Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Proverbs and Meanings

Proverbs And Meanings

A friend in need is a friend indeed.
Someone who helps you when you are in trouble.
A hungry man is an angry man.
A hungry person can easily get angry.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
If you take fruits regularly, you will not get sick easily.
Charity begins at home.
If parents want to teach their children something good, they should begin at home.
Practice makes perfect.
If you want to become a competent person in any task, you must practice regularly.
Prevention is better than cure.
It is better to stop something bad from happening earlier than to repair the damage later.
Two heads are better than one.
You can get more ideas if you work in groups/ friends.
Where there’s a will, there’s a way.
When you want to get something, you will try to find the way to get it.
No use crying over a spilt milk.
It is useless to regret things which have already happened.
Action speak louder than words.
What you do is more important than what you say.

Rome wasn’t built in a day.
To gain victory you need to take a long time and have patience.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
Postponing your tasks will make you be busier at the end.
Out of sight, out of mind.
Once you are apart from a person, you don’t think of him/her anymore.
One good turn deserves another.
If you do something good to others, you get something good in return.
Once bitten, twice shy.
After an unpleasant experience, people are more careful not repeat it.
New brooms sweep clean.
A new/young worker will always more energetic and has a lot of ideas. Therefore, she/he works better.
The early bird catches the worm.
A person who is earlier than others will get the things that he/she wants.
Make hay while the sun shines.
Make the best use of opportunities when they come.

A stitch in time saves nine.
It is better to deal with a problem at an early stage, to prevent it from getting worse.
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
It is better to be satisfied with what one has than to risk losing everything by trying to get much more.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Countable Nouns and Uncountable Nouns

Countable Nouns
Uncountable Nouns
1. Countable Nouns are nouns which can be counted.
Examples :
A student
  Two students
 A ball
  Three balls
1. Uncountable nouns are nouns which cannot be counted.
2. The words ‘many’, ‘a few’, ‘several’ and ‘ a number of’ are used with countable nouns.
Examples :
a) There are many people at the circus.
b) The clerk spent a few hours sorting the documents.
c) He bought several story books at the book fair.
d) A number of people was killed in the earthquake.
2. The words ‘a little’ and ‘much’ are used with uncountable nouns.
a) The boy spilled a little ink on the floor.
b) There was too much milk that we could not finish.


3.  The words ‘some’, ‘a lot of’ and ‘plenty of’ are used with both countable nouns and uncountable nouns.

Countable noun

Uncountable noun

a) There are some cars in the car park.

b) There are a lot of flies around the dustbin.

c) She needs plenty of flowers to make a wreath.

a) There is some sand on the floor.

b) There is a lot of rubbish near the gate.

c) I drink plenty of water every day.
4. ‘Any’ may be used with both countable nouns and uncountable nouns. It is used in questions and negative statements.

Countable noun

Uncountable noun

a) Do you have any idea?

b) I did not find any nails in the toolbox.

a) Did you give any money to her?

b) There isn’t any juice in the bottle.