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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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    A Barge on the Mississippi River
    Today in History

    • Mississippi River: was reached by Spanish conquistador Hernando do Soto (1541)
    • pyroclastic flow: Martinique's Mt. Pelée erupted a cloud of hot gas, ash and rock, killing 40,000 people (1902)
    • Eye bank: a collection of corneas donated after death was established for the first time, in New York City (1944)
    • V-E Day: the UK and US celebrated their victory over Nazi Germany, a day after Germany signed an unconditional surrender (1945)

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    Dome of the Modern Hagia Sophia, a Museum
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    • Hagia Sophia: earthquakes destroyed the dome of Emperor Justinian's church in Constantinople (558)
    • George Washington: the first POTUS was honored in the first inaugural ball (1789)
    • RMS Lusitania: British ocean liner was sunk near the Irish coast by a German submarine (1915)
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    Sir Roger Bannister at 80 in 2009
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    • Chinese Exclusion Act: barred Chinese laborers from the US for 10 years, despite President Chester Arthur's veto (1882)
    • Hindenburg: German dirigible caught fire as it landed in Lakehurst, New Jersey; 36 were killed (1937)
    • Works Progress Administration: set out to employ scores of Americans in the post-Depression era (1935)
    • Roger Bannister: Oxford medical student broke the four-minute mile, which was widely considered medically impossible (1954); in 1975, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II
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    Kublai Khan


    • Kublai Khan: followed his brother Möngke in becoming ruler of the Mongol Empire, which he expanded to include China (1260)
    • Mary Dixon Kies: Connecticut woman became the first female to be granted a patent, for an innovation in weaving straw with silk and thread (1809)
    • perfect game: the first such phenomenon in Major League Baseball history was thrown by Cy Young (1904)
    • West Germany: became a sovereign state and a member of NATO (1955)
    • Boy with a Pipe": Picasso masterpiece sold for a record $104,168,000 at Sotheby's (2004)
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    Today in History

    • Manhattan: Dutch colonist Peter Minuit landed on the island; he later bought it for $24 in trade goods (1626)
    • Rhode Island: declared its independence from England, becoming one of the original Thirteen Colonies (1776)
    • Al Capone: after many arrests, the crime boss known as Scarface was finally jailed for tax evasion (1932)
    • Kent State: four university students were killed and nine wounded by members of the Ohio National Guard, who were quashing a campus protest against the US invasion of Cambodia during the Vietnam War (1970)

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    Today in History


    • Jamaica: Christopher Columbus sighted the island while seeking China (1494)
    • Nellie Tayloe Ross: the nation's first female governor was appointed byFranklin D. Roosevelt as director of the US Mint — another first for women (1933)
    • Margaret Thatcher: Conservative Party leader became Britain's first female prime minister (1979)
    • UN Commission on Human Rights: the US lost its seat for the first time in more than 50 years (2001); it was restored a year later
    • Old Man of the Mountain: New Hampshire's symbol — a mountainous outcrop — collapsed in the White Mountains (2003)
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    Modern GPS
    Today In History

    • Martin Luther: the 23-year-old German theologian and future Protestant reformer was ordained (1507)
    • Berlin: surrendered to Russian forces during WWII; the war in Europe ended less than a week later (1945)
    • GPS: President Bill Clinton announced that US citizens and the military would have equal access to the positioning system (2000)
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    The Empire State Building
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    • Empire State Building: world's tallest building (at the time) opened after 410 days of construction (1931)
    • Citizen Kane: Orson Welles' film masterpiece loosely depicting — and criticizing — newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst debuted in New York City (1931)
    • Cheerios: General Mills introduced the first oat-based ready-to-eat breakfast cereal (1941)
    • North Korea: was established with Kim Il Sung as premier; he maintained power for the next 46 years (1948)
    • Iraq War: George W. Bush declared the successful end of major combat operations in Iraq (2003)
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    Today in History

    • George Washington: took the oath of office to become the first POTUS (1789)
    • Louisiana Purchase: France agreed to sell the Louisiana Territory to the United States for $15 million, thereby doubling the size of the US (1803); eight years later on the same date, Louisiana became the 18th state
    • Vietnam War: officially ended when Saigon (now called Ho Chi Minh City) fell and South Vietnam surrendered (1975)

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    Today in History

    • Joan of Arc: led her army into Orléans in victory over the English (1429)
    • Dachau: concentration camp was liberated by US soldiers (1945)
    • Los Angeles race riots: began after the acquittal of police officers accused of beating Rodney King (1992)
    • Rent: Rock musical opened on Broadway; the Manhattan-set retelling of La bohème went on to win several Tonys, a Pulitzer and many other awards (1996)

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    Today in History

    • Thor Heyerdahl and 5 others set sail from Peru across the Pacific on a raft to prove that pre-Columbian South Americans could have settled Polynesia (1947)
    • Muhammad Ali: refused induction into the US army; his heavyweight title was stripped and he was later convicted of draft dodging (1967)
    • food pyramid: suggested eating plan was adopted by the US Department of Agriculture (1992); it has since been modified
    • Aldrich Ames: CIA officer pleaded guilty to spying for the Soviet Union (1994)

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    Magellan's Ships Approach a Shore


