Saturday, April 12, 2014

WHY DO YOU HAVE TO STUDY YOUR LIST OF PROVERBS?

Some things need to be revised and memorized for the English class, especially when you are a foreign language learner. Proverbs are not only essential in writing but also in everyday life. So the examples below are what would happen if you never study your list of proverbs wholeheartedly. And I do not know whether to laugh or to cry, but I decide to laugh instead.


Student's answer:
Don't put all your eggs in the refrigerator.


THE PROVERB:
Don't put all your eggs in one basket.


Student's answer:
Cut your coat on your body.


THE PROVERB:
Cut your coat according to your cloth.



Student's answer:
Don't count your chickens in a farm.


THE PROVERB:
Don't count your chickens before they are hatched.


Student's answer:
All roads have junctions.


THE PROVERB:
All roads lead to Rome.


Student's answer:
Every cloud has a silver lightning.


THE PROVERB:
Every cloud has a silver lining.


Student's answer:
A bird in the hand equals two chickens.



THE PROVERB:
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.


Student's answer:
First come, first go.


THE PROVERB:
First come, first served.


Student's answer:
All work and no play makes Jane a dull boy.


THE PROVERB:
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.


Student's answer:
There is no use to cry only.


THE PROVERB:
There is no use crying over spilt milk.


Student's answer:
Empty vessels have nothing inside. (obviously)



THE PROVERB:
Empty vessels make the most sound.


THE MORAL OF THE STORY:
You have to study your list of proverbs as instructed by your English teacher.