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
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: English Language Institute, University of Florida
Publisher: English Language Institute
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: October 14, 2011
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Highlights Paintball Obstructing Traffic Manners Grammar T h e ELI Weekly Paintball Come out and have some fun! This Saturday, October 15 th we are going to play Paintball! Paintball is a popular game in the U.S. People are their When: Saturday, October 15 th Meet at the Norman garage at 12:3 0 pm. We will be play ing from 1 :00 to 5 :00 p.m. If it is raining on Saturday, check the Facebook page after 10 :00 am to find out if the trip has been cancelled or postponed. Cost: The cost is $25 for a basic package. This will cover the rental fee for your gun and safety equipment, use of the field, and 200 paint bullets. Bring extra money if you want more paintballs. This is a carpool trip. Please sign up on the activiti es board by Thursday at 4 :00 pm. WHAT TO WEAR: Paintball is not a dangerous game, but the paint bullets can sting. For this reason, you should wear old, comfortable long sleeves and long pants that can get dirty Dark colored clothing is best so that you a re more camouflaged. Also, because we will be in the woods, you should wear sneakers. You might get hot, so BRING WATER! Obstructing Traffic It has come to our attention that some of our students are obstructing traffic by playing in the street This is extremely dangerous to everyone in the area. It is very important to respect traffic laws: do NOT obstruct traffic with cars, bicycles, or bodies. Not only is it risky, it can result in a heavy fine. Notes from the Office Travel and I 20 s : Even though it's a bit early, there are several holidays coming up. I f you travel outside the country during this time, you will need to get your I 20 signed in the ELI Main Office before you go, in order to ensure that you will be able to return to the US when the holiday is over! Lost and Found : If you lose personal items in Norman Hall be sure to check in the ELI Main Office. We keep a box that is usually full of things that people have left in classrooms and around the ELI. If you find something that was left behind, be sure to bring it to us. If you lose personal ite ms in other buildings, check with the main office of the building; they might have saved it. The Next Trip There is no ELI trip scheduled next week, since we will be in our Midterm Week. Saturday, October 29 th we will be holding our Midterm Picnic T his will also be the welcome picnic for our new B Term students, so be sure to come out, give them a warm welcome, and make some new friends! Birthdays The following are ELI Birthdays for the week of October 14 20 : Students: October 14 : Salwa Almasad October 15: Saeed Binsabaan October 16: Abdoul Rachid K ouanda October 17: Johaysa Pereira Suarez October 18: Adama Ouedraogo October 19: Adel Alsanad October 20: Amadou Diallo Staff: October 18: Nate Bloemke Happy birthday! The Weekly Newsletter of the English Language Institute Volume 116, Issue 6 October 14, 2011


Manners and Culture Q: Why in the house? A: This really depends on your host. If you visit someone for the first time, and they take their shoes off, then you A lot of my American friends take their s hoes off at home and when they come to my house too. If we were to walk into the house of an acquaintance and remove our shoes without asking first it would be perceived as unusual If your hosts ut you woul but this might be considered unusual as well For people who because in t he West feet are generally perceived as dirty Going barefoot in public places is a violation of sanitation regulations because of the possibility of transmitting diseases from feet to food or even from the floor to feet So ok! Q: Are there class distinctions in American society? socioeconomic st atus, though, and not by birth. Money does stratify us, but we also have a very, very large middle class. Grammar Q: How do I know when a verb needs a preposition? A: There are no rules or shortcut answers for this question. Each phrasal verb (verb/preposition combination) has its own use and meaning, just as each individual word does, too. You should use the same techniques and practice for phrasal verbs that you do for any other vocabulary. Take note of phrasal verbs that you encounter, check the context, look them up, listen to how and when others use them, and practice as much as you can. Q: A friend sees me working on my homework. Which question is correct A: The first question is correct because it asks if you are still in the process of doing the homework. The second question asks if you already finished it which is awkward if you re still working on it A: Have you been doing your homework? A: Have you done your homework? B: No, I have Quote of the Week Love is trembling happiness. Khalil Gibran 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