Poems are made by fools like me, but only God can make a tree.
Joyce Kilmer (1886-1916) 

Questions on Gulliver’s Travels:-

 1- Where was Lemuel Gulliver born?
 2- What did Lemuel Gulliver  do after he finished school
 3- What did Lemuel Gulliver  study ? why?
 4-  What did Lemuel Gulliver do while he studying?
 5-  Who was Mr Bates?
 6-  Did he like Mr Bates? Give a reason?
 7- Although he liked and  admired Mr Bates, he didn’t enjoy working as a
      surgeon. Give a reason
 8-  Was Lemuel Gulliver  satisfied with working as a surgeon?
 9- What did Lemuel Gulliver   do in his free time? Why?
 10- How did Mr Hates help Lemuel Gulliver   after he had finished his studies?
 11- What favour did Mr Bates do to Lemuel Gulliver?
 12 -How long did Lemuel Gulliver work on the ship?
 13 -Where did the ship go during this period?
 14-Who did Lemuel Gulliver  get married to?
 15 -What did Lemuel Gulliver decide to do after getting married?
 16 -What prevented  from settling down in London?
 17-How did Gulliver  solve the problem of getting a job?
18- What forced Lemuel Gulliver  to take another job on a ship?
19-How did Lemuel Gulliver earn good money?
20-What did he  do in his free time?\
21-What was the ship Lemuel Gulliver got a job called?
22-When did  life change? How?
23-How long had he been at sea before the ship Antelope was hit by a violent storm?
24-What happened to Antelope?
25-How  did they lose some of their crew?
26- How was the ship Antelope blown onto a rock?
27- What was the effect when the ship was blown onto the rock?
28-What did Lemuel Gulliver do before the ship sank?
29-How many people escaped death when the violent storm hit the ship?
30-How did the sailors meet their end?
31-How was Gulliver kucky after the storm and the huge wave?
32-What happened to other sailors after the huge wave hit the lifeboat?
33-What did Gulliver do when the boat was  turned over?
34-What decided the direction Gulliver went in?
35-How did Gulliver reach land?
36-How was Gulliver when he reached the land?
37-Why did Gulliver think it was a desert island when he reached it?
38-What did Gulliver do when he reached the island?
39-Why couldn’t Gulliver stand up when he woke up in the morning?
40-What was impossible for Gulliver to do when he woke up? Why?
41-How was Gulliver tied to the ground?
42-What was the only thing Gulliver could do when he woke up?

نموذج للتقدم بطلب وظيفة ( الخطاب المرفق )

Ms Cath Harries
Human Resources Manager
Harpen Books Ltd
9-11, Clapton Street
5P19 8GS
29th August 2010
Dear Ms Harries,
Assistant Editor/Desk Editor
I wish to apply for the above post, advertised in The Bookseller.
Currently I am working in a new small publishing company, Notions, that specializes in highly designed, high-quality non-fiction books. Since I started here I have been the only full-time employee working on all editorial aspects of the books. Answering directly to the Publishing Director and the Editorial Director, I have a very wide range  of responsibilities including: editing on screen in Quark and Microsoft Word, liaising with the designers and freelance editors, checking manuscripts at the film stage, managing the stationery budget, Americanizing text, as well as signing off books, having checked the proofs. I have been at Notions for over a year, and have learnt a great deal, but there is no longer the scope to use all my knowledge and experience. I am seeking a position that offers responsibility for the full range of publishing and editorial skills, as well as the opportunity to meet and work with a range of people. I like to think that I bring enthusiasm and adaptability to my work. I would welcome the opportunity to discuss this letter and my enclosed curriculum vitae. The telephone number I have given is my home one and all calls are answered. I look forward to hearing from you.
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اشكال الفعل الماضى ( past tenses (Question

