Saturday, January 28, 2012

From me to all of you ^_^


hope you liked it, i made it after i ate orange with my little sister :P.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Why Leaves Change Color

in the Fall?!


The primary thing that triggers the changing of colors in leaves is the length of day.  However, moisture and temperature play a role as well.  For instance, an extreme drought in the summer can delay somewhat the changing of the colors in fall.  Why this is the case is not wholly understood, but it is possibly from the tree not being able to make as much food to store up for the winter, in the case of the drought, so it might be trying to push the envelope a little in terms of making food for a couple more weeks before needing to shed the leaves.


Temperature also plays a part in the ultimate vividness of the color.  However, as far as the timing goes, seems to play a very small role given that trees of the same species at very high elevations, where it is colder, will have their leaves change color at nearly the exact same time as those of the same species at lower elevations on the same latitude line.




I think it's an adorable season...^

Saturday, January 21, 2012

the story of dog ( H.W )

There was a men who had a dog. The dog was moving too much and very noisy. One day , the men had a baby. The dog was jealous from the baby and after that it was making a lots of  movement  in the house . when the baby slept the dog raining  in the house and making a lots of noisy . The mother was very angry and she told to her husband to solve the problem with this dog ,then the man was thinking what to do for this dog ,then he decade to    buy  bed to imprison the dog when the playing  in the floor .This bad is helping too much. In the end, the dog behavior in improving.


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There was a family that have seven kids . all of them are good except one child.
His name is hamad . he’s eight years old. He’s always make problems , hitting and biting other kids. His parents used to punish him every week ,they used to took his toys and video games to discipline him . but he won’t be a good kid so his father decided to make something that scared him. so he invented a Electric bed to Threatened him if he does something wrong . one day Hamad started to annoyed everyone in the living room and his father was really upset , so he said if u didn’t stop your noise I’ll throw you in this bed and make you A piece of coal . Hamad got scared when he saw that scary bed he started crying and he swear that he’ll never do a bad things again . The electric bed was a useful way to teach Hamad how to act with other people so this way made Him act like a good boy without yelling and screaming on others. Hamad learned a lesson in his childhood , but now when he reminds his self he start laughing about the stupid things that he did it in the past.

Writing Assignment 2: My Favorite Things (singer





  
Today I’ll talk about my favorite singer and her songs,
I really like Rihanna because I feel her songs went straight to my heart.
She knows how to sing and how to choose her words .I like her also because when she sings she meant every word with all her feelings.

Date of Birth
Birth Name
Robyn Rihanna Fenty 

Nickname
RiRi 
Caribbean Queen 
The Barbados Babe
 


Height
5' 8" (1.73 m) 

Mini Biography
Rihanna was born in a parish in Barbados called St. Michael. She lived the life of a normal island girl going to Combermere, a top sixth form school. Rihanna won numerous beauty pageants and performed Mariah Carey "Hero" in a school talent show. Her life changed forever when one of her friends introduced her to Evan Rodgers, a producer from New York who was in Barbados for a vacation with his wife, who is a native. Rodgers arranged for her to go to New York to meet Jay-Z, CEO of Def Jam Records. He heard her sing and knew she was going to be incredibly successful. She was 16 when she was signed to Def Jam. Since then, she's amassed phenomenal success.

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Babies Remember Music Heard In the Womb for Up to a Year


Babies are able to remember melodies they hear while inside the womb for up to a year. Recent research at the University of Leicester demonstrated that babies showed a significant preference for melodies played for them frequently during the last few months they were in the womb.  Preferences for a familiar melody were shown by babies in a variety of ways including: looking towards the source of the music and by the soothing effects of these pieces of music on the babies, such as their heart rates slowing down significantly upon hearing the tune and the baby calming externally.  These same effects were not typically observed when songs were played that the baby had not heard in the womb.

While many people would believe that classical music would be the best choice to play for the growing fetus, in general, babies don’t seem to show any preference for music style.  Further, the myth that playing classical music, such as Mozart, will increase your baby’s intelligence has been thoroughly debunked.  So there is no general reason to pick one style of music over another.

