Soyez Sage - Explain and Expand with Proverbs


1. Explain these expressions, and put them into context if you can

    Click or call
    Chin up
    Give me a hand
    In the black
    Sleep on it
    Feed the pig


2. Find two heading words under which you can group some of these proverbs.
    Group the proverbs and justify your groups.

    The early bird gets the worm.
    Too many cooks spoil the broth.
    The squeaking wheel gets the grease.
    A friend in need is a friend in deed.
    When the cat's away, the mice will play!
    A rolling stone can gather no moss.
    Riches have wings.
    Don't count your chickens before they are hatched.
    A stitch in time, saves nine.
    Once bitten, twice shy.
    The end justifies the means.
    A fool and his money are soon parted.
    The fruit doesn't fall far from the tree.
    Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
    Pride comes before the fall.
    You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink
    Penny wise, pound foolish.
    Haste makes waste.
    If the shoe fits, wear it.
    He That Teaches Himself has a Fool for his Master.


3. Unscramble the proverb and write something about it.

    cold     dish     is     a     revenge     served     best


4. What are the correct versions of these proverbs.

    Once bitten, pound foolish
    The early birds spoil the broth
    A stitch in time gathers no moss
    If the shoe fits, the mice will play


5.
Explain "A friend in need is a friend in deed". What seems ambiguous about this proverb?


6. Write a micro-tale or short situation, and end it with your choice of one of the proverbs in # 2.
    Explain your choice.



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