Title: ELI weekly : the weekly newsletter of the English Language Institute
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Title: ELI weekly : the weekly newsletter of the English Language Institute
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Language: English
Creator: English Language Institute, University of Florida
Publisher: English Language Institute
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: February 12, 2010
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* Outlet Mall Shopping
* Notes from the Office

The FJ I Weekly

P R 0 M E Outlet Mall
OUTLETS ShoppinFun

We are going outlet mall shopping in
Orlando! Shop for name brand items
at a discounted price! There are 150
stores to choose from, including:

Saks 5th Ave. Off 5th
Victoria's Secret
Tommy Hilfiger
The North Face
Ralph Lauren

When: Saturday, February 13th. Meet
at Norman Hall garage at 9:30am and
we will go from there. This is a van
trip, and we have had so much
interest already that we have opened
up a third van. If you want to go, you
may pay .20 in the CIP Office on
Wednesday, February 10 between
9:30-1:30. (Cash only, exact change,

We will be back in Gainesville around

Bring: Money for shopping and food

r Class Attendance-Remember,
your attendance is very, very
important. Your teachers are
taking note of both your absences
and your tardies in every class
every day.
> Student Mailbox-Don't forget
to check the student mailbox in
the main office from time to
time. There is mail for some
returning students already.
> ELI T-Shirts--Don't forget,
everyone (students, teachers, and
staff alike!), we are selling ELI T-
Shirts for only $10 (exact change
only). To purchase yours, just see
Sonja in the main office any day
before 1:30pm. Get yours today!

Next weekend, on Saturday, February
20th, we will be going to Paynes
Prairie. Details about the party will
be on the Activities Board and in next
week's Weekly.

The following are ELI Birthdays for
the week of February 12-18:

February 12: Mohammad Safar
February 15: Ana Correa
February 16: Bader Alsafar
February 16: Belinda Luquis

February 15: Charlotte Haselden
February 18: Lindsey Sarvis

Happy Birthday, one and all!

Q: Why are Americanpeople so quiet allof
the time?

A: Depends on your perspective.
For people from some cultures, such
as the Latino or Arab cultures, we are
relatively quiet. For people of other
cultures, such as Chinese, Japanese, or
Korean, we talk quite a bit.

Q: Should I say, 'Excuse me" or "Pardon
me" ifpeople are blocking my way?

A: Both are perfectly acceptable.

* Birthdays
* Manners

I he Weekly Newsletter o
the English Language Institute
Volume 111, Issue 4
February 12, 2010

Highlights I

Q: When someone invites you to an
American house what is the best way to be
poite with the hosts?

A: By showing up on time. Unlike
many other cultures, when we give a
time for you to come to our house,
that is actually the time that we expect
you. Also, you may take a small gift,
such as chocolate, flowers, or (only if
you know your hosts drink alcohol)
wine. This part is not required,
however. It's appreciated, but not

Q: Canyou tellme how to greetpeople in a
group of ages in the US?

A: '"i."

We don't make age distinctions in
English the way that some languages

Q: What is the between "ought
to", "should", and "must"?

A: There is no difference in meaning
between "ought to" and "should" in a
positive statement. "Ought to" isn't
used much in negative statements or
questions, and it's not used in formal
writing. Both of them mean that
something is advisable, but you have a
choice. I.. r" means that you don't
have a choice.

Q: Which is .:. ....: correct: 'Don't
you have some snacks?" or "Do you not have
some snacks?"

A: Neither one. In both cases, you
can, however, replace "some" with
"any". Then, they're both correct
grammatically. However, they're both
potentially a little rude in terms of the
manners. We only ask in a negative to
show that we have an expectation-
and it's normally not correct to
demonstrate that you expect someone
to actually feed you.

When you cannot get a compliment
any other way, pay yourself one.
--Mark Twain

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