Not surprisingly, the sound of their mother’s voice has been shown to have the same soothing effect on babies as does music played for them while in the womb for similar reasons. Interestingly though, even while still in the womb, the voice of the mother has been shown to calm the baby.  In addition to this, as soon as thirty two weeks after conception babies have been observed, via ultrasound, to react to their mother’s laughing by “bouncing”.


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There Once was a Man Hit on the Head By A Falling Baby, Twice!



According to Time Magazine (Miscellany, Oct. 17, 1938), the year of the first event was 1937. Joseph Figlock, a local street sweeper in Detroit, Michigan, was walking down the road when a baby fell from a 4th story window. The baby struck him on the head and shoulders. The tackling toddler was thankfully not killed. However, he and Mr. Figlock were both injured.
The following year, another mother of the year candidate, allowed her 2 year old son David Thomas, to fall from a window. Joseph, doing his job sweeping out an alley, was again struck by the tumbling tyke. Remarkably, once again neither the ankle-bitter nor the newborn nabber were killed.
Joseph must be some catch, both figuratively and literally. Not only can he ensnare small children like a German Shepard at a Frisbee throwing competition, but women seem to toss their offspring at him like rice at a wedding! One thing is for sure, if you lived in Detroit in the 1930s and you threw your baby out with the bathwater, Mr. Joseph Figlock was going to be there to save the day!


#How do they make marshmallows?




Marshmallows are incredibly cool -- not only do they taste good, but by lighting them you can create a great source of light in a dark campsite!
Technically, marshmallows are a confection -- a candy. They've been around in the form we know them since the mid-1800s.
They are called "marshmallows" because part of the early recipe called for sap from the root of the marshmallow plant.
According to Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, a marshmallow is:
1: a pink-flowered European perennial herb (Althaea officinalis) of the mallow family that is naturalized in the eastern U.S. and has a mucilaginous root sometimes used in confectionery and in medicine.
2: a confection made from the root of the marshmallow or from corn syrup, sugar, albumen, and gelatin beaten to a light spongy consistency.
That word "mucilaginous" means "jelly-like." Later, the root was replaced by gelatin, and that is how modern marshmallows are made.
There is a very cool cookbook called Better than Store Bought that is now out of print but still available in used book stores and libraries. It contains the following recipe for making your own marshmallows:
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Sift the cornstarch and confectioners sugar into a bowl. Lightly grease an 8x8-inch square baking pan and sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the cornstarch-and-sugar mixture into it. Tilt the pan to coat the sides and the bottom. Leave any excess in the pan.
  2. Sprinkle the gelatin into the water in a small saucepan and let soak for five minutes. Add the granulated sugar and stir over low heat until the gelatin and sugar dissolve.
  3. In the large bowl of an electric mixer, combine the gelatin mixture, corn syrup, salt and vanilla and beat for 15 minutes on high speed, until peaks form.
  4. Spread the fluffy mixture in the prepared pan and smooth the top. Leave for two hours or until set.
  5. With a wet knife, cut the marshmallow mixture into quarters and loosen around the edges. Sprinkle the remaining cornstarch-and-sugar mixture on a baking sheet and invert the marshmallow blocks onto it. Cut each quarter into nine pieces and roll each one in the starch and sugar.
  6. Place the marshmallows on a cake rack covered with paper towels and let them stand over night to dry the surface slightly. Store airtight; the marshmallows will keep for a month.
#The Guy Who Played Mr. Bean has a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering


Atkinson originally received an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering (EE) at Newcastle University before enrolling in an EE master’s program at The Queen’s College Oxford in 1975.  While working towards this degree, he also pursued acting on the side with a variety of clubs, including: the Oxford University Dramatic Society; the Oxford Revue; and the Experimental Theatre Club.
The character of Mr. Bean, though not the name, was originally developed during this time period.  The character’s modus operandi was to be a “child in a grown man’s body”, based on similar brands of “physical humor” comedy portrayed by such famed actors as Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, and Jacques Tati (particularly the character of “Monsieur Hulot” portrayed by Tati).
In retrospect, the development of the character of Mr. Bean proved to be a more profitable use of Atkinson’s time in college than actual course study.  The subsequent TV program based on this character lasted five years and was wildly popular throughout the UK with peak ratings as high as just shy of 19 million viewers.   In addition to that, the two films made to date featuring this character, “Bean” and “Mr. Bean’s Holliday”, combined grossed nearly half a billion dollars worldwide in theaters ($250 million and $230 million respectively), while only costing $22 million to make the first film and $25 million for the second.




