ELI weekly : the weekly newsletter of the English Language Institute
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00089998/00216
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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 21, 2011
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Highlights Midterms Attendance Emails Birthdays Manners T h e ELI Weekly Midterms Good luck on your exams There is no scheduled ELI trip this weekend since many classes will be holding Midterm Exams. Use the weekend to study. G ood luck on your exams The Next Trip s Next weekend will be a busy one! O n Saturday, October 29 th we will be holding our Midterm & Fall B Welcome Picnic. Then o n Monday, October 31 st we will be hosting our ELI Halloween Party Details will be on the Activities Board and in next Weekly Attendance Emails To help you keep track of how many hours of classes you miss, you can now receive a weekly email informing you of your total hours of absences. To sign up for this, go to http://www.eli.ufl.edu/email/inputE mailForm.htm In order to receive the emails you must have your UF Student ID number and a Gatorlink email address. The emails will only be sent to your Gatorlink email address. After you register, you will receive an email every Wednesday letting you know how many total absenc es you have from the week before. Notes from the Office Class Attendance : Remember, your attendance is very, very important. We have been asked to remind you that every 3 tardies counts as 1 hour of absence, and you are limited in the number of hours you can miss If you have any questions about your attendance, be sure to ask your teachers as soon as possible or sign up for the weekly emails. Fake IDs : Not that we think that our students would do such a thing, but there are occasional rumors. Once in a while we like to remind you that certain things can be more serious than some people think they might be. Florida has strict laws regarding using a fake ID to purchase alcohol The penalty is up to 5 years in prison student is subject to immediate risk! Birthdays The following are ELI Birthdays for the week of October 21 27 : Students: October 23: Yousef Almuhairi October 23: Mohammed Alzahrani October 26: Mihae Kwon Staff: October 21: Scott Cutshall October 22: Ariel Marin Happy Birthday, one and all! Manners and Culture Q: Why do Americans speak so fast? A : Relatively speaking, other languages. However, when you are learning the language, it seems a lot faster. And, of course, your sure that you u nderstand. Q: Are private universities better than public universities? How can I know which one is best in graduate studies? The Weekly Newsletter of the English Language Institute Volume 116, Issue 7 October 21, 2011


A: It depends on what field you are studying. Many private universities have much larger endowments (reserve money usually d onated 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 of ten considered a leader in prestigious fields like medicine and law. Public universities have the advantage of being lower in cost than most private universities, and they often rank very high in a number of fields. In the 20 1 1 US News and World Report r ankings (considered one of the better tools for ranking colleges), the University of Florida comes in at number 5 8 nationally, a very high ranking. You can go to http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandre views.com/best colleges/national universities to look at individual rankings. Grammar Q : A: Sure. more fluent every A: They have different meanings. multiple meanings. I get to work at 9am. Meaning: I arrive at work at 9am. I go to work at 9am. Possibility 1: I leave my house at 9am. Possibility 2: I start working at 9am. the present in the A: The present perfect is used for something that happened in the past but has some connection to the present time. Modals in the past are used for event s that could have possibly happened I have visited Tampa two t i mes since I moved to the United States. My friends went to Tampa and said it was a lot of fun. I should have visited Tampa, too. Quote of the Week You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was. -Irish Proverb 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