English Expressions Using The Word Good



Hey guys, in today’s episode you will learn some new English expressions such as Good things come to those who wait, To be in good books, to be in good spirits and good husband makes a good wife. Enjoy! :)



Hey guys you are listening to the English Made Simple show, this is episode number #117, number one hundred and seventeen, numero ciento diez y siete.

Hola amigos y amigas, welcome to another episode of the English Made Simple show, mi nombre es Milena, my name is Milena from www.englishmadesimple.net, www.englishmadesimple.net.

Good morning, good day and good evening to you all. I trust you are in good spirits. I hope you did not miss me too much. You know what they say, good things come to those who wait.
And because you are in my good books, I have prepared this very special episode just for you.

Today’s episode will be short and sweet, it’s supposed to be 5 minutes or less but – you know me – because I love to talk, it always goes over 5 minutes. Which is ok!

Anyway, today we are going to focus on a few English expressions that contain the word ‘good’. There are actually over 300 expressions using the word ‘good’, but I will only share a handful with you. I will share the ones I tend to use often, the ones I hear spoken by native speakers.

So I’ve already used a couple expressions in my introduction earlier. Well there was more than a couple of expressions. I said….

Good morning, good day and good evening. These ones are self-explanatory but they are not really expressions they are more of an interjection or a greeting.

And then I proceeded to say: I trust you are in good spirits. Which means I hope you are doing well. I hope you are happy or cheerful.

‘In good spirits’ is an expression meaning happy, cheerful. If someone is in good spirits it means that person is cheerful and happy for whatever reason. You can also say, that someone is in high spirits.

Cool bananas.

So, I used a couple of more expressions, I said…You know what they say: good things come to those who wait.

This is a good one to know guys. It’s a good one. Meaning you should remember this one!

So, where is weon inteligente. One sec…Good things come to those who wait. According to Weon Inteligente this expression means, just be patient and good things will come to you. You will be rewarded for being patient. It certainly applies to you when you are learning English – don’t give up just keep going.”

So, in Spanish this expression would be equivalent to: la paciencia es la madre de la ciencia.

An example of that would be… I can say to my husband – mi marido – why is it taking you 3 hours to get the dinner? Why can’t you hurry up for goodness sake? Where are you? And my husband replies: Good things come to those who wait.

Well, ok he doesn’t really say that. He does say some other things which I will not share with you today.

So my husband can say me: Calm down, Milena. Good things come to those who wait. To which I can respond and say: a good husband makes a good wife.

Which means, if you treat your wife well, your wife will treat you well in return.

And I am only using this scenario as an example, this conversation sounds way too polite we don’t speak like this at home haha. It’s too polite.

Ok, so how are we going so far amigos? So far so good!

‘So far so good’ is your next expression.

Means we are going well so far. Up until this point everything is moving along nicely. We are able to understand all the expressions so far. Great.

I think I missed one, I also said in my introduction: You are in my good books. You, as in my listeners, you are in my good books.

To be in someone’s good books. This is an expression. This is what people say.

And according to my buddy Weon Inteligente – who is also in my good books – this idiom means that someone is regarded favourably by another person.

Let me give you an example. For example, you are in my good books because you love English Made Simple show.

Another example.

Ever since my husband fixed my car, he’s been in my good books. He is not in my bad books anymore! I should say nice things about him, but naaaaaah.

And here we are amigos y amigas!

We are approaching the end of today’s short and ‘shweet’ show, you are doing a good job everyone, you are doing great at listening to my gibberish. And I hope you are learning English, I really hope your English improves after each and every episode. Practise the expressions we’ve learnt today. And keep up the good work everyone! Have a great rest of the week! Until next time, hasta la proxima!

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