ELI weekly : the weekly newsletter of the English Language Institute
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00089998/00234
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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: March 12, 2012
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Highlights Paintball Bags and Backpacks Birthdays Manners T h e ELI Weekly Paintball Have fun but be safe This Saturday, March 17 th we are going to play Paintball! Paintball is a popular game in the U.S. People are armed with in a wooded setting. When: Saturday, March 17 th from 9 am to 12 pm Where: First Strike Paintball in Newberry, Florida We will meet at Norman Garage at 8 am and return around 12:30pm Cost : The cost per student is $17 (cash or credit) for the basic package (200 paintballs) and $30 for the upgraded package (500 paintballs). This will cover the rental fee for your gun and safety equipment, use of the field, and 200 paint bullets. Bring extra money if you want more paintballs. What to Bring: Please we ar dark clothes, long pants, long sleeved shirt, and closed toed shoes that are comfortable for running. IMPORTANT: Students under 18 should see Nate to pick up a waiver which their parents will need to sign before the trip. Please sign up on the Activit ies Board by Thursday, March 15th. The Next Trip Next weekend, we will be holding our second big Volunteer Day of the Spring Semester. Details about the activity will be on the Activities Board Weekly Notes from the Office Class Attendance: Remember, your attendance is very, very important. Your teachers are taking note of both your absences and your tardies in every class every day. Many students are already having some issues with abse nces, you should check with your over the limits. Student Mailbox: check the student mailbox in the main office from time to time. Emails : Remember to check your emails daily. You are receiving me ssages from your teachers, your LAs, your conversation partners, and the office. Check the junk folder, too! Expiring I 20s : Even though it's a bit early, some of your I 20s will be expiring at the end of the semester. If you want to have your I 20 extend ed, make an appointment to see Daryl in the ELI Main Office. Bags and Backpacks Students, we want to remind you that bags and backpacks with you at all times the hallways, the bathroom s, or even the classroom, even here on the third floor of Norman Hall. While the campus is certainly a relatively safe place, remember that everything is open, and one never knows who might be walking in and out and around the buildings. Teachers, this i s also a good time to remind to make sure that you not in them! Birthdays The following are ELI birthdays from March 12 to March 18 : Students: March 12 : Abdulelah Alhejaili March 12: Veronica Chacon Marrero March 13: Sulaiman Buhamad March 13: Mohammed A.S. Alotaibi March 14: David Alocen The Weekly Newsletter of the English Language Institute Volume 117, Issue 8 March 12, 2012


March 14: Mohammed Alshammari March 14: Menghan Lee March 14: Carlos Catilino Tavera March 16 : Mansour Albalawi March 17: Shurouq Basheer March 18: Majed Almaleky March 18: Ali Alqarni Staff: March 17: Melina Jimenez Happy Birthday, one and all! Manners and Culture Q: Wha s day? What do people do this day? A: St. is celebrated on March 17 th because that is the day th at Saint Patrick died. Saint Patrick is one of the patron saints of Ireland. On this day, you will see people wearing a lot of green, drinking lots of beer (sometimes also green), and more importantly, singing happy birthday to your ELI Weekly editor. Q: Why did we change the clocks yesterday? What does Daylight Savings mean? A: Daylight Savings Time (DST) was started during World War I as a way to save energy by making evenings have more sunlight. It is controversial and not all parts of the US observe DST. Some opponents of DST argue that it actually costs more money. Other countries, such as Australia, Great Britain, and Canada also observe DST, although some places within those countries do not. Grammar Q: A: There is no big difference between Academic: I have no food. difference between a simile and a metaphor? things, but the main difference is that a Consider these examples Which one is the simile? Friends are an gels following you through life. Friends are like pillars on your porch. Sometimes they hold you up and sometimes they lean on you. Q: I have been going to class since 3 days ago? never be paired. Quote of the Week I like nonsense -it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope...and that enables you to laugh at all of life's realities. Stanislaw J. Lem 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