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Touchstone 2nd Edition Language summary Level 4

Unit 3 Lesson D: Proverbs


Vocabulary
Traditions
proverb (n)

Writing
Useful expressions for writing about proverbs
Here are some useful expressions you can use to write about proverbs:

One of my favorite proverbs is . . .


One of my favorite proverbs is "You cannot carry two watermelons in one
hand."

It's often said when . . .


It's often said when a person is taking on too much work.

It means that . . .
It means that you need to focus on one important task at a time and do it well.

A similar proverb in English is . . .


A similar proverb in English is "Don't bite off more than you can chew."

I like it because . . .
I like it because it's an excellent metaphor.

Cambridge University Press 2014 Unit 3, Lesson D, Page 1