Proverbs Call My Bluff

Part One- Create meanings

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1. Make up two false explanations for your proverb, then read out all three for the class to guess which is correct

A: One swallow does not make a summer

(one positive sign does not mean all will be well)

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1. Make up two false explanations for your proverb, then read out all three for the class to guess which is correct

B: You can’t have your cake and eat it

(you can’t have everything)

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Part Two- Create Proverbs

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2. Make up two false proverbs with the same meaning as the one true one below. Then read out all three to the class and they will guess which one actually exists.

A: You can try to persuade someone but you can’t force them

(you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink)

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2. Make up two false proverbs with the same meaning as the one true one below. Then read out all three to the class and they will guess which one actually exists.

B: you won’t find out until you try

(the proof of the pudding is in the eating)

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