* Exit Testing
* End-of-Semester Barbecue
The ELI Weekly
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the English Language Institute
Volume 113 Issue 13
December 3, 2010
Can you believe it's already here?
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 bus\ \ ithl
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
Fall Term, 2010.
The ELI Commencement Ceremony
will be held Room 1404 HPNP on
Friday, December 10th, from 10:00
a.m. 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
On Thursday, December 9', we will
be giving the CELT, 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
certificate from the ELI. Please 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
9:30 to 11:30
219 Norman Hall: RW31, RW32
260 Norman Hall: RW40, RW41
270 Norman Hall: RW42, RW51, RW1
278 Norman Hall: RW2, RW3, RW4
292 Norman Hall: RW5, RW50, RW60
1:00 to 3:00
313 Norman Hall: all PT students not
311 Norman Hall: RW30
309 Norman Hall: RW10
340 Norman Hall: RW20
To the ELI Soccer team for taking a
second place finish in the North
Florida Soccer Tournament!
Thanks to the ELI student players and
the LA coaches! Everybody did a
This Saturday, December 4th, we are
holding our End of Semester
Barbecue at Lake Wauburg!
What: A chance to celebrate the end
of the semester with your classmates,
friends, family and language
assistants at Lake Wauburg North.
Enjoy barbecue chicken and sides
from Sonny's Barbecue restaurant.
After eating, have fun canoeing,
playing soccer, volleyball and other
games. This is the last weekend
activity this semester, so don't miss it!
Who: All ELI students, family,
friends and staff are invited. Just sign
up on the Activities Board before
5pm on Thursday December 2nd, so
we know how much food to order.
Where: Lake Wauburg North
When: Saturday December 4h.
Meet at 11:30 at Norman Garage so
we can carpool to Lake Wauburg.
Since the barbecue is inside, don't
worry if it is cold or rainy.
The following are ELI Birthdays for
the period December 2-31:
December 4: Suleyman Billor
December 5: Ronald Cademus
December 7: Yu Ciao Kuo
December 16: Giselle Mendt
December 17: Sowailem AlSolwailem
December 17: Noor AlBrag
December 18: Kimberly Ordaz
December 21: Sultan AlMarri
December 21: Miguel Gutierrez
December 22: Reginald Toussaint
December 24: Maram AlGhamdi
December 24: Abdulaziz Althobaiti
December 24: Haneul Jo
December 27: Yazeed Almofareh
December 7: Angie King
December 12: Zoe Witty
December 21: Justine McConville
Q: What's the difference between
"take" and "get"?
A: Both are verbs of receiving, but
the main difference is that "take"
specifically means that you initiate the
Q: When can I use "and" at the
beginning ofa paragraph?
A: Only when you're speaking or
writing a direct quotation. Otherwise,
use a conjunctive adverb such as
Q: Why do Americans ignore
grammar rules when speaking?
A: Nearly everyone does, to some
extent. This is how we create slang
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and idiom and how language evolves
over time. Language is not a static,
unchanging thing. It lives because it's
spoken by a nearly infinite variety of
people with a nearly infinite variety of
thoughts and ideas. Think about it.
When you speak in your native
language with your friends, does it
sound like the exact same language
that your grandparents or even your
parents use when they speak to their
Man invented language to satisfy his
deep need to complain.