All that glitters is not gold?

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hey there guys.....i have to talk on'all that glitters is not gold' for 1 minute as an oral test..can anybody please help me giving me some points on it????? THANX A more
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All that glitters is not gold

The saying all that glitters is not gold means that simply because something may appear priceless, pleasing or pretty, it's no sign that without a doubt it will be worth having once its true nature has been discovered. In other words don't rely on the superficial. The proverb has been around a long time in a mixture of forms; akin to the Latin: Non omne quod nitet aurum est or `Not all that shines is gold.'


Shakespeare is the best-known writer to have expressed this idea. The original Shakespeare editions of The Merchant of Venice, 1596, have the line as 'all that glisters is not gold'. 'Glister' is usually replaced by 'glitter' in renditions of the play:


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  • LauraKat answered 6 years ago
    The phrase was popularised by Shakespeare in 'The Merchant of Venice"

    It means that just because something looks valuable and appealing, doesn't mean it is worth having. Looks can be deceiving. It's similar in meaning to the more common (nowdays) "Don't judge a book by it's cover".

    A good structure to your oral test could be


    Origins of the phrase and it's general meaning


    Perhaps how the phrase relates to modern times, with examples. Is it still relevant in today's society? If so, why? If not, why not?


    Basically tie up the middle. If you think that it is still relevant, Maybe something about the powerful, universal truth in a phrase that has survived the ages.

    1 minute isn't a long time to talk so you should be able to flesh that out quite easily.

    The key to giving a good speech is really just practise until you know it back to front. Then you'll have more confidence so you can look away from your notes and give good eye contact, put the emphasis in the right place and sell your point :)

    Good luck!
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  • hottthxc answered 6 years ago
    it pretty much means things arent always how good they look.
    the best thing would be to talk about a personal
    experience. about how you saw something you liked
    but it didnt turn out to be that great,
    ya know???
    a minute is very very short if you dont think about it.
    when you get up there, be confident!!! or just act like it!!!
    fake it til you make it.
    nobody will be able to tell youre nervous if you dont act like it.
    just take a deep breath and go.
    volunteer to go first!!!
    then the pressure's off. GO FIRST seriously biggest tip
    good luck :)
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