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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: November 4, 2011
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H ighlights Homecoming Gator Growl Birthdays Manners T h e ELI Weekly Homecoming Parade GO GATORS! Homecoming is the weekend when current and former UF students celebrate the Gators with a parade, a giant pep rally, and the Homecoming game, of course! The University of Florida's Homecoming Parade is the largest student run parade in the United States It will have floats, bands, decorated vehicles and representat ives from UF and Gainesville. This truly is a part of US culture! Homecoming draws over 150,000 people every year and is broadcasted live on television The ELI will go as a group to see the parade. It is a great chance to spend a morning with friends a nd to show your support for the University of Florida. When: The parade is at noon on Friday, November 4 th but we will meet at NRN garage at 10:30am and we will walk to University Ave. together. The parade will draw thousands of people, so we need to get there early to be able to see! What To Bring : The most important thing are your Orange and Blue Gator clothes You should also b ring a blanket or folding chair to sit on Also you can bring something to eat and drink or money to buy food and drinks. Gator Growl Join us o n November 4 th for the 88 th annual Gator Growl largest student run prep rally with music by the Goo Goo Dolls, comedy by Joel McHale, live skits and fireworks! It will be a great way to celebrate being a Gator! When: G ates will open for entry into the stadium at 6:00 pm and Gator Growl will start at 7:00 pm A ticket is required for entry, so y ou MUST buy your ticket beforehand. Cost: Tickets cost $15 for students (limit one) and $25 for guest tickets (no limit). Where to buy Student Tickets : Buy your tickets between 8:30am to 5:00pm at the Student Box Office, Gate 13 They will give you the paper tickets right away. Please be sure to have your most recent, valid Gator1 ID card at time of pick up. Go to www. gatorgrowl.org/ for more information. Notes from the Office Homecoming Holiday: Friday, November 4 th is Homecoming. There will be no ELI classes and the ELI Main Office will be closed on this day. Holidays and RTS Bus Service : T here is no campus service: November 1 1 ( Friday ) November 24 and 2 5 (Thanksgiving Holiday Thursday/Friday ) Decembe r 19 January 2, 201 1 20 1 2 (Christmas Break) These changes can be accessed on the RTS website www.go rts.com The Next Trip Next weekend, we will holding our second Volunteer Day of the Fall Semester. Details about the activity will be on the Activities Board and in Weekly as well as in the B Term Volunteer Seminar. The Weekly Newsletter of the English Language Institute Volume 116, Issue 9 November 4, 2011

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B Term Countries The following are countries and places rep resented by our new B Term students: B urkina Faso Chile China Colombia Korea Kuwait Saudi Arabia Spain Taiwan Turkey Venezuela Special Note I want to share an interesting story with you. In 1977, a married couple studied here at the ELI when Dr. Byrd and Dr. Harder were here The hus band did graduate work in engineering at UF afterward. Now their son, Bardia is one of our new Language Assistan t s! Birthdays The following are ELI Birthdays for the week of November 4 November 10 plus one that was miss ed one last week: Students: November 4 : Pinguedwende Zeida November 6: Mehmet D ulman November 6: Sadik Topal November 7 : Saleh Shaiban November 7: Daniela Caldera Zerpa November 8 : Jinsuk Baek Staff: October 30: Fiona Lama November 8 : Ryan Crooks November 9: Lia Brenneman November 10: Jenna Harris Happy Birthday, one and all! Manners and Culture Q: What do Americans do on the weekend? A: What do you do on the weekend? of variety if we asked a random group of Americans as we would if we asked a random group of ELI students. Some would say they sleep, some would say they party, some would say they trav el, some would say they do household chores, some would say even get a combination of all of those answers Grammar use a/an, the, or nothing? A: The most important qu estion is nouns MUST have an article. There are exceptions, but generally this is true. Then you have to decide general noun, and who knows the information. There are more specific guidelines but these are a good foundation to go on. What article do you think should go in the following examples? I need to borrow ___ pen. The girl is wearing __ blue hat. suggested. slang and idiom? A: Slang tends to refer to expressions and constructions that are either fairly new to the language or that are used only in the most informal of language. Idioms are forms that have been accepted as part of the language. Slang expression s are new words and phrases that are used informally. Idioms are set phrases that mean something different from the individual words in the phrase. C for earning money Quote of the Wee k There are short cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them. -Vicki Baum 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