* Countries Represented
The ELI Weekly
S Come out and be seen!
The ELI Class picture for Summer,
2007 will be taken at the front of Tigert
Hall on SW 13th Street on Tuesday, July
17h, at 3pm. We will walk over
together after Listening/Speaking
Classes or Listening/Speaking LA
hours. For any and all students not
taking Listening/Speaking classes, as
well as all other teachers, LAs, and any
other ELI personnel who wants to
participate, we very much would like to
encourage you to come and join us for
the picture. If it is raining at 3pm on
Tuesday, we will take the picture on
Thursday, July 19th at 11am instead.
This Friday, we will have a walkover for
the B-Term students to get their UF ID
cards. We will also be going to the
TRiP office to purchase transportation
passes for the Daytona Trip. Meet at
the NRN Garage at 1:15.
B-term students, once you have your
UFID, you can go to
and create a UF Computer account. If
you don't have computer access at all,
you may go to the desk at any of the
UF computer labs, and they will help
> Appointments: Students, when
you receive a note from the office
asking you to make an
appointment to see one of our
administrators, or if you have a
need to see someone, please go to
our receptionist, Scott, in the
main office to make the
appointment. This allows for time
to prepare and have an adequate
amount of time to discuss
whatever issues may be needed.
Please realize that you may have to
wait for a long time if you walk
into the office without an
> Lost and Found: If you should
lose something in the classrooms
or elsewhere at the ELI, do come
and check to see if it has been
turned in in the Main Office,
Room 315. Also, if you find
something in the classrooms that
got left behind, this is the place to
This weekend, we will be holding our
second Volunteer Day of the semester.
The following is a list of the activities;
further details, including meeting times,
will be on the Activities Board.
North Florida Rehab and Specialty
Care--Play bingo, chess and other
board games with Gainesville elderly!
Hear all the fun stories and practice
your English skills! We will meet at
Norman garage at 1:30pm to head
Interfaith Hospitality--Come and
work with homeless families. We will
cook dinner for them.
Car Wash--Have fun in the sun while
you raise money to help make dinner
for homeless families in the Interfaith
Gator Plunge--Splash into service with
the sixth annual Summer Plunge hosted
by the Center for Leadership & Service
in the U.F. Dean of Students Office.
This is your opportunity to get
involved with the University and
T he Weekly Newsletter o
the English Language Institute
Volume 103, Issue 9
July 13th, 2007
July 13 Chen-
July 17: Kei Nakamura
With apologies, we missed one last
week! Happy birthday to Lili Gai, July
Happy Birthday, one and all!
The following are the countries and
places represented by our students in
our new B-Term:
France Saudi Arabia
Q: Why are there more blondpeople in the
North than in the South?
A: History plays a real part here! In
the early part of the 20th century, we
had a lot of immigrants from northern
Europe, where most of the blond
people in the world originated. Many
of them settled in northern states,
mainly due to the fact that the climate
was more similar to what they were
Q: Why do people in the US prefer traveling
by car rather than by airplane?
A: Well, we have such a culture built
around the automobile. Our roads are
really good for the most part, and auto
travel is usually cheaper than air travel,
even for distances of 1000 miles or
more. Also, there are a lot of
conveniences built around auto travel!
Q: Why do the American people
lops a lot?
A: This one's a classic "Gainesville"
question. People all over the US don't
wear flip-flops and other types of
sandals as much as you will find that
they do here in Gainesville and in
Florida. It's warm-weather fashion,
and we have a lot of warm weather!
Love yourself first and everything else
falls into line. You really have to love
yourself to get anything done in this
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