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可是該怎麼用簡短的英文來解釋呢?

Update 2:

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但應該再短一些較好

用念的話大約30秒可唸完的那種

盡量是簡單一點的句子

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Traditionally, the term gap year referred to the year between high school and college when a person takes off a year from school traveling around the world to gain a world experience. “Gap year,” today, though, can refer to any time one takes away from work or school in pursuit of an interest or a dream. People have spent gap years doing everything imaginable such as living on a cruise ship in the Caribbean to learn about the tourism industry, studying art history in Florence, or leading tours across the Serengeti in Africa. What’s more, the span of gap year experience now is no longer strictly a year. It can be anywhere from one month to a year, and isn't limited only to recent high school graduates. Nowadays, even established professionals who are considering a career or life change are taking time off for a gap year. Most of all, in addition to being a great adventure, a gap experience can also be an excellent addition to one's resume.

    這樣夠短嗎?

    還是還要再短

    Source(s): 自己
  • rhody
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    1 decade ago

    在台灣各地平時經常會看到兩位穿白襯衫打領帶騎單車的年輕摩門教傳教士,他們就是在高中畢業後到外國傳教一年,而教會就會提供他們回美國後就讀大學的獎學金〈學費〉,在台灣的這一年即是他們所謂的The gap year。

    華人社會並無此習慣,所以也就沒有相對的名稱,若硬要翻譯或許「修行期間」勉強相似吧!

    原文中

    it referred to a specific time between high school and college when a person took time off(a year) form school.

    referred to 後的字就是The gap year的英文解

  • 1 decade ago

    根據你提供的文章,所謂gap year本來是指高中畢業之後,大學學業開始之間的這段期間。在這段時間內可能會安排旅遊之類的行程。

    不過現在gap year並不只受限在高中畢業之後這段時間。任何非工作或是課業期間,為了個人興趣或是夢想而展開的旅程都可以稱為gap year。

    不過這和假期vacation有所差異。Gap year並不只一個藉口來逃離工作,閒閒的什麼事都不做。文中就舉了一個例子:有人利用gap year乘著遊輪到了加勒比海域來學期觀光事業和當地藝術以及歷史。

    所以說gap year並不只是18歲的特權,或者說一定要為期一年,一個月或以上也都可以被稱作是gap year。最後,gap year不只是一個人從事的旅遊和探險,還可以成為個人的人生經驗和履歷。

    Source(s): 自己看問題中的文章
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