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A Guide For Creative Thinking

Thu Sep 17, 2009 3:12 am by BHSoft

A Guide For Creative Thinking by Brian Tracy
Einstein once said, “Every child is born a genius.” But the reason why most people do not function at genius levels is because they are not aware of how creative and smart they really are.I call it the “Schwarzenegger effect.” No one would look at a person such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and think how lucky he is to have been born with such …


Africain Literature

Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:15 pm by Lily

Things Fall Apart is a 1959 English-language novel by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe. It is a staple book in schools throughout Africa and widely read and studied in English-speaking countries around the world. It is seen as the archetypal modern African novel in English, and one of the first African novels written in English to receive global critical acclaim. The title of the novel comes from [url=http://www.answers.com/topic/william-butler-yeats-3]


Algeria's Newspapers ...

Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:11 pm by Lily

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Algerian Vote

Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:39 pm by Lily

Algerians are voting in a presidential election which opposition groups have described as a charade.












American English

Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:00 pm by Maria

Going to is pronounced GONNA when it is used to show the future. But it is never reduced when it means going from one place to another.

We're going to grab a bite to eat. = We're gonna grab a bite to eat.
I'm going to the office tonight. = I'm going to the office tonight.

2. Want to and want a are both pronounced WANNA and wants to is pronounced WANSTA. Do you want to can also be reduced …

American Slangs

Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:54 pm by Maria

airhead: stupid person.
"Believe it or not, Dave can sometimes act like an airhead!"

amigo: friend (from Spanish).
"I met many amigos at Dave's ESL Cafe."

ammunition: toilet paper.
"Help! We're completely out of ammunition!"

antifreeze: alcohol.
"I'm going to need a lot of antifreeze tonight!"

armpit: dirty, unappealing place.


An Introduction to the British Civilization

Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:54 am by Maria

University of Batna First Year
English Department G: 6-7-8-9
General Culture

[center]An Introduction to the British Civilization

*The United Kingdom :

Full Name : The UK's full and official name is the "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland".

Location: The United Kingdom (UK) of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country …

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Applying for Research Study in the Department of English

Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:32 pm by Lily

Applying for Research Study in the Department of English

The process of applying for a research studentship begins with the identification of a potential supervisor. If you already know a staffmember who is willing to work with you to develop a research proposal,please start by contacting them. If you do not have a supervisor inmind already, …



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    Is Artificial Intelligence about simulating human intelligence?

    Post by Lily on Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:20 pm

    Q: Is Artificial Intelligence about simulating human intelligence?
    A:The jury is still out about this question. It has been for the last fifty years or so. The proponents of "Strong AI" say that Artificial Intelligence should be a model of human intelligence. The camp of "Weak AI" says that any computer program doing a reasonable job at a task that should require intelligence is intelligent. The Turing test goes with the latter. Many successes of computer applications - e.g. computer chess machines, OCR, speech recognition, web search - use methods which are probably very different than what the human brain uses.
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    Where is the Magna Carta?

    Post by Lily on Mon Jun 15, 2009 3:10 pm

    Q: Where is the Magna Carta?
    A: There are four copies believed to date back to 1215, the year that it was sealed by King John.

    ● A damaged and almost illegible copy was found in Dover Castle and is now owned by the British Library.

    • A copy is owned by Lincoln Cathedral and is on display in Lincoln Castle.
    • A copy is owned by Salisbury Cathedral.
    • A copy is on display in the Houses of Parliament. It is not certain that this is the 1215 version.
    It is not known whether there was ever a "master copy."
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    What is the longest word in the English language?

    Post by Lily on Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:06 pm

    Q: What is the longest word in the English Language?
    A: It is not, as many people believe: 'antidisestablishmentarianism', although this was the longest English-language word to be formed not solely for its length.

    The longest word ever published in a major English dictionary is:

    'Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilico...
    (45 letters, no space)

    (Sometimes spelled as -koniosis)

    However, that is just from dictionaries, and there are longer words like place names such as the hill in New Zealand (also the longest known word from an English-speaking country) :

    Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateatur ipukakapikimaungahoronukupokai whenuakitanatahul (85 letters, no space) Then of course comes technical chemical names for things. Like the name for the 'coat protein, tobacco mosaic virus, dahlemense strain' which has 1,185 letters.
    If chemical names and place names were included, the longest word in the English language is actually one that isn't printed in any dictionary. It is the full chemical name for the moon Titan, and has 189,819 letters in it. Such coined words would theoretically have no upper limit, and no use at all in the written or spoken language.
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    Q: Why is the White House called the White House and who originally created this name?

