زاجل - Workshop on: English Proverbs and Their Meanings Workshop on: English Proverbs and Their Meanings 09/03/2015 The International Youth Exchange Program (Zajel) of the Public Relations Department invites you to attend a workshop on : English Proverbs and Their Meanings for Patricia de Mayo On Wednesday, 1st April and Monday 6th April at 12:30-01:30 in the conference room - old campus. To confirm your attendance, please send an email to this email address; firstname.lastname@example.org entitled (Workshop on: English Proverbs and Their Meanings). Patricia de Mayo Holds a first class degree in Arabic Cultural Studies from SOAS University in London as well as a Master degree with Merit in Middle Eastern Music from the same institution. she also has a PGCE teaching diploma and she has lectured at Goldsmith College London and Cambridge University. Her main occupation is musician, she has taught English and German as well as music. ‘A proverb is a short popular saying, usually of unknown and ancient origin, that expresses effectively some commonplace truth or useful thought’. Every language has its repertory of proverbs and in this lecture/workshop we shall explore some of the proverbs in the English language. In the first half we will look at a number of proverbs, discuss their meaning and try to find equivalent proverbs in Arabic. we will also find useful stories to explain the history, or the context in which a proverb is used. During the second half of the workshop we will try to apply these proverbs in conversation, or role play.