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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: June 17, 2011
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Highlights Midterms Summer Break Manners Grammar T h e ELI Weekly Midterms & Summer Break Good luck on your exams! There is no scheduled ELI trip this weekend, as it is the beginning of our Summer Break! Meanwhile, this week, many classes will be hol d ing Midterm Exams. Good luck on your exams, everyone! Summer Break If you do not yet have any plans for Summer 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, Jac ksonville, Cedar Key, Orlando, Tampa/St. Petersburg, and many other interesting places in between. are lots of things to do, too! If you like museums, there are the Harn Museum of Art and the Florida Museum of Natu ral 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 bicycling, t here 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 worth ch ecking out. Remember to take sunscreen and water! 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. Reminder s from the Office Summer Break and I 20s Re member to come to the office to have your I 20 signed so that back into the country! Smoking Remember that there is no smoking ANYWHERE on the UF campus. Immunizations Remember to see Emily if you received a note about you r immunizations Norman 316. Bike Theft Warning Bicycles are a great way to get around Gainesville quickly. However, they are also very easy to steal. Bike theft is the number one crime on UF's campus. To protect your bike from theft, you should take the following precautions: 1. Park your bike in well lighted areas. 2. Lock up your bike when you park it. The best lock is a U lock. This kind of lock looks like a U and is very difficult to cut or break. Be sure to put the lock t hrough the bike's frame and wheel as well as the bike rack. If you just put the lock through the wheel and the rack, a thief can easily take the rest of your bike and leave the wheel only. 3. Register your bike with the University Police Department. If yo ur bike is stolen, this will help the police find it. Registering is a very quick and simple process. Just go to the UPD building on Museum Road and ask the officer at the front desk to help you register. 4. If your bike is stolen, call the UPD immediatel y. The faster you call them, the better the chance of them finding your bike. 5. For more information, go to the UPD website's page on bike theft prevention at http://www.police.ufl.edu/csd/csd_saf etytips_bikesecurity.asp The Weekly Newsletter of the English Language Institute Volume 119, Issue 6 June 17, 2011

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The Next Trip There is no ELI trip scheduled this week, since we are in 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 Activities Board and in the Weekly after the break Birthdays Th e following are ELI Birthdays for the week s of June 1 7 June 30 : Students: June 18: Cristian Martinez Veracierta June 19: Han Ah Cho June 20: Abdullah Fayadh Alanazi June 30: Ayodele Arotile Staff: June 19: Emily Kirby June 24: Laura McLeran June 26: Tom Ratican June 29: Valentina Komaniecka Manners and Culture Q: Why do Americans hold the door open for strangers? A: politeness thing and a big city vs. small town custom. Q: Why B less student sneezes? A: This is just generally what we say for a sneeze we also occasionally use customary for us to say it when anybody sneezes. To leave the sneeze unacknowledged is considered rude. Q : Do Americans like foreign students? A: In my experience, we do. 315 million or so people in the US but we are a pretty friendly bunch, and we do like to find out about other cultures. onvenience stores in the US ? A: Many of our towns and cities actually do seem to have more of them per capita, with less distance between them. Gainesville has a lot of suburbs where convenience stores are not built. Grammar Q: Which is correct: A: This is an interesting point that is terribly confusing for many foreign speakers. Basically, the first one is what we say and the second one is what we ph enomenon that occurs when our speech starts to run the sounds of common phrases together. After many years, decades or centuries of use, the reduction often actually becomes the written word. Q: Is there an easy way to learn irregular and phrasal verbs? one of those things like vocabulary in general that only comes with memorization and practice. Q: Can you end a sentence with a preposition? A: There is a rule that says you should end sentences with a preposit ion. However, this rule came English and can make sentences sound awkward. In everyday speaking, there's definitely no problem with putting them there. talk to. tell you to whom you can to. Quote of the Week Laughter is an instant vacation. Milton Berle 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