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agencies • chance • family
expense • double
  1. The only that isn't included in the rent is the electricity.
  2. You're getting to the age where you should be starting a .
  3. He's sent in photos to a few modeling , and they seem very interested.
  4. A baby should its birth weight by the time it's 4 months old.
  5. If you have the , can you get me an autograph?
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Daniel asks Vella what she would like to accomplish in her lifetime.

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agency

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When I finish school, maybe I'll start going to agencies.

In this case, an 'agency' is a company that works to find jobs for actors or actors for certain roles. Notice the following:

  1. What is the best advertising agency in the area?
  2. There are many modeling agencies in the city.

have the chance

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I really want to have the change to meet him.

'Have the chance' is the same as 'have the opportunity.' Notice the following:

  1. I hope some day I have the change to go to Italy.
  2. Will you call me later if you have the chance?

start a family

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I'll probably get married and start a family.

When you 'start a family,' you begin to have children. Notice the following:

  1. A few years ago she was still in school, and now she is married and has started a family.
  2. I want to be young when I start a family.

expenses

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It's harder to have twins, because you have extra expenses.

'Expenses' are things you have to pay for just to maintain your life and stay alive. Notice the following:

  1. How much are expenses every month in this apartment?
  2. We will give you a place to stay, but you have to pay for food and other expenses.

double

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Having twins means double everything.

If you have 'double everything,' it means that you have twice or two times as much as you would normally have. Notice the following:

  1. Gas prices have more than doubled in the last 6 years.
  2. Having two kids means washing double the clothes.
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