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Know Your Proverbs

In this worksheet, students will explore proverbs and test their own knowledge. Recognising and interpreting proverbs can be useful in their reading work.

'Know Your Proverbs' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Year:  Year 7 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Reading

Curriculum subtopic:   Check Understanding

Popular topics:   Year 7 Reading Comprehension worksheets, Reading Comprehension worksheets

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Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we're going to take a look at some proverbs.  What do we mean by the word proverb?


Proverbs are short sentences or phrases that contain life lessons or rules that many people live by.


For example:

Don't cry over spilt milk.


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This may sound like a simple sentence, and you may well ask yourself why someone would cry when they spill milk rather than clear it up, but, there is a piece of life advice here that may not be immediately obvious.


This proverb means that there is no point in crying or worrying about something that has already happened.


Let's have a look at some more proverbs now.


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