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Splitting the bill (B1)
French writing exercise

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Lisa, Julien and Manon have to split the bill at the restaurant.

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise:
"to dread", "to whip out [something]", "the check", "to insist on", "a third", "mortified", "to come to an agreement", "to split the difference", "to pay a penny [out of one's pocket]".

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The other night, Julien, Manon and I went to the restaurant. At the end of the meal, the moment that we all dread: the bill came. I immediately whipped out my mobile [US: cellphone] to divide the check equally. But Julien insisted on paying two thirds of the total by saying that he was inviting Manon for her birthday. I was mortified to have forgotten! In the end, we came to an agreement and decided to split the difference, which represented €92.84 each . And as a result, Manon didn't have to pay a penny [out of her pocket]!

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