I like the way he acts:))

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Origin of the Name of the Sport Cricket:



The name is originally thought to either have been derived from the Old French “criquet”, meaning “goal, post, or stick” or from the Middle Dutch “kricke”, meaning “stick” or “staff”.  The latter Middle Dutch derivation from “kricke” is generally considered more likely due to the strong medieval trade connections between south-east England and Flanders, which belonged to the Duchy of Burgundy.
One more obscure possible source was proposed by European language expert Heiner Gillmeister of Bonn University.  He proposed that the name cricket comes from the Middle Dutch phrase for hockey, “met de krik ket sen”, which means “with the stick, chase”.  Early cricket was played with a stick that resembled more a hockey stick than the modern day cricket bat.  He also proposed that cricket was Flemish in origins.
The game of cricket itself is thought to have been played as early as the 13th century, with the first direct reference to it appearing in 1598 in a court case which referenced a game called “krekett” (sometimes spelled “creckett”) being played at the Royal Grammar School in England in 1550.
Cricket gradually grew in popularity until, in the 18th century, it was named the official sport of England, being the favored leisure activity among the privileged class.

#Why Pencil “Lead” is Called “Lead”?




Today I found out why pencil cores are called “lead”, even though they don’t contain lead; rather, they are typically made of graphite powder with clay mixed in as a binding agent.
In the 16th century, a large deposit of pure, solid graphite was discovered in Borrowdale, England.  This was the first time in recorded history that high quality, solid graphite had been found.  When metallurgists first encountered this substance, they thought it was some sort of black lead, rather than a form of carbon.  Thus, they called it “plumbago”, which is derived from “plumbum”, which is Latin for “lead”.
It didn’t take people long to realize that solid sticks of high quality graphite were good for marking things. At that point, this newly discovered substance from the mines of Borrowdale became extremely valuable.  So much so that guards were eventually posted at the entrance to the mine and laws were passed to stop people from stealing the solid graphite.  In addition, once a sufficient stock of the graphite was mined, the mine itself would be flooded until more graphite was needed.
Unfortunately, sticks of pure graphite are fairly brittle, so people started embedding it in various things such as hollowed out pieces of wood and also simply wrapped tightly in sheep skin.  Thus, the pencil was officially born with a core of solid graphite, which was known then as black lead.  The tradition of calling sticks of graphite “lead” has endured to this day.

MY story ^^



     There was a man . His name is Jack . He met a girl then they Loved each other. She told her father about him . Her father didn’t  accept jack .He told his daughter to leave Jack because But she refused What he side . In one day the father decided that go away his daughter  from Jack so he Decided to move to another city. He Reserve in the train seats. The day will move to another city came and they left the city .  When Jack  known about them ,He went to see her but the train had gone . When he back , he sow group of men wear glasses and black clothes .He her that there a problem in the way of the train . He hurry up to help and save his love . He arrived before the train and sow hole in the road . He think how to save the train then he decided to Sacrifice and put himself in the hole  until  the train walk in peace . However, the train come quickly and  walked above him. In the End he died . the father is sad about what he did and regrets to his daughter.




How To Draw a "Realistic" Manga Face: Female




i think its very easy way to draw 
hope you like it :)

My favorite



My  favorite singer
   
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   My favorite  singer  is Hmad Alamri. He 28 years old . He is emirates singer . He from Alain . His  parents are  divorced  since he was a  child . He has a strong personality. He is kind ، popular and quiet . He doesn't like appear in the camera or TV . His beginning from Al shallat then he turned to songs. Al shallat such us songs but without music. I like his voice and his choices of music. I knew him through a website.  I feel happy when I listen to his music. I have met him 4 times and I hop to see him again .


This picture for him 



Here some of  his songs , It is my favorite :

Thursday, January 19, 2012

We have to exercise daily to be healthy 
here are some photos to help you . .




How to manage your time?

