~ Contents ~ Vocabulary ~ Sayings and Proverbs Three ~

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) Your investment portfolio should include various stocks and bonds.

Don’t put your eggs in one basket.


2) You lost your home to the bank, but you got out of a bad neighborhood.

Every cloud has a silver lining.


3)  You think I watch too much TV? I know you are glued to it all day long.

It takes one to know one.  


4) I’m not worried about the noisy neighbor. I’m worried about my boss.

I have bigger fish to fry.


5) Your daughter looks like you and acts the same. She’s your mirror image.

He's/She’s a chip off the old block.


6) I never watch the news on TV. I guess that’s why I’m always in a good mood.

Ignorance is bliss.


7) I never tell secrets unless I have no other options, but I know people who do.

Don’t let the cat out of the bag.






















Section Three: Vocabulary ~ Proverbs Three ~ Questions ~


1) Do you always use the same shop when you order out for food? Tell.




2) Do you really think bad experiences can have some good results? Explain.




3) Is there any (bad) qualities you have that are similar to a friend? Tell.




4) What are your daily priorities? What activities are less important? Explain.




5) Which person in your family seems to be similar to their mom or dad? Tell.




6) Is there something you would rather never think about but have to? Tell.




7) Are you more likely to tell secrets to strangers of friends? Explain.





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) Minor concerns must be put on hold.


B) Secrets revealed usually cause trouble. 


C) You can find peace in avoiding knowledge of bad events.


D) Be diverse. Don’t depend on one thing for success.


E) You seem to be a younger version of your mom or dad.


F) Your criticism of me comes from your criticism of yourself.


G) A bad event is often followed by good possibilities.

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) Don’t put your eggs in one basket.


2) Every cloud has a silver lining.


3) It takes one to know one.  


4) I have bigger fish to fry.


5) He's/She’s a chip off the old block.


6) Ignorance is bliss.


7) Don’t let the cat out of the bag.

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