Title: ELI weekly : the weekly newsletter of the English Language Institute
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Publication Date: November 16, 2007
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* Thanksgiving
* Picture

The ELI Weekly

Thanksgiving Dinner
Join us for a holiday meal!

On Friday, November 16th at 6pm, we will
be holding The ELI International
Thanksgiving Potluck! This is a great
opportunity to celebrate an important
holiday in the US by joining with the ELI
family to give thanks and enjoy some
wonderful food!

Thanksgiving in the US is a time to
gather with friends and family to give
thanks for all the good things in our
lives, enjoy each other's company, and
eat delicious food. The ELI celebrates
the holiday as an international potluck.
ELI staff, teachers, administrators, and
LA's will bring traditional Thanksgiving
Day food like turkey and cranberry
sauce, green bean casserole, pumpkin pie, and

Everyone should bring a traditional food
from their own country to share. You
should bring enough to feed 5 to 10
people. You should bring a serving
utensil for your dish, but there is no
need to bring plates, napkins, knives,
forks, spoons, cups, or drinks. Be sure
to bring a note card that says your name,
your country, the name of your dish, and
the major ingredients of your dish. For
example, you might write:

Megan Forbes
(Potatoes, Mills Butter)

We will meet at Broward Basement (in
the bottom of Broward Hall). All
teachers, staff, administrators, language
assistants, and students who would like
to go should sign up on the Activities
Board by Wednesday, November 14th.
Please also sign up for what type of food
you will bring.

The ELI Class picture for Fall, 2007 will
be taken at the front of Tigert Hall on
SW 13th Street on Thursday, November
15h, at 1:30pm. We will walk over
together at 1:20 from L/S Classes or LA
hours. For any and all students not
taking Listening/Speaking classes, as
well as all other teachers, LAs, and any
other ELI personnel who wants to
participate, we very much would like to
encourage you to come and join us for
the picture.

It's almost that time, everyone! Steve
wants to let you know that the deadline
for Student Voices submissions is fast
approaching. We would like to have
everything in by Monday, November
26th (the day after Thanksgiving Break).
Submissions can include any student
work that you might like to see in print.

You can submit your entries for the
Voices to your teacher or you may put
them directly in Steve's mailbox in the
ELI Main Office (Room 315) marked
Flocks. Let's see what you can come up
with, everyone!

r Attendance and End of Term
Feedback--Everybody, please
remember how important it is to
attend all your classes even as the
term winds down. Take advantage
of the remaining time you have here
at the ELI to practice and study
English! We will also soon be
asking for your feedback on our
classes, so please be sure to be there
every day.
r 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.
> Travel and I-20's-There are several
holidays coming up. Do remember
that if you travel outside the country
during this time, you will need to get

* Manners
* Birthdays

She Weekly Newsletter of
the English Language Institute
Volume 104, Issue 12
November 16, 2007

Highlights I

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
> Part-time students and TOEFL:
Part time students, don't forget-if
you wish to take the ELI TOEFL
with the other students, you must
actually sign up for it in the ELI
Main Office, Room 315. If you
have not already done so, please go
and sign up as soon as possible.

Next weekend we will be off celebrating
the Thanksgiving Holiday. The
following weekend, on Saturday,
December 1st, we will be headed to the
Kennedy Space Center. Details will be
on the Activities Board and in the next
issue of The ELI Weeky.

The following are ELI birthdays from
November 16-29:

November 16: Dan Luo
November 17: Jiyoung Choi
November 17: Carlos Montafio
November 18: Franco Giangreco
November 21: Erinc Guven

November 22: Paola Cirdenas
November 22: Miran Kim
November 25: Guen Hye Song


Happy Birthday, one and all!

Q: What's the -between
" "and the /ght on"?

on the

A: Believe it or not, there isn't one!
This is what we call a separable phrasal
verb. Some phrasal verbs, such as the
one you chose, "turn on", as well as
others such as "pick up", "drop off',
"clean out", and "hang up" can have the
object in the middle or at the end.
Others, such as "look into" and "take
up" can only have the object at the end.

Q: In my country, it's customary forgirls to
:,- arm-in-arm. I heard that this is unusual
here. Is that true?

A: Yes, it's true. It's not completely out
of the ordinary, but it's unusual. In the
US, it's generally customary for people
who are involved in a romantic
relationship to walk arm-in-arm. So,

when we see two people, be it a guy and
a girl, two girls, or even two guys
walking arm-in-arm, many people
assume that they are involved in a
romantic relationship.

Q: What do students in Amen'can history and
geography classes general learn about the rest of
the world?

A: Wow, what a great question! It's
difficult to answer very completely, but
in general, our world history education
tends to have a Western focus. It
usually starts out with the great
civilizations around the Mediterranean
(in what is now the Middle East, Egypt,
Turkey, Greece, and Italy), and it goes
from there to the history of Western
Europe and then North America, and it
usually progresses to the wars of the 20th
Century. We have a pretty weak
education overall when it comes to the
history of Asia, Africa, Russia and
Eastern Europe, Australia/New
Zealand/Oceania, and South America.

The greater danger for most of us lies
not in setting our aim too high and
falling short; but in setting our aim too
low, and achieving our mark.

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

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