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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: April 1, 2011
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Highlights Rock Climbing Notes from the Office Birthdays Manners T h e ELI Weekly Rock Climbing at Lake Wauburg A day of fun in the sun! On Saturday, April 2 nd Come join the ELI as we climb the 53 foot wall at the Lake Wauburg South Shore. You do not want to climb? You can play horseshoes or soccer canoeing hiking, and a large area for having a picnic wit h your language assistants and friends! Meet at the Norman Garage at 11am. What to wear/bring : Wear closed toed shoes!! Bring water, sun block and a picnic lunch Cost: FREE. Bring your UF ID. Notes from the Office Library Fines and Infirmary Fees Since we're coming closer to the end of the semester, we just want to remind you that now is a good time to think about clearing up any fees and fines that you might have with the university. If there are any outstanding balances owed, we w on't be able to release any of your academic information or certificates to you and you will not be permitted to take the ELI TOEFL Travel and I 20s -you are planning to leave the country during the break between semesters and then retur n to the US, you must have your I 20 signed in the ELI Main Office (Room 315) in order to be allowed back into the country! Next Weekend Next Weekend, on Satu r day, April 9 th we will be going to the Santa Fe College Spring Arts Festival Details will be on the Activities Board and in Weekly Birthdays The following are ELI birthdays from April 1 7: Students: April 3: Badr Shumsaddin April 3: Adriana Tascon Lopez April 3: Tarfah Al Shammari April 4: Martina Scaletta Ap ril 6: Israa Albassri April 7: Absulrahman Alnasser Staff: None this week! Happy Birthday, one and all! Grammar Q: What is the most common exclamation for American s in each emotion? When do they say it? For example: Surpri se > Really? Shock > Oh, my God! Amaz ement > Wow! Ang er > Sh _ (You know) A: Your question is difficult to answer completely, mainly because there are so many variations, even regionally (and according to audience), as to how we express strong emotion. Those are all good, really, though that last one by itself is more commonly used for sudden pain or clumsiness, such as situations when you hit yourself on the finger with a hammer or you drop your glass of cola all over the white carpet and that one is very dependent on your audience something that most of us would say in front of our grandmother s, for example. your shock example, is considered to be possibly offensive to some people be careful about using that one, too! The Weekly Newsletter of the English Language Institute Volume 114, Issue 11 April 1, 2011

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This is a good time to mention that you might want to ask your Language Assistants in your Listening/Speaking classes about the Curse Words Activity, as well as about other idioms that we use when we want to express strong emotions! read a lot of was A: This is an unreal conditional. That an unreal present/future conditional, we use what is call ed the past verb but one, that looks exactly the same as the simple past. The exception same way no matter what the subject is, includi the same way. Manners and Culture Q: What are the traditional foods in the US? A: The US is made up of many different regions, each with its own foods and customs. Mainly, you will find that hamburgers are favorites around the country, and the formerly Southern specialty fried chicken is really popular, too. In the Northeast, seafood is ver y popular. In the South, heavy fried foods vegetables cooked in fat, and biscuits are the norm. In the Midwest, corn is probably the most ubiquitous beef and northern Mexican spices. And in the Pacific Northwest, Salmon is very popular. Generally, you will find that most Americans have bread and potatoes as their starches, but there are variations on that, too! Quote of the Week The easiest thing in the world to be is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don't let them put you in th at position. Leo Buscaglia 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