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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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http://www.algeria press.com/
http://www.algeria press.com/alkhabar.htm
http://www.algeria-press.com/elwatan.htm
http://www.algeria-press.com/echoroukonline.htm
http://www.algeria-press.com/elmoudjahid.htm
http://www.algeria-press.com/liberte.htm
http://www.algeria-press.com/horizons.htm
http://www.algeria-press.com/el-massa.htm
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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, …



    Word of the day

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    Post by Lily on Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:04 pm

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    Stentorian
    Extremely loud: a stentorian voice. See synonyms at loud.Usage: After Stentor,a herald whose "voice was as powerful as fifty voices of other men."
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    Post by Lily on Sat Mar 07, 2009 1:25 pm

    Word of the Day study
    Gad:
    To move about restlessly and with little purpose. See synonyms at wander.


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    Post by Lily on Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:30 pm

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    Junket
    3. A trip or tour, especially:
    a. One taken by an official at public expense.
    b. One taken by a person who is the guest of a business or agency seeking favor or patronage.
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    Peregrinate
    v.intr.To journey or travel from place to place, especially on foot.
    v.tr.To travel through or over; traverse.
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    Post by Lily on Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:50 pm

    Pernambuco study
    Noun [mass noun] the hard reddish timber of a Brazilian tree, used for making violin bows and as a source of red dye.
    The tree is Caesalpinia echinata, family Leguminosae.
    Origin late 16th cent.: from the name of the Brazilian state Pernambuco
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    Post by Lily on Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:17 am

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    Sally:
    intr.v., -lied, -ly·ing, -lies.

    1. To rush out or leap forth suddenly.
    2. To issue suddenly from a defensive or besieged position to attack an enemy.
    3. To set out on a trip or excursion: sallied forth to see the world.
      n., pl. -lies.

    4. A sudden rush forward; a leap.
    5. An assault from a defensive position; a sortie.
    6. A sudden emergence into action or expression; an outburst.
    7. A sudden quick witticism; a quip. See synonyms at joke.
    8. A venturing forth; a jaunt.

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    Word of the day

    Post by Lily on Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:57 pm

    Odalisque (noun)
    Definition: A concubine in a harem, a female slave.
    Usage: It is amazing how mellifluous French (odalisque) and Italian words(serraglio) sound in English (seraglio), even if their meanings are a bit malodorous. Since maintenance of harems of odalisques in seraglios is now frowned upon throughout the civilized world, today's word is rarely used outside discussions of the famous paintings of odalisques by Ingres and Matisse. Still, there may be a metaphorical niche for these Turkish contributions to our languages.
    Suggested Usage:
    A "seraglio" was either the collection of odalisques (the harem) or their quarters in the palace: "That misbegotten lothario, Boris, treats the temp pool as his seraglio and the temps, his own odalisques." (It may be time to give Boris a wake-up call.) Nowadays "seraglio" refers most often to the palace itself. "I'm treated like a domestic odalisque at home, only the home is not a seraglio (palace)."
    Etymology: French spelling of Turkish odalik, from oda "room" + -lik abstract noun suffix.


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