Last updated at 13:58 GMT, Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Colour idioms: Gold

Introduction

Diamonds are forever but in this video the Teacher prefers gold:

  1. As good as gold
  2. A heart of gold
  3. Worth its weight in gold
The Teacher

Video

Teacher's homework

Were you as good as gold when you were a child? Do you know anyone who's got a heart of gold?

Write to me using one or more of these idioms and I'll put my favourites on this page.

This topic has now closed. Thanks for all your homework.

Xie, China
Well...i think every infant is as good as gold when they are born, but then as they grow up, the society exert its influence on them. We may hope each one of them have a gold heart but obviously there's impossbile. Anyway, what we have done to educate next generation is worth its weight in gold

Nga Dang, Vietnam
My son is 6. He is as good as gold, because he always helps me to do house work. Once he went to super market with me and met a crying little girl. Without thinking he gave to her his only snack. I think his action was simple but worth its weight in gold.

Esu, Ethopia
Hi teacher & thanky for the idioms that weight in gold.Really they become very helpful to express my feelings to those who are as good as gold.pless keep in touch because I have got a heart of gold forU ! bless !

Abd Elrahman, Syria
I think the invention of Sigmund Freud is worth its weight in gold .Because it helps the doctors to help their patients.

Marija Liudvika Rutkauskaite, Lithuania
Yes, indeed, the hild I had known was so good that it was called a child of gold, which I suppose,means as good as gold. But I have never met a person who's got a heart of gold. I might have referred to some people thus when I was a child, but not any more now. A heart of gold means to me tales and a dreamland.

HoangQuocThang, Vietnam
I've got married last year. She is an old friend's sixter. She is very attractivity, wity, ..... She is really as good as gold, I think!

Eve,Taiwan
Eve was as good as gold when she was a little girl.She had a heart of gold to take care some animals.One day,she fed a hungry dog and was bitten.But she though that was worth its wieght in gold to keep the dog from hungriness.

Ashfaq, Pakistan
No, i am not as good as gold. Its not easy if you can say about your self that you are as good as gold. In present era, even its deficult to find a freind who's got a heart of gold, but luckely i have a friend to worth his weight in gold.

Ekrem Polat, Turkey
A wolf run after me when I was a child and my dog, Logo, saved me from being a dinner for them. Logo was as good as gold. Time has passed and one day Logo has bitten my grandmother very seriously. I did not understood why Logo did it, since my grandmother had a heart of gold. She did not hurt anybody in her life and always gave very good advice to everybody. Their effects have changed many peoples life. Her advices were worth its weight in gold.

Angela, Peru
When I was a child I used to be very disruptive and selfish so I don't think I was as good as gold at least for my mother and teachers, on the other hand my older cousin was always kind and friendly with everyone, she always got a heart of gold and that why I used to be jealous of her...

Soji,Italy
My wife is as good as gold,she also has a heart of gold and the time we have spent together as couple is as good as gold.

Liubov, Russia
I think I`m not as good as a gold. Of course, my dear parents have wonderful patient and a heart of gold. My friens, as I think, also have a heart of gold.

Kasia, Poland
I've got sister Marta and she has reallyheart of gold, I can rely on her in all situation. I've got second sister but sometimes She is not as good as gold. But It's not important because they are both my family. besides paulina can be worth its weight in gold too.

Angelika, Poland
In my modest opinion, learning english is worth of its weight in gold, isn't it? Assuming I was right in previous sentence; Teachers have a heart of gold while learning recalcitrant pupils.

Gozda, Ethiopia
Oh, teacher how intelligent are you! I am using these idioms almost in my everyday speech. Your lessons worth their weight in Gold! By the way, I have got a boyfriend who has a heart of gold. we both practice speaking English at home. Practicing is as good as gold to succeed in learning English!

Fouza, Morocco
last four years ,i lost 3 hearts of gold ,my beloved brother and my two sisters ,no more gold for me just a broken heart.

Alper, Turkey
Having a friend who has a heart of gold is as good as gold. It is really worth its weight in gold.

Joy, Malaysia
Auntie Grace is a kind person, she has a heart that is as good as gold. Her heart of gold makes her looks more beautiful than her actual age.

Tam Minh, Viet Nam
I have a roommate who I hate her a lots and never consider her as good as gold until one day I met trouble. That was I was in sick and she took care of me carefully. She has a heart of gold which make me feel ashame so much. What she did is worth its weight in gold to me

Nadin, Russia
I've got 2 children. my daughter is not as good as gold, she's always full of beans and can be naugty sometimes. And my son's got a heart of gold and is always very helpful. But I love them both and the time spent with them is worth its weigt in gold.

Jesselin, Venezuela
Hi, thanks to this lesson now I can say in english the same saying that i always used to describe my grandmother in spanish: ella es un pan de dios or she has a heart of gold!!!

Ravindra Kore, India
My friend Sinchan is a very helpful person. He is as good as gold. He always stands behind me in this tough times when everyone in the world is facing the economic downturn. He has a heart of gold and his presence is worth of its weight in gold for me.

Elhadi, Mauritania
Definitly, I was as good as gold, or you can say that this is the view of the others : family, teachers, freinds... don't then think I am praising my self.Moreover nowadays they still told me that i have a heart of gold. don't start thinking I'm selfish, this is not true. by the way you seem to have a heart of gold you too.. ooh, you have forgotten me what I was liking to say, never mind, that all my relatives are worth their weight in gold especially my parents. don't let your mind take you away, please teacher.Thanks a lot

Dina, Russia
I'm a student and have to take many things with me: books, pens ect. My friends say my bag worthes its weight in gold.

