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Welcome to the quotations and saying section of the website where you can see 47 free, printable worksheets related to this particular topic. This is one such worksheet. It focuses on English proverbs which only your advanced students might be familiar with. There are two activities as well as the answer key included in the file. You may want to use this as a review since students are unlikely to be familiar with all of these phrases. Another approach may be to include a reading passage that uses these proverbs so that students can read through the material to complete the first matching exercise and then look at the context of each to better answer the comprehension matching activity. If you have already created a worksheet on quotations and sayings for your students, please upload it to this site to share it with other busy teachers.
Students will not likely be familiar with English quotations and sayings unless they are quite advanced and have been doing a lot of reading in English. One phrase did become famous around the world in 2008; it was “Yes we can.” which was used as the slogan in Barack Obama’s presidential campaign in the United States. If you would like to talk about less recent or less well known phrases, you should choose only a handful to introduce at one time and give students meanings and examples of them before asking them to complete any practice activities.

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What are Quotations and Sayings?
A quotation or quote is the repetition of one expression as part of another one, particularly when the quoted expression is well-known or explicitly attributed by citation to its original source, and it is indicated by (punctuated with) quotation marks. A quotation can also refer to the repeated use of units of any other form of expression, especially parts of artistic works: elements of a painting, scenes from a movie or sections from a musical composition. Quotations are used for a variety of reasons: to illuminate the meaning or to support the arguments of the work in which it is being quoted, to provide direct information about the work being quoted (whether in order to discuss it, positively or negatively, to pay homage to the original work or author, to make the user of the quotation seem well-read), and/or to comply with copyright law.
A saying is something that is said, notable in one respect or another, to be "a pithy expression of wisdom or truth." There are a number of specific types of saying, including Aphorism, Cliché, Epigram, Epithet, Proverb, etc.
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Cryptofun

Cryptofun

Luc Wyn
•, , Quotations and Sayings
This is a page of cryptograms I made, using http://puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com/cryptogramSetupForm.asp. The idea is to solve the puzzle by converting numbers into letters. It is a great way ...
1 Views 2,618 ElemPre-IntIntAdvExam
Shakespeare Card Game

Shakespeare Card Game

Joanna
This game is designed to make your students talk and exchange information. The materials used are expressions coined by Shakespeare which have become widely used ("love is blind", "as dead as a a ...
11 Views 7,674 IntAdv
Business Proverbs

Business Proverbs

Natalia Serdyukova
This PPP can be used for the course of Business English or in a lesson dealing with entrepreneurship. The presentation contains some proverbs which are split up. At first the students can see the ...
2 Views 8,294 Int
The Story of the Hummingbird PPT

The Story of the Hummingbird PPT

This is a Powerpoint presentation that illustrates the beautiful tale of the hummingbird and the fire. You can use it with students of all ages to discuss the importance of small gestures and of d ...
12 Views 6,294 All
Movie Worksheet: Detachment

Movie Worksheet: Detachment

This is a PowerPoint presentation that contains questions about the film and several quotes that can be used as a starting point to debate important issues raised by "Detachment" (2011). Suggestio ...
3 Views 3,097 IntAdv
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Improve Speaking Skills

Improve Speaking Skills

•Quotations and Sayings,
The set of proverbs enables fluency and self-expression of high school students.It can be used as a warming-up or brain-storming at the lesson.What is more, each of it is an excellent impromptu ta ...
12 Views 11,494 IntAdvExam
Contrary Proverbs

Contrary Proverbs

Ludmila
• » Quotations and Sayings
There is a good collection of proverbs in this Power Point Presentation. They can be used just for fun, or to develop vocabulary, they also can be used to refer to in any essay, or to compare cult ...
4 Views 2,967 IntAdv
Proverbs/ Sayings

Proverbs/ Sayings

•, Quotations and Sayings
It is a simple worksheet concerning proverbs. Students are supposed to match the first part of the proverb in the left column with its proper ending in the second column. The answers are also prov ...
4 Views 6,488 Pre-IntInt
English Proverbs

English Proverbs

•, Quotations and Sayings
The PowerPoint Presentation which is supposed to get the students to think and give the explanations to some of the most used proverbs in English language.There are some pictures so they can guess ...
2 Views 4,638 IntAdv
Movie Worksheet:Ted - Derek Sivers Weird, or Just Different?

Movie Worksheet:Ted - Derek Sivers Weird, or Just Different?

