The Passive Voice - EngTips

Read the proverbs. What do you think they mean? Do you agree?
Example: Rome wasn’t build in a day.
Student: I think that it means that big projects aren’t finished quickly. They take a lot of time and you need to be patient.

List of  proverbs:

  • He who was bitten by a snake avoids tall grass (Chinese)
  • Silence was never written down (Italian)
  • Stars are not seen by sunshine (Spanish)
  • Skillful sailors weren’t made by smooth seas (Ethiopian)
  • The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
  • Great trees are envied by the wind (Japanese)
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