Andree L, Indonesia
Mom's the person who takes care of us & teach us since we were young. She'll even sacrifice her own happiness for us. When we were still babies, she would get up at night to stop our cry, feed us when we were hungry. She really has a heart of gold. And her love to us is endless. Her teaching is worth its weight in gold. We should thank God for having such a caring mom in our life.

Wenny, Indonesia
My teachers are as good as gold. They can teach me very well. They have a very good skill and talent. I can understand most of the lessons which are taught by them. Not only that, they also have hearts of gold. Everytime I find difficulties in my subjects, they are always willing to help me. They teach me everything, such as how to be a good child, so my parents will be proud of me. And also how to behave in the society as well. Their lessons are also worth their weight in gold. It is because I realize that all of the lessons they give to me are to make me become a smart one. All of them are my assets in the future. I hope I can make them become proud of me and they will know they are not just wasting their time teaching me.

Humaid, Oman
My Mom has a heart of gold. she is very kind and she is infact worth more than her wight in gold.

Mari CCP, Peru
Hi. It's wonderful notice that even in these days there are people like my friend Nadhia who is a heart of gold; despite nowadays most of children not are, exactly, as good as gold. It's a little sad but parents dont's realize that share time with their kids worths its weight in gold.

Paula, Argentina
As time is worth its weight in gold to me, I spent my holidays studying to get my degree. Fortunately, as my sister is as good as gold, she helped me with the cleaning of the house. She has got a heart of gold!

Nahla, Egypt
My cousin, when she was a child, she was as good as gold. And when she becomes younger, she's got a heart of gold. She is very kind & helpful. She participates in charities institute as she regards that charity works' worth its weight in gold. As it is useful to her as it gives her a power when she help needed people and at the same time it is useful to the people in need

Wonderfulenough, Spain
When you smile you seem as having a heart of gold, when you teach us new idioms your time worths its weight in gold and when people ask us about what your classes are like ... we say they are AS GOOD AS GOLD !

Anastasia, Russia
Hello everyone!Well, when I was a child I was as good as gold. I was a positive and clever girl, I had lots of friends and everyone loved me. But now my family look at me and say: "Hey, who is she? Where is that cute child?". Everyone is growing up and me too.I have got an elder sister, her name is Anna. She is also my english teacher and she has a heart of gold.

Djahida, Algeria
All poeple around me say that I have a heart of gold because I can't say "No" to those who ask me for help and this quality is worth its weight in gold for me Isn't it?

Lidia, Hong Kong
I have a dog called Prince. I see him as good as gold. I love animals because I have a heart of gold. The 'Animal Planet' helps me to understand more about animals. It is worth its weight in gold.

Svetlana, Russia
My husband has got a heart of gold. He loves me so much. When I'm ill he takes care of me. And my daughter Dasha is as good as gold. When I'm busy with my work she always helps me. What a happy family we have! I think it is worth its weight in gold.

Edguimar, Brazil
I know some people who have got a heart of gold: my mother and my friend Maria Celma, and also I agree with the teacher: his lessons worth their weight in gold.

Takuya, Japan
The lesson is really worth its weight in gold I always feel it.Also his instruction have given many directions with own idea to me as good as gold well.According to that, I've got a heart of gold that it makes me smile with people.

Bing Bing,Burma
I have friends who are as good as gold.They got a heart of gold.They support me a lot during my hardship.They are so close to me at the moment of happy time too.As for me they are worth their weight in gold.So I feel I am the luckiest person.Hopefully everyone can have true friend ship.

Andres, Colombia
This new program in BBC Learning English is as good as it gets, and you can say this section "The teacher" worth its weight in gold. Thanks to you some of us have the opportunity to improve our English.

Syria
My mother is the most lovely person I have ever seen. She is as good as gold and she has a heart of gold. Honestly, she worth her weight of gold.

Ha, Vietnam
My little niece has a heart of gold. Some time she is so curious and not as good as gold but she's really smart. I love her so.

Kim Khanh, Vietnam
My aunt is the person I love most in my life. You may wonder why it is not my mother or my father. Actually, my aunt is the one who brought me up. She nourished my mind with many useful lessons in life and always afforded to give me the best things. She is also the person I admire a lot since she has a heart of gold. She loves doing charity and helping poor children. With her, life is worth its weight in gold when we give things to everyone but never require any compensation. Thanks goodness for bringing her to my life.

Dang Nam Hung, Vietnam
When I was a child, I was as good as gold to my mother and sister. They have got a heart of gold. I think that the love in the family worth its weight in gold.

Rahele,Iran
to be honest this lesson was worth its weight in gold and that man i mean teacher has a heart of gold!!!

Paul, China
My mentor, JJ, teached me a lot on my business. He got a heart of gold. Now I am competent for my job because the knowledge he taught me is worth its weight in gold.

Doko, Ethiopia
Dear teacher! Thanks so much for this valuable lesson. It worths its weight in Gold!My son, Bereketetsion used to be as good as gold when he was young.But now, he is five and is getting so naughty! Luckily, my hasbund has got a heart of gold that he helps me a lot in handling our baby boy!

Martand,India
When i see a parson to help some one i thought he is as good as gold.The kindness of a person worth its weight gold and having heart of gold to cultivate his virtue

Sara, Italy
I have a wonderful little sister; her name is Micky and she is really as good as gold. she has a heart of gold and she always helps me when I get into trouble.

France Hudy, Indonesia
Not all of us as good as gold when we were small kids, some couldn't go schooling even though their realize that education is worth its weight in gold, because their parents got lack of finance to send them to school,and our government doesn't look to have a heart of gold in that case.

Vaishnavi , India
I want to tame a puppy as good as gold.But my mother dint allow me because it may lost its independence.Really she has got a heart of gold.

