ahead · adverb /əˈhed/Full view
ahead (IN FRONT)
B1 in front
Dictionary example:

Turn left at the traffic light, and you'll see the hospital straight ahead.

Learner example:

Behind our school there was a beautiful forest and if you walked 200 meters straight ahead you would reach a clearing. (First Certificate in English; B2; Swedish)

ahead (FUTURE)
B1 in the future
Dictionary example:

She has a difficult time ahead of her.

Learner example:

Even if you're satisfied with your life now, take a look 10 or 20 years ahead. (First Certificate in English; B2; Swedish)

B2 having more points than someone else in a competition
Dictionary example:

Barcelona was ahead after ten minutes.

ahead · adjective /əˈhed/
C2 making more progress than someone or something else
Dictionary example:

Sue is ahead of everyone else in French.

Learner example:

I have always been a couple of steps ahead of my schoolmates and peers, not only in terms of scholastic pursuits, but in my opinions and desires as well. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Romanian)

ahead of time/schedule
C1 before the time that was planned
Dictionary example:

We finished the project ahead of schedule.

Learner example:

However, a bonus will be given if the project finishes ahead of schedule. (Certificate in Advanced English; C1; Greek)

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