~ Contents ~ Vocabulary ~ Sayings and Proverbs Two ~

Section One: Definition and Matching ~

 

 

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) A picture is worth 1000 words.

Images can often spark the imagination.

 

2) Birds of a feather flock together.

People who are alike are often friends

 

3)  Don’t bite off more than you can chew.

Don’t attempt to do something you can’t finish.

 

4) Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Treat people fairly

 

5) Don't count your chickens before they hatch.

High expectations can lead to disappointment.

 

6) Don't give up your day job.

You might like something but you aren’t very good at it. 

 

7) Don't cry over spilled milk.

Learn from your mistakes/misfortunes and move on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read and Discuss the Examples:

 

1) There are photos in my high school yearbook that bring back memories.

A picture is worth 1000 words.

 

2) People who smoke usually hang out together during their break time.

Birds of a feather flock together.

 

3)  I took six classes this semester. I’m afraid I’ll have to drop one or two.

Don’t bite off more than you can chew.

 

4) The bully at school doesn’t seem to understand The Golden Rule.

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

 

5) John was sure the girl would go out with him, but she turned him down.

Don't count your chickens before they hatch.

 

6) You might want to be a painter, but I doubt you can sell anything.

Don't give up your day job.

 

7) Even though your spouse ran off with another, get on with your life.

Don't cry over spilled milk.

 

 

Section Three: Vocabulary ~ Proverbs One ~ Questions ~

 

1) Do you have any photos, artwork, or images that bring back memories? Tell.

 

 

 

2) At anytime in the past, have you hung out with a clique of friends? Explain.

 

 

 

3) Do you or someone you know ever take on more work than can be accomplished?

 

 

 

4) What does The Golden Rule mean to you? Do you ever think about it? Explain.

 

 

 

5) Have you (or others) ever been overconfident and failed your expectations? Tell.

 

 

 

6) Is there something you would really like to do but can’t make a living at it? Tell.

 

 

 

7) Have you ever spilled, dropped, broken something, fell, or got lost? Tell.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

                                                     

                                                  

Honor your mistakes, they will lead to learning...

Through this learning, more mistakes will be made…

Through this process, mistakes are no longer mistakes…

They become the act of learning.

 

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A) Treat people fairly (also known as "The Golden Rule"). 

 

B) You might like something but you aren’t very good at it. 

 

C) High expectations can lead to disappointment.  

 

D) Images can often spark the imagination.

 

E) Don’t attempt to do something you can’t finish.

  

F) Learn from your mistakes/misfortunes and move on.

 

G) People who are alike are often friends

(can be used negatively).

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) A picture is worth 1000 words.

 

2) Birds of a feather flock together.

 

3) Don’t bite off more than

you can chew.

 

4) Do unto others as you would

have them do unto you.

 

5) Don't count your chickens

before they hatch.

 

6) Don't give up your day job.

 

7) Don't cry over spilled milk.

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