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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: October 23, 2008
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* Manners
* Grammar


The EI Weekly


Picnic!
Join us and meet your new peers!


This Saturday, October 25th, our trip
is also a picnic! This will be fun day in
the sun to welcome the new ELI
students. All ELI students, staff, and
friends are invited. This will be a
picnic at Broward Beach. There will
be sports, games and great
conversation.

WHEN: Saturday, October 25th at
10:30 AM. If it is: inin call 392-
3354 extension 230 after 10:00 AM to
see if the picnic has been moved.
Even though this is not a carpool
trip, you must sign up on the
activities board by 4:00 PM on
Thursday, October23nm so we
know how much food to order.

WHERE: Behind Broward and
Yulee Halls (Across 13th Street from
the ELI).

COST: This trip is completely
FREE!

WHAT TO BRING: Wear tennis
shoes and sun-block. We will provide
the food so come hungry!!

Everyone is Welcome!


This week, we also have a Friday
activity! Come experience the
Homecoming Parade, a UF tradition!

Who: All Gator Fans!

What: A parade to celebrate
Homecoming! Homecoming is an
exciting time when students and
alumni come to Gainesville to show
their Gator pride! You can see floats
from different organizations within
the university, Albert and Alberta, the
UF marching band, the UF football
team, and much more!

When: Friday, October 24th. Meet at
the Norman Garage at 11am and we
will walk over! The parade begins at
12pm, but we must get a good spot!
Be sure to sign up by Thursday
October 23 at 4pm!

Where is the parade: University
Avenue...but don't forget to meet at
Norman Garage!

How Much: FREE!

What to Bring: Sunscreen, water,
folding chair (optional)


> Class Attendance-Remember,
your attendance is very, very
important. We have been asked
to remind you that every
tardies counts as 1 hour of
absence, and you are limited
in the number ofhours you
can miss. If you have any
questions about your attendance,
be sure to ask your teachers as
soon as possible.
> Lost and Found-Folks, if you
lose anything in the classrooms
or in the hallways of the ELI,
don't forget to check in the ELI
Main Office, Room 315, to see if
it has been turned in. We have a
box of found stuff that stays
pretty full.
> Student Mail-Please remember
to check from
time to time
to see if you
have any mail
from home or
from other
sources. The
student mailbox is a tray located
on the shelf immediately below
and on the right-hand side of the
teachers' mailboxes just inside the
door in the ELI Main Office.


* Picnic
* Parade


I he Weekly Newsletter o
the English Language Institute
Volume 107, Issue 9
October 24, 2008


Hihlghs












The Career Resource Center is
hosting Graduate and Professional
School Information Day from 10:00
a.m. 2:00 p.m., Oct. 22, 2008 in the
J. Wayne Reitz Student Union.
Representatives from more than 100
college and professional programs
attend GAP day each year. General
graduate program representatives
attend for each professional program,
and other specific program
representatives such as law, medicine
and engineering. Students can learn
about graduate school options,
financial assistance and post-
baccalaureate degree programs.




Next weekend, we will be getting
together to watch the UF vs. Georgia
Football Game! Details will be on the
Activities Board and in next week's
Weekly.




The following are ELI Birthdays for
the week of October 24-30:

Students:
October 25: Sirowan Kwankaew
Staff:
October 29: Sonia Siegel
October 30: Fiona Lama


Q: What's H. : ,., and why is it such a
popular holiday in the US?

A: It's actually a combination of
ancient Celtic and early Christian
traditions. In Europe, All Hallows
Eve (the night before All Saints'
Day-November 1 on the calendar)
was said to be a night when ghosts
and spirits would roam the earth;
people carved scary faces in
vegetables and left them out to scare
the spirits away. This tradition is
carried on in modem times with the
carved pumpkins. In the 20th century,
it became a popular holiday for
children. And, so many of us
remember fun at Halloween as kids
that it has gradually become a holiday
that adults enjoy as well!

Q: Why is the US a multicultural nation?

A: We've always been a nation of
immigrants. From the start of
American history, from the
standpoint of European colonization,
the American story is one of many
different people coming here for
many different reasons, including
freedom from religious persecution,
economic opportunity, and the sheer
adventure of starting something new.

Q: How do people in the US viit other
states other than y plane or car?

A: Well, those are the big ones.
There is also the Greyhound Bus


system, which is often the least
expensive option (though it can also
take the longest), and many of our
larger cities are also linked by Amtrak
train, particularly in the Northeastern
US.

Q: Why do some Americans not ike to say
their age?

A: Among taboo questions for us,
the questions that involve numerical
comparison are usually on the list.
We don't like to talk about money,
physical measurements, or even
things like our grades in school.


Q: What's the
and "whom"?


' between "who"


A: Technically, "who" is a subject
pronoun and "whom" is an object
pronoun. The problem is, we're
increasingly not using "whom" at all,
particularly in spoken English. The
only time it's absolutely required in
spoken English is if you put a
preposition first. And most people
don't even do that!




The best index to a person's character
is
(a) how he treats people who can't do
him any good, and
(b) how he treats people who can't
fight back.
--Abigail van Buren


IJF 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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