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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.

THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES    by sir Conan Doyle _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, …



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    Post by zeevazeeva1 on Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:50 pm

    Sir Conan Doyle(1859-1930).Best known as the creator of the brilliant amateur sleuth Sherlock Holmes and his side-kick Dr Watson,Conan Doyle's stories,with their ingenious plots and wonderful sense of late-Victorian England,are still read the world over.
    Born in Edinburgh in 1859,the son of a civil servant,Arther Conan Doyle was educated at Stonyhurts School and then spent a year in Austria before taking a degree in medicine at Edinburgh University.He later drew on the method of diagnosis used by one of his professors for basis of Sherlock Holmes's own deduction methods to aproach to solving mysteries.Conan Doyle graduated in 1885 and set up as a doctor in Southeast.In order to suppliment his income and fill in the quiet moments at work,he started to write detective stories.A Study in Scarlet,which appeared in 1887,introduced the hawk-eyed detective whose popular appearences in stories such as The Sign of Four turned both him and his creator into hosehold names.Many short stories,such az "A Case of Identity","The Man With the Twisted Lip" and"The Copper Beeches" were first published in the Strand Magazine and then in 1892 collected as The Adventures of Sharlock Holmes.A further selection of stories was collected in Memoires of S Holms(1894).Conan Doyle's other novels and stories were often overshadowed by his his most famous creation and in December 1893,he killed off Holmes(togather with the arch-remenal Professor Morarty)in a drama set in Austria.Holmes was later resurrected in The Hound of the Baskervilles(1902),when Conan Doyle succumbed to public pressure and revealed that the sleuth had been able to cheat death after all.Further collections of stories were published as The Return of S Holmes,His Bow and The Case-Book of S Holmes.With his growing success as an author,Conan Doyle was able to give up his practice and concentrate on many other things.He was a passionate advocate for causes as diverse as divorse law reform, the Channel Tunnel and the issuing of steel helmets to soldiers and inflatable life jakets to sailors.He was also a great campaigner on behalf of individuals wrongly imprizoned,and his work on Edalji case was instrumental in the introduction of the Court of Criminal Appeal.He was knighted in 1902 for his defence of british policy in the South African was.After the the deth of his son as a resolt of a wound in the First World Wor,Conan Doyle became spiritualist and his later work such as The Wanderings is heavily concerned with this,He died in 1930
    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes was the first collection of stories about the Beker Street detective to be brought togather in one volume.It first appeared in 1892.

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