Paradox of Our Times (A Nice Power Point)

Paradox of Our Times (A Nice Power Point)
Paradox of Our Times Click on the picture to download the powerpoint! It’s an interesting and psychological text about changes of our life (Persian translation is attached) Today we have bigger houses and smaller families; more conveniences, but less time; We have more degrees, but less common sense; more knowledge, but less judgment; We have ...

A Coward(Short Story)

Guy de Maupassant Society called him Handsome Signoles. His name was Viscount Gontran-Joseph de Signoles. An orphan, and possessed of an adequate income, he cut a dash, as the saying is. He had a good figure and a good carriage, a sufficient flow of words to pass for wit, a certain natural grace, an air ...

Rhyme and Repetition

Speakers of English create many forceful and appealing idioms by putting together two words that sounds almost alike . Most of these idioms are informal and more appropriate in everyday speech than in formal conversation and writing . Here are some examples: To dilly-dally means to delay , or to take too much time . ...

Expressions, Idioms & Proverbs About Money 2

Expressions, Idioms & Proverbs About Money
Expressions, idioms & proverbs about money : I am not made of money : Meaning: I don’t make money. Be closed-fisted : Meaning: To be very stingy. Be pressed for money : Meaning: To be very rich. Be rolling in money : Meaning: When you have a lot of money. Live on a shoe string : Meaning: To have ...

The Signal-Man (Short Story by Charles Dickens)

THE SIGNAL- MAN by: Charles Dickens (1812-1870) The following story is reprinted from All the Year Round, Dec. 1866 (Christmas edition). “HALLOA! Below there!” When he heard a voice thus calling to him, he was standing at the door of his box, with a flag in his hand, furled round its short pole. One would ...

What Do Colors Mean? 1

We live in a colorful world. Colors represent various holidays; they are also used to express feelings and enliven language. Colors influence people and they are associated with certain feelings  and meanings. These associations are mostly defined by the cultures we live in. Also  they can make you understand  why a designer uses a specific ...

“Morella” Short Story

MORELLA by: Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) The following story is reprinted from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Volume 3). Edgar Allan Poe. New York: P.F. Collier & Son, 1903. Itself, by itself, solely, one everlasting, and single. PLATO: SYMPOS. WITH a feeling of deep yet most singular affection I regarded my friend Morella. Thrown by ...

Top 10 Novels for American Literature Classes 2

Top 10 Novels for American Literature Classes
Every school system and teacher has a different method for choosing the novels that students read each year of high school. Following is a list of some of the top American Lit novels taught in schools across the nation. 1. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain’s (Samuel Clemen’s) classic novel is a must for ...

“A Happy Ending” short story 1

“A HAPPY ENDING” (short story) by: Anton Chekhov The following story is reprinted from The Horse Stealers and Other Stories. Trans. Constance Garnett. New York: Macmillan, 1921. LYUBOV GRIGORYEVNA, a substantial, buxom lady of forty who undertook matchmaking and many other matters of which it is usual to speak only in whispers, had come to ...