Title: ELI weekly : the weekly newsletter of the English Language Institute
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Publication Date: November 2, 2007
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* Time Change
* No Smoking!

The EIT Weekly

Set Your Clocks
Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend

This Saturday night, November 3rd,
don't forget to set your clocks one hour
back, as we will be going off of Eastern
Daylight Time and returning to Eastern
Standard Time. Officially, the time
change occurs at 2am on Sunday
morning. If you forget, then you will
be here a whole hour earlier than you
have to on Monday!

In addition to the change itself, we
would also like to make you aware of
another issue-safety. For those of
you who are out after 6pm every day,
be aware that the sun will be setting at
around 5:30; starting Monday, it will be
dark in the early evening. This brings
us a couple of issues:

] Bicycling: If you bike to school,
do remember that it is the law in
Gainesville (and a darn good safety
idea, anyway) that you must have a
working headlamp on the front of
your bike and a red safety lamp on
the rear of your bike after dark. If
you don't, it's very difficult to see
where you're going, and you will
receive a traffic ticket (with a fine
of $95, folks!) if you are seen by
the police.
) Walking: You should not walk
alone in the dark. You should find
a partner to walk with to the bus
stops and to your apartment

Start planning now; it's best to be
prepared for the time change!

Come experience the Homecoming
Parade, a UF tradition!

Who: All Gator Fans!

What: A parade to celebrate
Homecoming! Homecoming is an
exciting time when students and alumni
come to Gainesville to show their
Gator pride! You can see floats from
different organizations within the
college, Albert and Alberta, the UF
marching band, the UF football team,
and much more!

When: Friday, November 2nd. Meet at
the Norman Garage at 11am and we
will walk over! The parade begins at
12pm, but we must get a good spot! Be
sure to sign up by Thursday at 4pm!

Where is the parade: University
Avenue...but don't forget to meet at
Norman Garage!

How Much: FREE!

What to Bring Sunscreen, water,
folding chair (optional)

Next weekend, we will be holding our
second Volunteer Day of the
semester, and it is also the weekend of
the Fall Arts Festival in Gainesville.
More details will be on the Activities
Board and in next week's Weekly.

An extra reminder this week, folks.
From time to time, there are people
smoking in areas where they shouldn't
be. We want to be good neighbors!

Smoking is NOT permitted in the
following areas, and bad weather is not
considered an excuse:

--Inside any building on campus
--On ANY covered walkway. This
includes the entire area around the
Education Library, which has
traditionally been one of the areas
where our students seem to like to
--Within 50 feet (about 15 meters) of
any building on campus. This means
that the area outside the Florida Room
and the main courtyard (the area with
the big tree) of Norman Hall are
definitely NO SMOKING areas.

* Birthdays
* Manners

T he Weekly Newsletter o
the English Language Institute
Volume 104, Issue 10
November 2, 2007

Highlighft I

There is a designated smoking area on
the northeast side of Norman Hall, by
the small parking lot, across from the
Credit Union. If you must smoke,
please use this area.

> Travel and I-20's-Even though
it's a bit early, there are several
holidays coming up. Do
remember that if you travel outside
the country during this time, you
will need to get your 1-20 signed in
the ELI Main Office before you
go, in order to ensure that you will
be able to return to the US when
the holiday is over!
> Homecoming and Veteran's
Day Holidays-Don't forget, this
coming Friday, November 2nd, is a
day off at the ELI and at UF!
Also, Monday after next,
November 12h, is a day off for
Veteran's Day.
> Library Fines and Infirmary
Fees-Since we're coming closer
to the end of the semester, we just
want to remind you that now is a
good time to think about clearing
up any fees and fines that you
might have with the university. If
there are any outstanding balances
owed, we won't be able to release
any of your academic information
or certificates to you.
> Noise in the Hallways-Folks,
just a little reminder. We share the
3rd Floor of Norman Hall with a
lot of other offices and different

people. We would like to remind
you please to keep the noise levels
down as much as you can. One
suggestion is that you do your best
to speak English, even between
classes. A number of you really do
speak a lot louder when you use
your native language. It's good
practice and it will save a few

The following are the ELI birthdays for
the week of November 2-8:

November 6: Guillermo Chiaway
November 6: Chia-Pei Tsai

November 2: Michelle Keba

Happy Birthday, one and all!

Q: Why don'tAmericans speak more than
one language?

A: Well, some of us do. Your
Manners Columnist, for example,
speaks three. The answer to your
question, though, is mainly one of
necessity, or lack thereof Americans
don't learn more languages largely
because they don't have to. We are a
large country where the majority of
people do speak one language. Of

IUF 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

course, many of our neighbors speak
Spanish, so that is the most commonly
learned second language in the US.
Also, much of the world does business
in English, and more and more of the
world is learning English all the time in
order to do business. So, there's not
much incentive for Americans to have
to learn other languages.

Q: What's the ,
"such as'?

Between "like" and

A: Depending on which grammar
book you're reading, when we use
"ke"to mean "such as" (in other words,
to introduce an example or series of
examples), it's either slang,
conversational, or informal. In other
words, it's incorrect grammar that a lot
of people use anyway. enjoy many
American foods, lkepiza and hamburgers,"
is the way many of us would express
such an idea, but the correct way to say
it is "I enjoy many American foods, such as
piza and hamburgers."

We succeed only as we identify in life,
or in war, or in anything else, a single
overriding objective, and make all other
considerations bend to that one
-Dwight D. Eisenhower

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