Magesh, India
Multifunction Mobile phones even expensive are worth its weight in gold.

Fernanda, Brazil
Hi, Teacher your lessons, they're worth their weight in gold. I'm apprentice in english, I'm enjoy your lessons. I have a heart of gold. rss, By, teacher!

Tonino, Italy
I consider my self a boy with a heart of gold. Since when I was i child, I was been a very good person. I remember that when someone come to my house, for example a my mather's collegue, use to say "Oh..what a nice child! He's as good as gold!"

J, Taiwan
Teacher, just forget the laughter. I think you're lesson is worth its weight in gold. Now, let me tell you a story. When i was a child, a sunny afternoon, i was on my way home, and i was playing the key of home. Suddenly, the key dropped from my hand, the next moment the key was in the gutter, and i couldn't pick it up. I didn't know how should i do. Luckly, i met a stranger, he had a heart of gold, he used a branch to pick up the key for me. Thank you, even though i never konw your name.

Kadi, Guinea
A Raining day with big wind and helpless, standing on the road looking for a ride, a wonderful person who has got a heart of gold drove me home. My dady is the friend of needy people, he is as good as gold. That kind of person worth its weight in gold.

Cristina,Romania
My friend Amy is known to be a very severe person which is why not many people like her.However she has a heart of gold and she loves children very much.Actually, my little brother Jim, who is a menace, is as good as gold when she comes to visit us. I love her very much and I'm very happy she is my friend. Friends like her worth their weight in gold.

Olya, Ukraine
My boyfriend has a heart of gold, he is the one, who makes me laugh when I'm sad. His care is worth its weight in gold.

Thuy Huong, Vietnam
Hi!It is very great to say friendshhip is worth its weight in gold. It is not easy to a true friend, so when you got that you need to keep it in your hand and nourish it. A good friend can be with you when you are both happy and sorrow, he can savour you when you fell, he sympathies and respects both good and bad things you have.Thanks for friendship, I can pass any difficulty in my life. It is really worth its weight in gold.

MIJI, South Korea
My MP3 player is worth its weight in gold. It's really useful. I can study English with it without connecting internet site offering listening MP file. I just get on the line 'once' a day for downloading.

Orient, Indonesia
My brother, particularly my cousin. he is my classmate as well. he is very familiar with everyone. he is as good as gold. everyone likes him because he has a heart of gold. I'm very proud of him.

Vinny Nguyen, Vietnam
Honestly, I was not as good as gold when I was a child. I always asked for what I wanted regardless of the hard situation my family was in. I always cried when I was not given what I asked for. But now, things have changed and I've been good, but not as good as gold. If you ask me who has a heart of gold, I will not hesitate to introduce to you my mother. She's very kind and caring for my family. It's always good to have a mother with a heart of gold, isn't it?

TrinhBao, Binh Dinh, Vietnam
I'm a far from home student. The opportunity to come back is worth its weight in gold. In my heart, my family, my homeland and my neighbour are good as gold . They always smile whenever meeting together and behave with a heart of gold.

Daiane, Brazil
My family is as good as gold. My parents have got a heart of gold. They are so helpful and kind. Their attitudes have got worth its weight in gold.

Ester Regina, Brazil
When I've been studying in Ramsgate in 2007, my hostess had got a heart of gold, she was always helpful with me. She was as good as gold and she was unforgettable. Annie was lovely. She was careful during my stayed there.It was a main point for me. Her attention was worth its weight in gold. Thank you teacher! Your heart is as good as gold. Although the distance you seem to me a great heart of gold. And BBC is worth its weight in gold offering opportunities to learn English for free.

Gabor, Hungary
When I was a child, I wasn't really as good as gold. But my mum had a hearth of gold,therefore she told me always I worth my weight in gold.

YK, South Korea
I've seen this article. Peru has serious water shortage. I think that water is worth its weight in gold.

Claudia, Italy
My mother has a heart of gold: her name is Angela Di Dio (in english is Angel of God: a name, a guarantee of goodness!).

Manuel, Colombia
I think most of kinds are not as good as gold, in a good sense, they do what any of them do, play, so, in that order, they are naughty, lively and playful, but, despite the fact that they are just kids, you cannot escape from the indescribable sincere affection, each and every one of them has got a naive heart of gold

Gustavo Boechat, Brazil
The Teacher is rally amazing. I do not know who was the "head" who created this programme, but I am sure he or she has a mind as good as gold. And trying to help people around the world to learn English is a brilliant charity. In this case, I can also say he or she has a heart of gold!That's true!Thanks director!!!

Irina, Russia
I suffer so much, when I see any homeless creature like dog or cat and I always try to find any possible way to help them ...maybe I have heart of gold...or am I as good as gold? )

Quyen, Vietnam
I'm very proud of my 10-year-old son. He is as good as gold. He never makes me and my husband cross. Moreover, he has got a hear of gold. He loves attending social activities, during which he can help old people, orphans, and poor people. What he work to my family and other is worth its weight in gold.

Cao Tien Quan, Nghe An, Vietnam
Hi there, It is great to meet people who are as good as gold. However, I am not always as good as gold, in my view. I highly appreciate my parents' heart of gold because they have brought me up as well as helped me when I got disease. I am a disabled one and I have been injecting myself with insulin since the age of 18. That was why my study was interrupted more often and I am always in a state of being deeply sad. However, my parents always play a key role in encouraging me to overcome such a difficulty. Their care is a main source of my pride. this is worth my parents' gold for me.

Yumiko, Japan
Before you said that the lessons were worth their weight in gold, I had thought it. The website of BBC Learnig English is also worth its weight in gold. Each staff must have a heart of gold. Thank you for helping me learn English.Brian would have been as good as gold since The Teacher looked after him, wouldn't it?

