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Title: ELI weekly : the weekly newsletter of the English Language Institute
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Creator: English Language Institute, University of Florida
Publisher: English Language Institute
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: June 19, 2009
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* Summer Break
* Notes from the Office


The FJ I Weekly


Summer Break
Staying in Florida? There's lots to do!


Next weekend, Saturday, June 21st,
marks the beginning of our Summer
Break

If you do not yet have any plans for
Summer Break, we have some
suggestions for you! Within an easy
day's drive from Gainesville, you will
find Atlanta at one end and Miami at
the other, with Savannah,
Jacksonville, Cedar Key, Orlando,
Tampa/St. Petersburg, and many
other interesting places in between.
There are a number of good Internet
resources to help you locate last-
minute hotel and flight reservations,
notably Travelocity, Expedia, and
Orbitz, found at
http://www.travelocty.com/,
http://www.expedia.com/, and
http://www.orbitz.com/. And, if you
really want good bargains and are
feeling adventurous, then you can try
out Priceline bidding at
http://www.priceline.com/. Ifyou're
planning on renting a car, then be
sure to call all of the companies in
town to check on the available rates.

If you would like advice on travel,
especially if you're going to Orlando
or staying here in the Southeast, then
please feel free to ask me about it
anytime. You may stop by my office


(Room 310) or e-mail me at
toddy33(@ufl.edu and I'll get back to
you as quickly as possible!

If you are among those staying in
Gainesville, there are lots of things to
do, too! If you like museums, there
are the Har Museum of Art and the
Florida Museum of Natural History,
both located on the southwest side of
campus. Each of these provides a
nice afternoon of cultural enjoyment.
If you like nature, check out the
Devil's Millhopper State Geological
Site and Kanapaha Botanical
Gardens. And if you like bicycling
there is the Gainesville-Hawthorne
Rail Trail -- 15 miles of paved cycling
trail that winds through Paynes Prairie
and beyond. Also, you can try the
Depot Avenue/Waldo Road trail
system.

Wherever you go and whatever you
choose to do, be careful and have a
great time!




Next week, during Summer Break,
the ELI Main Office will be closed on
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday,
June 22nd-24th. The office will reopen


for its normal schedule on Thursday,
June 25th.




On Thursday, July
2nd, we will be
holding our
Midterm Picnic.
This is also the
Welcome Picnic for the new B-Term
students. All ELI students, staff, and
friends are invited. This will be a
picnic across the street at Broward
Beach. There will be sports, games
and great conversation.

WHEN: Thursday, July 2nd at 5:30
pm, after classes are over. Check
www.cipupdates.blogspot.com for rain
plans.

Even though this is not a carpool
trip, you must sign up on the
activities board by 4:00 PM on
Thursday, June 1h so we know
how much food to order. Please
also sign up your family and
friends that you plan to bring!

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


* Birthdays
* Manners


I he Weekly Newsletter o
the English Language Institute
Volume 109, Issue 7
June 19, 2009


Highlights I










COST: This trip is completely
FREE!
WHAT TO BRING: Wear tennis
shoes and sunblock. We will provide
the food so come hungry!!





> Summer Break and I-20s
Summer break is only a week and a
half away! If you plan to leave the
US at al during the break-even on
a cruise or a day trip to Canada or
Mexico-please remember to come
to the office to have your 1-20 signed
so that you won't have trouble
getting back into the country!
> July 4th Holiday-The week
that we come back from break,
on Friday, July 3rd, there will be
no classes and the ELI Main
Office will be closed for the
Independence Day Holiday.





The following are ELI Birthdays for
the weeks ofJune 19-July 2:


Students:
June 24: Daniel Lorente Gomez
June 24: David Lorente Gomez
June 27: Abdulghadir Alamri
July 2: Michael Mendoza

Staff:
June 19: Emily Kirby
June 29: Valentina Komaniecka
Happy Birthday, one and all!




Q: How many varieties of race are there in
America?

A: There are lots of definitions.
Basically, most people tend to divide
it into Caucasian, Asian/Pacific
Islander, African-American, and
Hispanic/Latino (did you know that
the US has the 5th largest Spanish-
speaking population in the world?).
The census actually has 60 categories
for non-Hispanic and 60 categories
for Hispanic!

Q: What does "Cash back"mean when
using a debit card?


A: Since the debit card is actually
tapping into your checking account,
you can use it the same way you
would a check. You can write a check
for larger than the amount of your
purchase and get change. You can do
the same when you use your debit
card. This is handy when you might
need a few dollars in cash for
something later that you might not be
able to use your debit card for.




Q: GrammarQuestions: What is the
Sin using "Among" and
"Between"?

A: "Between" is for only two things
and "among" is for more than two
things.




Wise men talk because they have
something to say; fools, because they
have to say something.
--Plato


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Phone: (352) 392-2070
Fax: (352) 392-3744
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