The EIT Weekly
this is litter.
T he Weekly Newsletter of
the English Language Institute
Volume 107, Issue 14
December 5, 2008
Don't throw your cigarette butts (orANYTHING) on the ground!
Folks, the university is getting very, very
serious about smoking areas and litter.
They are targeting smoking areas in a new
campaign to enforce them in general and
to reduce the amount of litter thrown on
the ground around them.
Here at Norman Hall, the only officially
sanctioned smoking area is at the two
tables right under the tree at the edge of
the small parking lot on the north side of
the building, directly across from the
Credit Union. The two tables in the
middle of the parking lot are NOT a
University Police will be watching to make
sure that people do not throw their
cigarette butts on the ground any longer.
This is considered litter. People caught
throwing their litter on the ground will be
issued citations to appear in court, and the
fine for littering is $500. Don't risk it,
please. Be sure to carefully put out your
cigarettes and throw the butts in the trash
students admitted to the exams. All
ELI students are required to attend and
take the test in order to receive a certificate
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 from the ELI.
The schedule is as follows; sections refer
to Reading/Writing classes. If you are not
taking Reading/Writing, please come to
the ELI Main Office to receive your time.
Sections 10, 20, 30, 31, 32, 1, 2, 3
Sections 40, 41, 49, 50, 60, 4
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The TOEFL Exam is on Friday,
December 5th, at 2pm at the
Communicore at Shands. We will be
providing a walkover for you at 1pm.
Meet at the Norman Garage.
Congratulations, everyone. It's been a long
E t e -and tough semester, and you should all be
proud of the excellent work you have done
On Thursday, December 11th, we will be in all of your classes. This coming week is
giving the CELT, our exit test in the very busy with testing and end-of-semester
Norman Auditorium, Room 137. There activities, so please read this issue of the
are no regular ELI classes on this day. ELI Weekly carefully to make sure you
There will be no late exams and no late know about all of the things you need to
do to wrap up the term. This will be the
last issue of the Weekly for the Fall Term,
The ELI Commencement Ceremony will
be held at the Reitz Union Auditorium on
Friday, December 12th, from 10:00 a.m. to
12:00 noon. All students and staff are
welcome to attend. You are encouraged to
invite your friends and relatives as well.
Students will receive their grades and class
photos after the ceremony. Everyone is
encouraged to dress up for the occasion!
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This weekend, we are holding our End of
Semester Barbecue at Lake Wauburg. This
is a chance to celebrate the end of the
semester and say goodbye to friends. We
will go to the North Entrance of Lake
Wauburg Canoe, paddleboat, kayak and
swim on the lake owned by the University
of Florida. Eat some of the best barbecue
chicken, com-on-the-cob and coleslaw
ever made. Play volleyball, frisbee,
football, and soccer. Listen to music and
enjoy the Florida sunshine! Don't worry if
it is cold out. If we want we can eat inside
and stay warm!
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 6th. Meet at
Norman Garage at 1 am. You can come
back to Gainesville whenever your car
chooses to return, probably around 4pm.
* Exit Test
Because it is inside, we will have the BBQ
even if it is raining.
COST: Free!!! Entrance to the lake,
canoe rental, kayak rental, and paddleboat
rental are all free with your UF ID. The
barbecue (catered by Sonny's Pit Cooked
Barbecue) is free also!
TRANSPORTATION: This is a carpool
trip. Lake Wauburg is about a 20-minute
drive from Norman Hall. Sign up on the
Activities Board by 5pm Thursday,
WHAT TO BRING: Bring your UF ID.
Wear your bathing suit if it is warm
enough to swim!!! Also bring sunscreen.
Most importantly, bring an appetite for
good food and fun!!
December 14: Angelica Salcedo
December 16: QiangWang
December 19: LinaJeong
December 20: Juliana Marques
December 21: Andrea Gutierrez
December 21: Adin Ouedraogo
December 25: Yu-Chi Chang
December 26: Mohammed Eltaher
December 28: Wei-Ching Chang
January 1: Ahmed Al-Jumaili
January 1: Eiad Dahnim
January 1: Sangbum Kim
January 1: Ugurlu Koray
January 1: Mahamat Radjab
January 3: Hyejung Kim
December 12: Zoe Witty
Happy Birthday, one and all!
Bitdy Srm a
The following are ELI birthdays from
December 5-January 4:
December 7: Abdullah Al Ghamdi
December 7: Yu-Ciao Guo
December 9: Chang Geun Bae
December 13: Yujin Lee
Q: What's the
Between "take" and
A: Both are verbs of ... i in-,_ but the
main difference is that "take" specifically
means that you initiate the receiving.
Q: When can I use "and" at the beginning of a
A: Only when you're speaking or writing a
direct quotation. Otherwise, use a
conjunctive adverb such as "also".
Q: Why do Americans ignore grammar rules when
A: Nearly everyone does, to some extent.
This is how we create slang and idiom and
how language evolves over time.
Language is not a static, unchanging thing.
It lives because it's spoken by a nearly
infinite variety of people with a nearly
infinite variety of thoughts and ideas.
Think about it. When you speak in your
native language with your friends, does it
sound like the exact same language that
your grandparents or even your parents
use when they speak to their friends?
Man invented language to satisfy his deep need
UF 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