sábado, 4 de julio de 2015

TODAY'S IDIOM: A HEAD START

"A HEAD START"



If you have a head start, you start something ahead of others or with an advantage over others. 

Example: If you're born into a rich family, and you've had a good education, you're lucky enough to have had a head start in life, so don't waste it.


Una ventaja.


Example sentences:


  • Marylin's beauty and natural grace gave her a big head start in the modelling and acting business / La belleza de Marylin y gracia natural le dieron una gran ventaja en el modelaje y el negocio de la actuación.

  • George had a head start in the race to be president because he's part of a powerful family / George tenía una ventaja inicial en la carrera como presidente porque venía de una familia poderosa. 

  • Julia has a head start on us for the job in Paris because she's bilingual / Julia tiene una ventaja sobre nosotros en el trabajo en Paris porque es bilingüe.

  • Give the smallest runner a head start. He can't run very fast / Dale al corredor más pequeño una ventaja. No puede correr muy rápido.

Additional examples:

  • I was able to get a head start on my reading during the holidays.

  • If I hadn't had a head start, I'd be behind in my reading.

  • We tried to get a head start on our holiday.

  • We’re so confident in our team that we’ll give you a five minute head start




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