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Title: ELI weekly : the weekly newsletter of the English Language Institute
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Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: August 6, 2010
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* Commencement
* Exit Testing


* End-of-Semester Barbecue
* Manners


The ELI Weekly


Commencement
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
Term, 2010.

The ELI Commencement Ceremony will
be held here in Norman Hall in the
Auditorium on the first floor (Room 137)
on Friday, August 13th, from 10:00 am to
12:00 noon. 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 12th, 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
Reading/Writing classes.

8:30am-10:30am:
219 NRN: RW2, RW3, RW41
311 NRN: RW42
313 NRN: RW30
340 NRN: RW40

llam-lpm:
2321 NRN: RW20 and RW21
311 NRN: RW1
313 NRN: RW50
340 NRN: RW60 and part-time students not
taking RW




This Saturday, August 7th, we are holding
our End of Semester Barbecue at
Ginnie Springs!

WHAT: Food, soccer, swimming, tubing,
volleyball, and much more! All at beautiful
Ginnie Springs. Lunch will be catered by
Sonny's Barbecue.

WHEN: Saturday, August 7t. We will
meet at Norman Garage at 10:30am. You
can come back to Gainesville whenever
your car chooses to return, probably
around 4pm.

COST: Entrance into the park is $10.00
plus tax for adults, 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 4pm
Thursday, August 5th. Ifyou are driingyour
own car-you must sign up on the activities board
so we can order food j,,.'.'. Also, sign up anX
fiends and family members that you are brinin.
and please meet us at Norman Hall.

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!





Q: Why do Americans speak so fast?

A: We don't. Relatively .l. 1',i;n English
isn't nearly as fast as some other languages.
However, when you are learning the
language, it seems a lot faster. And, of
course, your teachers often must use
"teacher talk", that is, slower language, to
make sure that you understand.


T he Weekly Newsletter of
the English Language Institute
Volume 112, Issue 11
August6, 2010


Hihlghs









Q: Are private universities better than public
universities? How can I know which one is best in
graduate studies?

A: It depends on what field you are
studying. Many private universities have
much larger endowments (reserve
money-usually donated by alumni or
local community figures) than many public
universities, which receive a lot of their
money from the taxes paid to a state. For
example, Harvard University, our oldest
university in the US, has by far the largest
endowment, and it is often considered a
leader in prestigious fields like medicine
and law.

Public universities have the advantage of
being lower in cost than most private
universities, and they often rank very high
in a number of fields. In the 2010 US
News and World Report rankings
(considered one of the better tools for
ranking colleges), the University of Florida
comes in at number 47 nationally, a very
high ranking. You can go to

http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews
.com/best-colleges/national-universities
to look at individual rankings.


Grammar Birtdy


Q: I understand the use of 'get" as meaning
"obtain" or "receive" but can you give me an
example of when it means "become" or "change
into"?

A: Sure.
"It's getting late."
"I've been sick, but I'm getting better."
"The class gets more fluent every day."

Q: What's the between, '7 have read the
book," and, I 'have been reading the book," and
which one is correct?

A: They're both correct, depending on
what you want to say. The first case
means that you have definitely finished
reading the book. The second case means
that you have spent some time on the
reading recently, but you probably haven't
finished the book yet.


The following are ELI Birthdays for the
period August 6-31:

Students:
August 7: Samuel Toffoli
August 8: Isabel Andueza
August 11: Soyeon Shin
August 15: AbdullarifAl Makwa
August 17: AbdullatifAlsafour
August 21: Bader Alshehar
August 27: Juan Adrianza
August 30: Hana Bukhari

Staff:
August 7: Alexis Ellison
August 9: Adam McClure
August 13: Steve Flocks
August 13: Megan Forbes
August 28: Victoria Shelley




Man invented language to satisfy his deep
need to complain.
Lily Tomlin


IF I English Language Institute
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
Email: StudyEnglish@eli.ufl.edu
Webpage: www.eli.ufl.edu




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