Wednesday, August 10


A collection of English Proverbs with explanation.  Listed in alphabetical order by phrase.
This page contains English Proverb that starts with letter O.   

1.  Old habits die hard.
Explanation: It is difficult to break long-established habits
2.  Opportunity never knocks twice at any man's door.
Explanation: A chance once missed will not occur again.  
3.  Out of fullness of the heart the mouth speaks.
Explanation: Overwhelming feeling will express itself in speech
4.  Out the mouth of babes
Explanation: Young children may sometimes speak with disconcerting wisdom.

5. One step at a time.
Explanation: Recommending cautious progression along a desired route. 
6.  Once bitten, twice shy.
Explanation:  Someone who has suffered an injury will be in the future be very cautious of the cause.

7. Old sins cast long shadows.
Explanation: Current usage is likely to refer to the wrong done by one generation affecting its descendants,   






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Public Speaking

Public Speaking - Quick Tips

  1. Keep it short and sweet.
  2. Slow down: Don’t talk too fast.
  3. Look up! – It it’s too scary to look at the audience in the front row, look at the people in the back of the room.
  4. Smile : Look confident, even if you don’t feel confident.
  5. Pretend: Find a friendly face in the audience and pretend you’re only talking to that person.
  6. Practice: Join a debating team, dare yourself. To speak up in class, give a speech in front of a mirror. The more opportunities you have speak in public the easier it gets.
  7. Biggest asset: Self-confidence. Actas though you have a right to be there-because you do.

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