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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Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: October 26, 2007
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* Picnic
* Birthdays

* Manners
* Grammar

The EI Weekly

Join us and meet your new peers!

This weekend, October 27th, our trip
is also a picnic! This is the weekend
we are staying here in the area and
holding our Midterm Picnic at
Lake Wauburg. Lake Wauburg is a
very nice area just south of
Gainesville on Hwy 441; it is owned
by the University of Florida. In
addition to good food and drink, we
will have lots of fun playing volleyball,
frisbee, soccer, canoeing and North
American football. All ELI students,
staff and friends are invited. This trip
will also be the Welcome Picnic for
the new B-Term students, so it will be
a great opportunity for you to make
some new friends. We will meet at
11:00am at the Norman Hall Garage
and carpool to Lake Wauburg.
Please sign up on the Activities
Board by 4pm on Thursday,
October 25t. Also, please sign up
any relatives or friends who might
be coming; we just need to make
sure we bring enough food! If it is
* liii _, call 392-3354, extension 230
after 9:30am Saturday to see if the
picnic has been moved.

There is no cost to enter Lake
Wauburg, but you should bring a UF
ID for entrance for each car and for
canoe rental. Wear tennis shoes and
sunblock. We will provide the food,
so come hungry!

> Class Attendance-Remember,
your attendance is very, very
important. We have been asked
to remind you that every
tardies counts as 1 hour of
absence, and you are limited
in the number ofhours you
can miss. If you have any
questions about your attendance,
be sure to ask your teachers as
soon as possible.
> Lost and Found-Folks, if you
lose anything in the classrooms
or in the hallways of the ELI,
don't forget to check in the ELI
Main Office, Room 315, to see if
it has been turned in. We have a
box of found stuff that stays
pretty full.
> Student Mail-Please remember
to check from
time to time -
to see if you
have any mail
from home or
from other
sources. The
student mailbox is a tray located
on the shelf immediately below
and on the right-hand side of the
teachers' mailboxes just inside the
door in the ELI Main Office.

Flu Shots- Flu (influenza) season is
nearly here. If you would like to try
to be protected from getting the flu,
you can get an immunization from
the Student Health Care Center for
$15. This is NOT a mandatory shot,
like your TB or MMR shots. The flu
shots will be available until the SHCC
runs out of vaccine. Here is the
schedule for the shots:

Tuesday, October 23, Reitz Union
Colonnade, 11am to 3pm
Wednesday, October 24, Founders
Gallery @ Shands, 9am to 1pm
Friday, October 26, Reitz Union
Colonnade, 9am to 1pm
Tuesday, October 30, Founders
Gallery @ Shands, 11am to 3pm
Wednesday, October 31, Reitz Union
Colonnade, 9am to 1pm
Tuesday, November 6, Reitz Union
Colonnade, 11am to 3pm
Wednesday, November 7, Reitz
Union Colonnade, 9am to 1pm
Friday, November 9, Reitz Union
Colonnade, 9am to 1pm
Tuesday, November 13, Reitz Union
Colonnade, 11am to 3pm
Wednesday, November 14, Founders
Gallery @ Shands, 9am to 1pm
Friday, November 16, Reitz Union
Colonnade, 9am to 1pm

I he Weekly Newsletter o
the English Language Institute
Volume 104, Issue 9
October 26, 2007


Next weekend, we will be watching
the amazing Homecoming Parade
right here in Gainesville! Details
about the picnic will be on the
Activities Board and in next week's

The following are ELI Birthdays for
the week of October 26-Nov 1:

October 26: Otto Sanchez
October 28: Cesar Idrobo-Giraldo
October 30: Shizuko Okusa
November 1: Maria Romero

October 29: Sonia Siegel

Hey, everybody! I'm down to just a
few questions once again. Let me
know what you're thinking about in
this crazy culture of ours!

Q: What's H : ;,.,, and why is it such a
popular holiday in the US?

A: It's actually a combination of
ancient Celtic and early Christian
traditions. In Europe, All Hallows

Eve (the night before All Saints'
Day-November 1 on the calendar)
was said to be a night when ghosts
and spirits would roam the earth;
people carved scary faces in
vegetables and left them out to scare
the spirits away. This tradition is
carried on in modem times with the
carved pumpkins. In the 20t century,
it became a popular holiday for
children. And, so many of us
remember fun at Halloween as kids
that it has gradually become a holiday
that adults enjoy as well!

Q: Why can people drink alcoholin the
street when the Gators are playing?

A: Technically, they can't! It's still
against the law. It's just that the
police can't be everywhere at once,
and a lot of people seem to associate
drinking lots of alcohol with
_.-. I 1ii , well, anything. And when
you have a normal-sized police force
with 100,000 or so enthusiastic
celebrators, you're quite likely to see
folks who aren't particularly
concerned about this aspect of the

Q: What's the
and "effect"?

Between "affect"

A: Oh, gosh, I love it when students
ask about something that even native

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speakers seem to have problems with!
The reason that this is so confusing is
that the verb "affect" and the noun
"effect" are essentially the same in
how they are used:

affect(v): to have an impact on
something. The moon's graviy affects
ourplanet's oceans.

effect(n): an impact or result. The
moon's gravity has an effect on ourplanet's

The verb "effect" and the noun
"affect" on the other hand aren't
really closely related in meaning:

effect(v): to begin or to cause. Allof
the candidates running for US president say
that they want to effect change in

affect(n): a false or forced image:
These days, Madonna is using a British
accent; many people say that this is a silly

The best index to a person's character
(a) how he treats people who can't do
him any good, and
(b) how he treats people who can't
fight back.
--Abigail van Buren

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