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Title: ELI weekly : the weekly newsletter of the English Language Institute
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Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: September 14, 2007
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* Islands of Adventure
* Notes from the Office


The EI Weekly


Islands of Adventure
Theme Park Fun!


On Saturday, September 15th, we will
be headed to Universal Studios'
Islands of Adventure. We will meet
at the TRiP office in Reitz Union at
8:00am. We will return to Gainesville
around 11pm.

What to Bring: Money for food,
walking shoes, sunscreen, and a
passion for roller coasters!

Want to go? You will need a van pass
from the TRiP Office to be able to
go. Van tickets are '2 2. ,,r You may
also buy your Islands of Adventure
ticket at this time for 45.00 + tax. If
you buy your park ticket on
September 15th at the park, you will
have to pay :.'. 1 + tax. Remember,
we have 12 spots on the van... if it is
not full, the trip will be
CANCELLED!




> Smoking: We have noticed that
some folks are smoking right
under the "No Smoking" signs
outside the Florida Room.
Remember, students, that it is
state law now that not only is
there no smoking inside state
buildings, you must be at least 50
feet from the building to smoke


at all. Please do not smoke in this
area, even if you see other people
doing so. Remember, you are
representing not only the ELI
when you're here, but you are
also representing your country
and affecting people's opinions of
you. Smoking is permitted at the
picnic tables adjacent to the small
parking lot on the northeast side
of Norman Hall (right across
from the Credit Union).
> Noise in the Hallways:
Everyone, please remember that
we share the third floor of
Norman Hall with other
classrooms and offices. We've
had some gentle reminders from
some of our neighbors already
this semester that the enthusiasm
of our students is a little too high-
spirited. In between your classes,
if you have to socialize a lot,
please keep it down or go
outside. Our neighbors will
thank you!
> English in the Hallways:
While we're on the subject of
socializing in the hallways, we've
noticed this semester that some
of you don't seem to realize that
it's part of your ELI experience
to speak English only while
you're here. Please don't speak
languages other than English


while you're on the third floor of
Norman Hall.
> Lost and Found: If you lose
something or if you find
something that someone else has
lost, we want you to know that
we keep a lost and found box in
the ELI Main Office.
Apparently, there are already a
few new items in the box this
semester!




Here is our afternoon activity
schedule for the semester:

MONDAY: Basketball 4:30pm @
Norman Parking Garage (Forest)

TUESDAY: Pool and Bowling
4:30pm @ Reitz Union Game Room
(Heather)

WEDNESDAY: Coffee Talk 7pm @
Kay's Coffee (Michelle and Andrew)

THURSDAY: Thoroughly Thrilling
Thursday (time will vary, Bethany)

FRIDAY: Gator Nights 6pm @ Reitz
Information Desk (Danijela and
Jon)


* Birthdays
* Manners


I he Weekly Newsletter oJ
the English Language Institute
Volume 104, Issue 3
September 14, 2007


Hihlghs












Next weekend, we will be holding our
first Volunteer Day of the semester.
Details will be on the Activities Board
and in next week's Weekly.




The following are ELI Birthdays for
the week of September 14-20:

Students:
September 17: Dominique Garcia

Staff:
September 14: Andrew Hesler

Happy birthday one and all!







Q: When the service is not good, do I have to
tp?

A: No. BUT...don't just get up and
not leave a tip. The thing is, this will
most likely just get you talked about in


the restaurant as someone who is just
cheap. If the service is bad enough to
warrant not leaving a tip, you should
ask to speak to the management of
the restaurant and explain to them
how the service was bad. If they
don't know about it, then the service
will just continue to be bad!

Q: Why are we counted absent after three
tardies?
A: Because being late is almost the
same as being absent. If you're tardy,
you're missing out on important
information, and it's disruptive to the
class.

Q: Why dopeople in the US ike to
suntan?
A: Because there are a lot of idiots
who are slaves to fashion over health,
and it's still considered by some
people to be fashionable. Experts
warn that there is no such thing as
"safe" tanning period. Tanning itself
is actually a representation of damage
to the skin. People hate listening to
experts.


Q: What's the between a gerund
and an infinitive?
A: First of all, I assume that you're
not just asking for the definition-
that is, that a gerund is the "ing" form
of a verbal and an infinitive is the "to"
form of a verbal. As to the use, this is
one where we have entire textbook
sections to try to explain. The thing
is, there's no real logical answer-it's
a frustrating truth for both grammar
teachers and for students of English
that this topic is one in which the only
real way to know the difference
ultimately is to memorize and
practice. There is one principle
(NOT a rule-it doesn't always work)
that may help. Often, infinitives are
used for things that haven't happened
yet (with verbs such as want and plan)
and gerunds are used for things that
have already happened or are habits
(with verbs such as enjoy and quit).




If you don't like something, change it.
If you can't change it, change your
attitude. Don't complain.
--Maya Angelou


IPF English Language Institute
UNIVERSITY of FLORIDA
English Language Institute
PO Box 117051
315 Norman Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-7051, USA
Phone: (352) 392-2070
Fax: (352) 392-3744
Email: StudyEnglish@eli.ufl.edu
Webpage: www.eli.ufl.edu




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