Make up situations to illustrate the following proverbs. Try to give their Ukrainian equivalents.
An idle brain is the devil’s workshop.
We need brain more than belly food.
Brain is worth more than brawn.
A brain is worth little without a tongue.
The less the brains, the bigger the hat.
The brains are not in the beard.
A British doctor, a German doctor and an American doctor were chatting.
The British doctor said, “Medicine in my country is so advanced that we can take a kidney out of one man put it in another and have him looking for work in six weeks.”
Then the German doctor bragged, “That’s nothing, we can take a lung out of one person, put it in another and have him looking for work in four weeks.”
The American doctor, not to be outdone, says, “You guys are way behind. We took a man with no brain out of Texas, put him in the White House, and almost immediately afterwards half the country was looking for work.”
The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get to work.
Robert Frost (US poet 1874 – 1963)
A large brain, like large government, may not be able to do simple things in a simple way.
Donald O. Hebb (Canadian psychologist 1904 – 1985)
Brain: an apparatus with which we think we think.
Ambrose Bierce (US author and satirist 1842 – 1914)