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ASIA’S emerging economies are bouncing back much more strongly than any others. While America’s industrial production continued to slide in May, output in emerging Asia has regained its pre-crisis level. This is largely due to China; but although production in the region’s smaller economies is still well down on a year ago, it is rebounding… Read Article →

The world’s language (Gordon Brown’s speech delivered 17 Jan 08) The English language, like football and other sports, began here and has spread to every corner of the globe. Today more than a billion people speak English, a third of humanity. It is becoming the world’s language: the language of the internet, of business, of… Read Article →

Meals There are four meals a day in an English home: breakfast, lunch, tea, and dinner. Breakfast is the first meal of the day. It is at about 8 o’clock in the morning, and consists of porridge with milk and salt or sugar, eggs – boiled or fried, bread and butter with marmalade or jam…. Read Article →

PART FOUR CHAPTER XXXI On a cold January afternoon in 1866, Scarlett sat in the office Writing a letter to Aunt Pitty, explaining in detail for the tenth Time why neither she, Melanie nor Ashley could come back to Atlanta To live with her. She wrote impatiently because she knew Aunt Pitty would read no… Read Article →

CHAPTER 23 Reprogramming THE TELEPHONE lines had been repaired, the roads plowed clean, and carefully selected representatives of the world’s press were given a brief look at the facility. A few reporters and photographers were taken through the three matching apertures in the benzels, through the air-lock, and into the dodec. There were television commentaries… Read Article →

I went to pick up my best friend on April 18, 2001. It was supposed to be an ordinary run of the mill kind of day. We were going to the Farmers Market, to the movies, and just to hang out. She called me and asked if we could also pick up her boyfriend to… Read Article →

Top management is often under heavy pressure so that immediate problems often absorb much of their efforts. Time to analyse complex data and project future trends is likely to be limited. To combat this problem a long-range planning department might be set up to act in an advisory capacity. The long-term planning team would be… Read Article →

THE DAY IT RAINED FOREVER CONTENTS The Day it Rained Forever In a Season of Calm Weather The Dragon The End of the Beginning The Wonderful Ice-Cream Suit Fever Dream Referent The Marriage Mender The Town Where No One Got Off Icarus Montgolfier Wright Almost the End of the World Dark They were and Golden-eyed… Read Article →

One day, a poor man, who had only one piece of bread to eat, was walking past a restaurant. There was a large pot of soup on the table. The poor man held his bread over the soup, so the steam from the soup went into the bread, and gave it a good smell. Then… Read Article →

Progress 44 accident and its consequences for Space Station 31 August 2011 European Space Agency The six astronauts on the International Space Station are safe and continuing their normal work after the loss of their space-bound cargo craft on 24 August. While the cause of the accident is being sought by a Russian commission, the… Read Article →

A. Study this example situation: You are looking for Bob. Nobody is sure where he is but you get some suggestions. You: Where’s Bob? He may be in his office. (= perhaps he is in his office) He might be having lunch. (= perhaps he is having lunch) Ask Ann. She might know. (= perhaps… Read Article →

How the moon got its whiskers 15:05 02 July 2010 by Kate McAlpine For similar stories, visit the Solar System Topic Guide Famous for its crater-pocked face, it now turns out that the moon has whiskers too. How did the moon get such adornments? Slender wisps of carbon graphite, rolled up into sheets just a… Read Article →

GEORGE R. R. MARTIN A DANCE WITH DRAGONS TYRION He woke alone, and found the litter halted. A pile of crushed cushions remained to show where Illyrio had sprawled. The dwarf’s throat felt dry and raspy. He had dreamed… what had he dreamed? He did not remember. Outside, voices were speaking in a tongue he… Read Article →

Section 1 – “Is that a new shirt?” – Making comments on a friend’s clothes Ravi: Hello, and welcome to LearnEnglish Elementary podcast number three. My name’s Ravi. Tess: And I’m Tess. I’m from London and Ravi’s from Manchester and we’re your presenters. Ravi: And there’s one more important person for you to meet –… Read Article →

Singer, songwriter. Jackson was born August 29, 1958, in Gary, Indiana, to an African-American working-class family. His father, Joseph Jackson, had been a guitarist but had put aside his musical aspirations to provide for his family as a crane operator. Believing his sons had talent, he molded them into a musical group in the early… Read Article →

REDRUFF, The Story of the Don Valley Partridge I DOWN THE wooded slope of Taylor’s Hill the Mother Partridge led her Brood; down toward the crystal brook that by some strange whim was Called Mud Creek. Her little ones were one day old but already quick on Foot, and she was taking them for the… Read Article →

