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TESTS: TEST ON PROVERBS

Proverbs:

A proverb or a saying is a short well-known statement that gives advice or expresses an idea most people believe is true and wise. Often, proverbs in German and English have the same structure and use the same words and images, but sometimes they are different.

Complete the English proverbs with the correct words. Then find the German versions:






English proverb Missing word? German version
1. All that __________________ is not gold. shines
glitters
sparkles
______________________________________ ______________________________________
2. _________________ is silver, silence is gold. talk
chat
speech
______________________________________ ______________________________________
3. A golden ____________________ opens every door. key
hammer
pistol
______________________________________ ______________________________________
4. There is no place like ______________________ . fireplace
jail
home
______________________________________ ______________________________________
5. Beauty is only skin ______________________ . and bone
deep
care
______________________________________ ______________________________________
6. For a ____________________ enemy make a golden bridge. running
flying
escaping
______________________________________ ______________________________________
7. No lock will hold against the ___________________ of gold. power
magic
colour
______________________________________ ______________________________________








Source: PRAXIS Fremdsprachenunterricht 1/2006


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