Oct 252012

In this episode, The Teacher introduces you to three idiomatic phrases connected with the
colour gold.
1. As good as gold.
2. A heart of gold.
3. Worth its weight in gold.

Hello, I’m a very interesting, and intelligent and rich man.
Not really.
And today this gold and I will be getting together to teach you some English idioms.
I bet you’ve never been taught by some gold before!
And now… a metallurgy lesson.
Gold is… good.
Ah. My boss’s dog, Brian.
He asked me to look after him while he went away on holiday.
My boss says Brian’s as good as gold.
But I’m not so sure.
In English, if someone – usually a child, or a pet, is verywell-behaved, we say they’re as good as gold.


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