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Title: ELI weekly : the weekly newsletter of the English Language Institute
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Publication Date: October 23, 2006
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The Weekly Newsletter of the English Language Institute



Islands of Adventure Theme Park


This Sunday, November 5th, we will be headed for adventure!
Fall C and Fall B students and LA's will be going down to
Universal's Islands of Adventure theme park in Orlando. The
cutting-edge rides are on five islands: Marvel Super Hero
Island, The Lost Continent, Jurassic Park, Seuss Landing, and
Toon Lagoon. There is something fun for everyone!

We'll be meeting at Reitz Union Sunday morning at 8:00am and
will be returning to Gainesville at around 11pm that night. Van
tickets are $25.00 per person and we will only have 12 spots on the
van! As of today (Tuesday, Oct. 31) we have only 3 spaces left. If
you want to go, you need to go to the TRiP office right away. You
may also buy your ticket to Islands of Adventure at the time for
$45.00 + tax. If you buy your ticket at the park on November 5th, it
will be $63.00 + tax.


Inside this issue:
Theme Park Trip Halloween Facts Clothing


Volume 101, Issue 10
October 31, 2006


Fun Halloween
Facts:


o Orange and black are
Halloween colors because
orange is associated with
the Fall harvest and black
is associated with
darkness and death.

* Jack o' lanterns originated
in Ireland where people
placed candles in
hollowed-out turnips to
keep away spirits and
ghosts on the Samhain
holiday.

* The ancient Celts thought
that spirits and ghosts
roamed the countryside on
Halloween night. They
began wearing masks and
costumes to avoid being
recognized as human.








Manners and Culture
If you have a question about U.S. manners and culture, please
email our ELI Weekly editor, Jen Ramos, at
jenmlej@hotmail.com, or put questions in her mailbox (marked
Ramos in the ELI Main Office).

Q: I heard there are big bargains on Thanksgiving Day. Is that
true? Where is the greatest place for shopping?



A: Well, it's actually the day after Thanksgiving, when people
can't eat another mouthful or turkey and mashed potatoes or
watch another football game. Also, most people have that day off
(as we will!). But then again, maybe the most people are in the
stores on that day, but the prices may not be any better. Usually,
the best sales are when a season ends, like when all the summer
clothes go on sale in September. Also, big, national department
stores like Macy's periodically have excellent sales.

The best place for shopping, of course, would be New York City,
for you cosmopolitan types. But around here, I would say the
Millenia Mall in Orlando is an "ultra-moder shopping
experience."

Q: Why do American women reveal so much skin in the way
they dress?

It does seem fashion has gotten much more revealing in the last 5
years or so. In the 1990's, the fashions were much looser and a
style called "grunge" was popular, which was the opposite of
glamour. Now, we say "skin is in". I think Jennifer Lopez
certainly helped set the new style in motion with the famous green
Versace dress she wore to the 2000 Grammy awards. It was a low,
low, low cut dress and was considered scandalous then, but
completely normal now.


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Oct. 31: Maciek Polok

Nov. 1: Maria La Torre

Nov. 2: Alex Gutierrez

Nov. 6: Abdulaziz Alfayad

















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