    Post by Lily on Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:36 pm

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    Q:Why is the White House called the White House and who originally created this name?
    A:In the early days the white house was formally called the "President's Palace"; although this title soon changed over to "Executive Mansion" in 1810 to avoid connections with royalty. Even with all these name changes, the majority of society referred the building as the white house. The porous sandstone walls were coated with a mixture of lime, rice glue, casein, and lead, giving the house its familiar color and name. It wasn't until Oct 12, 1901 when President Theodore Roosevelt officially adopted the name "white house".



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    Q: Who influenced Beethoven?
    A:Beethoven's music was largely influenced by Mozart. He admired Mozart's music, and actually met him in Vienna at the age of sixteen, whereupon Mozart was so impressed by the young prodigy that he gave him his first composition lesson. Forced to return to Bonn with news that his mother was dying, Beethoven did not return to Vienna until 1792, by which time Mozart had died. Haydn then gave Beethoven further composition lessons for a short time, which is why music from this"first period" of Beethoven's composing career strongly reflects the styles of Mozart and Haydn.


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    Post by Lily on Wed May 06, 2009 11:02 am

    Q: What happened to the boring machines used to build the Chunnel?

    A: In late 1990, the service tunnel was almost complete. The moles had approached each other closer to the British end. France, however, didn't gloat in its accomplishments. Both countries had come together for a common good. This isn'tto say that some friendly competition hadn't fueled the tunnel'sconstruction. When the two tunnel boring machines were about 50 meters from each other, the English moles drove off-line to the right into the narrow gap between the service tunnel and the running tunnel south(Fetherston, p. 342). The British machine stopped once it lay parallel and head to tail with the French machine. The English mole was stripped of anything salvageable. It was then entombed within concrete. The French tunneling machine than was hollowed out. Its outer shell would serve as the tunnel lining. Two workers, one from each side, were chosen at random to be the first to cross over from their respective tunnels and into the other. On December 1, 1990, British construction worker Graham Fagg and his French counterpart, Philippe Cozette, each with an air spade, drilled through the final piece of rock which stood between them (See Appendix C). Once the hole grew big enough, Cozette poked his head through to a frenzy of photographers, reporters, and a small handful of privileged spectators. Fagg repeated Cozette's actions to the French side. News soon spread across the world. The United Kingdom and France were now linked for the first time in 8,000 years (Guterl, p. 25). This gala event had come at the objection of TML. They felt as though the tunnel was already over budget, and the last thing Eurotunnel needed to do was celebrate. This single event, however, did appease skeptical investors in the project.
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    Q: What does the right pedal of the piano do?
    A:Often mistakenly called the 'loud pedal, it is anything but. The right pedal, when depressed, causes the dampers on the strings to move away so that when you play a succession of notes, each note does not stop sounding when you play the next one. So this pedal is called the 'sustaining' pedal because, if used wisely,it can create a smoother performance when one is needed. However, toomany poor pianists hold down this pedal unnecessarily to create a'smooth' effect, but all they achieve is a mishmash of horrible sound as one chord is sustained into another. So if you are learning the piano, use it wisely!Incidentally, pianos have at least one or sometimes two otherpedals. The leftmost pedal on a grand piano has the effect of moving the keyboard slightly so that the hammers hit only one string per note,instead of the usual two or three. This has the effect of making the sound much quieter and softer. When you see 'una corda' written in piano music this means 'one string' and is an instruction to depress the left pedal during that passage of music. In upright pianos,there is also a 'una corda' pedal, but in uprights it has the effect of moving the hammers nearer the strings (or in cheap pianos of moving a thin piece of felt between the hammers and strings) which has a similar effect. On some pianos, there is a third, middle pedal. In cheap pianos, this moves a thick piece of felt between the hammers and strings making the sound very soft and woolly. This is used for practicing passages that you don't want to play loudly yet as they may be full of mistakes (so as not to disturb the neighbors!)! In jigher-priced pianos, this middle pedal has a sustaining effect that is not like the right-hand pedal. If you play a note and then press the middle pedal, this one note is sustained when all subsequent notes are not. This is useful if you want, say, a chord to sustain throughout another passage and you do not have enough fingers to hold down the chord and play the other notes as well. You could use the right-hand sustaining pedal, of course, but this would have the effect of sustaining the chord and all the notes of the subsequent passage, resulting in a messy sound.

