Title: ELI weekly : the weekly newsletter of the English Language Institute
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Title: ELI weekly : the weekly newsletter of the English Language Institute
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Language: English
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Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: April 4, 2008
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* Spring Arts Festival
* TOEFL Prep!

The ELI Weekly

T he Weekly Newsletter of
the English Language Institute
Volume 105, Issue 12
April 13, 2007

Downtown Spring Arts Festival
Come do some fun shopping and looking!

This coming Saturday, April 5th, we will
be staying here in Gainesville for the 39th
Annual Downtown Spring Arts

The Spring Arts Festival is the oldest
annual arts festival tradition in North
Central Florida. The festival will have
singing, dancing (from around the
world!), art, and jewelry from the around
the United States. Often, the jewelry and
art aren't too expensive and they make
great souvenirs to send home! Don't
miss out on your chance to experience
this tradition and beautiful historic

If you would like to join the ELI, meet
at the Norman Garage at 11:30 am on
Saturday. We will take the bus since
downtown is close and parking is
difficult. The cost is FREE. You only
need money for what you would like to
buy. Sign up on the activities board by
4pm on Thursday, April 3rd if you would
like to go.

Be sure to wear comfortable walking

Join us; it's a fantastic day of browsing
and entertainment!

Students, the UF Libraries now have
online TOEFL Prep available to you
free of charge!

You an access the TOEFL Prep from
any of the UF computers, or you can do
it from home. Here is a step-by-step
guide to accessing it from home:

Go to uflib.ufl.edu
Click on the Remote Login tab
Sign in with your Gatorlink
On the UF Smathers Libraries
pulldown menu, click
Click Databases A-Z
Click Gale (Thompson Gale)
Scroll down to the third link
from the bottom and click
Testing & Education Reference
Click Test Preparation
Under the heading College
Credit, click Test of English as
a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
You are now on a page where
you can do exercises and peruse
several entire TOEFL prep

> 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.

Q: Some of my classmates don't use deodorant,
and it's kind of for me. Can I tell

A: No, but I can. Folks, if you come
from a culture that doesn't use
deodorant and anti-perspirant, that's
absolutely fine-we're not telling you
that you have to or that it's wrong in any
way. However, remember that you are

* Birthdays
* Manners

Highlights I

currently living in a culture that does use
it, and you are among many students
who also come from cultures that also
do. As the weather gets warmer, many
natural body smells are going to get
stronger-and our classrooms are pretty
small. For those of you not using
deodorant or anti-perspirant, it's likely
that you may be making things a bit
more difficult for some of your
classmates and teachers.

Q: Why do some students arrive late for class
all the time? Is this poite in their own country?

A: Well, I don't know for sure; you'd
have to ask them that. However, I can
certainly tell you that, unless it's an
extreme emergency, it's considered
terribly selfish and rude here!

The following are ELI birthdays from
April 4-10:

April 4: Bok Soon Kwon
April 4: Sebastian Vega Baez
April 5: Adoonka Kwankaew
April 5: SeyoungYoon
April 6: Thi Phan

None this week!

Happy Birthday, one and all!

Q: What's the origin of the term "Cloud 9"?

A: There are several possible origins
listed in various sources, but the most
common one seems to be that in the late
191 Century, a system was developed for
classifying clouds on a scale from 1-10.
The 9th one was the big, fluffy, white
cumulus cloud. From down here, they
look like big, soft, cushions. So, the
expression developed with the idea that

when you feel really good or
comfortable, you are on Cloud 9.

One more week, everyone! Steve wants
to let you know that the deadline for
Student Voices submissions is fast
approaching. We would like to have
everything in by this coming Friday,
April 11th. Submissions can include any
student work that you might like to see
in print. You can submit your entries
for the Voices to your teacher or you may
put them directly in Steve's mailbox in
the ELI Main Office (Room 315)
marked Flocks. Let's see what you can
come up with!

You may delay, but time will not.
Benjamin Franklin

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