Title: ELI weekly : the weekly newsletter of the English Language Institute
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Title: ELI weekly : the weekly newsletter of the English Language Institute
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Language: English
Creator: English Language Institute, University of Florida
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Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: September 28, 2007
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* Cedar Key
* Birthdays

* Manners
* Grammar

The EI Weekly

a other
ey Cedar Key
BA b Small-town coastal charm
CedCt Key

Come with us for a fun day to one of
Florida's natural wonders Cedar
Key Island in the Gulf of Mexico!!
Walk around downtown and shop in
the many quaint island shops! When
we become hungry we can dine at one
of many unique restaurants located on
the water and see the beautiful
scenery (and maybe dolphins!) as we
enjoy our meal!

WHEN: The ELI will be going to
Cedar Key Saturday, September
29th. We will meet at the Norman
Hall garage at 10:45AM. This is a
carpool trip, so you need to sign up
on the Activities Board by 5:00 PM
on Thursday, September 27th.

COST: You will need to bring
money to eat and shop. The
following are optional:
1) You can also take a 11/z-hour island
cruise for 21 11
2) If you would like to go into the
parks or museums you will need $5-
$10 for admission.
3) Dinner will probably be around
$10-15 per person.

comfortable clothes and bring
sunscreen. You will also want to
wear shoes that are comfortable to
walk in.

r Class Attendance-Remember,
your attendance is very, very
important. Your teachers are
taking note of both your absences
and your tardies in every class
every day.
> 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 spending
time in the lovely natural setting of
Paynes Prairie, right on the edge of
Gainesville. Details about the trip will
be on the Activities Board and in next
week's Weekly.

The following are ELI Birthdays for
the week of September 28-October 4:

October 1: Abdullah Al-Ghamdi
October 3: Maria Bragado
October 4: Nouf Almazyad

None this week!

Folks, this is all I've currently got
from students, and then we're out of
questions! Teachers?

Q: Is '"Hipanic" a bad word?

A: Not at all. It's the official term
that we use to describe people whose
origin is in places where Spanish is the
primary language.

Q: Recently, I wanted to buy alcohol, but I
couldn't because I didn't have my ID with
me. Why is it so important to actually have
the ID?

A: Because we place such a high
emphasis on the fact that you must be
at least 21 to drink alcohol. Generally,
unless you clearly look as though
you're over 30, most stores and
bars/restaurants will insist on ID for
you to prove that you're over 21. So,
try not to be too insulted. In another
20 years, you might not mind if
people in the US ask for your ID. I'm
44, and whenever it happens, I want
to thank the person.

I he Weekly Newsletter o
the English Language Institute
Volume 104, Issue 5
September 28, 2007

Highlights I

Q: When do I use "will", 'going to",
and the present/presentperfect or thefutu?

A: That's one that gets whole
chapters written about it in grammar
books! However, in short, I can give
you a chart that might help. It's
included below.

Understand that the right to choose
your own path is a sacred privilege.
Use it. Dwell in possibility.
--Oprah Winfrey

UF English Language Institute
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

will be going to present progressive simple present be about to

general prediction

immediate current
decision or offer

definite plan

definite plan imminent

scheduled (and mainly with:
varr7r, lean, shid,
timetable) event begn, leani, end,
begm,_fnish, end open,
be over/done/fnished

immediate future based
on current observation

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