Today’s phrase is….
to go halves on something
Introduce it with an example:
On a first date you should always go halves on the bill when it arrives. Do you agree?
The expression means to split/divide the cost of something between two people.
Put students in pairs or small groups and have them discuss these questions:
- What’s your opinion of dating etiquette when it comes to paying the bill in a restaurant? How has this etiquette changed over the years?
- If you’re sharing a house/flat with a partner, what do you think is the best way to organise the finances? Should the two people’s relative income be taken into account?
- When you were a child/teenager and you wanted a particularly expensive item for our birthday/Christmas/another celebration, did you ever split the cost with your parents?
Here’s the Quizlet set of all the previous phrases of the day.