English Homework:

©1998 Gareth Pitchford

You may have heard people say, "Too many cooks spoil the broth," and wondered what they are talking about. That is an example of a proverb. It's a saying that has been passed on, generation by generation, from a long time ago.

Below are the starts of some proverbs. For homework I would like you to see if you can find out how they finish. You'll have to ask people at home to help you. When you bring your answers back to school we'll be talking about what each proverb means.

A stitch in time.

A bird in the hand.

Look before.

You can't teach an old dog.

Look after the pennies.

A miss is.

Don't look a gift horse.

Can you find any other examples of sayings or proverbs?