Placeholder Image

Subtitles section Play video

  • Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Proverbs 105. The proverb today is a

  • picture is worth a thousand words. Okay. Let's take a look at the note here. This

  • proverb basically means pictures often express information in a quicker and

  • more effective way than words do. Okay. Let's continue. The proverb has been

  • around for a very long time and you can find it in many citings

  • from the 17th century on. You know especially after that. Some others say

  • meaning some other people say or claim, it may have originally been a Chinese

  • proverb because there is a an old Chinese proverb that is translated as one

  • picture is worth ten thousand words. So it's a lot more words, but still it's

  • exactly the same idea. Okay. Let's continue. The use attributed to bring

  • this phrase to the US is Frederick R Bernard ,

  • is Frederick or Bernard who wrote an article about how effective graphics in

  • advertising use are. The name of his article is one look is worth a thousand

  • words. Yes. Because he wanted to stress this and he did actually mention the old

  • proverb and I think he did say the proverb came from Asia. Although he might

  • have claimed he came from Japan, but still you know he helped to bring this

  • phrase to be much more commonly used in the US. All right. Let's continue. Let's give

  • a couple of examples here. Example number one., You need some illustrations and

  • diagrams. This material is too technical. Remember a picture is worth a thousand

  • words. Okay. It is a perfect way that it could be used. Or number two, Many

  • children's books are filled with drawings and pictures because it is more

  • entertaining. That's one main reason and and their

  • vocabulary is limited. So you need these pictures to really help to tell part of

  • the story. Remember a picture is worth a thousand words. Okay. Anyway, I hope you

  • got it. I hope it's clear. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.

Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Proverbs 105. The proverb today is a

Subtitles and keywords

A2 BEG US proverb worth picture bernard frederick article

English Tutor Nick P Proverbs (105) A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

  • 63 0
    anitawu12   posted on 2019/05/10
Video vocabulary

Go back to previous version