Title: ELI weekly : the weekly newsletter of the English Language Institute
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Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: March 5, 2010
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* Spring Break
* Midterm Picnic

The FIT Weekly

Spring Break
Relax! Enjoy!

Just in case you aren't already aware of
it, our Spring Break is next week! Since
we have no scheduled trip this week
and there is no major news, we thought
that this week we might let you know
that there are quite a few things that
you can do if you don't already have
plans. Even if you're staying here in
town, there is a good bit that you can
find right here!

If you do not yet have any plans for
Spring 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
www.expedia.com, and
www.orbitz.com. And, if you really
want good bargains and are feeling
adventurous, then you can try out
Priceline bidding at www.priceline.com
or blind purchasing on Hotwire at
www.hotwire.com. If you'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 are among those staying in
Gainesville, there are lots of things to
do, too! If you like museums, there are
the Harn Museum of Art and the
Florida Museum of Natural History,
both located on the southwest side of
campus. Each of these provides an
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-Hawthome 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.
Also, Paynes Prairie itself has some
really nice walking paths worth
checking out.

If you're traveling, do please remember
that missing any classes on the Friday
before Spring Break or the Monday
after do count toward total absences.

Check out some of the web links below
for some information about traveling
or things to do here in Gainesville.


Our next weekend activity will be our
B-Term Welcome Picnic, on
Saturday, March 20th. Details will be on
the Activities Board and in the next

r Spring Break: There will be no
ELI classes during the week of
March 8th to 12th. Regular classes
will resume on March 15th. Please
remember that Friday, March
5h andMonday, March 15h are
regular class days.
r Spring Break Main Office
Hours: The ELI Main Office will
have reduced hours during Spring
Break, if you should need to come
in for anything. Monday, March
8h-Thursday, March 11th the office
will be open from 9am-3:30pm.
On Friday, March 12h, the office
will resume its regular schedule of
> Appointments: Students, when
you receive a note from the office
asking you to make an
appointment to see one of our
administrators, or if you have a
need to see someone, please go to

* Birthdays
* Manners

She Weekly Newsletter o
the English Language Institute
Volume 110, Issue 7
March 5, 2010


our receptionist, Gisele, in the
main office to make the
appointment rather than going
directly to the administrator. This
allows for time to prepare and have
an adequate amount of time to
discuss whatever issues may be
r Lost and Found: If you should
lose something in the classrooms
or elsewhere at the ELI, do come
and check to see if it has been
turned in in the Main Office,
Room 315. Also, if you find
something in the classrooms that
got left behind, this is the place to
bring it!

The following are ELI birthdays from
March 5-18:

March 5: Luciana Trujillo
March 5: Aimee Wolfish

Missed one last week-
March 3: Barbara Earp

March 6: Debbie Kellermann
March 6: Sonja Pealer
March 17: MelinaJimenez

Happy Birthday, one and all!

Q: Why do many girls and guys in the US
wear a lot of earrings?

A: Fashion.

Q: What is Presidents'Day?

A: It's a combined holiday, actually.
We used to have holidays for George
Washington's birthday and Abraham
Lincoln's birthday. These two are
generally considered to be our greatest
presidents. Both birthdays are in
February, so the federal govemment
decided that it was a good idea to make
the Monday between them into a
holiday to make a long weekend.

Q: What's the

A: "Almost" is an adverb. You cannot
use it in front of a noun. You can say,
"most students" or you can say, "all
students" or you can even say, "almost
all students". However, you cannot
ever say, "almost students".

Q: What's the .
"a lot of'?

' between "lots of'and

A: Very little, actually. "Lots of' is a
tiny bit less formal than "a lot of', but
it's a very minor distinction. Both are
preferable in spoken English to
"much" or "many" in a positive

Don't reserve your best behavior for
special occasions. You can't have two
sets of manners, two social codes one
for those you admire and want to
impress, another for those whom you
consider unimportant. You must be the
same to all people.
Lillian Eichler Watson

' between "most" and

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