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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: April 2, 2012
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Highlights S ilver Springs Spring B Photo Graduate School Workshop Notes from the Office T h e ELI Weekly Silver Springs O n Saturday, April 7th we will be g o ing to Silver Springs, which is south of Gainesville. We will go on the famous lighthouse ride and river cruises, watch water and animal shows, walk on wilderness trails, ride a glass bottom boat, see alligators and other wild animals, and go shopping! You can even see a cheerleading competition! When: Saturday, April 7th. We will be meeting at Norman Garage at 9:30a m and we will be back around 5:30 p.m. Cost: $32 for admission. You must buy t ickets at the gate on Saturday. Bring extra money for food and shopping. What to bring : Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes plus sunscreen. Bring s pending m oney b ottled water, and your camera! This is a carpool trip so b e sure to sign up by Thursday at 4pm on the Activities Board so we know how many cars we need. The Next Trip Saturday, April 14 th we will not have a weekend activity, so you can study for finals. The last weekend of the semester, Saturday, April 21 st we will be holding our End of Semester Barbecue at Ginnie Springs Details about the activity will be on the Activities Board and in Weekly Spring B Photo The ELI Class picture for Spring B 2012 will be taken in front of Tigert Hall on SW 13 th Street on Tuesday, April 10 th at 1: 5 5pm. Classes will walk over together at the end of the first Listening/Speaking hour at 1: 4 0pm. Please gauge your time to arrive by 1: 5 0. If it is raining on Tuesday, we will hold the picture 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 perso nnel who want to participate, we very much would like to encourage you to come and join us for the picture. Daryl out Daryl will be on vacation for the week of April 2 nd H e will return to the office on Monday, April 9 th If you have an immigration emergency, please see Patti or Megan in the ELI Main office please make an appointment to see Daryl when he returns. University Admissions Workshop Next week, the ELI will be having a workshop to help students learn about the undergraduate and graduate school admissions process for universities and colleges in the US. Representatives from the University of Florida Graduate School and Santa Fe College will be available to help you learn about opportunities in their programs. Please sign up for the event on the ELI Announcement Bulletin Board, across the hall from the Activities Board. Details on the location and time will be on the Board later this week as Weekly. Note s from the Office Travel and I 20s : are planning to leave the country during the break between semesters and then return to the US, you must have your I 20 signed in the ELI Main Office (Room 315) in order to be allowed back into the country! Immunizations & Insurance: The Weekly Newsletter of the English Language Institute Volume 117, Issue 11 April 2, 2012

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Remember to take care of your insurance and immunization as soon as possible. You will not be allowed to attend class until you do. Student Voices Student Voices submissions are due by F riday, April 6 th Submissions can include any student work that you might like to see in print. You can submit your entries for the Voices to Steve at sflocks@ufl.edu. Birthdays The following are ELI Birthdays for the week of April 2 to April 8 : Studen ts: April 2: Mesfer Alharthy April 3: Hao Zhang April 3: Badr Shumsddin April 5: Abdulrahman Alhelal April 6: Mubarak Aldosari April 6: Shoichiro Toke April 8: Jasser Alharbi Staff: April 3: Stephen Sawicki April 5: Jake Wolinsky Happy Birthday, one and all! Manners and Culture Q: Why is not illegal to buy a gun in the US? A: When the country was first founded, the writers of the Constitution included the right to carry a gun as one of the rights that Americans should have. Q: What do Americans do after retirement? A: Lots of different things. S ome people travel, some play a lot of golf, some rest and some go to live at Disney World With the cu rre n t economy, however, many retirees have had to get part time or even full time jobs. Grammar Q: Why are there so many silent letters in English words? A: English is a combination of many different language influences. One of the main languages that influenced English vocabulary and spelling over the centuries was French. French arguably has more silent letters than most Western languages (they kept a lot of the Latin letters that they stopped pronouncing). A lot of the many changes to; also, we adopted quite a few spelling patterns from the French langu standardized until the middle of the 19 th Century! Q: Why do American people have a lot of mistakes when they write? A: The answer above is one of the main reasons why some people writing in English have so many mistakes, Americans and non native speakers alike. Because of the combination of different they sound. Q: difference between until and We use the short form usually in conversation. We use the full word in formal writing or formal speech. Interestingly, there is also a newer written form of that is becomin g more acceptable: till Conversational Academic : I have to stay until 4pm. Quote of the Week This curious world we inhabit is more wonderful than convenient; more beautiful than it is useful; it is more to be admired and enjoyed than used. Henry David Thoreau 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