    • Battle of Dunbar: Scots were massacred by the English as the Wars of Scottish Independence began (1296)
    • Ferdinand Magellan: the leader of the first expedition to circumnavigate the globe was killed by Philippine natives in the Battle of Mactan (1521)
    • Paradise Lost: John Milton, blind and impoverished, sold the copyright for his epic poem for £10 (1667)
    • SS Sultana: the worst maritime disaster in US history occurred when the wooden steamboat exploded and sank on the Mississippi near Memphis, killing up to 1,800 former Union POWs recently released from Confederate prison camps (1865)
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    Tanzania
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    • Cape Henry: Jamestown settlers made landfall on this Virginia promontory (1607)
    • Tanzania: African republic was formed by the union of Tanganyika and Zanzibar (1964)
    • Chernobyl disaster: worst-ever nuclear reactor accident occurred near the Ukrainian city of Chernobyl; the resulting radioactive cloud covered much of Europe (1986)


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    A Ship Passes Through the Suez Canal
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    • "La Marseillaise": French national anthem was composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle in Strasbourg (1792)
    • Suez Canal: ground was broken on the waterway connecting theMediterranean Sea and Red Sea (1859)
    • license plates: were required on cars in New York State — the first time in the US (1901)
    • double helix: in the magazine Nature, Francis Crick and James D. Watson published their "Molecular structure of nucleic acids: a structure for deoxyribose nucleic acid," which described the structure of DNA (1953)
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    Library of Congress
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    • Trojan horse: traditional date of the ancient Greeks' ruse to gain entry into Troy (1184 BCE)
    • Library of Congress: was established with $5,000; today it has 18 million books and 100 million other items in 470 languages (1800)
    • Hersheypark: amusement park opened in Hershey, Pennsylvania, for the exclusive use of Hershey Chocolate Company's employees; it was later opened to the public (1907)
    • Easter Uprising: unsuccessful Irish rebellion against British rule began (1916)

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    Today in History

    • Order of the Garter: oldest existing order of knights was founded by King Edward III of England (1348)
    • Baedeker blitz: a series of German Luftwaffe raids on the English cities of Exeter, Bath, Norwich and York began in retaliation for the RAF bombing of Lübeck (1942)
    • New Coke: Coca-Cola launched its marketing flop (1985)

    Prince William Becomes the1000th Knight of the Garter

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    Henry VIII
    Today in History

    • Henry VIII: much-married king of England ascended to the throne (1509)
    • "In God We Trust": US Congress mandated that all minted coins bear this inscription (1864)
    • Oklahoma Land Rush: began officially at noon with thousands of homesteaders staking their claims (1889)

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    Tiananmen Square
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    • Tiradentes: Brazilian hero nicknamed the "tooth puller" was executed in Rio de Janeiro for conspiring against Portuguese rule (1792)
    • The Red Baron: German ace aviator Baron Manfred von Richthofen was shot down for the second time — this time,fatally (1918)
    • Tiananmen Square: anti-communist protest grew to 100,000 in Beijing; troops suppressed it six weeks later, killing thousands (1989)

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    Edgar Allan Poe
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    • Edgar Allan Poe: published "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," considered by many to be the first detective story (1841)
    • School busing: in Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, the Supreme Court held unanimously that it was legitimate to use busing as a tool for achieving racial desegregation in schools (1971)
    • Columbine High School massacre: two students at Columbine High School killed 12 classmates and a teacher in a shooting spree (1999)

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    Today in History

    • Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: the Jews began an armed resistance against the Nazis (1943)
    • The Simpsons: the animated dysfunctional family debuted onThe Tracy Ullman Show (1987)
    • Oklahoma City Bombing: truck bomb exploded outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, killing 168 (1995)
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    Paul Revere
    Today in History

    • Paul Revere: began his ride to warn the Massachusetts colonists that the British were coming (1775)
    • San Francisco earthquake: ignited an inferno, killing hundreds and reducing the city to shambles (1906)
    • Washateria: the first laundromat opened,in Fort Worth,Texas (1934)
    • London Bridge: the Thames crossing was sold to American Robert T.McCulloch, who later had it rebuilt in Arizona (1968)

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    Today in History
    Shea Stadium


    • Bay of Pigs: unsuccessful invasion of Cuba was launched by US-supported exiles (1961)
    • Shea Stadium: Queens, New York, baseball park opened (1964); it served the Mets for 44 years before being demolished to make room for parking for the new Citi Field
    • Cambodia: fell to the Khmer Rouge with the capture of Phnom Penh, resulting in genocidal killing fields (1975)
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    Today in History

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    • Harriet Quimby: became the first female pilot to fly the English Channel (1912)
    • LSD: Swiss chemist Albert Hoffman accidentally discovered the hallucinogenic effects of the drug (1943)
    • Walter Cronkite: the "most trusted man in America" began his 19-year run as anchor of CBS Evening News (1962)
    • panda diplomacy: China sent the US two giant pandas as a gift after President Richard Nixon's historic visit to China (1972)

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    Today in History

    Botox


    • Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet: opened the first free American school for the deaf in Hartford, Connecticut (1817)
    • Titanic: the "unsinkable" luxury liner sank after hitting an iceberg; over 1,500 died (1912)
    • McDonald's: Ray Kroc opened the store that launched the empire (1955)
    • Botox: botulinum toxin was approved by the FDA for treatment of moderate-to-severe frown lines (2002)
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    Today in History

    • Noah Webster: published his American Dictionary of the English Language, insisting on American spelling (1828)
    • Abraham Lincoln: was shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theatre in Washington, DC; the president died of his wounds the following day (1865)
    • J.C. Penney: opened his first store, in Kemmerer, Wyoming, earning a first-year profit of $8,514.36 on sales of $28,898.11 (1902)
    • First pitch: President William H. Taft threw the first ceremonial first baseball, on the Washington Senators'opening day; every president since has thrown out at least one (1910)

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