~ Contents ~ Vocabulary ~ Sayings and Proverbs One ~

Section One: Definition ~

 

 

A saying is anything that can be spoken and has significance in modern communities.

It is often called a quotewhen an individual can be identified with it.

 

A proverb is a short, well-known saying, stating a general truth or piece of advice.

Be aware that these categories may blend together at times.

 

 

Section Two: Examples and Matching  ~ Discuss the content 

 

1) Two wrongs don't make a right.

A second misdeed or mistake does not cancel the first.

 

2) People who live in glass houses should not throw stones.

You should not criticize others, because your actions may come back to harm you.

 

3)  Easy come, easy go.

When you get something easily, it may easily be lost.

 

4) I like religious people except when they talk about religion.

People who try to convert others to their views can be annoying.

 

5) Fortune favors the bold.

You are more likely to succeed if you bravely go after what you want.

 

6) Better late than never.

Not on time is better than not at all.

 

7) One man's trash is another man's treasure.

Something that you consider worthless may be considered valuable by someone else.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read and Discuss the Examples:

 

1) If you take my ice cream, I’ll break your pencils.

Two wrongs don't make a right.

 

2) Don’t be a hypocrite. I saw you litter too.

People who live in glass houses should not throw stones.

 

3)  I found an umbrella on the bus and lost it on the train.

Easy come, easy go.

 

4) Evangelicals are usually kind but sooner or later begin to proselytize

I like religious people except when they talk about religion.

 

5) I can’t believe you spent all your money on stocks.

Fortune favors the bold.

 

6) You are not on time, but at least you showed up.

Better late than never.

 

7) Don’t throw out that t-shirt, my son will love it.

One man's trash is another man's treasure.

 

 

 

Section Three: Vocabulary ~ Proverbs One ~ Questions ~

 

1) What behavior by others would you not forgive easily? Tell.

 

 

 

2) Do people sometimes blame others for actions they do themselves? Explain.

 

 

 

3) Have you ever gambled and succeeded? What did you do with the winnings?

 

 

 

4) What would you do if someone tried to convert you to their religion? Explain.

 

 

 

5) Have you ever done something despite the fact that you were afraid? Tell.

 

 

 

6) Are you more often late for appointments than others? Who? Tell.

 

 

 

7) Have you ever taken something home from the street (garbage)? What?

 

 

 

Now: Answer the questions above according to your own experience

 

Next: Make your own questions related to the proverbs and examples presented

 

 

Links:   1) Wiki idioms    2) English Idioms     3) Common Proverbs    4) World Proverbs   

 

 

 

 

                                                  

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A) You are more likely to succeed if you bravely go after what you want.

 

B) Not on time is better than not at all.

 

C) A second misdeed or mistake does not cancel the first.

 

D) People who try to convert others to their views can be

annoying.

 

E) You should not criticize others,

Because your actions may come back to harm you.

  

F) Something that you consider worthless may be considered valuable by someone else.

 

G) When you get something easily, it may easily be lost.

How to Make a Lesson ~ Procedures ~

 

1) Talk about the examples.

 

2) As a class, in groups, or in pairs match the content with their meanings.

 

3) Select and answer any of the questions in your own way.

 

4) Take fair turns. Include as many students as possible. Endeavor to create a discussion.

      

~ Match the proverbs and meanings:

 

1) Two wrongs don't make a right.

 

2) People who live in glass houses

should not throw stones.

 

3) Easy come, easy go.

 

4) I like religious people except

when they talk about religion.

 

5) Fortune favors the bold.

 

6) Better late than never.

 

7) One man's trash is

another man's treasure.

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