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Tortoise and the Hare?



 
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Tortoise and the Hare? #1 (permalink) Fri Jan 01, 2010 21:30 pm   Tortoise and the Hare?
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #139 "Vocabulary Practice: Tortoises (1)", question 10

There is a popular childrens' fable called the Tortoise and the .......... The moral of this story is that a slow and steady pace always wins in the race called life.

(a) Horse
(b) Hair
(c) Harmony
(d) Hare

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #139 "Vocabulary Practice: Tortoises (1)", answer 10

There is a popular childrens' fable called the Tortoise and the Hare. The moral of this story is that a slow and steady pace always wins in the race called life.

Correct answer: (d) Hare
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Hi
Is "the Tortoise and the Hare" a common proverbial expression in English:
e.g.
A: He thinks he can undertake all those heavy tasks in that short period of time.
B: Oh yeah. The Tortoise and the Hare!

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Tortoise and the Hare? #2 (permalink) Sat Jan 02, 2010 15:02 pm   Tortoise and the Hare?
 

Yes, it is a proverbial, but no, not in that way. The moral is that procrastination is fatal.

(PS: And I have changed 'childrens' ' to 'children's '. It will appear in the next data bank update.)
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