The Narrator had received a letter from a boyhood acquaintance, Roderick Usher, begging that he come to him \"posthaste.\" Usher had written to explain that he was suffering from a terrible mental and bodily illness, and longed for the companionship of \"his only personal friend.\" The plea seemed so heartfelt that the Narrator immediately set out for the Usher ancestral home.
Approaching the ivy-covered, decaying old house, the Narr ... mehr
At the beginning of the story the narrator who is called William Wilson admits that he has comitted a lot of terrible crimes during the last few years. He wants to write them down because he feels that he will have to die. He confesses that he became a victim of temptation. His earliest memories are about his schoollife in a secluded village in England.
At the boarding school he attended he met a schoolmate, who had the same name, was ... mehr
A lonely man tries to ease his \"sorrow for the lost Lenore,\" by distracting his mind with old books of \"forgotten lore.\" He is interrupted while he is \"nearly napping,\" by a \"tapping on his chamber door.\" As he opens up the door, he finds \"darkness there and nothing more.\" Into the darkness he whispers, \"Lenore,\" hoping his lost love had come back, but all that could be heard was \"an echo that murmured back the word \'Leno ... mehr
A lover of domestic animals, the narrator had had many differnt pets and had lived comfortably in a house with his pets and his wife. Soon, mostly because of the negative effects of alcohol, he began to despise the pets. Previously his favorite, a large black cat named Pluto eventually copied and seemed to mock the narrator so much that the narrator gouged out its eye and hung the cat. That night his house burned down and left a perfec ... mehr
It is impossible to say how the idea of murdering the old man first entered the mind of the narrator. There was no real motive as stated by the narrator. The narrator states that one of the old man\'s eyes was a pale blue color with a film over it, which resembled the eye of a vulture. Just the sight of that eye made the narrator\'s blood run cold, and as a result, the eye (and with it the old man) must be destroyed.
Every night at ... mehr
Edgar Allan Poe is born in on January the 19th 1809 in Boston. He's the son of Elisabeth and David Poe who are both actors. The father often drinks alcohol because his wife is more popular with the people and he's very disappointed about that. Edgar is the second child. His brother William is two years older than Edgar. 1810 the family goes with the theatre group to New York where the father leaves the family. Now the mother has to earn the money ... mehr
The drama I\'m going to present now is called \" Educating Rita\" and written by Willy Russell. I\'m going to talk about him a little bit later.
The drama was first put on stage in 1980 and won the Society of West End Theatres Award for Best Comedy in the same year.
In 1983 it was made into a film which was very successful as well, so that it was even Oscar nominated.
The drama consists of two acts, the one with seven scenes and the other ... mehr
Has been an important Factor in the economic development of the United States and in the achievement of a high standard of living for most Americans .
Schools, libraries and museums provide learning opportunities for people of all ages .
Development of School-System
During the early history of the United States most schools were privately owned.
Church groups owned and operates many of them .
In the early 1800\'s the idea of free ... mehr
-School starts usually at 8.30 or 9a.m. and finishes at 3.30p.m.
-School week from Monday to Friday
-public schools provide books =>students don´t have to buy them
-official state school education starts at the age of 6
-nursery school at the ages of 3 and 4
6 years; children learn: basic skills of reading, speaking, writing and ´maths´
Junior High School:
age:12-1 ... mehr
Since the early colonial times Americans have always seen education as very important. Among the first settlers there was a high proportion of educated men. There was an average of one university man to 40 or 50 families.
Before the revolution in 1776, nine colleges had already been opened in the New England States.
In 1837 the Oberlin College in Ohio was the first one which admitted women on an equal basis with men.
By 1850, ev ... mehr
Edward Albee was born March 12, 1928, in Washington D.C., and he was adopted as an infant by Reid Albee, the son of Edward Franklin Albee of the powerful Keith-Albee vaudeville chain. He was brought up in great affluence and sent to select preparatory and military schools. Almost from the beginning he clashed with the strong-minded Mrs. Albee, rebelling against her attempts to make him a success as well as a sportsman and a member of t ... mehr
John plays tennis. John is playing tennis.
Gegenwart einfache Form Gegenwart Verlaufsform
simple present. present progressiv.
REGEL 1:Die Bildung der Gegenwartsform simple present:
Subjekt + unveränderte Verbsform
Subjekt + unveränderte Verbsform +s (bei 3.Person)
Pre ... mehr
The political System of the US:
Americas political system consists of three branches:
Firstly the Legislative Branch, which itself is also divided into two different sections, namely the House of Representatives and the Senate. The House of Representatives consists of 435 Representatives, who are elected for a 2-year term. The Senate consists of 100 senators; one third of the Senate is elected every two years for a 6-year term. Together, ... mehr
Elections in Britain
Britain is divided into 650 political areas, known as constituencies or Seats.
Each of them is represented in the House of Commons by an MP (member of parliament).
Brits who are aged over 18 are allowed to vote in the General Elections. The party, which gets the most seats in the House of Commons, will form the Government.
The parties choose candidates for those seats for each constituency, so every constituency has abo ... mehr
Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775 at Steventon, England. She was the seventh child of the rector of the parish at Steventon, and lived with her family until they moved to Bath when her father retired in 1801.
Her father, Reverend George Austen, was from Kent and attended the Tunbridge school before studying at Oxford and receiving a living as a rector at Steventon. Her mother, Cassandra Leigh Austen, was the daughter of a ... mehr
. Introduction (who I am talking about), outline (I family backgound & education, II political activities before 1903, III the struggle of the suffragettes, IV the war effort, V achievements of the suffragette movement), vocab
FAMILY BACKGROUND & EDUCATION
. EP pics
. Born 1858 in Manchester (map), one of 10 children, parents Robert Goulden and Sophia Crane
. Father: successful businessman, radical pol. Beliefs, campaigns against ... mehr
Efforts to design a working gas turbine engine had been under way for year's prior world war II. Engineers eventually succeeded in placing a few engines in combat aircraft briefly during the closing stages of the war.
The war effort had brought about many advances in gas turbine technology, which could now be used for commercial aircraft design.
Turbine engines offered many advantages over reciprocating engine and airlines were i ... mehr
The knowledge that steam could produce energy is about 2000 years old. An Egyptian engineer called Hero made a machine called "aeolipile" in which steam drove round a metal sphere. The aeoliopile was a toy with no practical use, but it showed that steam could be a source of energy.
The modern history of steam power began with a French scientist, Denis Papin (1647-1712). He invented the pressure cooker and a simple steam pump to provide the pow ... mehr
There is an important difference between a steam engine and an internal combustion engine of the kind used in cars and trucks. In a steam engine, the fuel is burned in a separate boiler to make steam, which in turn provides the force to make the engine work. In an internal combustion engine, the fuel is burned inside the engine itself. This makes the internal combustion engine a lighter, more compact and more easily controllable machine than th ... mehr
While Daimler and Benz were experimenting with petrol engines, another German engineer had been working on an internal combustion engine which worked in an entirely different way. Rudolf Diesel (1858-1913) gave his name to the kind of engine fitted to trucks, buses and some cars.
Diesel\'s engine used an oil similar to paraffin instead of petrol. It drew air into the cylinder, where it was compressed by the piston. When this compressed air met ... mehr