* Skate Station
* Notes from the Office
* Voices Deadline
The ELI Weekly
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T he Weekly Newsletter of
the English Language Institute
Volume 105, Issue 13
April 10, 2009
On Saturday, April 11th, join us to spend
the afternoon at Skate Station
Funworks! We will go and play miniature
golf, roller-skate, play arcade games, rock
climb, and more. There is plenty of food,
drinks and ice cream at the Cafe!
Meet at the Norman Hall garage at 12:00
PM. We will probably return around 4:00
PM, or whenever your group wants to.
COST: One attraction: $8
Two attractions: $12
Unlimited + Go-Kart: '^-
Bring about $5-7 for food/drinks.
TRANSPORTATION: This is a
carpool trip. You will need to sign up on
the activities board by Thursday April 9th
at 4pm. You can drive your own car and
bring family and friends (make sure you
sign up your family and friends on the
WHAT TO BRING:
-Wear comfortable clothes and shoes!!
-Have a great time!!
Next weekend, we will be holding our
End-of-Semester Barbecue! Details will
be on the Activities Board and in next
> 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. You will also 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.
The following are ELI birthdays from
None this week!
April 13: Chris Baker
Happy Birthday, one and all!
Gosh, it's this week, 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 this coming 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
Q: Which is better to call a teacher..
Mr/ \I .. name, teacher, orprofessor?
A: Here at the ELI, none of the above.
We use first names. If the teacher has no
doctorate, then Mr./ 1. Last name is
fine. Professor or Doctor Last name is
fine if they do have a doctorate.
"Teacher" is never, ever appropriate for
adults. That's what we use when we are
Q: What do Americans do after retirement?
A: Lots of different things. Some get
part time jobs just to keep busy, some
travel, some play a lot of golf, and some
rest. My parents went to Disney World
Q: Do I have to dress up when I go to a club?
A: Depends on the club. Ask somebody
who generally goes to the one you're
Q: When canyou use connectors between
A: Whenever you need to show the
connection between two ideas.
Connectors generally show addition,
contrast, cause/effect, or condition.
Q: What's the -
' between until and'til?
A: It's the same word, just shortened.
We use the short form usually in
conversation. We use the full word in
formal writing or formal speech.
I have failed many times, and that's why I
am a success.
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Phone: (352) 392-2070
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