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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 …

Announcements and News

Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:55 am by Lily


"Dear students , we would like to inform you that , from now on , your marks can be consulted through your Website ...Let's surf ! bounce bounce Wink

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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    Re: Today in History

    Post by Lily on Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:11 pm

    Today in History


    • Uranus: seventh planet from the Sun was discovered by William Herschel (1781)
    • Czar Alexander II: was assassinated in St. Petersburg (Gregorian date) (1881)
    • Pluto: the discovery of the dwarf planet was announced by Clyde W. Tombaugh (1930)
    • Kitty Genovese: was murdered in Queens, New York, while neighbors ignored her screams; this prompted investigation into the bystander effect (1964)
    • Phoenix lights: unusual lights of various sorts were seen over Arizona,Nevada and Sonora; among the eyewitnesses was Arizona Governor Fife Symington (1997)

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    Re: Today in History

    Post by Lily on Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:49 am

    Today in History
    Personal Rule: King Charles I of England dissolved Parliament and began 11 years of ruling alone (1629)

    Alexander Graham Bell: made the first telephone call: "Watson, come here; I want you" (1876)

    [b]Syzygy
    : all the planets lined up on the same side of the Sun (1982)


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    Today in History

    • Amistad case: the US Supreme Court ruled that the mutineers had been taken into slavery illegally and should be freed (1841)
    • See It Now: TV newsmagazine aired an episode critical of the communist-hunting Sen. Joseph McCarthy; it contributed to the senator's eventual downfall (1954)
    • New York Times v. Sullivan: the US Supreme Court protected the press from libel suits by public figures unless there was actual malice (1964)
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    Post by Lily on Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:56 pm

    Today in History
    Gnadenhutten massacre: nearly 100 Native American converts to Christianity were murdered by militiamen during the American Revolution in revenge for raids carried out by other Native Americans (1782)
    New York Stock Exchange: the world's largest stock exchange by dollar volume received its constitution and its name (1817)
    FBI: 9 men from the US Secret Service were moved to the Justice Department, forming the Bureau of Investigation — later to become the FBI (1909)
    cloture: the US Senate voted in a method of bringing endless debates — filibusters — to an end (1917)
    Nelson Pillar: Dublin's granite column topped with a statue of Lord Nelson, the British hero of the Battle of Trafalgar, was destroyed by an IRA bomb (1966)
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    Re: Today in History

    Post by Lily on Sat Mar 07, 2009 1:11 pm

    Today in History

    • Daniel Webster: orator delivered his Seventh of March speech defending the Compromise of 1850 (1850)
      telephone: transmitter/receiver of sound was patented by Alexander Graham Bell (1876)
    • fair use: the US Supreme Court ruled in Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music that parodies are not copyright infringements (1994)


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    Today in History

    • Toronto: Canada's largest city, and one of the most livable cities in the world, was incorporated (1834)
    • the Alamo: fort was overrun by Mexican troops during the Texas revolution; all inside were killed (1836)
    • Dred Scott case: US Supreme Court ruled that slaves were not citizens; the decision was overturned a decade later by the 14th amendment (1857)

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    Today in History

    • Boston Massacre: five colonists were killed when British troops fired into a rowdy crowd (1770)
    • Stars and Bars: first of several Confederate flags was adopted (1861)
    • Iron Curtain: phrase was coined by Winston Churchill in a speech in Missouri (1946)
    • North Korea: held peace talks with South Korea for the first time in 25 years; the representatives met in New York (1997)
    • Martha Stewart: businesswoman was convicted of conspiracy and obstruction of justice in the investigation of ImCloneinsider trading (2004)

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    Today in History

    • US Constitution: went into effect as the United States Congress met for the first time, in New York City (1789)
    • American Automobile Association: the "triple A" club was established; it now has 4 million members (1902)
    • New Deal: economic recovery and social welfare plan was outlined by Franklin Delano Roosevelt during his inaugural address, in which he told Americans that "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself" (1933)
    • John Lennon: sparked controversy by saying that The Beatles were more popular than Jesus (1966) Surprised

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    Today in History

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    Today in History
    1."The Star-Spangled Banner": Francis Scott Key's poem became the official US national anthem (1931)
    2.Sky ower: observation and telecommunications tower opened in Auckland; at 328 meters (1.076 feet) it is the tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere (1997)
    3.Switzerland: citizens voted to join the United Nations, abandoning nearly 200 years of formal neutrality (2002)

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