Proverbs articles pairwork practice game

Cutting Edge Advanced Module 10

Student A 

Work with someone with the same worksheet. Try to guess the meanings of the proverbs and discuss if you agree with what they suggest.

His

A bad workman blames his tools

A fool and his money are soon parted

A man’s home is his castle 

A

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

A rolling stone gathers no moss

A stitch in time saves nine

Every cloud has a silver lining

– Absence makes the heart grow fonder

– Empty vessels make most noise

– Familiarity breeds contempt

– God helps those who help themselves

More – haste, less speed

People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw – stones

The

The best form of defence is offence

Too many cooks spoil the broth

When the cat’s away, the mice will play

Spare the rod and spoil the child

The more you get, the more you want

There’s one law for the rich and another for the poor

Work with someone with the other worksheet. Choose the most difficult sentence to guess, and read it out with a hum instead of A/ An/ The/ His/ Your/ -. Your partner can guess once which word is missing. If they are wrong, read them another example with the same missing word.

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Proverbs articles practice

Cutting Edge Advanced Module 10

Student B

Work with someone with the same worksheet. Try to guess the meanings of the proverbs and discuss if you agree with what they suggest. 

A

A man is known by the company he keeps

A woman’s work is never done

Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise

Your

Don’t count your chickens until they are hatched

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket

– Necessity is the mother of invention

No news is – good news

– Practice makes perfect

There is no smoke without – fire

Out of sight, out of – mind

– Actions speak louder than words

The

The grass is always greener on the other side

The early bird catches the worm

The devil finds work for idle hands

A woman’s place is in the home

The best things in life are free

Work with someone with the other worksheet. Choose the most difficult sentence to guess, and read it out with a hum instead of A/ An/ The/ His/ Your/ -. Your partner can guess once which word is missing. If they are wrong, read them another example with the same missing word. 

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