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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: June 10, 2011
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Highlights Lake Wauburg Notes from the Office Birthdays Manners T h e ELI Weekly Lake Wauburg! Fun in the S un! WHAT : Join us for an enjoyable day at the North Entrance of the canoeing, kayaking, hiking, and playing sports with the ELI!! Bring your friends and a picnic lunch, and WHEN : Saturday, June 11th. Meet at Norman Garage at 10:00 AM. We will return to Norman probably around 2 PM. TRANSPORTATION : This is a carpool trip. Lake Wauburg is about a 15 minute drive from Norman Hall. Sign up on the Activities Board by 5 PM Thursday, June 9th COST : Free! Entrance to the lake, canoe rental and kayak rental are all free with your UF ID WHAT TO BRING : Bring your UF ID. If you want to sw im, wear or bring your bathing suit. Also bring a picnic lunch and sunscreen! Notes from the Office Summer Break and I 20s If you plan to leave the US at all during the break even on a cruise or a day trip to Canada or Mexico please remember to come to the office to have your I 20 signed so that back into the country! Student Mailbox C heck the student mailbox in the main office from time to time. The mail is starting to pile up in there! Note from Emily If you received a note from Emily about your immunizations, you need to read it and follow its directions TODAY. If you have any questions, please ask Emily. Her office is Norman 316. Summer Weather Safety no t all of our students are aware of our unique weather problems in Central Florida. One hazard that you should watch out for is lightning We have more thunderstorms in the summertime here in Florida than there are in a year in any place else in the world so lightning here is a serious danger. Whenever there is a thunderstorm threatening, you should go inside as soon as possible. A car is also a safe place. DO NOT stand under a tree or near anything that might be the tallest thing in the area or use a metal tipped umbrella, as that is exactly where lighting is most likely to hit. Another thing that you should much less likely than thunderstorms!) is hurricanes You can go to http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ to keep apprised of hurricane activity, and they also have some excellent preparation and planning tips in their left hand navigation menu. Also, of course, if there is any hurricane threatening Gainesville, we here at the ELI will keep you informed and make sure you know what to do and where to go. The main thing about the NOAA website is that they have some excellent tips about early preparation! The Next Trip There is no ELI trip scheduled this week, as we are coming up on our Midterm Week and then it is the start of our Summer Break.. On Saturday, July 3 rd we will be having the Midterm Picnic Details will be on The Weekly Newsletter of the English Language Institute Volume 118, Issue 5 June 10, 2011

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the Activities Board and in the Weekly after the break Daily Activities The following is our new afternoon activity schedule. Remember to check the Activities Board for any other changes. Day/Time Activity Location/Cost Monday 7 : 0 0 PM Pool and Bowling ( C.J. ) Meet in the Reitz Union Game Room. Bring money for games. Tuesday 7:00 PM Soccer ( Noah ) Normal Field Free Wednesday 7:00 PM Coffee Talk ( Sandra ) on Archer Rd. Free Bring money for coffee and food if you like. Thursday 7:00 PM Mochi ( Becky ) Mochi on Archer Rd. Free Bring money for a drink if you like. Friday 7:00 PM Volleyball ( Joanna ) Volleyball courts at Lexington Crossing Free Birthdays The following are ELI Birthdays for the week of June 10 16 : Students: June 10 : Thamer Ahmed Almugrin June 11 : Hamoud Almatroudi June 15 : Abdulgader Bayazid June 16: Farhan Alshammari Staff: None this week! Manners and Culture Q: When somebody invites me for the first time to a party and I cannot attend this one, w hat is the suitable way to apologize to this person? Or I should accept the in vitation even if I can not attend? A: It depends on your relationship person, you can tell them the reason close, ice way to decline. Note: It is considered terribly impolite up. Q: Is it OK if I didn't give a tip to the pizza delivery man despite the fact that I paid the delivery fee? A: No. The delivery fee is something new t hat companies have started charging. The tip goes to the driver and is still customary. Grammar Q: transportation ? A: that requires a ticket. For personal modes some exceptions like bicycle, horse, and motorcycle. I am on the bus I am in my car. I am on my motorcycle. Quote of the Week Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. -Swami Sivananda 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