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Title: ELI weekly : the weekly newsletter of the English Language Institute
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Creator: English Language Institute, University of Florida
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Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: February 8, 2008
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* Flea Market
* Notes from the Office


The EI Weekly


1-75 Super Flea Market
Shop 'til you drop!


This Saturday, February 9th, we are
going to the 1-75 Super Flea Market in
Ocala!

Flea Markets are very popular in the
United States. At the 1-75 Super Flea
Market in Ocala, there are
approximately 1000 different vendors
selling stuff.. everything from music,
to vegetables, to jewelry. This will be
a great chance to buy some
inexpensive gifts for people, to see a
very interesting part of U.S. culture,
and to practice your English!

WHEN: Saturday, Februay 9th at 10:00
SI \ I at Norman Garage. We will
return to Gainesville around 3:00 PM.
Sign up on the activities board by 5:00
PM Thursday, February 7th.

COST: FREE! However, bring
money for anything you plan to buy
and for lunch. The amount of
money you should bring depends on
what you want to buy...most stuff at
flea markets is less expensive when
compared to regular stores.





Next weekend, we will be headed to
Walt Disney World in Orlando! We
will be putting up a sign up sheet for
people who would like to go to the


Trip office February 8th (the day
before the Flea Market) with an LA to
buy tickets for the Disney World trip
February 16th. Please note that we
MUST fill up the vans seats in order
to be able to go on the trip. Van seats
are convenient for students because
you do not have to pay for gas or
parking which will cost more than the
^27. 6, you pay for the van ticket.
Please be sure to sign up if you are
interested, as we will only be able to
take the first 12 people who sign up.
Details about the trip will be on the
Activities Board and in next week's
Week.





> Did you leave the country?-
Returning ELI Students: If you
left the United States between the
semesters Fall 2007 and Spring
2008 please bring your 1-94 to
Scott or Daire in the ELI Main
Office, Room 315, Norman Hall.
> ELI T-Shirts-Don't forget, we
have the ELI T-Shirts for sale in
the ELI main office, $10 each,
sizes S, M, L, X-L, 2X, cash only,
exact change, sold from 8:30am-
1:30pm.


The following is our Activities
Schedule for the semester. Please
note that it is subject to
change... check the Activities Board
regularly!

Activity Date Location/Cost

Meet at
Volleyball Monday Nomear
Kathy 4:30 p.m. Grae
Free

Meet at
Pool and Reitz Union Game
Tuesday
Bowling 4:30 p.m. Room
4:30 p.m.
Amy BnngUF-ID
and about $5

Kays Coffee
House
Coffee Talk House
Max and Wednesday (Behind Archer
Heather 7:00 p.m. Road Starbucks)
Bnng money for
coffee

Ultimate Thursday Meet at Norman
Fnsbee with 8:00 p.m. Field Free
Josh's UF
group
Josh

Gator Nights Fnday Meet at the Reitz
Jon and 6:00 p.m. Union
Jessica Informatlon Desk
Free
BnngUF-ID


* Birthdays
* Manners


I he Weekly Newsletter oJ
the English Language Institute
Volume 105, Issue 5
February 8, 2008


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The following are ELI Birthdays for
the week of February 8-14:

Students:
February 14: Nguyen Ha

Staff:
None this week, but we missed a
couple in January, as it turns
out...happy belated birthday to Sid
Gaddam and Joel Deacon!




Q: Why are there so manyfire incidents in
Gainesville? Almost every day, I see afire
truck with its siren on. Do Americans call
thefire trucks about things other than firs?

A: We don't really have any more
fires than most cities this size. The


thing is, Norman Hall sits right on
13th Street, and it's one of the main
routes that fire trucks take when
they're on their way to an emergency.
So, we hear and see more trucks than
we might if we were in another
location. And yes, an emergency
might be something other than an
actual fire. Sometimes the fire trucks
go to accidents to make sure there
isn't a fire, for example. They even
sometimes rescue kittens from trees!

Q: Why aren't taxes included in the price to
begin with?
A: Because we have different tax
rates in different places, and most of
our retailers are regional or national.
In Florida, for example, the tax rate
varies even by county. In Alachua
County, it's 6.25% (I think...it's hard
to keep track of sometimes!), but just
a couple of counties away in Duval
County, it's 7%. It's much easier to
add the tax in where it's different.


Q: What does "lac'k"mean-as in "a lack
ofsomething"?

A: It means absence or
quantify. "We have a lack of funding
this year to meet our goals," would
mean that we don't have enough
money. It can also be used as a verb,
meaning to have an absence ofor an
quantity of. "Your paragraph
lacks unity," would mean that you
don't have unity in your paragraph.




To be conscious that you are ignorant
is a great step to knowledge.
--Benjamin Disraeli


UF 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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