In ‘Proverb Review’ students practice speaking while discussing common English proverbs. Students discuss the proverbs meaning and compare them to proverbs in their own language. This is simple activity is great to practice speaking and translation with adults and teens at the beginning or end of class. This activity is great for adult and teen students with a level of intermediate plus.
Choose from any one of these common proverbs to expand students knowledge of English.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder
Actions speak louder than words.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
All good things must come to an end
A picture is worth a thousand words
A watched pot never boils
Beggars can’t be choosers
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
Better late than never
Birds of a feather flock together
Cleanliness is next to godliness
Don’t bite the hand that feeds you
Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.
Don’t judge a book by its cover
Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket
Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today
Don’t put too many irons in the fire
Easy come, easy go
Fortune favors the bold
God helps those who help themselves
Good things come to those who wait
Honesty is the best policy
Hope for the best, prepare for the worst
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it
If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em
If you play with fire, you’ll get burned
If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself
Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer
Knowledge is power
Laughter is the best medicine.
Like father, like son
No man is an island
People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones
Practice makes perfect
The early bird gets the worm
The enemy of my enemy is my friend
The grass is always greener on the other side
The pen is mightier than the sword
There is no place like home
There is no such thing as a free lunch.