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Pompous Proverbs. Paraphrasing Practice. See if you can “translate” these proverbs, or familiar sayings. Proverbs to paraphrase. Male cadavers provide no testimony. Proverbs to paraphrase. Male cadavers provide no testimony. Cadaver = dead body Male cadaver = dead man

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Pompous proverbs

Pompous Proverbs


Paraphrasing practice

Paraphrasing Practice

  • See if you can “translate” these proverbs, or familiar sayings.


Proverbs to paraphrase

Proverbs to paraphrase

  • Male cadavers provide no testimony.


Proverbs to paraphrase1

Proverbs to paraphrase

  • Male cadavers provide no testimony.

    Cadaver = dead body

    Male cadaver = dead man

    Dead men tell no tales.


Proverbs to paraphrase2

Proverbs to paraphrase

  • Integrity is the superlative strategy.

    Hint: type define:superlativein Google’s search box


Proverbs to paraphrase3

Proverbs to paraphrase

  • Integrity is the superlative strategy.

    Hint: type define:superlative in Google’s search box

    Honesty is the best policy.


Proverbs to paraphrase4

Proverbs to paraphrase

  • It is futile to attempt to indoctrinate a superannuated canine with innovative manuevers.

  • Everything is legitimate in matters pertaining to ardent affection and international armed conflicts.


Proverbs to paraphrase5

Proverbs to paraphrase

  • It is futile to attempt to indoctrinate a superannuated canine with innovative manuevers.

    You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.

  • Everything is legitimate in matters pertaining to ardent affection and international armed conflicts.

    All’s fair in love and war.


More pompous proverbs

More “Pompous Proverbs”

  • Similar sire, similar scion.

  • Precipitancy generates prodigality.

  • Members of an avian species with identical plumage congregate.

  • The person emitting the ultimate cachinnation possesses thereby the optimal cachinnation (KAK'-e-na-shun).


More pompous proverbs1

More “Pompous Proverbs”

  • Similar sire, similar scion.

    Like father, like son.

  • Precipitancy generates prodigality.

    Haste makes waste.


More pompous proverbs2

More “Pompous Proverbs”

  • Members of an avian species with identical plumage congregate.

    Birds of a feather flock together.

  • The person emitting the ultimate cachinnation possesses thereby the optimal cachinnation (KAK'-e-na-shun).

    He laughs best who laughs last.


Strategies for paraphrasing

Strategies for paraphrasing

  • How did you figure out the proverbs?


Strategies for paraphrasing1

Strategies for paraphrasing

  • Pick out key words and look them up.

  • Find the topic sentence of each paragraph and restate it in your own words.

  • Pretend you’re explaining the subject to a child.


Strategies for technical articles

Strategies for technical articles

  • If you have to use a source you don’t understand, build your background by reading some easier articles first.

  • Take notes on unfamiliar terms.

  • When you go back to the harder source, summarize what you’ve learned after each section.

    •Create a new organization.


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