ELI weekly : the weekly newsletter of the English Language Institute
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00089998/00247
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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: July 2, 2012
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Highlights Fanfare s & Fireworks Pool Party Notes from the Office Class Photo T h e ELI Weekly Fireworks & Pool Party This is a very exciting week! We have two activities for you to participate in. As always, feel free to bring your family and conversation partners Fanfare s & Fireworks On Tuesday we will be going to Fanfare s and Fireworks Come listen to the Gainesville Community Band and watch the fireworks as you celebrate America's Independence Day with your ELI friends When: Tuesday Ju ly 3 rd at 6:30 pm Where: We will be meeting in front of Subway at the Reitz Union at 6:30 p.m. and walking over to Flavet Field. Students coming after 6:45 can meet us at Flavet Field. What to Bring: This activity is free Bring a chair or a blanket to sit or lay on. Pool Party Come cool off with us on Saturday! The ELI will be heading to the community pool on July 7 th The Westside pool has diving boards, lap lanes, a waterslide, and a splash area for small children. When: Saturday, July 7th from 12 :00 pm to 3 :00 p.m. Where: Westside Pool, 1001 NW 31 st Drive. We will be meeting at Norman Garage at 11:45 a.m. and carpooling to the pool. We will leave the pool around 3:00pm Cost: The admission will be $3.55 for adults and $2.20 for anyone under 18 (make sure to b ring your state ID to show that you are under 18!) What to Bring: Make sure to wear your swimsuit and bring a towel and sunscreen! Since this is a community pool, please do not wear thongs underwear or regular shorts as a bathing suit or you will not b e allowed in the pool. You can also bring your own lunch, but please eat at the picnic tables. The Next Trip Next weekend, we will be holding our second big Volunteer Day of the Summer Semester. Details about the activity will be on the Activities Board Weekly Notes from the Office Daryl out : Daryl will be out of the office from July 5 th to July 16 th If you need to see him please make an appointment before he leaves. While he is away, you can make an appointment with Megan or Patti but if possible, you should wait until he return s the following week. Independence Day: Wednesday, July 4 th is Independence Day. There will be no ELI classes and the ELI Main Office will be closed on this day. There will be no RTS bus service this day. There will be classes on Thursday and Friday. Class Photo The ELI Class picture for Summer 2012 will be taken in front of Tigert Hall on SW 13 th Street on Tuesday, July 10 th at 3 :5 0 pm. Classes will walk over together toward the end of the second Listening/Speaking hour Please gauge your time to arrive by 3 :4 5 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, an d any other ELI personnel who want to participate, please join us for the picture! Please leave your backpacks on the floor by the bushes. D in front of the stairs. Move towards the back of the steps and squeeze together as much as possible. The more you squeeze, the better The Weekly Newsletter of the English Language Institute Volume 118, Issue 6 July 2, 2012


Birthdays Due to an oversight by your editor, I missed the birthdays that happened during the break. I apologize! The following are ELI birthdays from June 28 to July 8 : Students: June 28: Khalid Qasim A Alzahrani June 28: Mohammed Alabdulmotali June 29: Othman Hajeyyah June 30: Masaki Ando July 4: Karim Cudabachi Loze July 5: Naif Alhlafi July 5: Norah Alokla July 5: Eun Hyung Ju July 6: Misfer Alqahtani July 6: Victor Serrano July 7: Jennifer Alfaro Casique July 7: Sultan Mtheeb Staff: June 26: Tom Ratican June 29: Valentina Komaniecka July 2: Maria Paulina Uribe Manners and Culture Q: l the time? A: Your teacher says it as a transition signal to show that she or he is about to change topics. Q: If I want to have a party at my apartment, should I invite my neighbor? A: In general, Americans tend not to socialize with their neighbors, know them very well. You could invite them If you expect a large, noisy crowd late at night, you should let your neighbors know as a courtesy. Q: As an Arabic woman, when I cook, is it okay to know each other? A: This question is related to the previous one. While you could offer your neighbors some food, it would probably be considered out of the ordinary However, it all depends on your neighbors. Some people would love to make new friends this way and others just want to be left alone. Grammar seperable phrasal verbs and inseperable phrasal verbs? A: In Weekly 3, I described what phrasal verbs are so this is a continuation of that question First there are two basic types of verbs in general: verbs that can have an object and have an object can be divided into two mo re types, seperable and inseperable. Seperable phrasal verbs can have the object after the particle (the thing that looks like a preposition) or before it. If you use a pronoun instead of the object, the pronoun will go before the particle. Inseperable phr asal verbs can only have the object after the particle. Verb with object: I ate a burger. Verb without object: I sat. I s a t on my chair. I s a t my chair. Seperable phrasal verb: I handed in my essay. I handed my essay in. I handed it in. Inseperable phrasal verb: I just got over the flu. I just got over it. I just got it over. Q: I When can I use them? What is the meaning? A: They both mean that you agree with the person talking but which one you use depends on the verb in the original sentence. Use the first response for the be verb. Use the second response for all other verbs. Look at the conversations that follow: Bob: I a m hungry. Suzy: So am I. Bob: I want to go to the movies. Suzy: So do I. Q: The post office opens at 9am. Magic Kingdom Disney World opened on 1971 passive voice for opened since a post office and Disney action? A: It's a special set of verbs that do this; the passive and active forms of open close, begin, start, and finish are the same in meaning Mag ic Kingdom Disney World opened i n 1971 Magic Kingdom Disney World was opened i n 1971. Quote of the Week Fight for your opinions, but do not believe that they contain the whole truth, or the only truth. Charles A. Dana 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