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Fun with Colours!

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Cedric Wong

on 18 October 2013

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Fun with Colours!
Samuel and Cedric

What are idioms?
The day I first set foot in CUHK was a
red-letter day
for me.

A: a day when people give each other red envelopes

B: teacher’s day (because teachers use red pens)

C: a special, happy, and important day that you will always remember:

D: a public holiday

The Hong Kong government released the news about the free TV license as
a red herring
after the scandal with the Filipino government.

A: a kind of fish

B: a piece of information which draws attention away from the actual issue, a PR technique

C: a bad government

Some citizens
see red
when the government rejects Hong Kong Television Network's application for a free TV license. They later staged a protest outside the Legislative Council Building.

A: become very angry

B: bleed

C: see things in a positive manner

to see pink elephant

A: to see things which are not really there

B: You are in a zoo

C: Little girls like the colour pink

It annoys me that she
sees everything through rose-colored glasses.
She would feel differently if she had to live there.

A. to see things in an over-optimistic light
B. to see things through a pair colored spectacles
C. to perceive matters in a reluctant way

yellow belly
Mary stayed up the whole night to rehearse the drama so she's a bit
green about the gills
this morning!

A: an unhealthy fish

B: a drama actor which wears paint on the face

C: woman who wears a lot of make-up

D: look ill or pale

green fingers

A: very depressed gardeners

B: ability to grow plants well

C: hands holding grass

Tom always chats in class. Now he is in the Professor’s black books.
A: the Professor is in disgrace or in disfavor with Tom
B: Tom’s contact number is recorded in the Professor’s telephone book
C: both Tom and the Professor like to read the Bible

The West is bleeding poorer countries white through interest payments on their debts.

A: exploit

B: bleach

C: drain someone’s wealth

Judy's Story!!

Tom always chats in class. Now he is in the Professor’s black books.

A: the Professor is in disgrace or in disfavor with Tom

B: Tom’s contact number is recorded in the Professor’s telephone book

C: both Tom and the Professor like to read the Bible

17th October
Mini-lesson
What a yellow-bellied coward! He does not dare to report to the teacher when his classmates hit him.

A: stomachache

B: cowardice

D: quietness
figurative
meaning
literal
meaning
of a
chuck of words
of
individual words

--> hidden meanings

idioms wrong understanding
My legs tremble and I
have a yellow-streak
when it comes to going to the dentist.

A: to have a piece of steak

B: to be cowardly about something

C: teeth is dirty

Practice time
T
h
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n
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y
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