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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
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: English Language Institute, University of Florida
Publisher: English Language Institute
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: February 25, 2011
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Highlights Midterms Notes from the Office Birthdays Manners T h e ELI Weekly Midterms No trip this week, folks! This coming weekend, Saturday, February 26 th there is no scheduled ELI trip. We have this break from trips because many ELI classes will be having Midterm Exams next week, and we want to give you plenty of time to study. Our next trip will be on Saturday, March 12 th for The Midterm Picnic Details will be on the Weekly Bags and Backpacks Students, we want to remind y very important that you keep your bags and backpacks with you at all times hallways, the bathrooms, or even the classroom, even here on the third floor of Norman Hall. While the campus is certainly a relativ ely safe place, remember that everything is open, and one never knows who might be walking in and out and around the buildings. Teachers, this probably a good idea to make sure that you close and lock your offic es when Notes from the Office Student Mail There is quite a bit the smoke colored tray immediately to the right of the door to the ELI Main Office, Room 315. Be sure to check from time to time to see if you have anything in! Lost and found If you are missing any items, or if you find anything in the classroom that obviously belongs to someone, we do keep a lost and found box in the Main Office. 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. Many students are already having not sure of your absences, you should check with your teachers to make su limits. New Activities Schedule We have revised our afternoon activities schedule; remember always, though, to check the Activities Board for any changes! Activity Date Location Pool and Bowling CJ Monday 6: 30 p.m. Reitz Union Game Room, Ground Floor Bring UF ID and $5 $10 Karaoke at Lollicup Sarah Tuesday 6:00 p.m. Meet at Lollicup Coffee Talk Becky Wednesday 6 :00 p.m. Meet at the Starbucks on Archer Road Bring m oney for coffee Soccer Clay Thursday 7 :00 p.m Meet at Norman Field Free Fabulous Fun Fridays LAs TBA Something new and fun every Friday, Time TBA Check Activities Board for Details Birthdays The following are ELI Birthdays for the week of February 25 March 3 : Students: February 25: Suzana Boone February 27: Abdulrahman Alluhidan March 1: Ashwag Alqahtani March 1: Shahir Alruayni Staff: March 1: Horica Ionescu Happy Birthday, one and all! The Weekly Newsletter of the English Language Institute Volume 1 14 Issue 7 February 2 5 20 11

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Manners and Culture Q: When did Christopher Columbus find America? A: eement already a lot of people here. However, was in the year 1492. Q: What is the traditional food in the US? A: This country is so large and diverse with so many cultural backgrounds and traditions that there really is no one single American food. Sure, fast food was started here, but that is only about 60 years old. We do have lots of regional cuisines. There is a tradition of wonderful seafood dishes in the Northeast, for example. In the South, we have lots of dishes that have been handed down for generations; fried chicken is pretty much a southern invention. New Orleans, Texas, San Francisco, Chicago, and Ne w York are all famous for certain dishes that combine old and new and some international traditions. One thread that does seem pretty common in American (and in much European) cuisine is that we do seem to eat a lot of bread with our meals. Q: What shou ld you do if someone bothers you inside the class? A: Take the first available private opportunity to tell the teacher about it. Q: What is the polite action when you first meet people ? A: Shake hands, look them in the eye, Grammar say tell A: You say something or you say something to someone. You tell someone something. You can also tell the truth, tell a lie, or tell a story. active voice? A: In an active sentence, the subject performs the action in the verb, and the direct object receives the action of the verb. In a passive sentence, the subject receives the action of t he verb, and we may or may not know who performed follow the action, the n there will definitely be negative consequences. Quote of the Week Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not. -Oprah Winfrey 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