Phrase of the Week

For a start / for starters

24. 4. 2017

A1 A2 B1- B1 B2 C1

A: Why didn’t you come out with us last week? We had a really good time.
B: Well, I had a different appointment for a start. And I don’t like the club you went to.

We use this expression to give the main reason for something, either positive or negative, when there are several reasons for it.

You can use this phrase in ………… language.

 Spoken
 Written
 Informal

Example 1
A: Why didn’t you come out with us last week? We had a really good time.
B: Well, I had a different appointment for a start. And I don’t like the club you went to.

Example 2
A: Why don’t you like that hotel?
B: The rooms are cold, for starters. And the location is not that good.

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