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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: March 27, 2009
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* Spring Arts Festival
* Notes from the Office


The ELI Weekly


T he Weekly Newsletter of
the English Language Institute
Volume 108, Issue 11
March 27, 2009


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


This coming Saturday, March 28th, we
will be staying here in Gainesville for the
40th Annual Downtown Spring Arts
Festival.

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! Last
year, over 128,000 people attended the
festival. Don't miss out on your chance
to experience this tradition and beautiful
historic Gainesville!

If you would like to join the ELI, meet
at the Norman Garage at 11:30 am on
Saturday. The cost is FREE. You only
need money for what you would like to
buy. This is a carpool trip, so please sign
up on the activities board by 4pm on
Thursday, March 26t, if you would like
to go.

Be sure to wear comfortable walking
shoes.

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


> 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 and you will
not be permitted to take the ELI
TOEFL.
> 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, on Saturday, April 4th,
we will be going to Historic St.
Augustine. We will be taking 2 vans and
can seat 12 people total. You will NOT
need to buy a van ticket at the TRiP
office. Because we are using vans,there
is a CIP Fee of $15.00, which you need
to pay to Sonja in the main office on


Thursday March 26 before 1:30pm.
You will need to pay in cash, exact
change only.

Details about the trip will be on the
Activities Board and in next week's
Week.




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

A: No, but I can. This often comes up
here at the ELI, especially as the weather
starts to get warmer and smells get
stronger. 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 currently living in
a culture that does use it, and you are
among a majority of 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,
and it would be much more polite if you
would please start wearing it.


* Birthdays
* Manners


Hihlghs










Q: Why do some students arive 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
March 27-April 2:


Students:
March 27:
March 27:
March 28:


Kathleen Marinelli
Yunhee Seo
Ae Ran Kim


Staff:
None this week!


Happy Birthday, one and all!


Q: What's the
"such as'?


' between "lke" and


A: Depending on which grammar book
you're reading, when we use "'ike"to
mean "such as" (in other words, to
introduce an example or series of
examples), it's either slang,
conversational, or informal. In other
words, it's incorrect grammar that a lot
of people use anyway. '7 enjoy many
American foods, likepiza and hamburgers "
is the way many of us would express
such an idea, but the correct way to say
it is '7 enjoy many American foods, such as
pizza and hamburgers."


FGr7amm7ar


Tif 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


Two more weeks, 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 Friday, April 10th.
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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