The EIT Weekly
Join us for a holiday meal!
On Friday, November 21st at 6pm, we will
be holding The ELI International
Thanksgiving Potluck! This is a great
opportunity to celebrate an important
holiday in the US by joining with the ELI
family to give thanks and enjoy some
Thanksgiving in the US is a time to
gather with friends and family to give
thanks for all the good things in our
lives, enjoy each other's company, and
eat delicious food. The ELI celebrates
the holiday as an international potluck.
ELI staff, teachers, administrators, and
LA's will bring traditional Thanksgiving
Day food like turkey and . cranbeny
sauce, green bean casserole, pumpkin pie, and
Everyone should bring a traditional food
from their own country to share. You
should bring enough to feed 5 to 10
people. You should bring a serving
utensil for your dish, but there is no
need to bring plates, napkins, knives,
forks, spoons, cups, or drinks. Be sure
to bring a note card that says your name,
your country, the name of your dish, and
the major ingredients of your dish. For
example, you might write:
(Potatoes, Mills Butter)
We will meet at Broward Basement
(your LAs will give you a map). All
teachers, staff, administrators, language
assistants, and students who would like
to go should sign up on the Activities
Board by Wednesday, November 19th.
Please also sign up for what type of food
you will bring.
It's almost that time, 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 Wednesday, November
26th (the day before Thanksgiving
Break). 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, everyone!
On Thursday, December 11th, we will be
giving the CELT, our exit test in the
Norman Auditorium, Room 137.
There are no regular ELI classes on this
day. There will be no late exams and
no late students admitted to the
exams. All ELI students are required to
attend and take the test in order to
receive a certificate of completion from
the ELI. Please remember to be on
time. If you arrive late to the test, you
will not be permitted to take it, and you
will not receive a certificate of
completion from the ELI. The schedule
is as follows; sections refer to
Reading/Writing classes. If you are not
taking Reading/Wi i.- please come to
the ELI Main Office to receive your
Sections 10, 20, 30, 31, 32, 1, 2, 3
Sections 40, 41, 49, 50, 60, 4
The ELI's Institutional TOEFL will be
given on Friday, December 5th, at 2pm
in the Communicore at Shands. The
Registration Schedule for the TOEFL is
FULL-TIME ELI STUDENTS
Friday, November 21st, 1pm
Room 250 NRN
Friday, November 21st, 3:30pm
Room 250 NRN
T he Weekly Newsletter of
the English Language Institute
Volume 107, Issue 13
November 21, 2008
PART-TIME ELI Students and
Tuesday, December 2nd, 9:35am
Room 2337 NRN
Part timers, remember that you also
must sign up in the ELI Main Office
ASAP in order to have a space at
If you have a problem and cannot
register at your assigned time, please
come to the ELI Main Office BEFORE
WEDNESDAY, November 19th. to
receive a different registration time.
IMPORTANT NOTE #1 You
MUST be on time. If you arrive even
ONE MINUTE late, you will not be
permitted to register at the regular time.
You will have to register with the part-
time and non-students, and you will be
permitted to register only if there is
space. You :.'-also have to pay a late fee of
-' There ,.'- be no exceptions.
IMPORTANTNOTE #2: The
registration takes about an hour. No
one will be allowed to leave until it is
finished and we have matched your IDs
to your forms and we have taken them
all and counted them. Please do not
make any plans that may conflict with
IMPORTANT NOTE #3:
Everyone, bring A PICTURE ID AND
A NUMBER 2 PENCIL to registration.
We do not have enough pencils to give
each person one.
r Attendance and End of Term
remember how important it is to
attend all your classes even as the
term winds down. Take advantage
of the remaining time you have here
at the ELI to practice and study
English! We will also soon be
asking for your feedback on our
classes, so please be sure to be there
> 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.
Next weekend we will be off celebrating
the Thanksgiving Holiday. The
following weekend, on Saturday,
December 6t, we will be holding our
End-of-Semester Barbecue. Details
will be on the Activities Board and in the
next issue of The ELI Weekly.
The following are ELI birthdays from
November 21-December 4:
We inadvertently omitted two students
last week-Jiin Jong and Rafael Castillo.
Happy Birthday a little late, you two!
November 24: Ah Reum Baek
November 28: DeoksangJo
Happy Birthday, one and all!
IUF 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
Q: What's the between "must" and
A: There are actually lots of uses for
both words, but the most common use
for both of them is to talk about
obligation. lI.i r" means that there is
no choice-it's an absolute obligation.
"Should" means that the action is
advisable, but there is a choice.
Q: Do most Amercansgo to church on
Christmas Day? If not, what do they do?
A: That's a difficult generalization.
Christmas is a big holiday in the US, but
not everyone in the US is Christian.
And of the people who are, many do not
attend church regularly. Generally
speaking, people who celebrate
Christmas in the US spend time with
their families and loved ones on
Christmas Day if they can.
Q: What don't they have water to drink on
campus that doesn't cost money?
A: They do. That's what the water
fountains are for. You'll find at least one
on most floors of most buildings here
on campus and in most public buildings.
The greater danger for most of us lies
not in setting our aim too high and
falling short; but in setting our aim too
low, and achieving our mark.