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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=]

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.

How to use modal verbs _45646939_007133175-1

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

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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, …

    How to use modal verbs


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    How to use modal verbs Empty How to use modal verbs

    Post by BHSoft on Sat Sep 26, 2009 12:56 pm

    How to use modal verbs
    Many people learning English find modal verbs confusing, especially their specific meanings. Here's a basic introduction to some modal verbs with examples.
    Can is used in three ways. It is used to show that something is possible:
    "You can come to the party if you want."
    Can is also used when making a request or when asking for permission:
    "Can I leave the office early today?"
    Use can to show an ability:
    "I can speak English."

    should / ought to
    Give advice and talk about a duty using should and ought to.
    "I think you should be more careful about what you eat."
    "I ought to cut the grass while it's sunny."

    must / have to
    Must and have to are both strong words and have a similar meaning. This is the difference in use:
    Must shows an obligation (something that we have no choice about). It usually refers to a personal obligation - something we decide.
    "I must remember to call my sister tonight."

    have to
    Have to is also an obligation, but it is an obligation that comes from someone else, which we must follow.
    "I have to return these books to the library. They are due back today."

    must not (mustn't)
    must not is also used for something that is prohibited (not allowed)
    "I mustn't wear jeans to work."
    Can you think of any example sentences? Write at least three sentences...Now!
    Link: Using 'have' and 'has'

    i must speak English
    The best way to be fluent in English is speaking. So i must practise it.
    I have to ask her to come to the class.
    you shouldn't be late.
    I must improve my English I
    I must improve my English
    I ought to have taken the dog out for a walk.
    I have to go and watch tv.
    I can use this site . I must
    I can use this site .
    I must send some messages now.
    She has to buy a present for her husband's birthday.Does she have to?
    He mustn't know what a present is, it is surprise.

    Modal verbs story
    I want to describe a funny story about pouring rains in Moscow.
    I was om my way back home, when I noted that it was going to rain hard. In fact, it rained already, and every second the rain was getting harder.
    I could wait near the Metro station - at least I would have a shelter there. Instead, I got the wrong bus - I have to walk about 10 minutes from the nearest stop of that bus to my home. Now it was raining very-very hard. Umbrellas were no good. In the minute you ought to be wet from head to feet - because of rain and wind.
    I got out of the bus - it was a bad situation. Now the water on the ground was up to my feet. I should wait at the bus stop - it was probably the last chance to have at least some parts of my shirt dry. But always during the rain you had a strange force that makes you hurry home. I opened my umbrella and walked hurriedly.
    There was no use of umbrella. I got wet in first 30 seconds. The water ran angrily along the pavement, so my feet were covered by water very quickly. Now I had a feeling that there is no place that I had to save (or could save) from water.
    But something made me start. It was thunder and lightning. So I ran home as fast as I could. It was one of the most exciting impressions of that summer some years ago...

    Modal verbs review.
    1) I can speak two languages fluently.
    2) Can (Could) I ask you a personal question?
    3) I can have a lesson a day at the EC English site.
    4) I should remember three cases when "can" is used.
    5) I ought to review this lesson after a while.
    6) I must do my work carefully.
    7) I have to come at work at 9 o'clock/
    Cool I mustn't play games at work.
    9) I don't have to wear formal clothes to work. I really don't have to.
    Thank you, Chris. Have a nice day.
    nice lesson :
    Can i ask for a help?
    I can't speak English well.
    I ought to improve my English.
    I must practce my Englsh to make my own progress.
    I have to visit this website everyday.
    thanks alot this lesson refresh my information.
    Have... can..
    Can I use your phone, please?
    I must call my mother to tell here that I'm late.
    You have to call her? c'mon,, is not that late!

    i can paly football. can i
    i can paly football.
    can i take your books,please.
    you can come with us if you want.
    you should be more careful about your wieght.
    i ought to clean my room to day.
    i must take my medicine to night.
    i must not leave my car open.
    Can you give me your phone number.
    You can stay home today.
    I think you should leave know.
    I ought to wash the dishes before mom comes home from work.
    I must go to school today.
    I have to pick up my brother from kindergarten.Its already 4 o'clock.
    I mustn't eat after 6PM.

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