ELI weekly : the weekly newsletter of the English Language Institute
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00089998/00243
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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: June 4, 2012
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Highlights Volunteer Day Office Etiquette Daily Activities Manners T h e ELI Weekly Volunteer Day Help others while helping yourself! This Saturday, June 9 th we will be holding our first Volunteer Day of the semester. This is your chance to help out the community while practicing your English in a real life environment. Below is a description of the volunteer activities going on this weekend. We will meet at different times. Students, language assistants, teachers, and staf f will meet and head to the different sites. Please sign up on the Activities Board for your choice of activity by 4pm on Thursday, June 7 th There is no cost to volunteer. Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers. You should bring water to each volun teering activity. Habitat for Humanity : Help build homes for needy families in Gainesville Meet at Norman Garage at 7:45am Rabbit Rescue : Clean rabbit cages, groom rabbits and socialize. Meet at Norman Garage at 8:45am St. Francis House : Prepare and serve lunch to the homeless people of Gainesville. Meet at Norman Garage at 9:30am Emeritus : T alk with elderly people and play fun games Meet at Norman Garage at 10:00am Project Downtown Gainesville : Feed the homeless and give back to the community Diddley Plaza at 12:45pm. Ronald McDonald House: Decorate corkboards outside rooms of families. Meet at Norman Garage at 1:30 p m Remember to sign up for the volunteer activity of your choice and arrive ON TIME at Norm an Garage! Please already full. If you have any questions about any of the activities, see Raquel in the CIP Office, Room 318. Have a great day, everyone! The Next Trip Next weekend, we will be going to Islands of Adventure. Details will be on the Activities Board and in next Weekly Want to go? Get your Islands of Adventure tickets online or at the gate. You must also buy a bus pass from Nate in Norman 318 between 9:00am to 12:30pm starting on Monday, June 4th. Bring $20 in cash, exact change, and your Gator 1 ID card to buy a pass. The bus passes are non refundable and do NOT include a ticket to Islands of Adventure (which is about $76.50 plus tax with a Florida ID). Bus passes are first come f irst serve, so come early before they sell out! We only have room for 48 students. Office Etiquette The ELI Main office is very busy this time of year. Here are some tips to get the best service possible in the office: Please do not yell at the office f olks. They are there to help you. Please arrive, at the latest, 2 minutes early for your appointment. If you are late, you will not be helped, because the person after you will be helped. Remember, it is rude to be late, especially to a meeting you requested. Also, have your class schedule in mind when making appointments. The Weekly Newsletter of the English Language Institute Volume 119, Issue 3 June 4, 2012


Please wait in line. You will be helped, even if it takes a little while. Please respect everyone. This means being courteous and being on time. Daily Activities Please note th at there has been a slight change to the daily activities. Wednesday 6:30pm Coffee Talk (Clark) In front of Starbucks at Library West Bring money for coffee and food if you like. Thursday 6:00pm Shopping at the Oaks Mall (Abigail) Meet at the Food Court in the mall. Bring money for shopping if you like. Birthdays The following are ELI birthdays from J une 4 to June 10 : Students: June 6: Aufemar Martins June 6: Danyah Rammal June 7: Fahad Aldosari June 7: Yosef Alattas June 9: Amal Abdulrahman June 10: Ricardo Saez Graterol Staff: None this week Happy Birthday, one and all! Manners and Culture Q: Why do the American people wear flip flops a lot? question. People all over the US wear a wide variety of shoes. Because we are in tend to wear the most comfortable shoes for the temperature and that happens to be flip flops and sandals. Grammar A: Wow, interesting question. A phrasal verb is a verb that adds another word (or words), usually a preposition, that changes the meaning of the action mple, the I was carrying him, physically, and I and I dropped him. In the second case, it means that I was transporting him, most likely in my car, and I drove him to his house an d let him out of the car there. looking for a shortcut to understanding The you try to isolate them. Each time you change the preposition, you change the meaning entirely basically, creating a new dictionary word. The only way to master phrasal verbs is to take notice of how they are used and practice, practice, practice, just like you would with any other new vocabulary. Here are s ome useful p hrasal verbs: I need to make up the exam that I missed last week. Can I hand in my essay late? Put away your cell phones, please! I had to do my homework over because I had too many mistakes. Quote of the Week Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. Lucille Ball 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