* Busch Gardens
* Notes from the Office
The EI Weekly
GAR^ENS. Busch Gardens
Theme Park Fun!
WHAT: Busch Gardens is a theme
park in Tampa. It is famous for its
roller coasters and its wild animals.
Among the roller coasters is
"Sheikra", that has two 90 degree
angle drops making it the first coaster
of its kind in the Americas and only
the third in the world. This is one of
the most popular trips of the
semester, don't miss it!
For more information visit their
website at www.buschgardens.com
WHEN: Saturday, June 2nd. We will
meet at The TRiP Office on the
ground floor of the Reitz Union at
8:30 AM. The park will be open
until 10:00 PM. Depending on the
group decision, we may return to
Gainesville as late as 12:30 PM. We
will go rain or shine.
TRANSPORTATION: This is a van
trip so you must purchase a
transportation pass at The TRiP
Office on the ground floor of the
COST: Busch Gardens admission
tickets for Florida residents are $61.95
for adults and $51.95 for kids. Bring
your Gator 1 card or Florida driver's
license to prove that you are a Florida
You can buy your admission ticket to
Busch Gardens now and use it as
many times as you want until
December 31, 2007.
Bring money for food and souvenirs.
In order to address the need of the
number of low level students who
have been asking to take Grammar
for Writing class (despite being far too
low for the class), Noreen has offered
to lead a "Grammar Lab" for any
interested students, from 4:30 5:30
starting next week (Tuesday, June 5)
on Tuesday and Thursdays. We
won't charge for this lab, as this is our
first attempt at offering something
like this (Thank you, Noreen!). We'll
tentatively schedule the lab in 313, but
it may change, depending upon the
number of students interested.
Check it out!
> Class Attendance-Remember,
your attendance is very, very
important. Your teachers are
taking note of both your absences
and your tardies in every class
> Student Mailbox-Don't forget
to check the student mailbox in
the main office from time to
time. There is mail for some
returning students already.
Next weekend, we will be going
Tubing on the Ichetucknee.
Details about the trip will be on the
Activities Board and in next week's
The following is our activity schedule
for the semester; this may change
from time to time, so please watch the
Basketball 4:45pm Noeean
(Forest) Monday Garage; Free
Meet at Bus
Dinner at Stop at Ben
Moe's in 5:30pm and Jerrys on
Royal Plaza Tuesday University
(Olga) Avenue; $4-10
I he Weekly Newsletter oJ
the English Language Institute
Volume 103, Issue 4
June 1, 2007
Meet at Kay's
Coffee Talk 7pm Archer Road
(Max and Wednesday (New
ool nd Meet at Reitz
Bowlng 5pm Union Game
(LaDaun) Thursday Room; $5
Meet at Bus
Movie and Stop at Ben
Dessert and Jerrys on
(Andy nd 5:45pm University
Tracy) Fnday Avenue; $5
Trcy) for movie +
extra for food;
Bnng UF ID
Activities may be added or cancelled
during the semester; we'll keep you
The following are ELI Birthdays for
the week ofJune 1-7:
June 1: Natalia Cundari
June 1: Sang-GunnJang
June 2: Lina Maria Camacho
None this week!
Well, we STILL don't have any questions
from you guys! So, here are some from
Q: Why isn't there a big Arabic restaurant
A: Interesting question. Mostly, it's
simple economics once again. We
don't have a large Arab population in
Gainesville, and Middle-Eastern food
isn't one of the more popular types of
food all across the US. So, for now,
it's difficult to keep an Arab
restaurant going in a town this size.
Maybe someday one of our students
can be really enterprising and start a
good one up!
Q: Why can't I get good -at the ELI?
The in the Florida room is terrible.
A: Honestly, I wish I had a good
answer for this one. Your manners
columnist very sincerely wishes he
could get better coffee here, too!
Q: Why are there not more taxis in
A: Low demand. Most people in
Gainesville have their own cars.
Q: Why can't you drink at 18 butyou can
buy a gun at that age?
A: Have you thought of going into
politics? That's a really good
question. The answers are probably
more political than anything else. We
raised the drinking age all across the
US when we raised the speed limit
back up from 55 a number of years
ago. It was a political compromise
that was supposed to reduce the
number of drinking and driving
accidents. On the other hand, it's
very difficult in the US to make gun
sales more restrictive. The mood
among the US population is usually
I believe the choice to be excellent
begins with aligning your thoughts
and words with the intention to
require more from yourself.
i_ IEnglish Language Institute
UNIVERSITY of FLORIDA
English Language Institute
PO Box 117051
315 Norman Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-7051, USA
Phone: (352) 392-2070
Fax: (352) 392-3744