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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 30, 2011
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Highlights Paynes Prairie Immunization & Insurance Birthdays Manners T h e ELI Weekly Paynes Prairie C ome out and take some pictures This Saturday, we will be going to Paynes Prairie. Paynes Prairie is a 21,000 acre preserve about 15 minutes south of UF. Come on a nature walk with us and see alligators wild horse, bison and other wildlife Bring your cameras because there will be a lot of great opportunities for photographs! When : Saturday, October 1 st Meet at the Norman garage at 1 0 :30am We wil l return around 2 :00 pm. Cost : The cost is $2 cash per person Bring some money for lunch in case we get something to eat afterwards. What to Bring : A ba ckpack with water, sunglasses, sunscreen, and your camera. Wear comfortable shoes! This is a car pool trip. Please sign up on the activities board by Thursday September 29 th at 4 :00 pm. The Next Trip O n Saturday, October 8th w e will be going to Busch Gardens for Howl O Scream. This is an evening trip. T h e vans will leave Gainesville around 6:00pm and return around1:30am. More d etails will be on the Activities Board and in next Weekly If y ou would like to go, bring $55 in cash, exact change, to Nate in room 318. This cost covers the $20 transportation pass and the ticket which costs $35. Please bring your Gator 1 ID card along with the $55. Nate will be available between 10:00am and 1:30pm. There are only 24 spots available and it is first come, first serve so come early! The deadline is Friday, Septe mber 30 th You must pay cash, exact change only, and the money is nonrefundable. Immunizations & Insurance All of our students are required to have certain immunizations and adequate health insurance in order to attend class. We do this because UF requires it and because we care about you and don't want you to infect each other with tuberculosis or get sick and not have insurance. Unfortunately, every semester there are some students who don't bring us their immunization records, don't have immunizat ion records at all, or forget to enroll or re enroll in health insurance. If you received a green note from Emily, you are one of these students. P lease carefully read the green notes and if you don't understand please see Emily in Norman 316 immediately If you have to miss class because of an issue with immunizations or insurance, it counts as an absence. Notes from the Office Student Mailbox: check the student mailbox in the main office from time to time. It s starting to pile up! Birthdays The following are ELI Birthdays for the week of September 30 6 : Students: September 30 : Mish al Binrmal October 2: Seunghyun Yoon October 4: Sohaibo Tapsoba October 4: Ammar Alseddigi October 5 : David Rabottini Garcia October 6 : Yasser Alwafi October 6: Mohammed Abuong The Weekly Newsletter of the English Language Institute Volume 116, Issue 4 September 30, 2011

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Staff: October 3: Melissa Margolin Happy Birthday, one and all! Manners and Culture Q: Why do lots? A: This is not just a problem at UF universities around the country. Some people suggest that we should put garages where there are now lots, ution, either. The roads and the existing cars entering and discharging from a single location. This is one of the reasons that Gainesville has a much larger bus system than most cities this size in the US and why U F and Santa Fe fund a large portion of the bus Which Q: Why is there so little public transportation on the weekends in Gainesville? A: Actually, buses running on the weekends in Gainesville at all is relatively new less than 10 years. The fact of the matter is, not many people actually use the buses on weekends, and when they do, they as they are during the week. So, there cation for run ning many routes and buses on weekends. Q: Why do Americans eat a lot of hamburgers? A: (usually) Grammar Q hear and listen ? A: You hear something whether you want to or not the so und reaches your ear and enters your brain. You listen to something because you want to. I heard the baby cry while I was listening to music. Q: Do I need a comma before a FANBOYS conjunction in all cases? A: You need one in a compound sentence or i n a series of 3 or more items, b ut not with only 2 items. I like to eat hamburgers, but my sister dislikes them. I like to eat hamburger, fries, and ice cream I like to eat carrots and yogurt. Q: words the way they are written? A: English is a combination of French, German, Latin, Dutch, Arabic, Spanish, Japanese, etc. Because there are so many different languages with their own sound system and spelling system, the spelling in English got a little crazy. In additi on, there was NO standardized spelling in English at all until well into the 19 th Century. On top of that, the way words are pronounced today has changed, but we keep the old spelling. For all these reasons, learning how to pronounce words correctly is fru strating. Here are some crazy examples : t oo sh oe fl ew thr ough tr ue toe, sew, flow, though Quote of the Week I'd rather be a failure at some thing I love than a success at something I hate. -George Burns English Language Institute PO Box 117051 315 Norman Hall G ainesville, FL 32611 7051, USA Phone: (352) 392 2070 Fax: (352) 392 3744 Email: StudyEnglish@eli.ufl.edu Webpage: www.eli.ufl.edu