Real English Conversation: A Question of Money

Brian: Where would you like to go for dinner tonight?

Joan:  Well, there’s a new French restaurant downtown, or we can go to the seafood place on Lincoln Avenue. What do you think?                         ‘

Brian:  It’s up to you. Whatever you say is fine with me.

Joan:  You should choose the restaurant if you’re going to foot the bill.

Brian:  Actually, I thought we could go Dutch this evening. I don’t have much money.

Joan:  Oh. On second thought, let’s go to Hamburger Heaven. I haven’t been there for a long time.

Brian: That’s a great idea. That way we won’t have to dress up.

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Vocabulary

  • Be up to sb: to be the responsibility of someone
  • Go Dutch: to agree to share the cost of something, especially a meal
  • Foot the bill: to pay for something, esp. something expensive
  • On second thought: used when you want to change a decision you have made

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