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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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1240 Big Picture

Daniel asks Vella what she would like to accomplish in her lifetime.

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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


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


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.



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.



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.