Complete the proverbs and sayings using the appropriate words. The tiles in the right-hand column are sortable.
List of Idioms (Proverbs) 1
  • When the cat's
  • Never judge
  • One swallow
  • Experience
  • All's well
  • Money is
  • Beauty is
  • Actions speak
  • Still waters
  • A bad workman
  • that ends well
  • the root of all evil
  • doesn't make a summer
  • only skin-deep
  • always blames his tools
  • away the mice will play
  • run deep
  • is the best teacher
  • louder than words
  • a book by its cover

Well done!

FCE Idioms (Proverbs) 11

1) When the cat's away the mice will play. People sometimes misbehave when the person in authority, is absent.
2) Never judge a book by its cover. Never tell what is inside by just looking at the outside.
3) One swallow doesn't make a summer. One good event does not mean that everything is alright.
4) Experience is the best teacher. Life teaches more effectively than books or school.
5) All's well that ends well. There is a solution to everything even if there are doubts.
6) Money is the root of all evil. People do many evil things in order to get rich.
7) Beauty is only skin-deep. A person's character is more important than their appearance.
8) Actions speak louder than words. The things that you do are more important than the things that you say.
9) Still waters run deep. Quiet people are often very thoughtful.
10) A bad workman always blames his tools. It is not the tools we use which make us good, but how we employ them.