English esl proverbs about success listening

Do you have favorite proverbs? What are they? What do they mean?

What do the proverbs below mean to you?

  • What defines us is how we rise after falling
  • Diligence is the mother of good fortune
  • Virtue is its own reward
  • Quality is not an act, it is a habit
  • Never underestimate the power of denial
  • By different methods different men excel

What is your favorite proverb? Listening exercise

Text and quiz

Complete the proverbs:

Don’t __ a book by its cover

Don’t __ your chickens before they hatch

Hear and I forget; see and I understand; I do and I __

Everything will be as it __ be

The grass is always greener on the other __

What goes around, __ around

Explaining proverbs listening exercise

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Laughter helps with stress

Remind me to buy food so that I don’t forget

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Charity is when you donate your time or money

Listen. What is Emma’s favorite proverb? What does it mean?

Proverbs From Speak Now 3 Lesson 26

Asking what something means:

Do you know what it means? – It means..

What does it mean to you? – It could mean..

Do you have any idea what it means? – I think it means..

What do you think it means? – It reminds me ..

Proverbs and success discussion

  1. What proverbs are common in your culture? How to say them in English? Check your knowledge of English proverbs and sayings here
  2. Certainly, there are proverbs about job skills. Do you know some of them? For example, excellence is not a skill, it’s an attitude. What does it mean to you?
  3. What businesses can have much success nowadays?
  4. What proverbs would be suitable for a job interview?
  5. What work proverbs or idioms do you know? Learn more about work and people at work idioms.
  6. How do you plan to achieve success in life? What personality traits do you need to improve?
  7. Does success depend on cultural background? Learn more about discrimination with a video lesson.

Published by Polina

English teacher, cultural explorer and Korean&Slovenian language learner

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