* Exit Testing
* End-of-Semester Barbecue
The FIT Weekly
Can you believe it's already here?
Congratulations, everyone. It's been a long
and tough semester, and you should all be
proud of the excellent work you have done
in all of your classes. This coming week is
very busy with testing and end-of-semester
activities, so please read this issue of the
ELI Weekly carefully to make sure you
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 Summer
The ELI Commencement Ceremony will
be held at the Health Professions, Nursing
& Pharmacy Auditorium (HPNP Room
14 '4) on Friday, August 7h, from 10:00
a.m. to 12:00 noon. For those of you
taking or who have taken the TOEFL, the
building is directly across from the
Communicore. 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!
On Thursday, August 6th, we will be giving
our exit test. 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 semester 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
Sections 20 and 1:
Sections 30, 31, and 2
Sections 40, 41, and 60
Sections 3 and 4
Part-time students not taking R/W must
check in with the main office to receive a
room assignment by Monday, August 3rd.
The writing portion of the test will be
given to all students in Reading/Writing
classes on Wednesday, August 5th. Part-
time students not taking R/W this
semester who may want to take R/W next
semester must take this portion of the
test. Please sign up with the main office
for this portion by Monday, August 311.
This Saturday, August 1t, we are holding
our End of Semester Barbecue at
WHAT: Food, soccer, swimming, tubing,
volleyball, and much more! All at beautiful
Ginnie Springs. Lunch will be catered by
Sonny's Barbecue and will be served
around 12:30 PM.
WHEN: Saturday, August 2nd. We will
meet at Norman Garage at 11:00 AM.
You can come back to Gainesville
whenever your car chooses to return,
probably around 4 PM.
COST: Entrance into the park is $12.00
plus tax for adults and $3 for children, and
the barbecue is FREE and delicious! Tube
rental is $6 plus tax and we can share
tubes. You may also rent canoes.
TRANSPORTATION: This is a
carpool trip. Ginnie Springs is about a 45-
minute drive from Gainesville. You MUST
SIGN UP on the Activities Board by 4 PM
Thursday, July 30h. Ifyou are drivingyour
own car-you must sign up on the activities board
so we can orderfoodJ,.j,. .'.' Aso. sign up any
friends and family members thatyou are bringing.
WHAT TO BRING: Wear your bathing
suit and bring a towel!!! Also bring
sunscreen. If you want to rent a tube or
canoe you will also need an ID and credit
card. Most importantly, bring an appetite
for good food and fun!
T he Weekly Newsletter of
the English Language Institute
Volume 106, Issue 12
July 31, 2009
Putting the chip back in the dip for more.
One can hope that you now understand
why that's rude without further
The TOEFL is this Friday at 2pm at the explanation.
Communicore at Shands. We will walk
over together. Meet at the NRN Garage at I ,, ,, _
1pm on Friday.
Q: What is the
Q: When should we say :" and when should we
say . "?
A: In most any situation when you're
talking in person, "hi" is more appropriate.
"Hello" is usually relegated to answering
Q: Why don'tAmericans ty to discover more
about other cultures instead of developing such
A: That's a very good question. The only
answer I have is that, as with so many
habits that many of us consider negative,
it's easier to be complacent and ignorant.
Q: What is the action called "double dipping"
and why is it rude?
A: It refers to taking a chip, putting it in
the dip or the salsa, taking a bite, and then
A: "Thing" is a count noun (it can be
made plural) and "stuff" is a noncount
Q: What is the -between . "and
A: "People" is the plural of "person".
Many of you may ask, "What about
'persons'?" Well, that word exists, but it's
only used in official instructions and legal
documents. The usual plural is "people".
The following are ELI Birthdays for the
period July 31-August 31:
July 31: Mako Fukano
UFI English Language Institute
S 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
August 1: MiJang
August 3: K'- un.i -.. Choi
August 6: Mariana Vera
August 9: Anton Yudin
August 12: Min Su Kim
August 14 Musaied Al Mansouri
August 14: Hyeonkyeong Baek
August 15: LiJiang
August 15: Mohammed Aldarmaki
August 16: Ahmad Al Ghamdei
August 18: Mansour Alketbi
August 20: Deborah Regina
August 22: Abdulrahman Alajlan
August 28: Yeseul Kim
August 29: Minki Kim
August 30: Ilke Icyuz
August 31: SuJeongJi
July 31: Patti Moon
August 13: Steve Flocks
August 13: Megan Forbes
August 21: Rajani Manchukonda
Man invented language to satisfy his deep
need to complain.
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