1Make a list of the tasks you need to accomplish.

2Assign realistic priorities to each task
  • Priority 1: due today or tomorrow
  • Priority 2: due in one week
  • Priority 3: due in one month
  • Priority 4: due next year
3Balance your effort. Work on small portions every day.
  • Do the daily tasks. Concentrate on what is at hand, then move on to the next daily task. Once daily tasks are completed, proceed to the next step, if desired.
  • Do the weekly tasks. Once weekly tasks are completed, proceed to the next step, if desired.
  • Do the monthly tasks. Once monthly tasks are completed, proceed to the next step, if desired.
  • Do the yearly tasks.
  • Small portions of the future tasks will have been done ahead of time.
4Decide upon the time of day. Some people are more productive in the morning than the evening.

5Manage time in increments. Play a game with yourself by competing against time.
  • Work in fifteen minute, half hour or hour intervals.
  • Give yourself a time limit to complete a portion of a task or the entire task.
6Take a break. Clear your mind and refresh yourself to refocus.
  • Decide beforehand on a 5, 10 or 15 minute break and stick to that decision.
  • During your break, reasses to develop a new perspective.
  • Breaks provide incentive by giving you something to look forward to.
7Keep track of your progress.
  • Cross things off the list as they are completed.
  • You'll feel more relieved and relaxed just by getting through the daily tasks.
  • his will give you a sense of accomplishment and spur motivation.
8Reassess the list.
  • Rewrite and reprioritize your list as needed.
  • Add new tasks to the list.
  • Eliminate certain tasks.
  • Delegate tasks to others.
  • Use technology to complete tasks more quickly, efficiently or accurately.
9Make sure to leave time for fun, it doesn't have to be a lot of time but make sure that you do!

10Sleep for 6-8 hours every night. If you don't sleep for the proper amount of time, you'll probably suffer from lack of concentration and focus and that won't allow you to function well.

Burj Khalifa, skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, that is the tallest building in the world. The centerpiece of a large urban development, it stands 2,717 ft (828 m) high and has 160 floors. Designed by American architect Adrian Smith of the firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, the structure has a triple-lobed footprint derived from a native flower and becomes more slender as it rises to its spire by means of staggered setbacks. The exterior, clad in reflective glazing, with aluminum and textured stainless-steel spandrel panels and vertical stainless-steel fins, has patterns derived from Islamic architecture. Construction of the tower began in 2004 and was completed in 2009; known as Burj Dubai while under construction, it was renamed when it opened in 2010. A mixed-use building, the tower contains a luxury hotel, residential apartments, corporate offices, and suites.




Wednesday, January 18, 2012


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What the SOS Distress Signal Stands For?!




It is commonly held that SOS is an acronym for “Save Our Ship” and thus often written “S.O.S.”.  Interestingly though, SOS actually stands for nothing at all.  It’s not an acronym for anything, which is why it is incorrect to put full stops between each letter.
So why was SOS chosen to signify a distress signal?  The thought was that SOS, in Morse code signified by three dots, three dashes, then three dots, could not be misinterpreted as being a message for anything else.  Also, being sent together as one string (with no stops), it could be sent very quickly and needing very little power to transmit.  As the 1918 Marconi Yearbook of Wireless Telegraphy and Telephony notes, “This signal [SOS] was adopted simply on account of its easy radiation and its unmistakable character.  There is no special significance in the letters themselves…”




Finally.. I knew where the shortcut {SOS} came from...


*The Color Orange Was Named After the Fruit:




Today I found out the color orange was named after the fruit, not the other way around.   Before then, the English speaking world referred to the orange color as geoluhread, which literally translates to “yellow-red”.
The word orange itself was introduced to English through the Spanish word “naranja”, which came from the Sanskrit word nāraṅga, which literally means “orange tree”.  The English dropped the leading “n” and eventually we got the word “orange”.
In the early 16th century, the word orange gradually started being used to not only refer to the fruit, but also what we now know of as the color orange.

Festivals in China


There are eight festivals in China :

1-spring festival.

2-lantern festival.

3-qingming festival.

4-dragon bait festival.

5-double seven festival.

6-mid-autumn festival.

7-double ninth festival.