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    Q:What was the difference between the Globe Theatre and the Kings Men theatre?
    A:The King's Men performed regularly at The Globe Theatre and at Blackfriars Theatre, as well as at court and other places. To my knowledge there was not a theatre called 'The King's Men Theatre atthat time.A little background: the King's Men was a company of actors thatincluded William Shakespeare, and it was to this company that hebelonged for most of his career. They used to be known as The LordChamberlain's Men during the reign of Queen Elizabeth, and when Jamessucceeded to the throne he awarded the company a royal patent and theybecame known as The King's Men.Several members of The King's Men purchased shares in Blackfriars Theatre in 1608 and they performed there regularly. Shakespeare himself was a shareholder in The Globe Theatre from 1598.The Lord Chamberlain's Men and later The King's Men performed at The Globe Theatre regularly.


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    Q: If the earth didn't rotate would there be night and day?
    A: If there were no synodic rotation (rotation relative to the sun) then there would be perpetual day on the day side of the earth and perpetual night on the dark side. If there were no sidereal rotation, then there would be a day (day time plus night time) that would be equal to a year. Also, with no sidereal rotation, the long day would begin with the sun rising in the west, and it would end with the sun setting in the east.
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    Q: What does the saying 'When in Rome' mean?
    A: The full saying is "When in Rome, do as the Romans do".The phrase developed from the following incident:
    When St. Augustine arrived in Milan, he observed that the Church did not fast on Saturday as did the Church at Rome. He consulted St. Ambrose, bishopof Milan, who replied: "When I am at Rome, I fast on a Saturday; when I am at Milan, I do not. Follow the custom of the Church where you are."The comment was changed to "When they are at Rome, they do there as they see done," by Robert Burton in his Anatomy of Melancholy.Eventually it became, "When in Rome, do as the Romans do."

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    Q:Who wrote the Surrealist Manifesto?
    A:The writer of the Surrealist Manifesto was the charismatic French author and poet Andre Breton, who also subsequently started the Surrealist group of avantgarde artists and writers including figures such as Salvador Dali, Eileen Agar, Paul Edouard, Gala Edouard, Max Ernst, Joan Miro and others. The group produced art based on the ideas advocated in the Surrealist Manifesto, thereby initiating the Surrealist Movement, "that sleeping beauty haunted with nightmares" in the words of Agar, which stormed across Europe with its fantastical and cauchemar-like depictions echoing Freudian psychoanalysis and the belief in the fundamental irrationality and animalism of minds and the world. Subsequently, many of these figures departed from the movement, and produced further art in response or criticism to it. A good example is Dali's collection, "Fourteen years after Surealism,"shown in the Salvador Dali gallery on the Thames Water Path, London.

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    Q: What did Thomas Paine do in the Revolutionary War?

    A:During the Revolutionary War, the colonists split into sides. They were either loyalists (they wanted to stay under the King of England's rule), patriots (they wanted their own government), or neutralists (they didn't really care). Thomas Paine then wrote a short book called Common Sense,which was literally about common sense. He said logically that the colonists were being treated unfairly by the King and it was common sense that they shouldn't have to put up with it. This ultimately ended up convincing many of the neutralists and some of the loyalists as well to join the patriots' side. Without the extra support, America may not have become what it is today.
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    Post by Lily on Sat Apr 18, 2009 10:57 am

    Q: What languages are spoken in Ireland?

    A:English is the main language in Ireland. Officially the first language of Ireland is Irish, often referred to as Gaelic by people outside of Ireland. It is only spoken fluently by a minority, predominately along the west coast of Ireland. Irish does feature a lot in everyday things in Ireland such as placenames, names for organisations and public bodies, and some official titles. The head of government in Ireland is know as the Taoiseach (Tee-shock). Other members and institutions of government also have Irish language names. There is a national radio station that broadcasts in Irish and also a national television station. The Irish national anthem is always sung in Irish. The teaching of Irish is compulsory in Irish schools. Some state jobs have a requirement for Irish. As in any country other languages are taught in schools and with an increased immigrant population in Ireland over the past 20 years, more languages are being spoken in Ireland.

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