VIEs on Proverbs

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  • VIEs on Proverbs

    1. 1. PROVERBS
    2. 2. WHAT ARE PROVERBS?  Proverbs are short sayings that express some traditionally held truth.  They are usually metaphorical.  For instance,
    3. 3. MORE PROVERBS… A friend in need is a friend indeed. A leopard cannot change its spots. A picture paints a thousand words.
    4. 4. THEME: POETRY  Procrastination is the thief of time.  As the end-of-year examinations drew near, Ms Tan reminded her class that procrastination is the thief of time and urged everyone to begin their revision as soon as possible.  Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.  The newly-opened art gallery in town was nearly sold out on its opening day but none were serious art collectors, it seemed too nearly like the act of fools who rush in where angels fear to tread. 23 Sep 2013
    5. 5. THEME: SELF-IMPROVEMENT  Empty vessels make the most noise.  Christopher was often criticised by Ms Tan as an empty vessel making noise for his irrelevant and disruptive outbursts during English lessons.  Great talkers are little doers.  Bossy Betty was told that great talkers are little doers when she was ordering her classmates to clean up the dirty classroom. 24 Sep 2013
    6. 6. THEME: HOPE  Every dark cloud has a silver lining.  When Mary's friends visited her in the hospital for her broken leg, they tried to cheer her up by reminding her that every dark cloud has a silver lining.  The darkest hour is just before dawn.  As the goal difference widened, the team captain rallied his teammates by reminding them that the darkest hour is just before dawn and that they needed to persevere to see it. 25 Sep 2013
    7. 7. THEME: TEAMWORK A chain is only as strong as its weakest link  Before the volleyball team headed for competition, members were reminded that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link as the coach urged everyone to continue their daily trainings. A house divided against itself cannot stand.  As the conflict in class dragged on and the date of the class cheer competition drew near, Mr Ong told his students that a house divided against itself cannot stand and urged everyone to put their differences aside. 26 Sep 2013
    8. 8. THEME: ANIMALS A fish rots from the head.  Despite the calls by government leaders to end corruption, these leaders forget that a fish rots from the head as bribery remains widespread among the people because these leaders are guilty of the same crime. One swallow doesn’t make a summer.  Xiao Ming jumped for joy when he received high marks for his recent test and was immediately reminded by Ms Tan that one swallow does not make a summer and he should continue to work hard. 27 Sep 2013

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