8-winter solstice.

they are really cooooool, i advice you to have a look on them go here :




My favorite actor (Taylor).



My favorite actor is Taylor Daniel Lautner. He was born in February   11, 1992. He is an American actor. Some of his films: Sharkboy and Lavagirl , Twilight ,and Abduction. Taylor began studying karate at the age of six, then he began winning tournaments. He began his acting career after his martial arts instructor persuaded him to audition for a part in Burger King advertisement . Although he was unsuccessful he enjoyed the experience so much that he decided to pursue a career in acting. Taylor began acting in 2001, he became a good and a famous actor

Videos about Reykijavik Iceland 


Reykjavík in 1926





I want to go there....^
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About Reykjavík


Reykjavik is by far the largest community in Iceland, with a population of about 200,000. Including the neighbouring towns, the capital area has a total population of about 170,000, which is about 60% of Iceland’s population of 300,000 people.


Iceland was settled by Norwegian and Celtic immigrants during the late 9th and 10th centuries A.D. According to the medieval Book of Settlements, Ingolfur Arnarson – the first settler of Iceland – built his farm on the peninsula where Reykjavik stands today. The place was named Reykjavik – “Smoky Bay” - after the columns of steam that rose from the hot springs in the area and made such a profound impression on the original settlers.
Many centuries later, around the middle of the 18th century, a small town started to grow around the farm of Reykjavik, thanks to Royal Treasurer Skuli Magnusson, known as the Father of Reykjavik, who established wool workshops at Reykjavik as part of his efforts to modernise the Icelandic economy. This led to the beginnings of urban development at Reykjavik. Reykjavik received its town charter in 1786.

The Icelandic parliament, Althingi, was founded in 930 AD at Thingvellir in the southwest. In 1798 the Althingi was abolished, but in 1845 it was re-established in Reykjavik, where the country’s government and administration were now located. In due course, when Iceland won Home Rule and then independence from Danish rule, Reykjavik became the capital of Iceland.  With the rapid economic progress of the 20th century, Reykjavik grew steadily, but developed especially fast in the second half of the century.






#Sushi is Not Raw Fish:


Sashimi is just sliced raw fish, sometimes dipped in sauces and sometimes served with sushi.  Sushi is any food dish consisting of vinegared rice, usually served with some other toppings, but not always. It happens to often be served with various types of sea food, either cooked or raw, and perhaps even a mix of the two; but that tradition simply comes from the primary food staples of the locations where sushi originated (not Japan, by the way). Sushi can be served with just about any toppings or none at all.


The variety of sushi served with raw sea food has given rise to the notion that sushi is any dish served with raw fish. In fact though, sushi is more often than not served in the western world with fully cooked sea food, including: cooked imitation crab (California roll); smoked salmon (Seattle roll); grilled squid or octopus; fully cooked shrimp; and fully cooked clam. It is also often served with fried and battered sea food of varying types. There are also a variety of vegetarian sushi dishes, including the very popular maki (cucumber rolls).
Perhaps the reason sushi is so strongly thought of as “raw fish” in the western world is that, whatever the toppings, it is commonly served cold. Also, the general idea of raw fish isn’t exactly to the liking of most westerners conceptually, so that form of sushi stood out more when it was first introduced; giving rise to the notion that sushi was any dish that included raw fish.


The term sushi, literally means “it’s sour”, and comes from an ancient grammatical form that is no longer used in other contexts. The “sour” description comes from the ancient way of preparing sushi by fermentation of meat, generally sea food, packed in rice with salt used as a preservative. The vinegar produced from the fermenting rice ends up breaking down the fish meat into amino acids. This, in turn, results in a strong umami flavor, which is one of the five basic tastes the human tongue can detect.

#Where The Term Goodbye Comes From:



Today I found out the origin of the term “Goodbye”.
“Goodbye” comes from the term “Godbwye” a contraction of the phrase “God be with ye”. Depending on the source, the contraction seems to have first popped up somewhere between 1565 and 1575. The first documented use of the “Godbwye” appeared in a letter English writer and scholar Gabriel Harvey wrote in 1573.  In it, he wrote, “To requite your gallonde of godbwyes, I regive you a pottle of howdyes.”  As time went on, it is believed the phrase was influenced by terms like “good day” and “good evening”, transitioning then from “god be with ye” to god-b’wye to good-b’wy and finally ending in today’s blessing of goodbye.

