Friday, April 6, 2012

Proverbs and Taks Regarding Diversity

“I feel my heart break to see a nation ripped apart by it’s greatest strength – it’s diversity” (Melissa Etherdige)

“Variety is the spice of life” (American proverb)

“How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?” (Charles de Gaulle)

“Never judge someone by the way he looks, or a book by the way its covered, for inside those tattered pages there’s a lot to be discovered.” (Stephen Cosgrove)

“All the diversity, all the charm and all the beauty of life are made up of light and shade.” (Tolstoy)

“Recognize yourself in he or she who are not like you and me.” (Carlos Fuentes)

“Civilization is the encouragement of differences.” (Ghandi)

Speaking-Writing Task

Students work in pairs/groups – choose one of the quotations above that you like.
Is there a similar Georgian proverb to the one you have chosen?
  1. What do you think it meansTake 5 minutes and quickly write down words or phrases that you can think of that relate to the idea of the quote you like.
  2. Write any specific examples from your city or country that you can think of that relate to the idea in this quotation and that support that it is true.
  3. Now, write one sentence in your own words that states the main idea of what you think the quotation means. This will be the topic sentence of the paragraph.
  4. Write a paragraph together with your partner. The main idea will be the first sentence. The examples that follow will the supporting points.
  5. Share your results with the other groups. 

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