Tuesday, August 2


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

1.  You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.
Explanation: Someone who is already set their ways is not able to learn new ways of doing things.

2.  You cannot lose what you never had.
Explanation: Used in consolation or resignation.

3. You cannot make an omelette without breaking eggs.
Explanation: Often used in the context of regrettable political necessity which is said to be justified because it will benefit the majority.  
4. You never miss the water till the well runs dry.
Explanation: Applied to situation in which it is only when a source of support or sustenance has been withdrawn that its importance is understood.
5.  You never know what you can do till you try.
Explanation:  Often used as encouragement to the reluctant.
6.  You can't win them all.
Explanation: Used as an expression of consolation or resignation.

7.  You win a few, you lose a few.
Explanation: One has to accept failure as well as success and used as an expression of consolation or resignation. 
8.  Youth must be served.
Explanation:  Some indulgence should be given to the wishes and enthusiasms of youth. 
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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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