ELI weekly : the weekly newsletter of the English Language Institute
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00089998/00229
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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: February 6, 2012
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
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Holding Location: University of Florida
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Highlights s Day Party Weekday Activities Birthdays Manners T h e ELI Weekly Day Party Will you be my Valentine? H The ELI Valentine's Day Party will be this Saturday, February 11 th Come celebrate Valentine's Day by hanging out with your ELI friends, playing games, and eating Valentine's Day desserts. Feel free to bring food like cupcakes, cookies, or candy to share with everyone. Where: In the basement of Broward Hall near the Burger King on campus. When: February 11 th 5 8 p.m Cost: Free! Have a great day, everyone! The Next Trip Next weekend, we will be going to Orlando to Magic Kingdom! This is a van trip. PLEASE reserve your spot on the van by signing up and paying $22 in cash, exact change, to Nate in the CIP Office ( Norman 318 ). You can buy the pass starting on Monday, February 6th between 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m Bus passes are first come, first serve, and they do NOT include the price of Magic Kingdom tickets which are about $90. Please come early, these bus passes will sell out very quickly! Details about the trip will be on the Weekly Weekday Activities The following is our afternoon activity schedule. Please check the Activities Board from time to time to see if there are any changes Day/Time Activity Location/Cost Monday 7:00pm Pool and Bowling ( Amy ) Meet in the Reitz Union Game Room on the Ground Floor. Bring $5 $10 for games Tuesday 7:00pm Soccer and Frisbee ( Robert ) Meet at Flavet Field. Free Wednesday 7:00pm Coffee Talk ( Sarah ) Meet at 7 p.m. at Starbucks on Archer Road. Free (Bring money for coffee and food if you like.) Thursday 6 :00pm Volleyball ( Laura M. ) Meet at Lexington Crossing Free Friday 11:30 am 2:30 pm Lunch at the Plaza ( Danielle ) Meet at the P laza of the Americas $4 for Krishna lunch or bring y our own Note s from the Office Immunizations & Insurance: Remember to take care of this as soon as possible. You will not be allowed to attend care until you do. Student Mailbox: check the student mailbox in the main office from time to time. Emails : Remember to check your emails daily. You are receiving messages from your teachers, your LAs, your conversation partners, and the office. Check the junk folder, too! Birthdays The following are ELI Birthdays for the week of February 6 February 12 : Students: February 7: Munirah Alaqil February 10: Abdullah Bin Rahmah February 10: Adriana Rabottini S equea February 11: Mohammad Bohamad The Weekly Newsletter of the English Language Institute Volume 117, Issue 4 February 6, 2012


February 12 : Fahad Alqhtani Staff: None this week! Happy Birthday, one and all! Manners and Culture Q: Other than scrambled, how can I order my eggs in a restaurant? A: Fried, sunny side up (not turned and yolk unbroken and liquid); fried, over easy (turned and lightly cooked on the yolk side); fried, over medium; fried, over hard; hard boiled; soft boiled; poached (broken open and cooked in a little bit of water); and various types of omelets. Q: Which one is served first when visiting an American home: juice first then after the dinner tea ? A: After talking with my colleagues, it seems that we are more likely to offer juice, water, soda, or wine before dinner. Then after dinner, some of us will offer those options Q: I s it normal to take your unfinished food home from a restaurant ? Do they give it to you a doggy ba g? Grammar Q: A: At the beginning of a dependent special use. It can be used at the end of a sentence to indicate that the speaker or writer is going to add or just added an extra idea. The following sentences all use these subordinators. The last Even though I ate lunch, I am still hungry. Although I ate dinner, I want more food. Though the food was filling, I could eat more. A: You can, but to properly answer your question, I will say that most of us catchall for contrast, even unexpected ones, in spoken English. I ate lunch yet I am still hungry. I ate lunch but I am still hungry. Quote of the Week Love is the greatest refreshment in life. Pablo Picasso 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