Daniela, Brazil
When I was a child I was good as gold and my parents had a good and peaceful time with me. I'm the only child and I had a lot of cousins to play with me. Ni is my favorite cousin and he has a heart of gold.

Joilson Reis, Brazil
Hi teacher! My mather has a heart of gold, she always is ready to help me when I need answers, a word or money! Bye bye

Garang, Sudan
I have experienced a totally deferent story ladies and gentlemen, all people around me, mum sisters and brothers were very kind to me, also because i was the youngest. however my older sister who was already married had as good as gold heart. she took care of all beside her family which was a big one, cooking and getting water for two houses has qualified her to take a special position at the hearts of our family .

Ignacy Rozek, Kolonia Rozkoland, Poland
My computer is worth its weight in gold because I can play computer games and watch The Teacher every time I want, especially when nobody comes into my room!

Abdullah, Yemen
In my childhood.I remember when i went with my family to picnic at beach garden in Kuwait city .My family sit on beach and they started to have a fun .But me , i saw some kids play Tennis in the other side of beach, i went to play with them until too late time of evening .my family came back to home with out me .my father remember me and he came back to beach looking for me , he could'nt find me and he started to shout my name ,also alot of poeple shouted my name with my father but without any benefit .Anyway, my father talked to officer about me .the officer declared that we have to find boy .finally ,the officer found me at Tennis club and said: you are a diffecult currency like gold .you are as good as a gold

Tolik,Russia
My mother has a heart of gold

Dai,Japan
Declining birthrate and ageing population in Japan,probrem of care for seniors become more important.In such circumstance,cyberpet may be worth its weight in gold.it is not only as good as gold,but also provide a spiritual comfort to the elderly if there is no one has a heart of gold.

Katalin, Hungary
There is an old Canadian proverb saying "Gold is where you find it." I completely agree with this because we also have to make a lot of efforts to find, discover our aims and then we have to be diligent to exploit our abilities in the "gold" what we have found. Your lessons are really worth their weight in gold because you help a lot of people in an entertaining way.It is very good that teaching and learning can be enjoyable. If your heart is in your work you can achive great results. And your activity can be as good as gold.

Alexandra, Russia.
My sister and I weren't as good as gold at school. Our behaviour was eccentric. Thats our parents had to school to listen complains from ours teachers. But we are happy girls - our parents have a heart of gold. We weren't panished as usual. We like our parents, they worth weight in gold.

Madick, France
My mum cannot say anything bad again other people, even those who are naughty with her ; she always forgiven them. She has a heart of gold.

Tamara,Slovenia
My mum always says that I was a naughty little girl, who always misbehaved when I was alone at home with her. However, the minute I was surrounded with other people or when I was at nursery school I changed my tactics completely. Everybody would tell my disbelieving mum that I was as good as gold. My mum, who has a heart of gold,would not claim the opposite even though she knew that wasn't really true. Years later she confessed that if she had had a camcoder, it would have certainly been worth its weight in gold, because she would have taped all my temper tantrums and other mischievous behaviour and have that as a proof to show to other -disbelieving- people.

Kirill, Russia
Hello everyone!As for me, in my childhood I was quite as good as gold and I'm very thankful to my parents for that. Their care made me realise they have hearts of gold. Their advice have made a good-tempered man from me and it's worth its weight in gold.

Vita, Russia
Our friends are very kind, they saw a kitten sitting near the house and picked it up. They really have hearts of gold. Then they presented this kitten to us :) I can't say his behavior is good as a gold, but we love it. Our cat believes food worths it's weight in gold!

Ali, Iran
I remember when I was a little school boy, I was at hand my parents whenever they need me, I was really as good as gold. At that time there were a lot of kind and helpful people around us, for example my aunts and uncles. They had a heart of gold. Their help and advice enlightened us to find our way to the future. Their presence worth its weight in gold.

Nooria, Afghanistan
I have three kids they seem to me as good as gold. Sometimes, the first impression of meeting someone is not the only determiner of his/her personsality. For example I have a very good friend but I don't know why everyone gets an unfriendly impression of him, but the fact is that he has a heart of gold. Nowadays, that economy is the most important factor in everyboy's life, having a good profession worth its weight in gold.

Heidi, Taiwan
It's such an useful lesson! And it's sure that your classes were easy to understand and worth their weight in gold, being suitable for all kind of learners even the kids. By keep improving English here, my girl not only got a heart of gold, but also be as good as gold on his lingual ability. It seems everthings are going right!!

Jasmine, South Korea
My mom has a yorkshireterrior named Dong-i,she really likes beef jerky.When we say "beef jerky",she is as good as gold. One day, mom was in blue. Because my grand-father passed away last year.My mom saws his picture and she cried.At the moment Dong-i came to her and wipped her tear drops.Dong-i is a dog byt I'm sure that she has a heart of gold. Don-i is so small and weak but she can read my mom's mind, share her feeling.Dong-i was abandoned by someone.She has been living with my mom for a year. But my mom said, bringing Dong-i is worth its weight in gold.

Xochitl, Mexico
Hi teacher!My older sister has always helped people. When we were children, she took care of me because my mom worked all the day. She was got a heart of gold.See you!

Luc, Vietnam
When i was child, i was not as good as gold, i was quite hardhead, i did not listen to my parents and to my elder sister.My mother has a heart of gold, she is extremly kind and helpful. She takes care of all us. I'm very proud of her, i love her so much

Kateryna, Ukraine
I don't like waking up at the morning at all. My cat usually is very good behaved, even more - she is as good as gold, makes a lot of noise every morning! My husband gets up from bed, goes to the kitchen, feeds that lovely pet and makes some coffee for me. Indeed, he has a heart of gold. A cup of morning espresso is worth its weight in gold for me.

