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Find the correspondences to the following Ukrainian proverbs.

Match the following proverbs in the left column with their halves in the right one. Comment on the use of the Participles in them.

1. Better die standing 2. It is ill 3. No living man 4. A fault confessed 5. Nothing is impossible 6. Something is rotten 7. Little said 8. A threatened blow 9. United we stand 10. A watched pot 11. Forewarned 12. Advice when most needed 13. Better be stung by a nettle 14. Crooked stick 15. A danger foreseen 16. Wit bought is better a) is least heeded. b) all things can. c) is seldom given. d) than pricked by a rose. e) than live kneeling. f) than wit taught. g) never boils. h) throws a crooked shadow. i) to waken sleeping dogs. j) is half avoided. k) is half forgiven. l) soon amended. m) is forearmed. n) to a willing heart. o) divided we fall. p) in the state of Denmark.

1. Коли чекаєш, час тягнеться довго.

2. Краще померти стоячи, ніж жити на колінах.

3. За всœе береться, та не всœе вдається.

4. Заздалегідь попереджений – заздалегідь озброєний.

5. Не будіть лихо, коли воно спить.

6. Хто загрожує, той рідко б’є.

7. Гуртом і гори можна звернути, а один в полі не воїн.

8. Щось тут не так.

9. Якщо є бажання, то і вихід знайдеться.

10. Досвід вчить краще, ніж повчання.

11. Дай язикові волю – заведе в неволю.

12. Визнання провини зменшує саму провину.

13. Якби знав, де впадеш, то соломки б підстелив.

14. Який Сава, така й слава.

15. Краще пожалитися кропивою, ніж вколотися трояндою.

16. Поради не слухають тоді, коли вона найбільше потрібна.

v The scene in the film was a tense one, and the audience sat enthralled. Suddenly the hero slapped the heroine in the face.

In the silence that followed, a young voice was heard asking: ‘Why doesn’t she hit back like you do, Mummy?’

v A lady in Vermont wrote to the Department of Agriculture and asked for advice on the care of chickens.

‘Every morning for the past month,’ she said, ‘I have observed three or four of my hens lying on their backs with their feet in the air. What is the cause of this?’

The secretary of Agriculture consulted three assistants and some other specialists. They sent the lady a telegram: ‘Your hens,’ it read, ‘are dead.’

v It being reported that Jaky Lamb had, in a moment of passion, knocked down one of her pages with a stool, the poet Moore, to whom this was told by Lord Stradford, observed: “Oh, nothing is more natural for a literary lady to double down a page.’

‘I’d rather,’ replied his lordship, ‘advise her to turn over a new leaf.’

v The school inspector, who had been touring the classrooms, entered the headmaster’s study accompanied by a pupil. ‘I asked this boy who caused the walls of Rome to fall down, and he said it wasn’t him.’

‘Well,’ said the headmaster, ’possibly it wasn’t, he’s a truthful boy, as a rule.’

Just then, the chairman of the school governors came along, the headmaster placed the matter before him. The chairman said: ‘Have them repaired and say nothing further about it.’


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