•, Quotations and Sayings,
Ted Video Activity. 2-minute video titled Weird, or just different? Teach sayings and more. Pre-watching, vocabulary builder and after watch activity. Great for pre-intermediate to intermediate st ...
2 Views 5,336 ElemPre-IntInt
Quote of the Week + 2 Activity Sheets

Quote of the Week + 2 Activity Sheets

• » Quotations and Sayings
This demo package includes 2 quote posters beautifully designed to stand out in your classroom and 2 different student worksheets that will help students with the skill of making inferences. This ...
2 Views 3,788 All
Quote Poster

Quote Poster

•, Quotations and Sayings
"Change your thoughts and you'll change the world." You can use the poster as a classroom poster if you print on A3. Related worksheet is included for discussion and inference activity. The questi ...
3 Views 4,675 All
200 English Proverbs, Sayings, Idioms, Conversational Clichés ( Hungarian and Ukrainian)

200 English Proverbs, Sayings, Idioms, Conversational Clichés ( Hungarian and Ukrainian)

•, Quotations and Sayings
200 English proverbs, sayings, idioms, conversational clichés and phrases and their reflections in Ukrainian and Hungarian. Here we can see the difference between the translations and how t ...
10 Views 10,728 IntAdv
Christmas Lesson For Adult Students - Intermediate

Christmas Lesson For Adult Students - Intermediate

•, , Quotations and Sayings
This is a full lesson about Christmas. I prepared it having in mind my adult students. It starts with a speaking warm-up, followed by a text and vocabulary practice part. There is also a set of qu ...
32 Views 11,833 IntAdv
Proverbs and Sayings

Proverbs and Sayings

This worksheet is devoted to articles and can be used as a warm up or as a test for your students. It includes several common proverbs which many students were taught in their childhood, though I' ...
8 Views 6,089 Pre-IntIntAdv
Famous Quotes

Famous Quotes

•, , Quotations and Sayings
This worksheet contains 10 quotes of famous people. The students match the quotes and the people, put the quotes into indirect speech and discuss the content. Thus the worksheet can be used as gra ...
14 Views 30,134 AdvExam
Movie Worksheet: Comedy Fill In The Blanks (Milton Jones)

Movie Worksheet: Comedy Fill In The Blanks (Milton Jones)

This is perfect if you would like your ss to learn some vocab that has double meanings and understand some clever plays-on-words. First watch the youtube video of 'Milton Jones - Teachers' (3 min ...
3 Views 4,338 IntAdv
Latin Words and Phrases in English

Latin Words and Phrases in English

•, Quotations and Sayings
There is a whole bunch of words, phrases and abbreviations that originally are Latin but are still used in English. The most favourite of my ss' is probably “etc.” – the word tha ...
10 Views 9,689 All
What is Success? Quotes for Discussion

What is Success? Quotes for Discussion

Speaking or writing about “success” is always very successful :) with teens and adults. Everybody wants to be happy, everybody wants to succeed. But what is success? Ask your ss to clo ...
12 Views 13,978 IntAdvExam
Guess These Proverbs

Guess These Proverbs

• » Quotations and Sayings
I have created this worksheet to motivate students to some proverbs (bearing in mind elementary students). They have some images and an imcomplete proverb below each image. With the help of some w ...
5 Views 5,916 Elem
15 Common Proverbs PPT

15 Common Proverbs PPT

•, Quotations and Sayings
Description: This PPT is like a list of common proverbs but it has pictures complementing each proverb and it is intended to be used to encourage discussion and opinions and for students to become ...
12 Views 12,001 Int
Movie Worksheet: Mind Your Language S01E1 [Part One] - The First Lesson

Movie Worksheet: Mind Your Language S01E1 [Part One] - The First Lesson

Questions and vocabulary about the video. Listening Comprehension, questions students have to answer related with the video and an exercise on the vocabulary used with its defenitions. Students ...
10 Views 8,518 Pre-IntInt
Appearance: Does It Matter? - Drop Dead Diva

Appearance: Does It Matter? - Drop Dead Diva

It's a worksheet related to beauty, which provides more than vocabulary, but a meaningful discussion about the importance of appearence with questions that are going to make your students think an ...
17 Views 11,539 Adv
Understanding English Proverbs

Understanding English Proverbs

•, Quotations and Sayings
A simple activity and discussion about English proverbs. Students cut out a list of 12 proverbs and glue/tape to match with their correct meaning. These proverbs provoke interesting discussion. I' ...
17 Views 12,723 IntAdv
Idioms With Food

Idioms With Food

•, , , Quotations and Sayings
In this worksheet you will find two exercises on idioms with food vocabulary. It´s a good idea (and a funny one) for teaching some of the common expressions of the English language in a teen ...
23 Views 15,804 Pre-IntIntAdvExam

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