Splendid Expressions Week 19: Day 4 of 5

Topic: CHARACTER TRAITS

Complete the following colloquial expressions:

1

Anna is the ........ of the earth and very popular with all her colleagues.
a)
b)
c)
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2

Our daughter's teacher has got a heart of ........ and is always prepared to spend extra time with the children to help them with their work.

a)
b)
c)
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3

I'd be careful what you say to Stephan. He's got rather a ........ temper.

a)
b)
c)
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Now complete the gaps with the missing words.

4

A) People from New York are supposed to be the salt of the . Is that how they came across to you?

B) Eddie has a of gold and would give you his last penny if you needed it.

C) I don't know what's the matter with you lately. You've always got such a quick .

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Make them your own!

1) Do you know of someone who is generally regarded as the salt of the earth?
2) Can you think of something a friend or colleague has done that shows they have a heart of gold?
3) Do you tend to be more quick tempered at certain times of the day?

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