Ranie,Canada
When I was a little girl I never bothered my mom to buy me any toys as I knew she could not afford and I was good as gold. Also I know she was a kind lady who helped the hungry because she had a heart of gold.

Rita, Italy
My friend Marco is a doctor and has lived in Madascar for many years. He has a heart of gold because all days he treats a lot of people.He tells me some stories about his activities. His patients are as good as gold because they always are friendly even though their conditions.

Jesus J.C., Spain
I have a friend who wasn't as good as gold when he was a child. He used to scratch the cars! And once a man with a heart of gold caught him red handed, and the man forgave him. My friend felt bad and said he was sorry and he started to cry. The man left and when he couldn't hear him, my friend said "pringao" and started to scratch the cars again.

Carmen, Italy
Present children are the future of the world...if we want to improve our future, we must have a heart of gold and they will be as good as gold. Thanks for your lesson, it worth it's weight in gold

Yulia, Ukraine
To my mind not everyone can do good things, only those one who have a heart of gold can make our world better. To say the truth we don't have a lot of this people, unfortunatly it's the life truth! My mum has a heart of gold, so I have a good example of such lifestyle :)So I can say that I'm as good as gold!

VoTam, Vietnam
One day, I saw the BBC website, one of the favourite addresses i usually connect. I must admit that the website worth its weight in gold. I have learned many useful english knowledge from it. I also must admit that Mr Very Intersting and Inteligence has got a heart of gold when he try his best to help his students. Thank you very much.

Wirat, Thailand
When i was young, i'm not as good as gold in the class. So my examination result are not good.

Carol, Hong Kong
People who has a heart of gold and willing to sacrifice are admired and respected by many. We also want to be admired and respected and to be seen as good as gold. To do so, we should try to live in a way that are responsible to both mankind and the earth. Our every day's behaviors has an impact to our surrounding and worth its weight in gold.

Nina, Ukraine
I never was as good as gold neither when I was a child nor later. But lucky me, I've met people with hearts of gold on my way. Patient enough to explain, clever enough to wait, to understand. I wish I could say them how do I feel about, I can't. I'm trying to be better, be little bit like them

Ola, Poland
The internet is worth its weight in gold for me, because thanks of it I can contact my family easily (and I can watch The very intelligent Teacher :) I am not hundred percent sure if my mum would call me as good as gold when I was a child. I have one friend from Czech Rep. who got a heart of gold. She is one of the nicest people I have ever met.

Tina ,China
I believe that I have a heart of gold.Everybody around me loves me ,and they say that I am a lovely girl.I like helping others,as I regard kind as being worth its weight in gold.

Tina, Taiwan
In my class, if I prepare some gifts, such as stationery or dessert, all of my students will be as good as gold. Needless to say, studnets are energetic sometimes, but I always get a herat of gold to treat them. Not only have my stuents learned Enlgish but also they have modified their behavior. Their parents told me that my class is worth its weight in gold.

Inna, Ukraine
My sister is very kind person. She does a lot of the good. I think that she has a heard of gold

Wendy, Hong Kong
A years ago, I was having an operation, in fact it was a pretty serious operation that it took me quite a long time to recover. During my stayed in the hospital, all nurses as well as doctors they had got a heart of gold to look after me; provided with a billion services for me. It was a wonderful experienced in my life.

Edivania, Brazil
I am as good as gold and I will always be. My boyfriend has got a heart of gold, I'm trying to sell it, but nobody has enought money to buy.In Brazil with have a idioms using the word "gold", it's same thing like that:"The word is of silver, but the silence is of gold".

Mickey, China
When I was a child, I picked up a doggy without owner on the street. After I took him back home, Mom praised me have a heart of gold, moreover, we observed that the doggy was as good as gold and willing to be a gatekeeper of our house, so we thinked he was worth its weight in gold.

Alina, Russia
Once my friend decided to let her hair down. And by flattering that I've got a heart of gold she asked me to keep an eye on her lovely pet!She said that her dog,Claid,was as good as gold.As for me, it was a dog! And I regreted that I hadn't brought any muzzle which was worth its weight in gold!

Antonio, Spain
When I was a child I was as good as gold, but I was also a naughty boy. I liked to ring the bells of the houses and then to run...

Rachel, Canada
I was as good as gold when I was a child. I used to do good behaviors, for example, I seldom cry even though I left alone at home. Fanfan who's in charge of a shift manager in my workplace has a heart of gold. She always makes me higher and gives me compliments. It's a luck for me to meet her.Call display showing incoming call is worth its weight in gold. If I got a call from a person who annoys me, I could reject to answer it. If a missed call remained, I could confirm who called from and call back.

Inessa, Ukraine
Having a heart of gold is quite rare thing nowadays, unfortunately.

Elena, Russia
Hello, the very interesting and intelligent man! I must say that your lessons are really worth its weight in gold. They are so helpful.My little nephew is as good as gold apart from being a bit capricious occasionally.

Maria, Russia
Hello!)))You know what...I was as good as gold when I was a child...But I am still this one!))))I always help my mother to run the house, I take care about my cat and etc. My marks at school are almays 'good' and 'excelletnt'!It's too hard to grow up a person who have a heart of gold in our society. That's why I have never gotten acquaited with such people.Thanks for your lessons. They are worth its weight in gold!)I'm sure that your lessons will help me to pass The Russian State Exam!)))

Sophie, Belgium
I hope for my mother's sake that I was as good as gold when I was a child. If not, I think I can say she has a heart of gold for putting up with me. Anyway, she is worth her weight in gold !

