The Weekly Newsletter of the English Language Institute Volume
Though there is class on
Monday, July 3rd, the ELI will
be closed on Tuesday, July
4th for the U.S. Independence
Day, and there will be no
00, Issue 8
Summer Break is right around the corner and, even if you haven't yet
made plans, there's plenty of fun to be had! Here are some ideas that
don't involve a plane ticket (or sometimes even a car).
On campus, you can visit the Harn Museum of Art and the Florida
Museum of Natural History. You can rent movies for free from the UF
libraries, watch the bats emerge from the UF Bat House every night at
dusk, or take a walk around Lake Alice.
If you enjoy nature and want to stay in Gainesville, check out the Devil's
Millhopper State Geological Site and Kanapaha Botanical Gardens.
Or you might like a bicycle ride on the Gainesville-Hawthorne Rail
Trail-15 miles of paved cycling trail that winds through Payne's Prairie
and beyond. Also, you can try the Depot Avenue/Waldo Road trail
For quiet beaches, Anastasia State Park (next to St. Augustine) is a
great day trip, and Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge has miles
of natural coastline. If you'd prefer a more developed oceanfront, St.
Augustine, Cedar Key, Daytona, and Cocoa Beach are all nearby. And
for the ultimate in seaside glamour, the beaches in Miami aren't that far
if you're willing to plan a longer trip.
Of course, Disney World and Universal Studios are in Orlando, but
Tampa, Sarasota, Jacksonville, Atlanta, Savannah, and many other
interesting cities aren't far and are filled with fun things to do.
Finally, if you are staying close to home, you may want to spend the
vacation exploring Gainesville. Perhaps you can find a new place to
study-like the downtown Alachua County Library. You might get
together with some friends to watch the World Cup Soccer games, or
organize a potluck and sample food from all different countries. And
don't forget that everyone is invited to the ELI midterm picnic on
Saturday, July 1st.
Whatever you choose to do, we hope you have fun and stay safe!
Inside this issue:
Summer Break Ideas | July 4th Holiday | Midterm Picnic
Q: Which symbols represent male and female restrooms?
A: The men's restroom is symbolized by an
image similar to the one on the left, while
women's, the one on the right. Unless the
room is marked "unisex," male and female
restrooms are separate.
Q: Why do people in the U.S. use so many plastic grocery bags?
Don't they think it will cause damage to the environment?
A: This is a fairly recent development-most stores used to give
customers the choice between paper and plastic bags. Now,
because of the price and convenience of plastic bags, stores lean
toward using only plastic. Most people reuse the plastic bags in
their homes (as garbage bags, for example), and several grocery
story chains have begun recycling old bags to make new ones.
Still, the problem isn't widely recognized yet, and only a handful of
shoppers usually bring their own cloth bags to the store.
If you plan to leave the US at all
during the break please remember to
come to the office to have your 1-20
signed so that you won't have trouble
getting back into the country!
Belated birthday wishes to:
June 17: Sandra Padilla
Happy upcoming birthday wishes to:
June 25: Eun Ae
June 27: Eissa Alsaleh
June 29: Wagdi Cattan
July 3: Seon A Yun
July 3: Sarah Garcia
July 4: Pedro Vivas
July 4: Luisana Serrapiglio
Thanks for your input! Ifyou have a question about U.S. manners
and culture, please email our ELI Weekly editor, Nora Spencer, at
email@example.com, or put questions in her mailbox (marked
Spencer in the ELI Main Office).
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