ELI weekly : the weekly newsletter of the English Language Institute
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00089998/00209
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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: August 5, 2011
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Highlights Commencement Exit Testing End of Semester Barbecue Manners T h e ELI Weekly Commencement Congratulations, everyone. It's been a long and tough semester, and you should all be proud of the excellent work you have done in all of your classes. This coming week is very busy with testing and end of semester activities, so please read this issue o f the ELI Weekly carefully to make sure you know about all of the things you need to do to wrap up the term. This will be the last issue of the Weekly for the Summer T erm, 20 1 1 The ELI Commencement Ceremony will be held in Room 1404 in the Health Profes sions Nursing and Pharmacy Building on F riday, August 1 2 th from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. All students and staff are welcome to attend. You are encouraged to invite your friends and relatives as well. Students will receive their grades and class photos after the ceremony. Everyone is encouraged to dress up for the occasion! Exit Test Schedule On Thursday, August 1 1 th we will be giving our exit test. There are no regular ELI classes on this day. There will be no late exams and no late students admi tted to the exams. All ELI students are required to attend and take the test in order to receive a semester certificate from the ELI. Please remember to be on time. If you arrive late to the test, you will not be permitted to take it, and you will not r eceive a certificate from the ELI. The schedule is as follows; sections refer to Reading/Writing classes. 8: 45 am 10 : 45 am: 219 NRN: RW 10 RW 15 and part time students not taking RW 260 NRN: RW 20, RW 21, RW 30 292 NRN: RW31, RW 32, RW 40 270 NRN: RW41, RW 42, RW 50 1 2:15pm 2:15 pm: 278 NRN: RW51, RW52, RW 60 288 NRN: RW1, RW 2 270 NRN: RW3, RW 4 The Weekend Trip This Saturday, August 6 th we are holding our End of Semester Barbecue at Ginnie Springs WHAT: Swim or tube in the crystal clear, bright blue waters of this Florida natural spring. Eat some delicious barbecue chicken, baked beans, corn on the cob, and coleslaw Play sports like volleyball and frisbee. Enjoy the amazing Florida sunshine! All at beautiful Ginnie Springs. This is also your chance to celebrate the end of the semester and say goodbye to friends. WHEN: Saturday, August 6 th We will meet at Norman Garage at 1 0:30am. You can come back to Gainesville whenever your car chooses to return, probably around 4 pm COST: Entrance into the park is $1 0 .00 plus tax for adults if you say that you are with the ELI and the barbecue is FREE and delicious! Tube rental is $6 plus tax and we can share tubes. You may also rent canoes. TRANSPORTATION: This is a carpool trip. Ginnie Springs is about a 45 minute drive from Gainesville. Even if you are going to drive your own car, y ou MUST SIGN UP on the Activities Board by 4pm Thursday, August 4 th so we can order food for you, and sign up any friends and famil y members that you are bringing. P lease meet us at Norman Hall on Saturday WHAT TO BRING: Wear your bathing suit and bring a towel!!! Also bring sunscreen. If you wan t to rent a tube or canoe you will also need an ID and credit card. Most importantly, bring an appetite for good food and fun! WHAT NOT TO BRING : No pets. Also, please remember that there is NO alcohol at ELI activities. The Weekly Newsletter of the English Language Institute Volume 115, Issue 12 August 5, 2011


Birthdays The following are ELI Birthdays for the period August 5 September 8 : Students: August 5: Jiyoung Hwang August 7: Byeongju Park August 10: Canan Kizilkaya August 13: Bayan Bawayan August 14: Mohammed Aldosari August 15: Jose Salas Velasquez August 15: Abdullatif Al Makwa August 15: Gustavo Gusmao de Carvalho August 16: Ahlam Alghamdei August 17: Azouf Bawayan August 17: Eid Al Hajri August 22: Ibraheem Alawadhi August 24: Rodrigo Ramalho Diniz August 27: Wei Ting Chen August 27: Moonkook Kang August 29: Jumanah Alluhaydan August 30: Mohammed Almutlaq August 31: Abdullah Alskate August 31: Ana Rivero Alonzo September 1: Te Hun Noh September 2: Marwa Bawareth September 5: Saad Aldosari September 6: Byung Ik Kim September 7: Su Fan Yang Sta ff: August 7: Jessica Salter August 10: Alexis Moore August 13: Steve Flocks August 13: Megan Forbes August 21: Kippy Jones August 28: Victoria Shelley Manners and Culture Q: My t eacher brings me the ELI Weekly today, Wednesday August 3 rd but the date in the Weekly is August 5 th Why is that? Why not put the release date on the Weekly? A: The actual release date varies from Monday to Wednesday, and distribution may be as late as Thursday, depending on various logistical factors and avail ability of information. Making the official document date on Friday allows for a point to begin reporting such things as birthdays and trips. Q: Why do Americans speak so fast? A her languages. However, when you are learning the language, it seems a lot faster. And, of course, your teachers often must use make sure that you understand. Q: Are private universities better than public universities? How can I know which one is best in graduate studies? A: It depends on what field you are studying. Many private universities have much larger endowments (reserve money usually donated by alumni or local community figures) than many public universities, which receive a lot of their money from the taxes paid to a state. For example, Harvard University, our oldest university in the US, has by far the largest endowment, and it is often considered a leader in prestigious fields like medicine and law. Public universities have the advantage of being lower in cos t than most private universities, and they often rank very high in a number of fields. In the 2010 US News and World Report rankings (considered one of the better tools for ranking colleges), the University of Florida comes in at number 47 nationally, a v ery high ranking. You can go to http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews .com/best colleges/national universities to look at individual rankings. Grammar Q examp A: Sure. which one is correct? what you want to say. The first case means that you have definitely finished reading the book. The second case means that you have spent some time on the reading recently, but you pr finished the book yet. Quote of the Week Wherever you go, go with all your heart. Confucius 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