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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 8, 2011
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Highlights Farewell Arts Festival Birthdays Manners T h e ELI Weekly Santa Fe Arts Festival Arts and outdoors! This coming Saturday, April 9 th we will be staying here in Gainesville for the 42 nd Annual Santa Fe Spring Arts Festival The Spring Arts Festival is the oldest annual arts festival tradition in North Central Florida. The festival will have singing, dancing (from around the world!), art, and jewelry from the around the United States. Often, the jewelry and nsive and they make great souvenirs to send home! Last year, over 100,000 people attended the festival. to experience this tradition and beautiful historic Gainesville! If you would like to join the ELI, meet at the Norman Garage at 11: 0 0 am on Saturday. The cost is FREE You only need money for what you would like to buy. We will take the bus since downtown is so close and parking can be difficult. Please sign up on the Activities Board by 3pm Thursday if you would like to go. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes. enterta inment, and a great variety of food! 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 mi ght have with the university. If there are any outstanding balances owed we won't be able to release any of your academic inf ormation or certificates to you The Next Trip Can you believe that the end of the semester is almost upon us? Next weekend, we will be holding our End of Semester Barbecue! Details will be on the Activities Board and in Next Weekly. Birthdays The following are ELI birthdays from April 8 14 : Students: April 8 : Rodrigo Martin April 11 : Natalia Fuentes April 12 : Emily Siu Staff: April 12: Thomas Dolce Happy Birthday, one and all! Manners Q: Which is better to call a teacher... Mr /Mrs. name, teacher, or professor? A: Here at the ELI, none of the above. We use first names. If the teache r has no doctorate, then Mr./Ms Last name is here Professor or Doctor Last name is okay if the teacher do es have a not generall y usually use when we are small children. However, there are a few ELI teachers Q: What do Americans do after retirement? A: Lots of different things. Some get part time jobs just to keep busy, some travel, some play a lot of golf, and some rest. My own parents went to Disney World to live. Q: Do I have to dress up when I go to a club? The Weekly Newsletter of the English Language Institute Volume 114, Issue 12 April 8, 2011

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A: Depends on the club. Ask somebody who generally goes to the one in. Grammar Q: When can you use connectors between sentences? A: Whenever you need to show the connection between two ideas. Connectors generally show addition, contrast, cause/effect, or condition. Q: until and We use the short form usually in conversation. We use the full word in formal writing or formal speech. Interestingly, there is also a newer written form of that is becoming more acceptable: till Student V oices Deadline This is the last week everyone! Steve wants to let you know that the deadline for Student Voices submissions is fast approaching. We would like to have everything in by Friday, April 8 th Submissions can include any student work that you might like to see in print. You can submit your entries for the Voices to Steve at sflocks@ufl.edu. Let's see what you can come up with! Quote of the Week We change, whether we like it or not. Ralph Waldo Emerson 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