Great EFL Vocab Graphics

If you are an Social Media active EFL tutor you will have noticed a proliferation of images containing vocabulary.  Many are fantastic, imaginative and fun.  Create your own – and it can be a great activity to get your students to do – work on one in class and then set them each a difference one to create for homework.  I’ve included some of my favourites below…

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A drop of ink may make a million think (proverbs 4 of 4)

This is the final installment of proverbs and common English expressions.  Refer to the previous articles to read:

In this final installment are 34 more expressions which I’ve not heard in general usage, but which may contain a few actual proverbs.  Some have clearly been made up, a few show prejudice of one kind of another, all of them are interesting, and I think some of them should become popular expressions!

  • Silence gives consent
  • Take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves
  • An idle brain is the devil’s workshop
  • A drop of ink may make a million think
  • What you lose on the swings you gain on the roundabouts
  • The best helping hand is at the end of your sleeve.
  • Health is better than wealth.
  • When poverty comes in the door, love flies out the window
  • Happy wife, happy life
  • A fault confessed is half redressed.
  • He who sleeps forgets his hunger
  • A happy heart is better than a full purse.
  • You need money to make money.
  • Eat to live, but do not live to eat
  • We never miss the water till the well is dry
  • rainNature, time and patience are three great physicians
  • A closed mouth catches no flies.
  • A hungry belly has no ears.
  • You need to bait the hook to catch the fish
  • Monkey see, monkey do
  • Love me, love my dog
  • A bad tree does not yield good apples.
  • Mirrors do everything we do, but they cannot think for themselves
  • Success is a journey, not a destination
  • A cat has nine lives.
  • Honey catches more flies than vinegar
  • The rain falls on the just and the unjust alike
  • You can’t shoe a running horse
  • A small leak will sink a great ship
  • Children and fools tell the truth.
  • Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them
  • Every flow must have its ebb
  • Doctors make the worst patients
  • The tongue wounds more than a lance.

Vocab – Colours

Vocab for English Learners – Colours

EFL learner? Learn all the colours of the rainbow, and more – and listen to how the words are said.