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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: May 16, 2008
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* Lake Wauburg
* Countries


The ELI Weekly


T he Weekly Newsletter oJ
the English Language Institute
Volume 106, Issue 2
May 16, 2008


Fun in the Sun at Lake Wauburg
Ai MCome out and enjoy!

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Join us for an enjoyable day at the North
Entrance of the University's Lake
Wauburg! Have fun . it, ..;_i, 1: i il:!i,-,
hiking, and playing sports with your ELI
family!! Bring your friends and a picnic
lunch, and experience the beauty of
Florida's natural wonders.

WHEN: Saturday, May 17th. Meet at
Norman Garage at 11:30 AM. You can
come back to Gainesville whenever your
car chooses to return, probably around 3-4
PM.

COST: Free!!! Entrance to the lake,
canoe rental and kayak rental are all free
with your UF ID-so be sure to bring
your UF ID!

TRANSPORTATION: This is a
carpool trip. Lake Wauburg is about a 15-
minute drive from Norman Hall. Sign up
on the Activities Board by 4 PM Thursday,
May 15th.

WHAT TO BRING: Bring your UF ID,
a picnic lunch, and sunscreen!!!

Nots fro the Of6fi


semester is Friday, May 23d. We often
have quite a few students who are very
surprised to be pulled out of classes at
this particular time for this particular
reason. Don't be one of them!
> Class Attendance-Remember, your
attendance is very, very important.
Your teachers are taking note of both
your absences and your tardies in
every class every day.
> Student Mailbox-Don't forget to
check the student mailbox in the main
office from time to time. There is
mail for some returning students
already.




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.


Happy Birthday to one and all!




The following is a list of ELI Countries
represented by our students, listed by the
country or area you put down when you
signed in:


Bolivia
Brazil
Burkina Faso
China
Colombia
C6te d'Ivoire
Dominican Republic
France
Germany
Honduras
Iraq
Israel


Japan
Korea
Kuwait
Libya
Peru
Saudi Arabia
Taiwan
Thailand
Turkey
Ukraine
United States
Venezuela


Birthdays- Saner and Cul


The following are ELI birthdays from May
16-22:


Students:
> Immunizations-Don't forget; we May 22: Javier Salazar
must have proof of your
immunizations for you to be allowed Staff:
to attend classes. The deadline this None this week!


We could use some questions, everyone!
Teachers, it's a great idea to have students
write down a few as a small project; and
students, if you have anything that you
would like to ask about, don't be shy! Just
write down your questions and give them
to your teacher, or just walk into the ELI
Main Office, 315, and place it in my


* Birthdays
* Manners


Highlights I









mailbox-the teacher box marked
ALLEN. Meanwhile, recently, several
students have inquired about tipping rules.
So, we're running our traditional
beginning-of-the-semester column on
tipping:

When do you tip? Well, most often, you
tip for services received. The origin of the
word "tip" is something that is not 1(01",,
certain, but the most common story is that
it comes from the acronym To Insure
Prompt Service. There are many situations
where tipping is expected, but there are
some that you might think require tipping
that don't. The following is a pretty good
indicator--though not a totally exhaustive
list--of when and where and how much
you should tip:

Hairdressers and Nail Sculptors: 15 to
, I" .. of the total bill
Hotels: Bellhops, $1 per bag; $5 minimum
total; Concierge, $5 to $10 for special
services; Maids, for long stays, $1 per


person per night, at the end of stay; Room
Service, 15% of total-sometimes this
amount or even more is already added in
bill (check!)
Parking: Valet parking at a hotel or
restaurant, $2. Note that many people
now tip both dropping off and picking up.
Pizza Delivery: $1 per pizza
Restaurants: 15 to 2 I" .. of the total bill;
more if the service was particularly
memorable or if you have many special
requests which are promptly and cheerfully
honored. Tipping in restaurants is
particularly important here in the US;
servers in restaurants have a minimum
wage of only 2 3 an hour-less than
41," .. of the national minimum wage.
Taxis: $1 minimum, 15% on fares over $8.
Drivers in large cities expect 2' I" ..

Additionally, in some places, there will be
people who help you outside with your
purchases (as in the grocery store). With a
particularly helpful person or a particularly
large order, you may offer a tip of a dollar


or two--but if you see a sign inside the
store (once again, as in many grocery
stores), that employees are not allowed to
accept tips, don't offer. Another note to
remember about tipping is that when you
are part of a large party in a restaurant and
you are splitting the bill, make sure that
you calculate and include the tip in the
amount you contribute to the total amount
paid; this is a common error which often
shortchanges the service person. Some
restaurants nowadays automatically include
a 15-2 1" .. gratuity in the bill for large
groups.




The good neighbor looks beyond the
external accidents and discerns those inner
qualities that make all men human and,
therefore, brothers.

-Dr. Martin Luther KingJr


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Fax: (352) 392-3744
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