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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 25, 2011
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Highlights Fire Alarms Traveling Evening Seminars RTS Service T h e ELI Weekly Fi r e Alarm s Use only for emergencies On Tuesday, November 7, the fire alarm went off around 3:00pm in Norman Hall. On Thursday, November 17, the alarms went off again, once at 11:30am and the second at 3:00pm. The police investigated all three instances but they falsely pulled the alarm. T he fire alarms must never, ever be pulled by anyone other than building management unless there is an actual emergency Falsely pulling a fire alarm is against the law. You can go to jail for up to a year with a fine of $1,000. As an international student, you could also hurt your chances of being allowed back into the US. Even if you think it is a false alarm, p lease remember, whenever you hear a fire alarm, whether in Norman Hall or in any other building, you need to leave the building quickly and quietly. You should stand at least 50 feet from the building; shou ld be standing on the sidewalk, not in the stairwell. Traveling If you do not have any plans for Thanksgiving Break yet we have some suggestions for you! In Gainesville Gainesville, there are lots of things to do! If you like museums, there are the Harn Museum of Art and the Florida Museum of Natural History, both located on campus. If you like nature, check out the Devil's Millhopper State Geological Site and Kanapaha Botanical Gardens. And if you like bicycling, there is the Gainesville Hawthorne Rail Trail 15 miles of paved cycling trail that winds through Paynes Prairie and beyond. Also, you can try the Depot Avenue/Waldo Road trail system. Also, Paynes Prairie itself has some really nice walking paths worth checking out. Remember to take water and a camera Close to Gainesville : Miami and Atlanta are each about 6 hours away, Orlando and Tampa are about 2 hours away, and lots of other places are even close r There are plenty of things to do you can check out the bus companies below. www.redcoachusa.com www.greyhound.com Travel outside the US : trav e ling outside the US, even if just on a cruise, remember that you must have Daryl sign your I 20 so that you can get back into the country. If you're traveling and will miss any classes on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving or the Monday after these will count toward total absences. Immunizations & Insurance All of our students are required to have certain immunizations and adequate health insurance in order to attend class. We do this because UF requires it and because we care about you and don't want you to infect each other with tuberculosis or get sick a nd not have insurance. If you received a green note from Emily, you are missing your immunizations or insurance P lease carefully read the green notes and if you don't understand please see Emily in Norman 316 immediately. If you have to miss class becau se of an issue with immunizations or insurance, it counts as an absence. Evening Seminars Because we started our Fall B classes on Monday instead of Friday, we would like to offer our Fall B students the opportunity to make up those three hours of class w ith three optional electives. Fall B students should sign up for these classes on the ELI Announcement Bulletin Board, The Weekly Newsletter of the English Language Institute Volume 113, Issue 12 November 25, 2010

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across the hall from the Activities Board, by the end of the day Wednesday, November 23 rd Attendance in these classes is not required! If there is space available, Fall C students are welcome to sign up as well. Here are the classes to be offered: Editing Skills: Tuesday, December 6 th 5:20pm 6: 1 0pm Vocabulary Acquisition Techniques: Wednesday, November 30 th 5:20pm 6:1 0 pm Email Writing: Thursday, December 8 th 5:10pm 6:00pm Descriptions of the classes and the meeting locations will be on the Announcement Board. Notes from the Office Thanksgiving Holiday: You will not have classes on Thursday, November 24 th nor Friday November 25 th because UF will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday T he ELI Main Office will also be closed on Thursday and Friday. Classes will meet as normal on Wednesday. Holidays and RTS Bus Service: There will be no buses running on November 24 and 25 (Thanksgiving Holiday, Thursday/Friday) Buses will start their regular schedules on Saturday, Nov. 26. Check the RTS website for more information. www.go rts.com Student Voices : Remember to submit your paragraphs, essays, poems, recipes, etc. to your teachers or to Steve directly at sflocks@ufl.edu before midnight on December 2 nd The Next Trip This weekend we will be off celebrating the Thanksgiving Holiday. Next weekend, on Saturday, December 4 th we will be holding our End of Semester Barbecue Details will be on the Activities Board and in the next issue of The ELI Weekly Birthdays T he ELI birthdays Weekly Happy Birthday one and all! Grammar Q: How do I know when to use a gerund or an infinitive after a verb? A: These are like phrasal verbs and vocabulary. You just have to memorize them. Some verbs only take infinitives ( want, need, hope), some verbs only take gerunds (miss, avoid, enjoy ), and some take both (start, continue, like) Some verbs are tricky; they take infinitives or gerunds but the meaning changes (stop). I want to travel for Thanksgiving. I like to cook. I like cooking. I stopped eating turkey last year. I stopped to eat a turkey sandwich. Manners and Culture Q: What do American people wear during the winter? A: Well, the answer to that one will vary considerably, as we have so many different climate areas here in the US. Here in Gainesville we have a pretty short winter and e ven in the winter, it only ranges between the mid 30s and low 60s. F rom January until early March, you will find most people wearing long pants, multiple layers, and jackets. Then, as spring begins, it goes back pretty much to what you are used to seeing on a daily basis now : flip flops shorts and t shirts Q: How do Americans feel about men wearing perfume? A: Fine, but w probably too strong. Quote of the Week I am where I am because I believe in all possibilities. Whoopi Goldberg 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