Writing Assignment 3

" The trip " 




There are a family lived  in a small town , they have  three children two brothers and one sister. The two brothers Ahmed and Suhail are very noisy and movement, but her sister Reem was very quiet. One day the parent said to their children we will go to a trip, the children was happy. In the morning they go to the trip to a wonderful park, they are very exacting and enjoying their time. The parents was sitting with her daughter Reem, but the two brothers was playing in the park. Suddenly, Ahmed and Suhail disappeared, but the parent didn’t worry because they always do that thing and come back. In the same time , the two brothers was afraid because they forget where their family are. They saw a big railroad train they  thinking  to move over this thing. Ahmed was happy but Suhail was afraid, and told Ahmed do not go there. Ahmed doesn’t listen to Suhail and he go there, suddenly the railway moved,  Ahmed crying and suhail was shouted. Her parent listen to their voice and move quickly to them and his father pull Ahmed very fast. Then Ahmed returned to them safely, but her parent shouted to them do not do it next time.



Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Mount Kilimanjaro


Elevation (feet):19340
Elevation (meters):5895
Continent:Africa
Country:Tanzania
Range/Region:East Africa Mountains
SubRange:Northeast Tanzania
Latitude:-3.06667
Longitude:37.35
Difficulty:Walk up
Best months for climbing:January, February, March, June, July, August, December
Year first climbed:1889
First successful climber(s):Hans Meyer, L. Purtscheller
Convenient Center:Marangu via Moshi, Tanzania
Nearest major airport:Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA), Tanzania

Five Ways to Improve Your English Reading


Five Ways to Improve Your English Reading Comprehension

Improving your ability to read English quickly and accurately takes a great deal of practice. However, you don't have to read boring materials that or ones that contain words and concepts you aren't interested in. Once you know the basic elements of the English language, you can select from a wide variety of reading materials, including different methods of presentation.Here are a few fun ways to improve your English reading comprehension. 





PLAY WORD GAMES 
Today, crossword puzzles and other types of word game puzzles entertain native and non-native English speakers of all ages. If you're looking for a way to improve your vocabulary and have fun at the same time, these types of puzzles can be of immense help to you. If this is something that interests you, you might also consider Scrabble, word searches and other similar games. 

TAKE A SPEED READING COURSE 

If you aren't interested in word games, you might want to try taking a course in speed reading. These lessons will teach you how to pick key words out of a paragraph and understand the message without having to read each sentence word for word.That said, if you're having difficulty isolating nouns and verbs, you may need to practice more before you try taking these courses. 

TAKE NOTES ON SUBJECTS THAT INTEREST YOU 

If you're reading a book on a topic that you enjoy, take some notes. These can be verbatim samples from the text or you can try putting sections in your own words. As you write, you'll also have an opportunity to think about the sentence structures and see how ideas are conveyed. This will help you learn to discuss these topics in a way that sounds more natural. 

SELECT MATERIALS THAT WILL CHALLENGE YOU 

Just like with physical exercise, you need to constantly set new goals for yourself so that you continue to progress and improve. For example, if you're able to work your way through a 100 page children's book, it's time to start tackling a longer book or one on a more difficult topic. Regardless of which subjects interest you the most, you'll be able to find some books that are harder to comprehend than others. By applying yourself to the ones that are more difficult, you'll gain increased mastery over written English. 

READ MATERIALS FROM MANY DIFFERENT AUTHORS 

Considering the number of people that have websites, it's easy to sample a wide range of English writing styles. This will help you to learn about the flexibility of the English language, as well as the means of expression that most people are comfortable with. If you already know a great deal about a certain topic in your native language, you can use that background to help you read websites in English that focus on similar concepts. 

For the most part, once you know the basic elements of the English language, practice and time will be your most valuable teachers. It's important to spend time reading materials that interest you in as many forms as possible and to spice up your practice with things like word games and speed reading classes.Over time - and with hard work - you'll see dramatic improvements in your comprehension of written English.