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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: October 28, 2011
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Highlights Midterm Picnic Halloween Party Manners Grammar T h e ELI Weekly Picnic! Join us and make new friends This Saturday will be a fun day in the sun to welcome the new ELI students. All ELI students, staff, and friends are invited. This will be a picnic at Yulee Pit There will be sports, games and great conversation. WHEN: Saturday, October 2 9 th at 11:0 0 am Even though this is not a carpool trip, you must sign up on the activities board by 4:00pm on Thursday, October 2 7 th so we know how much food to order. Guests are welcome, but please be sure to sign them up, too! WHERE: Behind Broward and Yulee Halls (Across 13th Street from the ELI). COST: This trip is completely FREE! WHAT TO BRING: Wear tennis shoes and sun block for sports and activities We will provide the food so come hungry!! Everyone is w elcome! Halloween Party The ELI invites you to come to our Halloween Costume Party !!! Show off your costume to your friends at the ELI. There will be food, music, and a prize for the best costume and maybe even a pumpkin contest When: The Halloween party will be from 6:30 pm to 9 : 3 0 pm on Monday October 3 1st the night of Halloween. Where: Gainesville Place Clubhouse at 2800 SW 35th Place Gainesville, FL 32608 The website is: www.gainesvilleplace.com Cost: The party is totally free, but we hope everyone who attends will bring a spooky snack for all to enjoy cupcakes, or something from your country. What to Bring: Remember to wear a Hall oween costume!!! There will be a contest and a prize for the best costume! If you want to participate in a pumpkin carving contest, bring a pumpkin that is already carved or decorated C spookiest and enjoyable holidays! We again. Notes from the Office Student Mail : Please remember to check from time to time to see if you have any mail from home or from other sources. The student mailbox is a tray located on the shelf immediately bel ow and on the right hand side of the teachers' mailboxes just inside the door in the ELI Main Office. The Next Trip Next weekend, we will be going to Homecoming Parade and Gator Growl Details will be on the Weekly Birthdays The following are ELI Birthdays for the week of October 28 November 3 : Students: October 28 : Jackson Alzahrani October 29: Kanghee Cho October 30: Ab b Aldossary October 31: Kiswendsida Ramde November 1: Junghyun Kwon November 2: Alejandra W Guzman November 3: Ali Labban The Weekly Newsletter of the English Language Institute Volume 116, Issue 8 October 28, 2011

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Staff: October 28 : Judith Strack N ovember 3: Marpessa Reitbergen Happy Birthday one and all! Manners and Culture Q: popular holiday in the US? A: I ancient Celtic an d early Christian traditions. In Europe, All Hallows Eve (the night before All Sai Day November 1 on the calendar) was said to be a night when ghosts and spirits would roam the earth; people carved scary faces in vegetables and left them out to scare t he spirits away. This tradition is carried on in modern times with the carved pumpkins. In the 20 th century, it became a popular holiday for children. And, so many of us remember fun at Halloween as kids that it has gradually become a holiday that adult s enjoy as well! Q: Why is the US a multicultural nation? A: immigrants. From the start of American history, from the standpoint of European colonization, the American story is one of many different people coming here for many different reasons, including freedom from religious persecution, economic opportunity, and the sheer adventure of starting something new. Q: How do people in the US visit other states other than by plane or car? A: Well, those are the big ones There is also the Greyhound Bus system, which is often the least expensive option (though it can also take the longest), and many of our larger cities are also linked by Amtrak train, particularly in the Northeastern US. Q: Why do some Americans not l ike to say their age? A: Among taboo questions for us, the questions that involve numerical comparison are usually on the list. We also money, physical measurements, or even things like our grades in school. Grammar the difference between who and ? A: particularly in spoken English. The spoken English is if you put a preposition first. And most people Quote of the Week The best index to a person's c haracter is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back. -Abigail van Buren 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