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VI. Express the idea of the following by using suitable proverbs and sayings with the Present Indefinite Tense form of the verb predicate. Consult the reference list below.

1. One likes a person better when one has been away from him for a long time; one forgets the less attractive things about a person. 2. A person who suffers sudden misfortune in his life is forced to become connected with people whom he would not usually meet or talk to. 3. People who have the same interests, ideas, etc., are attracted to each other and stay close together). 4. To profit from or take advantage of something while one has the chance. 5. The same accident or misfortune cannot happen twice to the same person in the same situation. 6. A person who frequently changes his job, place of living, etc., will not become successful or wealthy. 7. Being cheerful helps a person to forget his troubles and worries. 8. The person who is victorious at the end of the game, competition, argument, etc., has won a more lasting victory than the person who has won a small victory during its progress (used as a warning against expressing delight or satisfaction too soon). 9. A person's worth should be measured by his actions not by what he seems to be; a person is good if he is good to others. 10 If a person disagrees with something, or is unwilling to do as requested, he usually says so. If he makes no protest at the time, we assume that he has no objection. 11. The person who is so careful that he never makes a mistake is unlikely to achieve anything of real value. 12. A sharp tongue wounds. If you do not wish to hurt people's feelings, do not speak too harshly. 13. If the statement, remark, etc., about someone is true, then he must accept it. 14. Forever, endlessly; for an immeasurable period. 15. The person who knows how to wait patiently rather than hastily attempts to fulfill his desires will be rewarded in the end by getting all that he wishes for. 16. It is unwise to form a general opinion or judgment on the basis of a single event, remark, etc, e. g. a person should not think that because he has had one success all his troubles are over. 17. When one suddenly becomes very rich or successful. 18. When an opportunity to do a thing on which you have set your heart suddenly arises you should take full advantage of it, for you may never get another chance. 19. Bad news nearly always reaches us more quickly than good news. 20. People whose mental abilities are not fully developed get satisfaction from doing childish things (used to express one's scorn for someone who is behaving in a silly and childish manner). 21. Life does not consist completely of pleasure, happiness, enjoyment, etc. 22. It is the hook that catches the fish, but it is the bait that tempts it to take the hook into its mouth The moral is: beware of an attractive offer, for there is very likely to be a catch in it. 23. It is the end that matters, making up for previous failures and disappointments. Only by doing a thing again can you attain efficiency.

All's well that ends well; the tongue is not steel, yet it cuts; practice makes perfect custom makes things easy, he who makes no mistakes makes nothing, the bait hides the hook; silence gives consent; life is not all beer and skittles; handsome is as (that) handsome does; little things please little minds; he who laughs last, laughs longest; bad news travels fast, laughter is the best medicine, when one's ship comes home, a rolling stone gathers no moth; make hay while the sun shines; when one's ship comes home; lightning never strikes twice in the same place, birds of a feather flock together; till the cows come home; opportunity seldom knocks twice; adversity makes strange bedfellows; one swallow doesn't make a summer; absence makes the heart grow fonder; everything comes to him who waits.


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