Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Share your thoughts about President Obama's inaugural speech and/or yesterday's events. Did this election inspire you to make a change or a difference in your own life? (Explain your answer).

Honestly President Obama has made me realized that, nothing is impossible in America. This election has inspired me to reach all my goals through determination and hard work....I STRONGLY BELIEVE THAT.."YES I CAN"

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Tuesday, January 20th - Inauguration Day
The President-elect and Vice President-elect and their families will participate in the traditional inaugural ceremonies and events. For the first time ever, the length of the National Mall will be open to those wishing to attend the swearing-in ceremony. Festivities will commence at 10 a.m. on the west front of the U.S. Capitol and will include:

• Musical Selections: The United States Marine Band, followed by The San Francisco Boys Chorus and the San Francisco Girls Chorus
• Call to Order and Welcoming Remarks: Senator Dianne Feinstein
• Invocation: Dr. Rick Warren
• Musical Selection: Aretha Franklin
• Vice President-elect Joseph R. Biden, Jr. will be sworn into office by Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, the Honorable John Paul Stevens
• Musical Selection: John Williams, composer/arranger with Itzhak Perlman, (violin), Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Gabriela Montero (piano) and Anthony McGill (clarinet)
• President-elect Barack H. Obama will take the Oath of Office, using President Lincoln’s Inaugural Bible, administered by the Chief Justice of the United States, the Honorable John G. Roberts, Jr.
• Inaugural Address
• Poem: Elizabeth Alexander
• Benediction: The Reverend Dr. Joseph E. Lowery
• The National Anthem: The United States Navy Band “Sea Chanters”

After President Obama gives his Inaugural Address, he will escort outgoing President George W. Bush to a departure ceremony before attending a luncheon in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall. The 56th Inaugural Parade will then make its way down Pennsylvania Avenue from the Capitol to the White House with groups traveling from all over the country to participate.

Later that day, the Presidential Inaugural Committee will host ten official Inaugural Balls. More details about the Inaugural Balls will be released at a later date.

Question of the Day

What does this exciting historical day mean to you

This excitement means a great change has come to America:)...YES WE CAN!!!

Friday, January 16, 2009


  • Here's Why:

    The information after the first comma actually explains the missing word. The fact that such a variety of products can be made from one plant indicates that the soybean is very “versatile”: it has many uses.

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Question Type: Sentence Completions
    (Critical Reading)

Thursday, January 15, 2009


  • Here's Why:

    The average price per pen

    Alice spent m prod n dollars, and Ben spent the same amount, n prod m. The total number of pens they bought is m plus n. So the average price per pen will be .

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


  • Here's Why:

    Choice (B) is correct. If this term were inserted into the sentence, the sentence would read “Mr. Warmington considered himself a connoisseur of fine wines, claiming he could discern variations in taste and quality among any range of vintages he was served.” A “connoisseur” has a sophisticated ability to appreciate and assess subtleties. If Mr. Warmington considered himself a connoisseur of wine, he would claim an ability to “discern,” or detect, variations in the taste and quality of different wines.

  • Question Type: Sentence Completions
    (Critical Reading)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Take a look at the 25 best jobs for 2009 (click here for the article). Choose one or two careers that interest you and explain why you chose it.

Out of the 25 careers, a writer and the editor interest me the most, i love reading and writing poems and stories and so when am working as a writer or an editor, i will not find it real hard and moreover, they pay a descent amount of salary.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Even though we are in a recession and people are spending less, Microsoft sold 28 million units of Xbox 360 and received 17 million in sales. Why do you think that people are still purchasing video games even though their income may be less. And why do you think that Xbox is more successful than PS3?

Most people find ways and means to satisfy their wants no matter how much they got in their pocket. i think most people purchase Xbox because they find it more fun and interesting than the PS3 also during Christmas, people purchased it as a gift for families and friends.