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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: November 18, 2011
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Highlights Thanksgiving Voices Manners Birthdays T h e ELI Weekly Thanksgiving Dinner Join us for a holiday meal! On Friday, November 1 8 th at 6 pm, we will be holding The ELI International Thanksgiving Potluck This is a great opportunity to celebrate an important holiday in the US by joining with your ELI family to give thanks and enjoy some wonderful food! Thanksgiving in the US is a time to gather with friends and family to give thanks for all the good thi ngs in our eat delicious food. The ELI celebrates the holiday as an international potluck. ELI staff, t eachers, administrators, and LA s will bring traditional Thanksgiving Day food like turkey and stuffing, cranberr y sauce, green bean casserole, pumpkin pie and more! Please bring a traditional food from your own country to share. You should bring enough to feed 5 to 10 people and a serving utensil for your dish We will provide plates, napkins, knives, forks, sp oons, cups, and drinks. We will also provide notecards so you can write your name, your country, the name of your dish, and the major ingredients of your dish. For example, you might write: Megan Forbes US Mashed Potatoes (Potatoes, Milk, Butter) All s tudents, teachers, language assistants, staff, and administrators who would like to go should sign up on the Activities Board by Wednesday, November 1 6 th Please write what type of food you will bring and the number of guests Student Voices Deadline It's almost that time, everyone! Steve wants to let you know that the deadline for Student Voices submissions is fast approaching. We would like to have everything in by Friday, December 2 nd Submissions can include any student work that you might like to see in print. You can submit your entries for the Voices to your teacher or you may email Steve directly at sflocks@ufl.edu. Let's see what you can come up with, everyone! Notes from the Office Attendance and End of Term Feedback : Everybody, please remember how important it is to attend all your classes even as the term winds down. Take advantage of the remaining time you have here at the ELI to practice and study English! We will also soon be asking for your feedback on our class es, so please be sure to be there every day. Thanksgiving Holiday: Thursday, November 24 th is Thanksgiving There will be no ELI classes and the ELI Main Office will be closed on Thursday and Friday. Classes will meet as normal on Wednesday. The Next Trip On Saturday, December 10 th we will be holding our End of Semester Barbecue Details will be on the Activities Board and in the last issue of The ELI Weekly Birthdays The following are ELI birthdays from November 1 8 December 1 : Students: November 22: Abdulmohsin Almarglni November 23 : Fahad Alzoabi November 24 : Abdulhadi Abdulwahed November 24 : Younghyun Kim November 25: Daniel Muratty November 26 : Fabio Pinto November 27: Haton Khayat November 28: Bader Ragaban November 29 : Afnan Almarglani November 30 : Reema Alyamani The Weekly Newsletter of the English Language Institute Volume 116, Issue 11 November 18, 2011

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Staff: November 20 : Natilee Festa November 20 : Juliette Naintre November 23 : Joanna Klager November 27 : Kaitlin Callaghan Happy Birthday one and all! Grammar A: There are actually lots of uses for both words, but the most common use for both of them is to talk about no choice advisable, but there is a choice You must come to class to keep your visa. You should make American friends to improve your English. interchangeable. The biggest difference that something is under something else and is hidden or not readily visible. The cat is under the table. The cat is under neath the couch. [It Manners and Culture class? A: Some of the UF students that you see live on campus, so they roll out of bed and go to class in their pajamas. spend on fancy clothing. But the biggest reason is probably because we are more laid back than other cultures e specially in a university setting like UF in a climate like Florida Q: What is the meaning of the Thanksgiving Holiday? A: Just what the name says, basically. appreciation for all the people in our lives and all the things that we have to be thankful for. Thanksgiving is the universal family holiday in the US, as it particular religion or belief system. Q: When do the Christmas holidays really start? A: Traditionally, through a sizable chunk of the 20 th Century at least, the Christmas decorations started coming out right after Thanksgiving. In recent years, though, it seems to be creeping back farther and farther. You can often see in retail stores that the Christmas stuff is sharing shelf space with the Halloween stuff. All of this, of course, is more related to trying to get people to shop more than it really is to Christmas. The actual traditional Christmas season in the Church calendar starts with Sundays prior to Christmas. Quote of the Week Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. W.T. Purkiser 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