Format to Use When Writing a Business Letter The following business letter format includes the information you need to include in a general business letter. Business Letter Format Contact Information (Your contact information) Your Name Your Address Your City, State, Zip Code Your Phone Number Your Email Address Date Contact Information (The person or company… Read Article →

How can you possibly maintain fluency in two foreign languages – let alone five or six – if the opportunities to use them are months or years apart? In 20 minutes, I leave from JFK for Iceland, then Scotland, and then a circle in Europe that will include Oktoberfest in Munich. Germany is strategic, as… Read Article →

Island Nights’ Entertainments – Robert Louis Stevenson. 1905 Edition. Contents: The Beach of Falesa A south sea bridal The Ban The Missionary Devil-work Night in the bush The Bottle Imp The Isle of voices THE BEACH OF FALESA. CHAPTER I. A SOUTH SEA BRIDAL. I SAW that island first when it was neither night nor… Read Article →

Last August I taught a weekend course on team building to about 25 people participating in A Systems Approach to Quality Improvement at Madonna University in Detroit. Sponsored by the Association for Quality and Participation (513-381-1959), the six-month course leads to a certificate in quality and attracts management personnel who want to expand their knowledge… Read Article →

Allison Lumsden lived by herself in a small house. One day she received a letter. When she opened the letter there was a cinema ticket inside. There was also a note in the letter. It said, “Here is a free ticket to the cinema on Saturday night. Enjoy yourself.” However there was no name with… Read Article →

I read the reply to my comment on a popular hacker board with sadness: (disclaimer: Agile consultants ruined the software group I work in.) Making good software is hard, and anyone claiming to have a magical process that guarantees good software is selling snake oil. I can appreciate your wanting to make a buck, but… Read Article →

Prologue: This is our Captain Now, let us introduce you to the duties that the noble Sun Knight has to carry out every day. His first duty is to attend various kinds of dull public events, such as the ceremony to celebrate the new king’s ascension to the throne. His second duty is to act… Read Article →

Camel cigarettes are a brand, consisting of a blend of Turkish and American (Virginia) tobacco. Camel Cigarettes brand was introduced by U. S. company R. J. Reynolds tobacco (RJR) in 1913 and became R. J. Reynolds’ first major cigarette brand and the country’s first nationally marketed cigarette. Camel cigarettes have enjoyed nearly a century of… Read Article →

Already, Just, Still, Yet Category: Adverbs Already, just, still, and yet are adverbs of time. They are used to describe things which are going on, are expected, or close to the present time. Already refers to something that has happened earlier than expected (ex. The food we ordered is already here). Or it can refer… Read Article →

Eye reading might give you the most accurate information about others, because pupils work independently of conscious control. The power of eyes is undeniable. We say sad eyes, happy eyes, angry eyes, piercing eyes, bedroom eyes. Eye reading ability is obviously present in each of us, although it is not clear how exactly we do… Read Article →

The owners of Spanish fashion chain Zara say they are strengthening the oversight of their production system after workers were found toiling in a Brazilian sweatshop. A raid in Sao Paulo found mostly Bolivian immigrants working for a pittance in unsafe conditions. Inditex, the parent company of Zara, said it had zero tolerance for such… Read Article →

THE MOTHER OF INVENTION William Frederick Marston read the telegram for the third time: WALK HOME TIRED OF YOUR FOOLISHNESS NOT A CENT. Jonathan Marston. ‘I suppose,’ said William Frederick aloud, ‘he thinks he’s funny.’ He threw his cigarette into the urn and lit another. It was the Rue Royale, Paris. ‘I – Billy Marston… Read Article →

How to hook deadbaits when pike or zander fishing There is a very simple method to hook deadbaits to ensure they not only stay on the hook throughout a powerful cast but it also ensures that the hooks are in a prime position to ensure that they hit home and the predator is landed. Correctly… Read Article →

What is Task-Based Learning? *** Using tasks *** Teachers have been using tasks for hundreds of years. Frequently, in the past, the task was a piece of translation often from a literary source. More recently, tasks have included projects for producing posters, brochures, pamphlets, oral presentations, radio plays, videos, websites and dramatic performances. The characteristic… Read Article →

Book IV Chapter 1 The Taming of Sméagol ‘Well, master, we’re in a fix and no mistake,’ said Sam Gamgee. He stood despondently with hunched shoulders beside Frodo, and peered out with puckered eyes into the gloom. It was the third evening since they had fled from the Company, as far as they could tell:… Read Article →

