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Relationship and dating expressions

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Love is in the air!

Dating and relationships are an extremely popular topic for most students! So here's some idioms about them so you can talk about it even more! The idioms are written at the top. Which expression do you think goes in which sentence?

pop the question - to ask someone to marry you.
tie the knot - to get married.
a match made in heaven - the perfect relationship.
go Dutch - to split the bill at a restaurant.
to go out with someone - to date someone
to be on the rocks - to have a difficult period in a relationship.
to make up - to forgive someone after an argument
to play hard to get - to pretend you’re not interested in a relationship.

Lesson by Caroline Devane
Link: Reading - wedding and vocabulary match exercise

  • 1. We had a huge fight, but we ___ that evening.




  • 2. He got down on one knee and ___.




  • 3. Jennifer and Chris always look so happy together. They're ___.




  • 4. They should never have ___ they were so much happier before they got married.




  • 5. I wish he would stop ___ I know he likes me!




  • 6. We ___ which suits me. I don't think it's right that the man should always pay.




  • 7. I've been ___ him for six months now.




  • 8. Our relationship was really ___ for a while, but I think we have survived it.