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What pieces of jewelry do people your age sometimes wear? Is this something they generally buy for themselves, or do they receive them as gifts?
“have a heart of gold” = be kind and generous
“My brother has a heart of gold, and he helps everyone he meets.”
“good as gold” = completely genuine, authentic, or well-behaved
“Maria’s promises are as good as gold. You can always count on her.”
“The kids were as good as gold this evening, and I didn’t have any problems with them. They went right to bed.”
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
Man: Well, I’d like to get her something for our 20th wedding anniversary, so it’s kind of special.
Man: Well . . . umm. She has several of them already, so I’m looking at something else.
Woman: You know. I have just the thing. Come over here. [ Okay. ] How about this bracelet? It has that beautiful pink diamond. This is new. Uh, a beautiful pink diamond in it, and we can get it custom engraved with both of your names on it.
Woman: Well, it usually priced to sell at $499, but you’re lucky. It’s 20 percent off.
How do you feel about the man’s purchase? Did he make a good choice? What do you think about the price he paid for the item? Would you buy something similar for someone you know? Would you like to receive such an item for yourself?
Imagine that you want to buy a gift for each of these people. What would you buy, where would you buy it, and about how much would you pay?