Callum and Kate learn about the expression "quarter-life crisis" and how it compares to the more well-known "mid-life crisis".
Are they the same thing or do the young have different crises to the middle-aged?
This week's question
According to a recent survey held in Britain when does middle-age begin?
a: 35 years old
b: 40 years old
c: 45 years old
Listen out for the answer in the programme
Vocabulary from the programme
- a mid-life crisis
anxiety and depression that affects some people in their 40s or 50s as they become worried about getting old and losing their youth
- to be status conscious
to want to have a high material standard of living by, for example, owning the latest gadgets and wearing fashionable clothes
- student debt
the money that young people owe from the loans they took out to pay for their higher education
- competitive job market
a situation where there are more qualified people looking for jobs than there are jobs available
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