ELI weekly : the weekly newsletter of the English Language Institute
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00089998/00206
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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: July 15, 2011
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Highlights Volunteer Day Note from the Office Countries Represented Manners T h e ELI Weekly Volunteer Day Help others while helping yourself! This Saturday, July 16 th we will be holding our second Volunteer Day of the semester. This is your chance to help out the community while practicing your English in a real life environment. Below is a description of the volunteer activities going on this weekend. We will meet at different times. Students, language assistants, teachers, and staff will meet and head to the different sites. Please sign up on the Activities Board for your choice of activity by 4pm on Thursday, July 14 th There is no cost to volunt eer. Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers. You should bring water to each volunteering activity. Mill Creek Horse Farm : Help groom, pet, and feed retired horses from 8:15am 12pm. You will not be able to ride the horses. Meet at Norman Garage at 8:15am Ronald McDonald House: Bake cookies and brownies for families from 9: 30 am 12pm. Meet at Norman Garage at 9:30am St. Francis House : Prepare and serve lunch to the homeless people of Gainesville from 8 :45am 1pm. Meet at Norman Garage at 8:45am Emeritus : Play Wii and bowling, call Bingo, and talk with elderly people from 1:30pm 4pm. Meet at Norman Garage at 1:30pm Remember to sign up for the volunteer activity of your choice and arrive ON TIME at Norman Garage! If you have any questions about any of the activities, see Raquel in the CIP Office, Room 318. Have a great day, everyone! Notes from the Office Leases : I f your lease end s before August 12 and you need a place to stay, please see Emily (Room 316) as soon as possible to make hotel reservations. Birthdays The following are ELI birthdays from July 1 5 2 1 : Students: July 15: Sultan Alzahrani July 1 6 : Daniel Franco Rodriguez July 18: Jian wen Kuo July 18: Yu Chieh Liu July 19: Jin Young Kim July 2 0 : Candido Cornelio July 21: Mohammed Alghamdi Staff: July 17: Ben Popp July 19: Rebekah Walsh Happy Birthday, one and all! B Term Countries Italy, you were left out last week. Our apologie s The Next Trip Next weekend, on Saturday, July 2 3 rd we will be going to Daytona Beach This is a van trip Manners and Culture Q: Why do the American people wear flip flops a lot? question. People all over the US wear flip flops and other types of sandals as much as you will find that they do here in Gainesville and in weather fashion, and we have a lot of warm weather! The Weekly Newsletter of the English Language Institute Volume 122, Issue 9 July 15, 2011


Grammar A: Wow, interesting question. A phrasal verb is a verb that adds another word (or words), usually a preposition, that changes the meaning of the action meaning is very spec I was carrying him, physically, and I and I dropped him. In the second case, it means that I was transporting him, most likely in my car, and I drove him to his house and let him out of the car there looking for a shortcut to understanding The you try to isolate them. Each time you change the preposition, you change the meaning entirely basica lly, creating a new dictionary word. The only way to master phrasal verbs is to take notice of how they are used and practice, practice, practice, just like you would with any other new vocabulary. Here are s ome useful phrasal verbs: I need to make up the exam that I missed last week. Can I hand in my essay late? Put away your cell phones, please! I had to do my homework over because I had too many mistakes. Quote of the Week Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. Lucille Ball 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