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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: February 13, 2012
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Highlights Magic Kingdom Class Photos IRS Tax Forms ELI Video T h e ELI Weekly Magic Kingdom The Most Magical Place On Earth H Join the ELI this Saturday when we go to Magic Kingdom in Orlando, which is about a 2 hour drive from Gainesville. It Pirates of the Caribbean, Space Mountain and many more famous or new attractions. It is the most magical place on earth, so When: February 18 th 8:00am to 7:00pm Where: We will be meeting at 8 :00 am at Norman Garage and returning to Norman around 7 :00 pm Cost: The tickets cost about $90 ($81 if you have a Florida Driver's License) What to bring : Your yellow bus passes and Gator 1 IDs to get on the bus. Also, bring comfortable shoes and money for food and souvenirs. We still have some b us passes! Please bring your Gator 1 ID and $22 in cash, exact change, to Nate in Norman 318. The bus passes do not include the price of admission to Magic Kingdo m The Next Trip Next weekend, on Saturday, February 25 th we will be going to Cedar Key Details about the trip will be on the Weekly Class Photos The ELI Class picture for Spring 201 2 will be taken in front of Tigert Hall on SW 13 th Street on Tuesday, February 21 st at 1: 45 p m. Classes will walk over together toward the end of the first Listening/Speaking hour at 1:30 p m. Please gauge your time to arrive by 1:40. If it is raining on Tuesday, we will hold the pictu re on Wednesday at the same time For any and all students not taking Listening/Speaking classes, as well as all other teachers, LAs, and any other ELI personnel who want to participate, we very much would like to encourage you to come and join us for the picture. IRS Tax Forms All international students are required to file a tax form in th e United States. You are required to file this form even if you have no income. The deadline to file if you have no income is June 15. The deadline to file if you have income from any source other than bank interest (like an on campus job), is April 15. Yo u can find the form you need to complete and the directions on how to complete it at: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs pdf/f8843.pdf You can also find many answers to you r questions on the UF International Center tax page: http://www.ufic.ufl.edu/iss/Taxes.html?men uId=1&smId=5 I have posted the links above on the ELI Facebook page. You can also always make an appointment to speak with Daryl if you have questions. Don't forget! Note s from the Office Immunizations & Insurance: Remember to take care of your insurance and immunization as soon as possible. The Weekly Newsletter of the English Language Institute Volume 117, Issue 5 February 13, 2012

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You wi ll not be allowed to attend class until you do. Travel and I 20s : Even though it's a bit early, 20s If you plan to trave l outside the country during Spring Break you will need to get your I 20 signed in the ELI Main Office before you go, in order to ensure that you will be able to return to the US when the break is over! Trash : The UF campus has trash and recycling bins e verywhere. Please use them to keep our campus beautiful. ELI Video The ELI will be shooting a promotional video over the next couple of weeks. We will also meet on campus February 18 th from 11:00 am to 2:00pm to shoot more specific scenes around campus. If you would like to volunteer to be in the video on Saturday, please sign up on the ELI Announcement Bulletin Board, across the hall from the Activities Board, by Thursday, February 16 th In o have filled out the Video Release form remember what you said, you can ask the office [nicely!]. Birthdays The following are ELI Birthdays for the week of February 13 to February 19 : Students: February 13: Khalid Albaiz February 13: Fahad Albarrak February 14: Sung Bin Hong February 18: Rayan Mofareh Staff: February 19: Sylvia Villalobos Happy Birthday, one and all! Manners and Culture Q: Why do Americans stand so far away to talk to each other? A: The US was settled by Northern Europeans and traditionally they stand far away from each other, too. If you look at your classmates, you will notice that each culture has differences in how comfortable they are when standi ng next to each other. You will also see the distance dance, where one person moves closer and the other person moves further back. Grammar Q: How do you know which preposition to use? A: You have to memorize the rules. As you become a more proficient speaker of for it. Q: When speaking English, do we usually say on Jan 20, 2012, or in Jan 20, 2012? Is it right to say in January or on January? A: The rule for prepositions of time for dates is the following: Use in + month, year, century, or season. I was born in March, in the twentieth century, in spring. Use on + date, weekday, weekday morning, afternoon, evening. I was born on March 17. I was born on Wednesday morning. Use at + noon, night, clock time, present. I was born at 7:35. I was not born at night. Q: What is the difference between at and in for locations? A: Generally, in is used when you are inside of a place whereas at is used when place. In inside the building and at is more of the idea of the location. I am in Norman Hall. [Inside the building] I am at Norman Hall. [ Usually outside] Quote of the Week The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt 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