Title: ELI weekly : the weekly newsletter of the English Language Institute
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Publication Date: March 7, 2008
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* Spring Break
* Midterm Picnic

The ELI Weekly

Spring Break
Relax! Enjoy!

Just in case you aren't already aware of
it, our Spring Break is next week. Since
we have no scheduled trip this week
and there is no major news, we thought
that this week we might let you know
that there are quite a few things that
you can do if you don't already have
plans. Even if you're staying here in
town, there is a good bit that you can
find right here in Gainesville.

If you do not yet have any plans for
Spring Break, we have some
suggestions for you! Within an easy
day's drive from Gainesville, you will
find Atlanta at one end and Miami at
the other, with Savannah, Jacksonville,
Cedar Key, Orlando, Tampa/St.
Petersburg, and many other interesting
places in between. There are a number
of good Internet resources to help you
locate last-minute hotel and flight
reservations, notably Travelocity,
Expedia, and Orbitz, found at
www.expedia.com, and
www.orbitz.com. And, if you really
want good bargains and are feeling
adventurous, then you can try out
Priceline bidding at www.priceline.com
or blind purchasing on Hotwire at
www.hotwire.com. If you're planning
on renting a car, then be sure to call all
of the companies in town to check on
the available rates.

If you are among those staying in
Gainesville, there are lots of things to
do, too! If you like museums, there are
the Harn Museum of Art and the
Florida Museum of Natural History,
both located on the southwest side of
campus. Each of these provides an
afternoon of cultural enjoyment. If you
like nature, check out the Devil's
Millhopper State Geological Site and
Kanapaha Botanical Gardens. And if
you like bicycling, there is the
Gainesville-Hawthome Rail Trail-15
miles of paved cycling trail that winds
through Paynes Prairie and beyond.
Also, you can try the Depot
Avenue/Waldo Road trail system.
Also, Paynes Prairie itself has some
really nice walking paths worth
checking out.

If you're traveling, do please remember
that missing any classes on the Friday
before Spring Break or the Monday
after do count toward total absences.

Check out some of the web links below
for some information about traveling
or things to do here in Gainesville.


I The Ne

Next week, on Saturday, March 15th,
our next trip will be The Midterm
Picnic at Yulee Pit. This will be a
fun day in the sun to welcome the new
B-Term ELI students. All ELI
students, staff, and friends are invited
to join us. There will be sports, games,
and lot of fun. There will also be lots
of great food!

The picnic will be at 11:30am. If it is
: i,;i, call 392-3354, x230 after 10am
to see if the picnic has been moved. C-
Term students, please sign up early
(before break) on the Activities
Board by 4pm on Thursday, March
6t, so we know how much food to

Wear tennis shoes and sunblock.

Everyone is welcome!

* Birthdays
* Manners

She Weekly Newsletter o
the English Language Institute
Volume 105, Issue 9
March 7, 2008


v Time Change: Remember to set
your clocks 1 hour FORWARD
on Saturday night, March 8th. The
time changes officially at 2am on
Sunday, March 9th for Daylight
Savings Time
r Spring Break: There will be no
ELI classes during the week of
March 10th to 14th. Regular classes
will resume on March 17th. Please
remember that Friday, March
9h andMonday, March 17h are
regular class days.
r 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 rather than going
directly to the administrator. This
allows for time to prepare and have
an adequate amount of time to
discuss whatever issues may be
> 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
bring it!

The following are ELI birthdays from
March 7-20:

March 7: Loai Alkhattabi
March 7: Gabriela Barboza
March 8: ElifTopsakal
March 13: Khalid Almojel
March 14: Musa Arslan
March 14: Jetzabel Gross
March 16: Germain Mavah
March 17: B. .1.11_-. ..i-1 Kim

March 17: MelinaJimenez

Happy Birthday, one and all!

Q: Why do many girl and guys in the US
wear a lot of earrings?

A: Fashion.

Q: Why doesn't the ELI increase the number
of classrooms?

A: You might as well ask that of every
single unit on campus. This is one of
the problems of most every university
in the country...where do we put
everybody? The ELI is just one unit in
a very large system in a very large
university; we have 7 rooms assigned to
us that we control directly (actually, this
is more than some units that are larger
than we are!), and we have to depend
on the College of Education and the
university administration to find us
rooms when we need more.

UFI English Language Institute

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

Q: Why is the American accent
between black and white people?

A: First, we have to say that the
following is a huge generalization. Just
as in any society, there are all kinds of
differences, and our African-American
community is no exception. Not
everyone uses the language the same
way, of course. Nevertheless, it's
true-there are some differences
sometimes. There are a lot of historical
forces that shape language in general.
It's a gross oversimplification to sum
up history in a paragraph, but that's
what we have to work with here. In
the case of the US, we had a system of
slavery for the first 250 years or so of
our 41 11 year existence. Even after
slavery ended, we had an enormously
difficult time integrating our society.
With that much separation between
people in almost any situation, language
differences are pretty natural. Family
and social separation still does
continue, and there is a very distinct
tendency to work to preserve minority
culture, so some language differences
will most likely continue.

Don't reserve your best behavior for
special occasions. You can't have two
sets of manners, two social codes one
for those you admire and want to
impress, another for those whom you
consider unimportant. You must be the
same to all people.
Lillian Eichler Watson

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