Using research conducted into the different flirting techniques employed around the world, experts will help 200 men and women learn how to harness their animal magnestism. They will use lessons from the animal kingdom to show how to give off the right signals to potential mates. Although it is considered to be one of the… Read Article →

For one whole month the citizens and guests of St. Petersburg had the opportunity to learn about and actually experience all the wonders of Scandinavian way of living. Almost everything that people usually do in the city could be done Scandinavian style. If you are going to a gallery, go to the exhibition of Norwegian… Read Article →

Did you know you can instantly feel a lot better about your body simply by choosing clothes that fit and flatter you now, rather than putting it off until you reach some ideal weight? Or that the best way to exude sexuality and confidence is not by squeezing into skin tight clothes but finding outfits… Read Article →

I’m in the early hours of the morning, ponied up to a bar with a few friends, among them a strikingly beautiful, model-tall female we’ll call Shannon. We’re however many drinks in – that’s inconsequential, really, but alcohol is always motivating – and leaning into each another with droopy lids and grinning mouths. She smells… Read Article →

It’s bad news for your health (and your sex life) if your woman routinely stresses like Christine O’Donnell on Piers Morgan last week. Even if you already have your coping mechanisms fine-tuned – ESPN cancels out all negative energy! – living with a jittery, Type-A partner might still shorten your life, according to new research… Read Article →

Here’s something that could either relieve a lot of tension, or increase paranoia about whether or not the world is ignoring you: If you’re a woman, there’s a strong possibility that your voice-activated car really isn’t listening to you. Thankfully, the problem is all the car’s. According to AOL Autos, carmakers “acknowledge that women have… Read Article →

In the coffee shop. W: English or Continental breakfast, madam? R: Continental, please. With coffee. And an orange juice, please. W: Very well, madam. What’s your room number? R: 318 (three one eight). W: Thank you. M: Morning, Rita. R: Hello, Mark. Come and join me. How are you? M: Fine, thanks. A bit tired… Read Article →

This post comes to us from our friends and partners at thoughtbot, a leading provider of Ruby on Rails based web application development and training services. Many thanks to Jason Morrison, Matt Jankowski, Dan Croak and Nick Quaranto from the thoughtbot team for pulling this together. Use em_proxy to load-test code changes By Jason Morrison… Read Article →

Section 1 – “Where did you go?” – a weekend away Tess: Hello and welcome to LearnEnglish Elementary podcast number two. I’m Tess. Ravi: And I’m Ravi. We’re the presenters and we’re here in the studio with our producer, Gordon. Hi Gordon! Gordon: Hello! Ravi: And he’ll be back later with another one of his……. Read Article →

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban J. K. Rowling 1. OWL POST Harry Potter was a highly unusual boy in many ways. For one thing, he hated the summer holidays more than any other time of year. For another, he really wanted to do his homework but was forced to do it in secret,… Read Article →

Gupta defied McKinsey before SEC action On a sunny afternoon in June 2003, Rajat Gupta was greeted at his waterfront home in Westport, Conn., by scores of his McKinsey & Co. partners. They had come from London, Frankfurt, New Delhi and other cities around the world – and brought along an elephant, which they tethered… Read Article →

The custom known as the Great Pancake Grease is annually observed on Shrove Tuesday at Westminster School where schoolboys would fight for pancakes to gain monetary awards. At eleven o’clock in the morning, the cook, in his white jacket, cap, and apron, comes to the Great Schoolroom, where a crowd of boys and spectators awaits… Read Article →

One morning Grandmother got up early in the morning, because she had a lot to do. She called to Grandfather, ”Jack, get out of the bed! You know who’s coming today!” After breakfast Grandmother said, “Now, Grandfather, please go to the shop. Get some ham, and some chops. Because you know who’s coming today”. “How… Read Article →

French politics rocked by Strauss-Kahn ‘sex scandal’ 15/05 14:54 CET The accusations of sexual assault against IMF head and potential French presidential candidate Dominique Strauss-Kahn sent shockwaves through French politics on Sunday. Socialist leader Martine Aubry rallied behind the 62-year-old former finance minister, stressing he is innocent until proven guilty. “Like everyone, I am totally… Read Article →

Ludwig van Beethoven was baptised on December 17th 1770 at Bonn. His family originated from Brabant, in Belgium. His father was musician at the Court of Bonn, with a definite weakness for drink. His mother was always described as a gentle, retiring woman, with a warm heart. Beethoven referred to her as his “best friend”…. Read Article →

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