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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 20, 2012
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Highlights Cedar Key Volunteering ELI Video Competition Notes from the Office T h e ELI Weekly Cedar Key Come relax with us! The next trip will be to Cedar Key on Saturday, February 25th. It will be a relaxing event where everyone can walk on the beach, visit local shops and restaurants, and see some wild animals like pelicans and possibly dolphins. When: Saturday, February 25 th from 12 :00pm to 5:30 pm Where: We will be meeting at Norman Garage at 12 :00pm and returning around 5:30pm Cost: The trip is free but bring money for food and shopping. What to bring : Also, bring comfortable shoes water, and your camera Please sign up on the activities bo ard by Thursday February 23 rd The Next Trip For the n ext two weekend s, there will be no scheduled activities due to midterms and Spring Break. Our next activity, the following weekend, on March 1 0 th will be our Welcome Picnic for the new B Term students. Details about the trip will be on the Activities Board and in that Weekly Volunteering Project Makeover at Chester Shell Elementary School. C ome prepared to work outside, get dirty, and have fun (Oh yeah!) Activities will include painting interactive murals, landscaping and participating in other activities to renovate the public school. Project Makeovers is a completely student run organization devoted to bettering the low income learning environment of Gainesville. When: Friday, February 24 th from 6 :00pm to 9 :00 pm We will meet at Norman Garage at 5: 0 0pm When: Saturday, February 25 th from 9 :00a m to 12 :00pm. We will meet at Norman Garage at 8 :00am Please sign up on the activities board by Wednesday, February 2 2 nd and please, please please, be on time or they may not let us participate! to get the most up to date information. ELI Video Competition This is completely separate from the ELI promotional video. This is a video made by you! What does the ELI mean to you? The ELI is giving you a chance to show us! The video should represent your personal experience but should also represent the ELI as a whole. project will be shown at Co mmencement at the end of the semester, and some submissions will be uploaded on the ELI YouTube channel. Be creative and immortalize your experience at the ELI! Stop by the CIP office in Norman 315 to get more information. Note s from the Office Sicknes s : Remember to sneeze and cough into your elbow. If you sneeze into your hand and then shake hands with your classmates or teacher, you could spread your sickness to them. 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 The Weekly Newsletter of the English Language Institute Volume 117, Issue 6 February 20, 2012

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because we care about you and don't want you to infect each other with tuberculosis or get sick and not have insurance. So please remember to take care of your insurance and immunization as soon as possible. You will not be allowed to attend class until you do. Travel and I 20s : I f you plan to travel outside the country during Spring Break, including t he Bahamas, Mexico, and Canada r emember that you will need to get your I 20 signed in the ELI Main Office before you go, in order to get back into the country when the break is over! Birthdays The following are ELI Birthdays for the week of February 20 to February 26 : Students: February 21: Rawan Alakeel February 22 : Cruz Hernandez Escalona February 23 : Saeed A Alghamdi February 26 : Euryn Quijada Rivera Staff: February 25 : Olga Moody Happy Birthday, one and all! Manners and Culture Q: What is the origin of Mardi Gras? Why A: We do. Mardi Gras carries the same origins as Carnival. In New Orleans, we have our largest version, but there are a lot of cities around the US with similar celebrations. It follows Catholic tradition of partying and eating in the days before Lent, which is essentially a period of giving up excesses and addictions. Mardi eodorant and the classroom smells strong sometimes. Is it okay if I tell them? T his is always something of a problem for us, given the multicultural nature of the ELI common in so very common or even basically socially required in others. If you come from a that you probably smell pretty strong to your classmates and maybe even to some of your teachers. If you a re aware and probably talking about it. Now, with all that having been said, I would also tell you that if you have a very, very good friend who might come from a non deo dorant culture and who has a very strong aroma, and you think that people are in fact talking about them without to go ahead in extreme private to let them know. Likewise, if you use a lot of perfume or cologne, pl ease be aware that some people might be allergic and might choose not to sit near you for this reason. Grammar Q: What form should I use after the word 'any' single or plural form for example, "Do you have any question? or "Do you have any questions ? A: count nouns, so "Do you have any Here are some more examples. Noncount: Is there any milk? Plural count: Are there any cookies? Q: What is the difference in using "Among" and "Betwee n"? What the difference between PC and Apple? different computers? Quote of the Week Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul. Dorothy Day 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