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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: September 23, 2011
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Highlights Volunteer Day Crossing the Road Birthdays Manners T h e ELI Weekly Volunteer Day Help others while helping yourself! This Saturday, September 2 4 th we are holding our first Volunteer Day of the fall term. 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 September 2 2 nd There is no cost to volunteer. Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers. You should bring water to each volunteering activity Keep Alachua County Beautiful Gator Plunge: Work on various projects around the UF campus. Meet at the Plaza of the Americas in front of Library West at 8:15am Emeritus: Interact with elderly residents, play g ames, and practice your English. Great fun for the whole family! Meet at the Norman Garage at 9:30am. We will return around 12:00pm. Alachua County Humane Society: Help organize the thrift store. Have fun with your friends and language assistants! Meet at the Norman Garage at 10 :15 am. We will return around 1 :00 pm. Project Downtown Gainesville -Help serve lunch to the homeless and i nteract with English speakers from different cultures. We will meet at the Norman Garage at 12: 30 pm and return around 3 : 0 0pm. North Florida Rehab Center : Play Bingo with elderly residents and practice your English at the same time Meet at Norman Garage at 1:15pm We will return around 4:00pm. If you have any questions about any of the activities, see Raquel in the CIP Office, Room 318. Notes from the Office Class Attendance Remember, your attendance is very, very important. Your teachers are taking note of both your absences and your tardies in every class every day. Student Mailbox check the student mailbox in the main office from time to time. There is mai l for some returning students already. Crossing the Road roads at dangerous times. Please be very careful when crossing the road. According to the University Police Department, about 3 crashes a week involve a pedes trian. Always cross at the crosswalk and only when the light is green for you to walk and make sure to look both ways!! Note from Daryl Remember! If you would like to make an appointment to speak with Daryl, he will only be available Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays this term. Tuesday and Thursday he will be helping new students before they arrive. The Weekly Newsletter of the English Language Institute Volume 116, Issue 3 September 23, 2011

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The Next Trip Next weekend, we will be going to Paynes Praire Details about the trip will be on the Activities Board and in Weekly Daily Activities The following is our afternoon activity schedule. Please check the Activities Board from time to time to see if there are any changes. Day/Time Activity Location/Cost Monday 7:00pm Pool and Bowling (Scott) Meet in the Reitz Union Game Room on the Ground Floor. Bring $5 $10 for games Tuesday 7:00pm Soccer and Frisbee (Alex) Meet at Flavet Field. Free Wednesday 7:00pm Coffee Talk (James) Meet at 7 p.m. at Starbucks on Archer Road. Free (Bring money for coffee and food if you like.) Thursday 7:00pm Lollicup and Karaoke (Becky) Meet at Lollicup at 34 th St. A few dollars. Friday 6:00pm Volleyball (Chris) Meet at Lexington Crossing. Free Birthdays The following are ELI Birthdays for the week of September 23 29: Students: September 24: Jose Delgado Escalona September 25: Muhammad Waqas September 27: Ruqayyah Althubyani September 27: Ji Yeon An September 28: Douglas Blanco Velasquez Staff: None this week! Manners and Culture Q: in manners about having meals. What should I not do when I am eating with Americans? A: There are a few general guidelines, though. slurp. Just put the spoon in your mouth an d eat quietly. 2. Talking during a meal is fine, but until you swallow. Hamburgers and sandwiches and chips are fine, but most other foods (unless y ou are actually eating at a fast food restaurant) should be eaten with utensils. ge t the salt, sugar, ketchup, etc. Say, eat it be it for dietary reasons or religious reasons or whatever. You If your 7. D considered a sign that the food was rude. Q: Why do Americans sit on the tables where they eat? been something that we have had as a strong prohibition in our culture. Grammar Q: Which is correct for the negative shortened ? A: correct example spelling point in English that does have a pattern. In verbs of more than one syllable, we only double that last consonant when the stress falls on the Quote of the Week You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it. -Robin Williams English Language Institu te 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