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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
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Language: English
Creator: English Language Institute, University of Florida
Publisher: English Language Institute
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: March 18, 2011
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Highlights Canoeing B Tern Countries Birthdays Manners T h e ELI Weekly Canoeing on the Santa Fe River Outdoor fun WHAT: The ELI is going canoeing on the Santa Fe River! We will rent canoes and float down the river for approximately 3 hours. Along the way we can see springs, as well as lots of birds and wildlife! WHEN: Saturday, March 19 th Meet at Norman Hall Garage at 10:00 AM. We will likely return to Gainesville around 4:00 PM. COST: The cost for renting a canoe for the trip wil l be $16 per person. (Bring cash.) WHAT TO BRING: Money to rent a canoe. Also, y ou should wear a bathing suit and shoes that can get wet. Bring a picnic lunch and water!!! We will bring our lunch with us and eat at some point on the river. Do not brin g any valuables that could get lost in the river. If you bring a camera, be sure to towel! Next Weekend Next weekend, on Saturday, March 26 th we will be holding our second Volunteer Day of the semester More details will be on the Activities Board and in next week's Weekly Student Voices Deadline ELI Student Voices time, everyone! Steve wants us to let you know that the deadline for submissions for this seme ster will be on Friday, April 8 th You can send your submissions directly to Steve at sflocks@ufl.edu what you can come up with! Class Photo The ELI Class picture for Spring, 201 1 will be taken at the front of Tigert Hall on SW 13 th Street on Tuesday, March 22 nd at 1: 50 pm. We will walk over together from Norman Hall at 1:35 from L/S Classes or LA hours. For classes not in Norman Hall, please gauge your time to arrive at Tigert Hall by 1: 50 For any and all students not taking Listening/Spe aking classes, as well as all other teachers, LAs, and any other ELI personnel who wants to participate, we very much would like to encourage you to come and join us for the picture B Term Countries The following are the countries and places represented by our students in our new B Term: Angola Bolivia Brazil China Colombia Italy Korea Kuwait Panama Qatar Saudi Arabia Switzerland Thailand Turkey Venezuela Welcome, new students! Birthdays The following are ELI birthdays from March 18 24 : Students: March 23: Ahmed Alotiaibi Staff: None this week! Happy Birthday, one and all! The Weekly Newsletter of the English Language Institute Volume 113, Issue 9 March 18, 2011

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Manners and Culture Q: I often see American flags in front of restaurants, classrooms, houses, buildings and so on. In my country, we hang our flag only on specific days. I wonder why American flags are always hanging outside? A: Just a simple cultural point for us. The flag is a very strong symbol of patriotism in the US, and it has been for most of our existence. Study the lyrics to our national ant hem find that the song is about seeing the flag in the middle of a battle. the State of Florida that requires that all state classrooms to have one! Grammar a metaphor? things, but the main difference is that a Q: I have been going to class since 3 days ago? never be paired. one of those that a lot of native speakers get wrong. It may be a case in wh ich the error eventually becomes the rule. Quote of the Week Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem to be more afraid of life than death. -James F. Byrnes 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