Evelyn, Macao
Hi teacher, thanks for sharing such interesting and intelligent lesson. I have three wishes to share too. I hope my little 8-year-old brother can act as good as gold. And may my mother has a heart of gold. Last I wish I were worth my weight in gold to whom I love.

Mandy, HongKong
Although my sister is not as good as gold, still my mum loves her very much as she got a heart of gold.

Dhoodaan,Kenya
Nowadays I am very happy because first of all I have a well behaved Son he is as good as gold and I love his mother she has got a heart of gold, secondly I am really satisfied and pleased how I am learning English at BBCLEARNINGENGLISH it's worth it's weight in gold.

MP, France
As a teacher myself I like telling my students who are as good as gold to practise their English at home on your site which really is worth its weight in gold. Some of them have got such a heart of gold, I would do anything to help them.

Marina, Russia
I would like to write about my Granny. She worked as a teacher all her life. She was very kind and outgoing. She never made any difference between her pupils. And her pupils loved her very much! After her retiring she received many letters and congratulations on holidays. She had a heart of golg.

Sara,Hong Kong, China
I was definitely not as good as gold when I was a kid. I was so bad-tempered and mischievous! Once in the kindergarten, I even bite my friend like an angry doggy!I know someone who's got a heart of gold. She is my Mathematics teacher. She teaches us patiently and never scolds us in a fierce way. She loves and cares about all of us.

Zeinab, Iran
Hello brilliant Teacher. I'm your new student.I hope best wishes for you and I will be grateful to you to help me for improving my English.Now my story.When my aunt got married,her cooking was awful. At first days, her husband who has a heart of gold tried to tolerate her cooking but it got really impossible for him.At last for her birthday,he bought a cookery book that was worth its weight in gold.

Erica, Taiwan
BBC and Wikipedia are worth their weight in gold. I want to improve my English so I logging on BBC Learning English everyday. Music is my favourite thing in the world. My favourite band is called Feeder and just formed in Wales, UK. I want to know them so I often uses Wikipedia to get their news and data.

Rich, Czech Republic
First I found my boss sort of mean and malicious but she turned out to have a heart of gold.

Cat, Hong Kong
I have a lovely dog. Her name is On On and she is as good as gold. She is friendly and gets a heart of gold cause she won't hurt anyone. I'll take care and love her for good cause she is worthits weight in gold.

Amy, Canada
I have a wonderdul friend who has a heart of gold. She always helps others without any hesitance. So God bless her and give her a child as good as gold. I really admire her. If I were her, I would be the happiest person in the world since all she has worth its weight in gold.

Aline, Argentina
Although I am up to my eyes in work this year, I manage to let my hair down and chill out with my family and frinds.Sometimes having your fingers in a lot of pies, I mean being a busy bee,makes you feel off your head.So my piece of advice is be as good as gold and enjoy life painting the town red!!

Brigitte, Germany
My two cats are as good as gold as they never use their claws when it comes to fooling around with me. Sometimes they cheer me up when being sad. To me, they really are worth their weight in gold. People say I have a heart of gold because I take care of mistreated animals.

Candy, Hong Kong
Eunice has got a heart of gold, she does a lot of charity works. As told her parents treated her as good as gold in her younger days, those memories worth its weight in gold that encouraging her to serve others.

Santiago, Argentina
My grandmother was as good as gold with people in general, she used to make the most delicious apple pie...just for Me..i believe her heart was made of gold.., she was always trying to help and she was so kind...the type of person that worth her weight in gold...

Monica, Italy
yes, i was. And i have a heart of gold now. Not many people have got a good heart.

Stefano, Italy
Were you as good as gold when you were a child? Absolutely not. When I was a child I was really terrible! I liked to break the my sister's dbarbie and I always made bad jokes to her.Do you know anyone who's got a heart of gold? Yes my grandmother has got a heart of gold; If I need somethings She'll help me!!!

Mai, Egypt.
My best friend,Lali, got a heart of gold; she very tolerant and helpful. Once I was talking to mama about my childhood and she said that I was as good as gold.

Albert, Hong Kong
All the teachers have got a heart of gold. As long as students are as good as gold and diligent, the teachers are always willing to teach them because it worths its weight in gold.

Andy and Alberto, Egypt
Alberto weren't as good as gold when she was child, but Andy, yes.The grandmother of Alberto have got a heart of gold. Andy no have!Your lessons is worth its weight in gold. Thanks to you and to your help in this matter!

Maha, Pakistan
Its a great pleasure for me to tell everyone about my uncle who is as good as gold with me,his behaviour show as he has a heart of gold,he is reverend and his worth has its weight of gold.

Alex Wang, China
My elder sister usded to ask me to take care of her son some time when she went out, she said the little boy is as good as gold, but actually I think he is not.I remember there is an old chinese song which is called "I am ugly but I've got a heart of gold".I think pilots are worth their weight in gold to the airline company, because it cost a leg and an arm to train them.

Alex Chan ,China
I was not as good as gold when I was a child but one of my friends made me change and be a good student. He has got a heart of gold.

Kye
I wasn't as good as gold when I was a child, so I caused so much trouble at school.

Yvonne, Taiwan
When I were a child,I didn't talk much.Most of the time,I just did my own business like reading and playing with dogs.So I seldom bothered my parents when they were very busy.Now,they often mention it and say "You know,you were as good as gold when you were a child."

Xieran, China
a old Chinese idiom that real gold can stand test of fire it means tha ttrue loyalty can stand test of adversity

Maryam, Iran
i think yes, when i was a child every body believe that i was as good as gold because i was quite and thinker most of the time and play lonely, so without any problem for my parents.one of my friends is a heart of gold, she is very nice and kind with other friends and i love her.i believe that time worth its weight in gold .

