ELI weekly : the weekly newsletter of the English Language Institute
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00089998/00242
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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: May 28, 2012
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Highlights Ichetucknee Daily Activities Note from Daryl Summer Weather Safety T h e ELI Weekly Tubing on the Ichetucknee Outdoor Fun Take part in a unique Gainesville summertime tradition!! Float down the beautiful, crystal clear water of the Ichetucknee River while you relax in an inner tube. Enjoy the Florida sunshine, the cool water and the company of your ELI family!! When: Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 Meet at Norman Garage at 10:00am We will probably ret urn to Gainesville around 4:00pm Sign up on the activities board by 4:00pm Thursday, May 31st. Cost: This is a carpool trip. The entrance fee is $6.00 for each car and $5 per person. Also bring about $10 cash to rent an inner tube. You can buy food at the park or bring a lunch. What to Bring: B ring lunch your bathing suit, and sunscreen. Also, if you have a camera or electronics such as a good idea to have them in a Ziploc bag. The Next Trip Next weekend, we will be going on our first Volunteer Day of the semester. Details about the trip will be on the Weekly Daily 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 6:30pm Pool and Bowling ( Keely ) Meet in the Reitz Union Game Room. Bring $5 $10 for games. Tuesday 6:30 pm Soccer & Frisbee ( Ross ) Flavet Field Free Wednesday 6 :00 pm Coffee Talk ( Clark ) downtown on S.E. 1st St Bring money for coffee and food if you like. Thursday 6:00pm Mochi ( Abigail ) Mochi on Archer Rd. Free Bring money for a drink if you like. Friday 6:00pm Volleyball ( Robert ) Volleyball courts at Lexington Crossing Free Rotating Days Grocery Shopping You must sign up on Activities Board. Meet at Norman Garage at 6:30 p.m. Notes from the Office Immunizations & Insurance: I f you received a green note from Emily, you need to take care of it immediately. Please understand the note. If you have to miss class because of an issue with immunizations or insurance, it counts as an absence. People out: This week, Emily, Daryl, and Megan will be attending the NAFSA conferenc e. If you need to see them, please make an appointment with Patti or if possible, wait until they return the following week. Class Attendance : Y our attendance is very, very important. Your teachers are taking note of both your absences and your tardies i n every class every day. Student Mailbox : the student mailbox in the main office from time to time. There is mail for some returning students already. Note from Daryl If you want to make an appointment to speak with Daryl, he will only be available Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays this The Weekly Newsletter of the English Language Institute Volume 119, Issue 2 May 28, 2012


term. Tuesday and Thursday he will be busy helping new students before they arrive. Summer Weather Safety all of our students are aware of our unique weather problems in Central Florida. One hazard that you should watch out for is lightning We have more thunderstorms in the summertime in Florida in a year than anyw here else in the world, so lightning here is a serious danger. Whenever there is a thunderstorm threatening, you should go inside as soon as possible. A car is also a safe place. DO NOT stand under a tree or near anything that might be the tallest thing in the area or use a metal tipped umbrella, as that is exactly where lighting is most likely to hit. Another thing that you should prepare than thunderstorms!) is hurricanes You can go to http://www.nhc.noaa.g ov/ to keep apprised of hurricane activity, and they also have some excellent preparation and planning tips in their left hand navigation menu. Also, of course, if there is any hurricane threatening Gainesville, we here at the ELI will keep you informed a nd make sure you know what to do and where to go. The main thing about the NOAA website is that they have some excellent tips about early preparation! Birthdays The following are ELI birthdays from May 2 8 to June 4 : Students: May 28: Jaber Alshehri M ay 28: Naji Alharthi May 30 : Abdullah Alkhudhayri May 30: Edwin Mas Y Rubi Rosales June 1 : Daniel Claros Vasquez June 1 : Mohamad Feras Ayroud June 1 : Waleed Alesmaeel June 2 : Cristi Salaya Chan June 2 : Mohammed Al Marri June 3 : Silvia Stein Staff: May 30 Stephen Carr Happy Birthday to one and all! ELI Places of Origin The following is a list of the many places of origin of our ELI students: Angola Bolivia Brazil Burkina Faso Chile Colombia Dominican Republic Ecuador Gaza Strip Germany Honduras Iran Iraq Japan Korea Kuwait Libya Mauritania Mexico Qatar Saudi Arabia Syria Taiwan Thailand Turkey United States Venezuela Vietnam Manners and Culture Q: Is it OK if I didn't give a tip to the pizza delivery man despite the fact that I paid the delivery fee? A: No. The delivery fee goes to the company whereas the tip goes to the driver. Remember, you should tip $2 per pizza to your driver. Grammar Q: I ask, "Are you at the lab?" and my student replies, "Sure." He means yes, or o f course, but it doesn't really make sense. I've had other students make this same mistake. How do I explain the difference between 'yes' and 'sure'? A: accepting an invitation or agreeing to or giving Look at the questions below and try using Would you li ke to go to the movies with me? Do you like pizza? Is Francois Hollande the new French president? Does your grammar class start at 12:30? Quote of the Week One has to get on with life and I haven't done badly. People won't have time for you if you are always angry or complaining. Stephen Hawking 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