* Exit Testing
* End-of-Semester Barbecue
The ELI Weekly
Can you believe it's already here?
Congratulations, everyone. It's been a
long and tough semester, and you
should all be proud of the excellent
work you have done in all of your
classes. This coming week is very busy
with testing and end-of-semester
activities, so please read this issue of the
ELI Weekly carefully to make sure you
know about all of the things you need
to do to wrap up the term. This will be
the last issue of the Weekly for the
Summer term, 2007.
The ELI Commencement Ceremony
will be held at the Reitz Union Grand
Ballroom on Friday, August 10th, from
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. All students
and staff are welcome to attend. You
are encouraged to invite your friends
and relatives as well. Students will
receive their grades and class photos
after the ceremony. Everyone is
encouraged to dress up for the
The ELI's Institutional TOEFL will be
given on Wednesday, August 8th, at
2pm in Room 127NRN. The testing
rooms will be assigned to you at
registration. The Registration Schedule
for the TOEFL is as follows:
FULL-TIME ELI STUDENTS
Friday, August 3rd, 1pm
Friday, August 3rd, 3:30pm
IMPORTANTNOTE #1: You
MUST be on time. If you arrive
even ONE MINUTE late, you
will not be permitted to register
at the regular time. You will
have to register with the part-
time and non-students, and you
will be permitted to register only
if there is space. You willalso
have to pay a late fee of $40.
If you have a problem and cannot
register at your assigned time, please
come to the ELI Main Office
BEFORE WEDNESDAY, August 1st,
to receive a different registration time.
PART-TIME ELI Students and
Tuesday, August 7h, 9am, Room
Part timers, remember that you also
must sign up in the ELI Main Office
ASAP in order to have a space at
Everyone, bring A PICTURE ID
AND A NUMBER 2 PENCIL
to TOEFL registration.
On Thursday, August 9t, we will be
giving the CELT, our exit test. There
are no regular ELI classes on this day.
There will be no late exams and no
late students admitted to the exams.
All ELI students are required to attend
and take the test in order to receive a
certificate of completion from the ELI.
Please remember to be on time. If
you arrive late to the test, you will not
be permitted to take it, and you will not
receive a certificate of completion from
The schedule is as follows; sections
refer to Reading/Writing classes.
Section 20 311NRN
Section 30 313NRN
Section 40 341BNRN
Section 41 341NRN
Section 50 341ANRN
Section 60 .4 i NRN
Part-Timers (no RW)
T he Weekly Newsletter of
the English Language Institute
Volume 103, Issue 12
Food, soccer, swimming, tubing,
volleyball, and much more! All at
beautiful Ginnie Springs. Lunch will be
catered by Sonny's Barbecue and will
be served around 12:30 PM.
WHEN: Saturday, August 4th. We
will meet at Norman Garage at 10:30
AM. You can come back to
Gainesville whenever your car chooses
to return, probably around 4 PM. If it is
raining on Saturday, call 392-3354 ext.
230 after 9 AM and listen to the
message to find out if the trip has been
moved to Sunday.
COST: Entrance into the park is
$10.00 plus tax (this is a discount!!!) and
the barbecue, catered by Sonny's Real
Pit Bar-B-Q, is FREE and delicious!
Tube rental is $6 plus tax and we can
share tubes. Canoes can also be rented.
TRANSPORTATION: This is a
carpool trip. Ginnie Springs is about a
45 minute drive from Gainesville. You
MUST SIGN UP on the Activities
Board by 4 PM Thursday, August 2nd.
Even ifyou are driingyour own car-you must
sign up on the activities board so we can order
food;, j,. ..Aso, sign up anyfriends and
family members thatyou are bringing with you!
WHAT TO BRING: Wear your
bathing suit and bring a towel!!! Also
bring sunscreen. If you want to rent a
tube or canoe you will also need an ID
and credit card. Most importantly,
bring an appetite for good food and
Q: How many people lve in the US?
A: This year, we passed the 300million
mark. We're 3r in population in the
world, quite a bit behind China and
Q: Why isn't Puerto Rico a state?
A: It's a complicated question, but
mainly at this point it seems to be
because the Puerto Ricans don't want it
to be. Puerto Rico is a US Territory.
This means that Puerto Ricans are US
citizens with US passports, but they
don't get full representation in the US
government and its decision-making
processes. The trade-off for this lack
of representation is that Puerto Ricans
don't pay US Federal taxes. There have
been a number of elections in recent
years to ask the people whether they
want independence or statehood or
whether they want things to stay as they
are, and so far, the "stay as they are"
seems to be the most popular choice.
Students, the ELI is looking for original
artwork for the cover of the ELI
Student Guide! Show us what you can
do! Guidelines: 81/2"x11" maximum,
Black and White (will not be printed in
color), any media acceptable (pencil,
ink, digital, etc.). The deadline is
Friday, August 3, 2007. Turn in your
entries to Scott in the ELI Main Office.
All entries will be posted and voted on
by ELI students and staff. The winner
will be announced at commencement,
and the winner will receive a gift
certificate to the UF bookstore!
Q: What's the between "even f'
and 'even though"?
A: The reality of the situation. We use
"even though" when the situation is a
fact already. We use "even if' to say
that it doesn't matter whether the
situation is a fact or not. For example,
if we know that all the students are
working hard but failing grammar, we
might say, "Even though the students
work hard, scores are very low." If, on
the other hand, we know that only
some of them are working hard and
many others aren't, but all the scores
are low, we might say, "Even if
students work hard, they still get low
The following are ELI Birthdays for
the period August 3-31:
August 16: Ya-Jing Liou
August 20: Ali Albeladi
August 23: Masaki Kudo
August 13: Steve Flocks
August 13: Megan Forbes
Happy Birthday one and all!
Life is a series of problems. Do we
want to moan about them or solve
M. Scott Peck
jf LNI\ ERSTTY of
English Language Institute
PO Box 117051
315 Norman Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-7051, USA
Phone: (352) 392-2070
Fax: (352) 392-3744