Zhaniya, Kazakhstan
This lessons worth its weight in gold! Only because I`m doing homework now - I`m as good as gold!

Mariam,Egypt
When I was a child ,I was as good as gold ,Actually my mother always tell me that I was very calm and obedient girl but now It is a little different I've a stubbern mind.I've also a very close friend whom has a heart of gold as she is always ready to stand beside me in good times and bad times as well.Thanks a lot for the very useful idioms.

MinhKhang, Vietnam.
Thanh is my youngest sister. she is only 15 years old. She always helps my mother to do the household and prepare meals for the whole family. She knows how to delight my parents by studying hard at school. Last week, she passed the exam with flying colors. We are so proud of her. Thanh is really as good as gold and has a heart of gold.

Van Nam, Vietnam
I've been attracted by your teaching.I think most innate children are as good as gold. I know one person who had a heart of gold and was born 200 years ago. He is Charles Darwin.His autobiography is worth its weight in gold for me.

Jane, Vietnam
Hello,Mr Very Interesting and Intelligent!I'm very interested in your lessons. I was difficult in learning English idiom, but now it is simple. As for me, your lessons are really worth its weight in gold. Thank you very much!

Mary, Poland
i think your lessons are worth their weight in gold - they are very useful and funny:) i was as good as gold when i was a child and i made a dog's dinner of everything and i was in the dog house with my parents all the time. see? i learnt something:)

Biserka, Serbia
I was unquiet whan I was a child. My friend Stamena is good, as good as gold.Very honest and without envy, she has everything that anyone may want.She has a desire to help anyone, even when she does not have a lot of time.

Abel, Ethiopia
I have an American friend; he likes to help anyone with anything. He has got a heart of gold. He gave me an English grammar book so worth its weight in gold that it helped me score an excellent results in IELTS.

Hans Peter, Italy
my bodhran (irish framedrum) and my playing on it is worth its weight in gold. I can tune it in with my heartbeat and through it I can get in contact with my inner child and help it not only to express the feelings which are there, but also to awake feelings which I never have given the allowance, to be expressed. Thus by bodhran makes my life rich and valuable: its really worth its weight in gold.

Martina, Italy
I have been studying German for six months.It's very difficult to understand and translate words...So, according to me, my German vocabulary is worth its weight in gold.I think I'll never meet a person like my friend, Alice.She is very kind and altruist.She helps any person, who has a problem.For example, I have managed to prepare a very important exam, only thanks to her help!!!!So she has a heart of gold.

Shahram, Iran
My uncle is an officer. He is very serious but I think behind his uniform he has a heart of gold.My family says that he was as good as gold when he was a child.

Zarina, Kazakhstan
when i was a child i lsitened to my parents and some other realtives and the teachers. thats what every parent and teacher like ! :-) isnt it as good as gold?

Elisha, China
she, one of my school mates, she's got a heart of gold. the friendship between us lasts for three years during my junior shool then fades because the distance. But it lasts forever in my heart.

Nida, Pakistan
My Friend ditched me but i never forget his love which he has given to me because i have a heart of gold ...

Chise, Japan
If I had a heart of gold, I would have many friends just now.

Becky,TW
I have had a classmate,she was not pretty and her score was always bad.When I transferred to that school,my teacher let her be my team member.Although other classmates didn't like her,I got along well with her.I found she was nice and got a heart of gold.My teacher did give me a great experience - "Don't judge someone by appearance." It's worth its weight in gold.If I had been biased against her, I would have missed a good friend.

Crystal, China
When my sister Jo was a little girl,she as good as gold,we love her very much. Now,she has a heart of gold to work as volunteer to help people. Her kind heart worth it's weight in gold.

Vero, China
Last year, I bought a labrador girl who was only 3-month old. She always behaved like a little princess and she never monkey around. Yes, she was as good as gold! I believe she must have a heart of gold as her eyes were always gentle. But 2 month later, she died of canine distemper.I never took her out due to her young age, so I don't know how she can get infected. I can't be more sad, she really worths more than its weight in gold.

Toan, Vietnam
When I was a child, my mother said I was as good as gold and she usually complimented me on things I have done. In her view, she thought they were worth their weight in gold. However, I felt people were not sure about that, they told her that I had got a heart of gold when I often helped older people but I did not usually obey their orders, they said I was opinionated at any time.

Robin Shen, Canada
I have baby boy who started to sleep through the night when he was three months old and barely cries in day time. He is as good as gold:)

Jimmyasphalt, Taiwan
My mother-in-law told me recollections of the past about my wife, Judy. She was as good as gold when she was a child. She always keeps a heart of gold. I was lucky I met her. I do deep love her.It makes people merry to recollect the happy times when people were young. That's worth its weight in gold.

Mac, Japan
During my childhood,i was so active that my parents were worried about me.they often instructed me to sit on a chair for a while as a punishment,but i disobeyed them and soon ran away.i closed my ears to what they were saying. however the only days i behaved myself were on special occasion such as my birthday, Christmas and New Year, as they gave me some presents. i was as good as gold on these special days! ...

Nana, Taiwan
Recently my two-year old daughter is learning how to eat meat by herself. Firstly she got messy, but now she is well done; it is as good as gold for my sweet heart. And for me it is worth its weight in gold that spent my time on training her.

Snowlotus, China
Many years age,my son was as good as gold.But he is teenager now,often in a temper.Sometimes,he even don't bother to answer my questions.Deep down,I know he has a heart of gold.He is just too busy and lack of sleep,because time worths its weight in gold.

