1. The early bird catches the worm.

2. Everything comes to he who waits.

3. Man cannot live by bread alone.

4. Half a loaf is better than no bread.

5. You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.

6. It’s never too late to learn.

7. The pen is mightier than the sword.

8. Words don’t hurt like sticks and stones.

9. The best things in life are free.

10. There’s no such thing as a free lunch.

11. Seeing is believing.

12. Appearances can be deceptive.

13. Look after the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves.

14. The penny-wise are pound-foolish.

15. When in Rome do as the Romans do.

16. To thine (=your) own self be true.

17. He who hesitates is lost.

18. Look before you leap.

19. Two heads are better than one.

20. Too many cooks spoil the broth.

21. Once bitten, twice shy.

22. Third time lucky.

23. Ignorance is bliss.

24. Knowledge is power.

25. Tomorrow is another day.

26. Tomorrow never comes.

Share videos

You’d like to practise listening with videos, wouldn’t you?

Students in Fourth Course can make the most of this page to share interesting videos with each other. It’s so easy to do! Here’s a selection of websites to get you started:


On this blog entry, click on “Comments”, and look at the Comments at the bottom of the page. Simply click on the title of the video.


  1. First choose a suitable video from a website.
  2. When you’ve got a good clip, click on “Comments” on this blog entry.
  3. Look at “Leave a Reply”, which is at the end of the page.
  4. In the “Name” box, write the title of your chosen video (not your name).
  5. In “Mail”, you must give your email address, which won’t be published.
  6. Now copy the web page address for the video and paste it into the “Website” box (for example,
  7. Type in the spam filter password from the image displayed.
  8. Write a short description of the video in the last box. Please feel free to give your opinion about it.
  9. Finally, click on the “Submit Comment” button to send your contribution.
  10. Thank you very much indeed for taking part!

School Pupils and Mobile Phones

From BBC Wales

Watch the video here.


Before watching

  1. How can mobiles cause problems in schools? Can they be useful?
  2. Should mobiles be allowed in schools? Or should they be banned?
  3. What rules should schools have for electronic gadgets?

 While watching

  1. Why shouldn’t (or should) pupils have mobiles in primary school?
  2. When is Leanne going to give her daughter a mobile, and why?
  3. How can pupils use their mobiles for schoolwork at the comprehensive?

 After watching

  1. Do you think it isn’t safe for children to have them?
  2. At what age are children old enough to have their first one?
  3. Can they be very useful for schoolwork?
  4. Do children have to have one just because all the other kids have got one?