ELI weekly : the weekly newsletter of the English Language Institute
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00089998/00190
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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: March 4, 2011
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Highlights Spring Break Midterm Picnic Birthdays Manners T h e ELI 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 town, there is a good b it 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, Ced ar 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.travelo city.com, 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 o f 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 bicycl ing, there is the Gainesville Hawthorne 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 wo rth 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 thing s to do here in Gainesville. www.visitgainesville.com www.springbreak.com www.springbreaktravel.com www.daytonabeach.com www. visitflorida .com The Next Trip Our next weekend activity will be our Midterm Picnic, which is also our B Term Welcome Picnic on Saturday, March 12 th This will be a fun day in the sun to welcome the new ELI students! Since you will not be in classes with the new students, this is your opportunity to meet and welcome them to the ELI family! All ELI students, staff, and friends are invited. This will be a picnic at Yulee Pit. There will be sports, games and great conversation. WHEN: Saturday, March 12 at 11:30 WHERE: Broward Beach (Behind Broward and Yulee Halls, across 13th Street from the ELI). WHAT TO BRING: This activity is free. Wear tennis shoes and sun block. We will provide the food, so come hungry!! IMPORTANT: SPRING C STUDENTS NEED TO SIGN UP ON THE SIGN UP SHEET. Everyone is Welcome! The Weekly Newsletter of the English Language Institute Volume 11 3, Issue 8 March 4 201 1


Notes from the Office Spring Break : There will be no ELI cla sses during the week of March 7 th to 1 1 th Regular classes will resume on March 1 4 h Please remember that Friday, March 4 th and Monday, March 1 4 th are regular class days Appointments: Students, when you receive a note from the office asking you to make an appointment to see one of our adminstrators, or if you have a need to see someone, please go to our receptioninst, Gisele in the main office to make the appointment rather than goin g directly to the administrator. This allows for time to prepare and have an adequate amount of time to discuss whatever issues may be needed. Lost and Found: If you should lose something in the classrooms or elsewhere at the ELI, do come and check to se e 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! Birthdays The following are ELI birthdays from March 4 17 : Students: March 9: Nelson Blanco March 11: Abdulla Alqubaisi March 12: Fahad Shagloof March 12: Rafael Rivera March 14: Minsun Lee March 14: Mahmood Al Nadabi March 15: Marcelina Alvim Staff: Missed one last week February 25: Olga Moody March 6: Debbie Kellermann March 17: Melina Jimenez Happy Birthday, one and all! Manners and Culture Q: Why do Americans use so much plastic? A: Convenience and cost, mostly. Plastic is cheap and very versatile and the downside, though, and trying not to throw it away. Q: Why do many girls and guys in the US wear a lot of earrings? A: Fashion. Q: A: We used to have holidays for George day. These two are generally considered to be our greatest presidents. Both birthdays are in February, so the federal government decided that it was a good idea to make the Monday between them into a holiday to make a long weekend. Grammar Q: When do that there is almost none or that there is much less of something than would normally be expected. use it in front of a noun. You can say, Both are preferable in spoken English to statem ent. Quote of the Week Language is the dress of thought. Samuel Johnson