* Daytona Beach
* Activities Schedule
The ELI Weekly
A day offun in the sun!
WHAT: Come for a day of surf, sun,
and sand at world famous Daytona
Beach. We will drive to the beach in
the morning and spend the day
sunning, swimming, and having fun!
WHEN: Saturday, July 21st. We will
meet at the Reitz Union TRiP office
located on the ground floor at 8:30
AM. Our return time will depend on
how long we want to spend at the
beach. The latest we will return to
Gainesville would be 10:30 PM.
COST: This is a van trip so you must
purchase a transportation pass for ^'2
at the TRiP Office by WEDNESDAY
July 18 at 4:00 pm. As of Friday
afternoon, July 13, there were 6 spaces
left. We will go rain or shine! Bring
money for lunch and dinner. You
should also bring money if you want to
buy anything at the shops in Daytona
Beach. If the van is not full, we might
have to cancel the trip.
WHAT TO BRING:
A bathing suit
A picnic lunch
A change of clothes
The following is the acitivites schedule
for the remainder of the semester;
please check the Acitivies Board for
Monday Volleyball NN Garage
4:15 PM (osh/Tracy) Free
Tuesday Basketball Meet at
4:15 PM ) NRN Garage
Meet at Kay's
Coffee Talk Archer Road
Wednes Coffee Talk
Wednesday x and Free
7:00 PM Max an)d (Bring
food if you
Thsd5:15 PM Thrilling Meet at
5:15 PM Thursdays NRN Garage
Friday- Gator Nights the Reitz
Friday (Andy theReit
6:00 (Andyand Union
> Library Fines and Infirmary
Fees-Since we're coming closer
to the end of the semester, we just
want to remind you that now is a
good time to think about clearing
up any fees and fines that you
might have with the university. If
there are any outstanding balances
owed, we won't be able to release
any of your academic information
or certificates to you.
> Part-time students and TOEFL:
Part time students, don't forget-if
you wish to take the ELI TOEFL
with the other students, you must
actually sign up for it in the ELI
Main Office, Room 315. If you
have not already done so, please go
and sign up as soon as possible.
> Travel and I-20s--Don't forget, if
you are planning to leave the
country during the break between
semesters and then return to the
US, you must have your 1-20
signed in the ELI Main Office
(Room 315) in order to be allowed
back into the country!
T he Weekly Newsletter of
the English Language Institute
Volume 103, Issue 10
July 20th, 2007
Next Weekend, on Satuday, July 28th,
we will be staying here in Gainesville
and going to Skate Station Funworks!
Details will be on the Activities Board
and in next week's Weeky.
The following are ELI birthdays from
July 18: Ki Yong Kim
July 22: Fu Shen Chang
July 23: Kyong Sub Lee
July 21: Scott Davis
July 24: LaDaun Jackson
July 26: Noreen Baker
Happy Birthday, one and all!
Okay, students, by popular demand, we
are instituting a grammar column!
Send in your questions about grammar,
and I'll do my best to try to answer
Q: I'm confused about when to use "whom".
Can you explain it?
A: You and about 99% of the native
speakers out there. Actually, the word
is beginning to disappear from our
language. 'Whom" is the object
pronoun in an adjective clause. The
only time that native speakers use it in
conversation is when they put a
preposition first, as in, "For whom did
you bake that cake?" The problem
there, of course, is that most of us
don't even put that preposition
first...even though it would be correct
to say, "Whom did you bake that cake
for?" most people would say, "Who
did you bake that cake for?" So, in
conversation, pretty much unless you
are putting the preposition first, don't
worry about using "whom". In writing,
test yourself by asking if there is already
a subject in your adjective clause. If
there is, and you're describing a person,
you should use the pronoun "whom".
If the pronoun is the subject, use
Q: What are the traditionalfoods in the US?
A: There's no one really good answer.
The US is made up of many different
regions, each with its own foods and
customs. Mainly, you will find that
hamburgers are favorites around the
country, and the formerly Southern
specialty fried chicken is really popular,
too. In the Northeast, seafood is very
popular. In the South, heavy fried
foods are the norm. In the Midwest,
cor is probably the most ubiquitous
food. In Texas and the Southwest, it's
beef and northern Mexican spices.
And in the Pacific Northwest, Salmon
is very popular. Generally, you will find
that most Americans have bread and
potatoes as their starches, but there are
variations on that, too!
The easiest thing in the world to be is
you. The most difficult thing to be is
what other people want you to be.
Don't let them put you in that position.
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UNIVERSITY of FLORIDA
English Language Institute
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315 Norman Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-7051, USA
Phone: (352) 392-2070
Fax: (352) 392-3744