Martha Leticia, Mexico
My uncle Fidencio has been with me as good as gold, he always help when I am in financial difficults, he has a heart of gold.My husband worths its weight in gold, he is an excellent pather, and a wonderful husband.

Helen,China
I have a friend who has got a heart of gold.

Jamil, Brazil
Hello teacher. My mother has a herart of gold. She does all good things to our family.She is very kind. The best mother of world.

Ayman, Libya
My boss is very strict but he has a heart of gold.My brothers are as good as gold

Andrea, Italy
When I was a child My Grandma said always I wasn't as good as gold but I had a heart of gold.My grandmother's stories are worth their weight in gold, so I should try to record them or write them down.

Emanuel, Brazil
If you understand the life, you'll see that beauty and money don't worth its weight in gold, but a heart of gold do!

Icaro Pablo, Brazil
I really never had heart of gold.

Ivan Cosic, Serbia
I think that nowadays English knowledge is so important and useful. So, it's worth its weight in gold!

Deivid, Chile
Hi Teacher.My girlfriend's mother always says when my girldfriend was a child, she was as good as gold, because she always was polite and kind child.Unfortunately, she grew up and changed her personality....jaja (it´s a joke the last sentence).

Douglas, Brazil
I don't know why I am a single guy. I am handsome and I have a heart of gold too. What is the problem with me???rsrsrsrs

Roberto, Cuba
No, Sir, I were not as good as gold when I were a child but I do know some persons with this lovely character and quality. Here name was Chucha, and old and black woman who´s mother was slave during the XVIII century at the countryside in Cuba island. She die whe she was more than 90 years old after cooking the meals for his grand-grand children Patricio.

Simonetta, Italy
When I was a child I was really as good as gold. Maybe too much. One friends of mine has got a heart of gold, he is sensible and generous.

Ranie, Canada
The teacher who teaches idioms on the BBC site is kind and has a heart of goldand the idioms he shares with the students is very interesting and worth its weight in gold.

Max, Spain
My daughters worth their weight in gold.Time is as good as gold.My wife has got a heart of gold.

Kaaa, Qatar
no i was not,,and i do know some one has heart of gold and that one my husbent.

Richa, India
As a child when my parents would scold me, i used to think that i am not as good as gold for them, but once i have got an accident and then i saw my mother was weeping for me.That incident realized me that i am as good as gold for them.

Ăgnes, Hungary
My guinea pig as good as a gold. Munyi is the centre of my family. We love this pet very much.My teacher has a heart of gold, he help me extremly much, his every word is worth its weight in gold.

Maria, K.S.A
My friend Joly is very kind and accommodating she is got aheart of gold.

Amir, Pakistan
My Uncle Adil was as good as gold and had a heart of gold, he died last year.

Jayanand, India
my uncle's children are very naughty at home but when they are out in any social gathering they are good as gold. they love their grandmother lot the woman with a heart of gold.

Vlastimil, Czech Republic
My youngest son is quite a handful but when sleeping he is as good as gold.I have always loved my wife because she has got a heart of gold.Having an access to these excellent pages is worth its weight in gold.

Dagmar, Czech Republic
Hi, I am a woman from the Czech Republic and I really love English. I wasn´t as good as gold when I was a child I was right vice verse. I couldn´t behave yourself. Me and my friends often painted the town red. However, my mum has got a heart of gold. She always helped me even though she was angry with me.

Carlos, Spain
Hi teacher!I wuld like to tell aout my pet. I have a cat thatshe is as good as gold because se is always waiting me when I back to home and her colour is not like gold but is like snow!!. Also my syster gets a heart of gold because when I need something from her, I don't have any problems to obtain it. OOhh sorry I have to leave you because I am studing and my leasons are worth its weight in gold!!!bye bye!!!

C2, Vietnam
Write in English not my favourite.So, i have to try again and again to make it better. Yes,a person got a heart of gold isn't far from me.It's my best friend, K. She help me when i'm in trouble, smile with me when i'm sad...And i don't have to find anymore. This is a girl who's got a heart of gold I've known,my friend.Just like your funny sister,she's beautiful

Max, Peru
In Peru, there are lots of chicks that have a heart of gold......lol........... I hope you understand.....lol

Sidibe, Mali
I am sure you will appreciate my homework because it's worth its weight in gold.Yesterday, I met my little cousin at the park. Se was helping an old lady to cross a street. She has a heart of gold.The old lady was so happy. She told me : "you know, your cousin is as good as gold".

Yen Nguyen, Vietnam
i think i was as good as gold when i was a child .i always obey my parents and take their advise ,behaved well to everybody.perhaps because it's caused that my sister's my example.she is very kind and helpful, she tries to help other people althouth she is poor.she has got a heart of gold

Eid Ramadan, Egypt
'The Teacher' lessons are worth their weight in gold.this teacher has a heart of gold.

Sergey,Russia
My dog is as good as gold.He never bites nor barks.He has a heart of gold.Once he caught a thief.He is really worth his weight in gold.

Sergey, Russia
My dog is as good as gold.He never bites nor barks.He has a heart of gold.Once he caught a thief.He is really worth his weight in gold.

Mohsen, Iran
I am not as good as gold when I don,t follow my mother's request.learning English for me is very nessecery for me,worth its weight in gold.I try to have a heart of gold.

Ramat T, Nigeria
my mum, she is the only woman that has the heart of gold, she is very nice,cool and very understanding.

Lily, France
Well, when I was a child, I was not really as good as gold. I did not listen to my father at home, and I defied regularly my teachers at school. I was proud, and I did not value the courses at school as being worth its weight in gold. Yet I was always somebody who's got a heart of gold.

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