Викторина “Do You Know English Proverbs?” может стать интересным внеклассным мероприятием для учащихся средней и старшей ступеней обучения.
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ГУО «Вороновская средняя школа»,
Викторина “Do You Know English Proverbs?” может стать интересным внеклассным мероприятием для учащихся средней и старшей ступеней обучения. Включает две части: 1) пословицы, подобранные по темам; 2) материал для викторины: вопросы и задания, стихотворения, рассказы.
Предлагаемый материал можно использовать частично, выбрав для викторины какую-либо одну тему: “School Life”, “Friendship” и т. д.
Задания и вопросы викторины могут быть самыми разнообразными:
Вспомните все пословицы, которые вы знаете, на данную тему.
Найдите английские эквиваленты русских пословиц и наоборот.
Отвечая на вопросы, употребите пословицы.
Начало пословицы звучит так: … . Закончите ее. И т. д.
Возможны различные варианты проведения викторины.
1. В викторине принимают участие представители команд во главе с их капитанами. Команды по очереди выбирают номинацию с вопросами. Если ответ верен, команда получает определенное количество баллов. В случае неверного ответа, вторая команда получает право ответить на этот вопрос и заработать дополнительное количество баллов. Затем очередь переходит к другой команде. Выигрывает та команда, которая наберет наибольшее количество баллов. Зрители в зале «болеют» за свои команды.
2. В викторине принимают участие все желающие. Подняв руку, они сообщают о своем желании ответить на тот или иной вопрос.
Призеры викторины, набравшие наибольшее количество очков, премируются.
1. Live and learn.
2. It is never too late to learn.
3. No one is too old to learn.
4. First think, then speak.
5. Think twice, before you speak once.
6. Business before pleasure.
7. Two heads are better than one.
8. Four eyes see more than two.
9. Strike while the iron is hot.
10. Where there is a will, there is always a way.
11. When there is no will, there is no way.
12. There is a place for everything, and everything has a place.
1. A man is known by the company he keeps.
2. All doors open to courtesy.
3. When angry, count a hundred.
1. Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
2. After dinner sit a while, after supper walk a mile.
3. An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
1. It is raining cats and dogs.
2. After rain comes fair weather.
3. After a storm comes calm.
4. Small rain lays great dust.
5. Rain at seven, fine at eleven.
1. A friend in need is a friend indeed.
2. When a friend asks, there is no tomorrow.
3. The road to a friend’s house is never long.
4. They are rich who have true friends.
5. Change your pleasures, but not your friends.
Home and Abroad
1. When in Rome, do as the Romans do.
2. Better at home than a mile from it.
3. East or West, home is best.
4. There is no place like home.
1. Minutes make hours.
2. Time is never found again.
3. There is time for everything.
4. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
5. Be always in time, too late is a crime!
І Supply the missing part of the proverbs used in the small play, Aesop’s fable and jokes.
I NEVER THOUGHT OF IT
Tommy: It says here, “A man is know the company he keeps.” Is that so. Father?
Father: Yes, my boy.
Tommy: Well, Father, suppose a good man keeps company with a bad man. Is the man bad because he keeps company with bad man, or the bad man good because keeps company with the good man?
Father: Hm … hm, I never thought of that, son.
Answer: A man is known by the company keeps.
THE FARMER’S TREASURE
A farmer who was very ill called his three sons to his bed and said: “My dear children, I shall die very soon and you will be alone on this farm. I have nothing to leave you, except my fields. But in one of the fields treasure is buried. Dig for it, and you will find it.” He did not say anything else and soon died.
His sons did not like to work. But they wanted to find the treasure very much and they went to the fields to dig.
They dug all over the fields, but they did not find any treasure there. “No gold and no silver!” they cried. They were very tired and angry at first. But then autumn came. The harvest was very rich because the fields were well worked. They sold it and got much money. So now they understood what treasure their father had left them.
One of the sons said, “Now I know what our father’s treasure is. It is work.” The second son said, “Yes; in work men can find their best treasure.” And the third son said, “I must say work has a bitter root …”
Answer: Work has a bitter root, but a sweet fruit.
A GOOD PROVERB
It was tea-time. There was a large cake on the table.
Peter: Mummy, do you know the proverb: “Never put off till tomorrow …”?
Mother: Yes, I do, of course.
Peter: Is it a good proverb?
Mother: Oh, yes, my boy. It’s a very good proverb. But why do you ask?
Peter: Then, Mum, let’s eat all the cake today.
Answer: Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
CAN I HAVE AN APPLE?
Ben: Mum, can I have an apple?
Mum: Of course you can, my boy. Вut thought you didn’t like apples.
Ben: I know but there is an old saying: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”
Mum: But you look all right.
Ben: I’ve just broken the doctor’s window.
Answer: An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
SCHOOL IS OPEN ALL DAY
Mother: Be quick, John, or you’ll be late for school.
John: It’s all right, Mother; school is open all day. And you know it is never too late to learn.
Answer: It is never too late to learn. No one is too old to learn.
ІІ Say what proverbs are mentioned in the following poems and song. Give their usual form.
Cocks crow in the morning
To tell us to rise,
And he who lies late
Will never be wise;
For early to bed
And early to rise
Is the way to be healthy.
And wealthy, and wise.
Answer: Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
ALL THAT YOU DO
All that you do,
Do with all your might;
Things done by halves
Are never done right.
Answer: Never do things by halves.
WHEN A FRIEND YOU MEET
Always give your right hand,
When a friend you meet,
Shake his hand most kindly,
When a friend you meet.
Always give your helping hand,
When a friend’s in need.
And treat him most kindly,
When a friend’s in need.
Answer: A friend in need is a friend indeed.
III Think of proverbs expressing the moral of following rhymes and play.
After rainfall comes the sun,
Driving off the cold.
That is good for everyone,
Whether young or old.
Answer: After rain comes fair weather. After a storm comes calm.
By Major Edward Bowes
Many magic words we say
But these two always lead the way.
The short word “Please”
Is the first of these.
And number two is
Of course “Thank you”.
Answer: All doors open to courtesy.
By Rosemary Garland
“Juicy apples, brown and red,
Are good for the teeth,” my dentist said.
After meals we take a bite
To keep our teeth both strong and white.
Answer: An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
I’LL TRY AND I CAN’T
By Robert Louis Stevenson
1st Boy: The little boy who says “I’ll try”, Will climb to the hill-top.
2nd Boy: The little boy who says “I can’t”, Will at the bottom stop.
1st Boy: “I’ll try” does great things every day;
2nd Boy: “I can’t” gets nothing done.
1st Boy: Be sure then that you say “I’ll try”!
2nd Boy: And let “I can’t” alone.
Together: And let “I can’t” alone.
Answer: Where there is a will, there is always a way. When there is no will, there is no way.