Department of English

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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.

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, …

    Happy Feast


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    Re: Happy Feast

    Post by 28silaqueen on Sat Nov 28, 2009 10:10 pm

    Happy Feast to every one!
    check the spelling please!
    Lily is always there to check after you Wink

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    Humor : It depends ...
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    Re: Happy Feast

    Post by zizou.lamine on Fri Nov 27, 2009 8:13 pm

    salam alikoum Teacher ...
    Happy and great bairam for all the muslim's nation Smile Arrow

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    Re: Happy Feast

    Post by zizou.lamine on Fri Nov 27, 2009 8:10 pm

    Eid al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice) is an important Islamic religious festival that is observed by Muslims Algeria world-wide. In , a predominantly Muslim country, this festival is also referred to as [b]Eid el-Kbir. This is one of the two Eid festivals that are celebrated by Muslims – the other being Eid ul-Fitr that marks the end of Ramadan.

    Eid al-Adha is a commemoration of the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son Ishmael for Allah. According to Islam,the son that Ibrahim was willing to sacrifice was Ishmael - who later became the forefather of the Arabs – and not Isaac as recorded in the Old Testament of the Bible. As Ibrahim was about to sacrifice Ishmael a voice from heaven stopped him and he was directed to sacrifice a ram instead.

    This four day event starts on the 10th day of the lunar Islamic calendar month of Dhul Hijja. While Eid al-Adha is always on the same Islamic calendar date,the date on the Gregorian calendar varies each year. This is becausethe Islamic calendar is lunar and about ten days shorter than the Gregorian solar calendar. The beginning of Eid al-Adha is the day after the Muslim pilgrims descend from Mount Arafat at the end of Hajj. As the fifth pillar of Islam, Hajj is a pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, an obligation that every able-bodied Muslim who can afford to do so must fulfill.

    There are a number of traditions and practices related to Eid al-Adha which must be observed by followers of the Islamic religion.
    Men, women and children dress in their best clothing and attend a mosque to perform the Eid prayer. Those that can afford to do so will sacrifice one of their prime domestic animals in commemoration of Ibrahim’s sacrifice. This is symbolic of a Muslim’s willingness to make sacrifices in order to continue pleasing Allah. As the sacrifice is being made, participants recite the name of Allah along with an offering statement and supplication as a reminder that all life is sacred. About two-thirds of the meat is given to less fortunate people so that they can also join in the feast of Eid al-Adha. The balance of the meat is cooked as part of a celebration meal to share with family and friends.

    Muslims in Algeria, and all over the world, look forward to Eid al-Adha as a time of worship, to participate in charitable acts as an acknowledgement that all blessings come from Allah, and to strengthen ties with family and friends.


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    Happy Feast

    Post by Maria on Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:29 pm

    Dear Students,

    On this special occasion,I Wish you a good day ,and happy life full of success and prosperity!

    Enjoy yourselves
    Best Wishes

    Your Teacher

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