Past Tenses

1-    While I was playing football, my mother …………the dinner.
Cooked            was cooking          has cooked        had cooked
2-    We were listening to the radio when the light ………out
Go                              was going                        went             going
3-    I didn’t hear the phone because I ……… a shower.
Was having                have had                          had              am having
4-    I did my homework and spoke to my brother again, but by then, he …………
Slept                           has slept                 sleeps           was sleeping
5-    While I was doing my homework, my brother ……………the piano.
Played                        was playing           had played             play
6-    He saw his friend while ……… down the street.
Was walking              walking                  walked                   had walked
7-    What was he doing when you ………… him yesterday.
Visited                       had visited               visiting                   would visit
8-    While he ……… a bath, the telephone rang.
Had                            has                           having                   was having
9-    I ……… my bag while I was running to catch the train.
Had lost                     lost                           was losing              have lost
10-    When I was in Alex I ………… in the sea.
Swam                       was swimming             have swum              swim
11-    We were watching TV when he ………
Came                        comes                        have come             coming
12-    While I was going to school, I ………my friend Hassan.
Met                           was meeting           had met                      have met
13-    While ……… TV, the phone rang.
Was watching            watched                  watching                 have watched
14-    She …………her room, While her mother was making dinner.
was cleaning             cleaned                  had cleaned                cleaning
15-    I could study her because my brother ……….…… football matches.
Watched                   had watched           has watched            was watching
16-    As soon as I heard the bad news, I …………Her.
Has called                 have called                       was calling             called
17-    I had made a plane before ……… it with his boss.
Discussed                 had discussed                   was discussed    discussing
18-    When the manager …………the letter the secretary typed it.
Signs                        signed                    had signed             was signing
19-    I ………… the truth until I had met him.
Don’t know               won’t know            can’t known           didn’t know
20-    We ………… our dinner before we went out for a walk.
Have                         was having             have had                had had
21-    I fell ill after he ………… the salted fish.
had eaten                  eating                      was eating                        eats
22-    I went to bed after ………… TV.
watching                   had watched             watch                      watched
23-    I had finished my work before …………the office.
left                            leaving                   had left                     leave
24-    When looked into the street he found that the car …………
goes                          has gone                went                    had gone
25-    He ……… me his telephone number as soon as I asked him.
gave                          gives                      has given             would give
26-    When I arrived at the station, the train ………so I didn’t catch it.
left                            was leaving            had left                has left
27-    By the time I reached the station, the football match …………
Would start               starts            had started                    was starting
28-    ……………some notes after reading the book?
Had he made             did he made           has he made           will he made
29-    When I was young, we ………… live in a small village.                 
Were used to             got used to             are used to             used to
30-    I said “Hello” to my  uncle but he couldn’t hear me because he ……… the radio.                                                                                   
Has listened              was listening          would listen           is listening
31-    She ……… a magazine when somebody knocked the door.
Read                         reads                      was reading           had read
32- As soon as the teacher……… the lesson, the students started to ask their questions.                                                                
Finishes                    have finished         had finished           will finish
33-    When Nermien went back to school, she found she……… the wrong composition the day before.                                                           
Wrote                       had written            has written             had been written
34-    Why ………… away last week-end?                                   
Didn’t you go            won’t you go          haven’t you gone   are you going


Neil Armstrong     first step on the moon 

Neil Alden Armstrong (August 5, 1930 – August 25, 2012) was an American astronaut and the first person to walk on the Moon. He was also an aerospace, naval aviator, test pilot, and university professor. Before becoming an astronaut, Armstrong was an officer in the U.S. Navy and served in the Korean War. After the war, he completed his bachelor’s degree at Purdue University and served as a test pilot at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics High-Speed Flight Station, now known as the Dryden Flight Research Center, where he logged over 900 flights. He later completed graduate studies at the University of Southern California.
A participant in the U.S. Air Force’s Man in Space Soonest and X-20 Dyna-Soar human spaceflight programs, Armstrong joined the NASA Astronaut Corps in 1962, and made his first space flight as command pilot of Gemini 8 in 1966, becoming NASA’s first civilian astronaut to fly in space. On this mission, he performed the first docking of two spacecraft with pilot David Scott
Armstrong’s second and last spaceflight was as mission commander of the Apollo 11 moon landing in July 1969. On this mission, Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin descended to the lunar surface and spent two and one-half hours exploring, while Michael Collins remained in orbit in the Command Module. Armstrong was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Richard Nixon along with Collins and Aldrin, the Congressional Space Medal of Honor by President Jimmy Carter in 1978, and the Congressional Gold Medal with his former crewmates in 2009.
Armstrong, died in Cincinnati on August 25, 2012, at the of age 82, due to complications from blocked coronary arteries.
from Wikipedia