Olympic Quiz – gold, silver, bronze.

Many English phrases have colours in them, but which one! See the list of colours below and figure out which phrase they fit into.

Gold               grey                blue x3          green             red x2             silver              white

1. He’s such a reliable colleague. Every once ………… moon is he late for work.

2. Every cloud has a ………… lining.

3. He was so embarrassed and went as ………… as a beetroot.

4. The news came out of the ………….

5. There’s so much ………… tape in China.

6. Your son was really as good as …………. .

7. You can tell them until you are ………… in the face, they just don’t listen.

8. You fibber – I’ve had just about enough of your little ………… lies .

9. The grass most definitely isn’t as ………… on the other side.

10. He’s got plenty of ………… matter, you know!

Answer template

1) …..  2) …..  3) …..  4) …..  5) ……  6) ……  7) ……. 8) ……  9) ……  10) ……

Quick notes for you learning.

Every once ………… moon (alle Jubeljahre)

Every cloud has a ………… lining. (Auf Regen folgt Sonnenschein)

Out of the …………. (aus heiterem Himmel)

………… tape (Bürokratie)

To talk until you are ………… in the face (sich den Mund fusslig reden)

Little ………… lies (fromme Lüge).

The grass is ………… on the other side. (Die Kirschen in Nachbars Garten schmecken immer süßer.)

To have plenty of ………… matter (einiges auf dem Kasten haben)

An extra titbit – a little colourful rhyme you may hear to help predict the weather

“Red sky at night, Shephard’s delight.

Answers.

1) blue  2) silver 3) red  4) blue 5) red 6) gold 7) blue 8) white 9) green 10) grey 

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