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 Obamas 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.
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.