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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: June 4, 2010
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* Ichetucknee
* Notes from the Office


The EI Weekly


I he Weekly Newsletter o
the English Language Institute
Volume 112, Issue 4
June 4, 2010


Tubing on the Ichetucknee
Outdoor Fun


Take part in a unique Gainesville
summertime tradition!! Float down
the beautiful, crystal clear water of the
Ichetucknee River while you relax in
an inner tube. Enjoy the Florida
sunshine, the cool water and the
company of your ELI family!!

When: Saturday, June 5th. Meet at
NRN Garage 10:30am. Each car will
decide its own return time, probably
around 3:00pm. Sign up on the
activities board by 4pm, Thursday,
June 3rd.

Cost: The entrance fee is $5.00 for
each car. Also bring about $7 to rent
an inner tube.

What to Bring: Bring lunch, snacks,
or money for lunch, your bathing suit,
and sunscreen. Also, if you have a
camera or electronics such as a phone
you don't want to get wet, it's a good
idea to have them in a Ziploc bag.




> Summer Break and I-20s
Summer break is only two and a
half weeks away! If you plan to
leave the US at all 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!
> 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.




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, we will be headed to
Busch Gardens down in Tampa.
Details will be on the Activities Board
and in next week's Weekly.




The following are ELI Birthdays for
the week ofJune 4-10:


Students:
June 8: Butti Al Mehairbi
June 8: Abdulwahab Alghamdi
June 8: Ali Alsaggaf

Staff:
None this week!




Q: Other than scrambled, how can I order
my eggs in a restaurant?

A: Fried, sunny side up (not turned
and yolk unbroken and liquid); fried,
over easy (turned and lightly cooked
on the yolk side); fried, over medium;
fried, over hard; hard boiled; soft
boiled; poached (broken open and
cooked in a little bit of water); and
various types of omelets.

Q: Why is pubic transportation poor in
mostAmerican cities?

A: With the exception of the very
large cities in the Northeast and
Upper Midwest (which for the most
part have excellent transportation
systems), our cities are very young.
They didn't really grow to be large
until after the invention of the
automobile. And in some cities that
had streetcars at the turn of the 19th


* Birthdays
* Manners


Highlights I









into the 20th century, it was actually
cheaper to build roads than to
maintain the streetcars at that time.
So, our cities grew up around the use
of the automobile, and the vast
distances were easiest to cross by
superhighway once that was
established. Now, we are discovering
the need to change the system!

Q: Are there class distinctions in American
society?

A: Sure. They're based mainly on
socioeconomic status and personal
achievement, though, and not by
birth. We place a very high value on
the identity of the individual-it's
more about what you've done than
where you came from. Money and
material and professional success


stratify us, but we also have a very,
very large middle class.

Q: Is the rumor true thatAmerican girls
don't ike foreign guys?

A: I don't know for sure from
personal experience. I'm an
American guy, so I can't quite put
myself in either shoe. I can tell you,
though, that over the 14 years I've
been here at the ELI, I have seen
American guys dating female ELI
students, I have seen American girls
dating male ELI students, and I've
even seen a couple of examples of
American guys dating male ELI
students and one example of an
American girl and a female ELI
student dating. All of this is in
addition to the many ELI students


I've seen dating each other! So, I'd
say from observation alone that it's
just a rumor, or at least an incorrect
overgeneralization.




Q: Which is correct: ii ?'d aprecate itf
you'd...." or ii I'd preciate ifyou'd..."?

A: it.




I'd rather be a failure at something I
love than a success at something I
hate.
--George Bums


Sfl English Language Institute
SI UNIVERSITY of FLORIDA
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315 Norman Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-7051, USA
Phone: (352) 392-2070
Fax: (352) 392-3744
Email: StudyEnglish@eli.ufl.edu
Webpage: www.eli.ufl.edu




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