ELI weekly : the weekly newsletter of the English Language Institute
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00089998/00207
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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 22, 2011
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Highlights Daytona Beach Student Voices Birthdays Manners T h e ELI Weekly Daytona Beach Fun in the sun Join us for a day of surf, sun, and sand at Daytona Beach. We will drive to the beach in the morning and spend the day sunning, swimming, and having fun! After the beach, we will stop at a restaurant to eat WHEN: Saturday, July 2 3 rd We will meet at Norman Garage at 8:30 AM. Our return time will depend on how long we want to spend at the beach. The will return probably to Gainesville will be 10:30 PM. TRANSPORTATION: This is a van trip so you must purchase a transportation pass fo r $20 from Nate in the CIP office on Monday, July 18 th or Tuesday July 20 th from 11 :30am 2:0 0pm. This is non refundable. Please bring exact change. COST: The cost of transportation is $20 for a seat in the van. Bring money for lunch and shopping (if you like). WHAT TO BRING: Bring lunch, snacks, your bathing suit, a change of clothes sunblock!! Student Voices Steve wants us to remind you that the deadline for the ELI Student Voices is coming up! This publication is a collection of works written by you our students. You may submit anything of your work that you wish; it will receive only minimal editing. Past submissions have included essays, poetry, creative stories, class projec ts, and other interesting works on a variety of topics. Please have all materials to Steve by Sunday, July 24 th Entries should be submitted electronically to his email at sflocks@ufl.edu. 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 won't be able to relea se any of your academic information or certificates to you Travel and I 20s : you are planning to leave the country during the break between semesters and then return to the US, you must have your I 20 signed in the ELI Main Office (Room 3 15) in order to be allowed back into the country! Birthdays The following are ELI birthdays from July 2 2 2 8 : Students: July 22: David Luzuriaga July 23: Amirah Farzan July 24: Abdulaziz Almalki July 25: Injung Shin July 26: Mubarak Alkatheeri July 26: Abdullah Fuhaid Alanazi July 27: Hyesoo Eo July 28: Abdullah Alsayegh July 28: Mohammed Salem Staff: None this week! Happy Birthday, one and all! The Next Trip There is no ELI trip scheduled for July 30, since your finals are starting. The n ext w eekend, on Satu r day, August 6 th The Weekly Newsletter of the English Language Institute Volume 1 15 Issue 10 July 22, 201 1


we will be holding our End of Semester Barbecue Details will be on Weekly Manners and Culture Q: What are the traditional foods in the US? 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 p opular, too. In the Northeast, seafood is very 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! 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 hamm er 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 cons idered to be possibly offensive to some people be careful about using that one, too! 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 o ther idioms that we use when we want to express strong emotions! was A: This is an unreal conditional. That c an unreal present/future conditional, we use what is called the past verb but one, that looks exactly the same as the simple past. The exception ch case we same way no matter what the subject is, the same way. 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 that 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