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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: December 7, 2007
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* Commencement
* Exit Testing


* End-of-Semester Barbecue
* Manners


The ELI Weekly


Commencement
Can you believe it's already here?


Congratulations, everyone. It's been a
long and tough semester, and you
should all be proud of the excellent
work you have done in all of your
classes. This coming week is very busy
with testing and end-of-semester
activities, so please read this issue of the
ELI Weekly carefully to make sure you
know about all of the things you need
to do to wrap up the term. This will be
the last issue of the Weekly for the Fall
term, 2007.
The ELI Commencement Ceremony
will be held at the Reitz Union Grand
Ballroom on Friday, December 14th,
from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. All
students and staff are welcome to
attend. You are encouraged to invite
your friends and relatives as well.
Students will receive their grades and
class photos after the ceremony.
Everyone is encouraged to dress up for
the occasion!




On TOEFL Day, we will meet in front of
the Norman Hall Garage at 1pm and walk
you over to the Communicore at Shands.




Stay in touch with your classmates!
Sign up to be alumni of ELI online at
www.eli.ufl.edu. Click on Alumni, the


last word on the orange information
bar. Create a Username and Password.
Post a photo and make your profile. If
you would like to be available for
prospective students all over the world,
choose to be an Ambassador. Students
will be able to email you questions
about your experience at the ELI.
Don't worry, the students won't be able
to see your email address! If you want
to receive occasional updates from the
ELI, sign up for the newsletter. It's a
fun way to be a part of your alma
mater, UF English Language Institute.

For students going home after this
semester, please consider stopping in to
see Lia for a chat about contacts in
your home country. The ELI relies
heavily on positive word-of-mouth
advertising to tell other people about
us. If you are going home to school or
work, and you would like to have Lia
send some ELI brochures to you, your
school, friends, or colleagues go see her
in 310 NRN! If you can't make it to
see her, send email to lia@tufl.edu. or
fill out the form in the envelope on her
office door and leave it in the envelope
or her mailbox in the main office. You
are such a valuable resource to the ELI
since you can tell your friends and
colleagues all about us! Thank you!


On Thursday, December 13th, we will
be giving the CELT, our exit test,
during extended Reading/Writing Class
Hours. There will be no late exams
and no late students admitted to the
exams. All ELI students are required
to attend and take the test in order to
receive a certificate of completion from
the ELI. Please remember to be on
time. If you arrive late to the test, you
will not be permitted to take it, and you
will not receive a certificate of
completion from the ELI. The
schedule is as follows; sections refer to
Reading/Writing classes.
8:15am-10:30am:
Section 31 341BNRN
Section 40 311NRN
Section 41 313NRN
Section 50 .34' 'RN
Section 51 341ANRN
Section 60 341 NRN
Section 3 309NRN
3:00pm-5:10pm:
Section 10/20 311NRN
Section 30 341NRN
Section 1 341ANRN
Section 2* .34' -RN*
, r,--New Room and Time)

Part-timers not taking RW, please see
Scott in the ELI Main Office to receive
a test assignment.


T he Weekly Newsletter of
the English Language Institute
Volume 104, Issue 14
December 7, 2007


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This weekend, on Saturday, December
8t, we will be holding our End of
Semester Barbecue at the North
Entrance to Lake Wauburg. This
will be a chance for you to celebrate the
end of the semester and say good-bye
to your friends. You can canoe,
paddleboat, and kayak on this lake,
which is owned by the University of
Florida. Eat some of the best barbecue
chicken, cole slaw, and corn-on-the-
cob ever made. Play volleyball, frisbee,
football, and soccer. Listen to music
and enjoy the Florida sunshine! Don't
worry if it's cold out because we can eat
indoors.

This is a carpool trip. Please sign up on
the Activities Board by 5pm on
Thursday, December 6th; you need to
sign up even if you are driving your
own car so that we will be sure to
order enough food for everyone.
Lake Wauburg is about a 20-minute
drive from Norman Hall. We will meet
at the NRN Garage at 11am. You can
come back to Gainesville whenever
your car chooses, most probably
around 4pm. We have an indoor
pavilion, so will go even if it is raining.

There is no cost for this trip Entrance
to the lake, canoe rental, kayak rental,
and paddleboat rental are all free with
your UF ID. The barbecue will be
catered by Sonny's Pit Cooked
Barbecue, and it's free also! Bring your
UF ID with you. Also, be sure to bring
sunscreen. Most importantly, though,
bring an appetite for good food and
fun!


Q: Why are teachers really strict ith
punctuality?
A: It's not just teachers. It's cultural.
To Americans, being late is a sign of
disrespect, selfishness, and rudeness to
the people that you are forcing to wait
for you.

Q: Why doyou have the electoralsystem
instead of direct electingyourpresident?
A: Wow. You guys really do pay
attention! This is a question that a lot
of Americans are asking, too. The
main issue when our country was
created was one of faimess in the
division of the states. The current
electoral system allows for smaller
states (in population) to have a slightly
larger voice within the party system.
Each state gets a number of electors
equal to its representation in Congress.
The number is 2 Senators from each
state, and then Representatives based
on population. And then, in the
election, most of the states give ALL of
the electoral votes to the party that gets
even a simple majority.




Q: What's the between -to",
'"mst", and "ought to"?
A: The actual strength of the
requirement. When we use both "have
to" and "must", we are saying that
there is no choice in the matter. It's a
complete requirement. There is no
difference in strength between the two.
On the other hand, with "ought to"
and also with "should", we are saying
that there is an alternative; it is a strong

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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


suggestion, but it is not a requirement.
Parents, for example, when they want
their kids to do something, use the first
case and not the second one-they
don't want it to sound like there is any
choice in the matter.


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The following are ELI Birthdays for
the period December 7-January 18:

Students:
December 7: Yu-ciao Kuo
December 8: Isis Jaimez
December 10: Hyunjoo Kim
December 12: Hongseok Kim
December 12: Jean Francois Xavier
Ouedraogo
December 13: JavierJahen
December 13: Lucie Kadjo
December 19: Sang Yoon Lee
December 23: Jeong Cheol Bae
December 25: Yin-Wen Chen
December 30: Jeunghee Ahn
January 5: Erico Galvao
January 15: Rehab Al Sultan
January 16: Ricardo Morgado
January 17: Evelio Hernandez


Staff:
December 12:
December 26:
December 28:
December 29:


Zoe Witty
Chanelle Strammer
Illy Verdes
Katherine Rodriguez


Life is a series of problems. Do we
want to moan about them or solve
them?
M. Scott Peck




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