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: July 11, 2008
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* Picture
* Volunteer Day

* Countries Represented
* Manners

The ELI Weekly

SClass Photo
Come out and be seen!
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The ELI Class picture for Summer,
2008 will be taken at the front of Tigert
Hall on SW 13th Street on Thursday,
July 10th, at 1:50pm. We will walk over
together toward the end of the first
hour of Listening/Speaking Classes or
Listening/Speaking LA hours, at
1:40pm. 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.

BeginningJuly 1st, all part-time and
non-degree-seeking students (including
ELI students) will have to pay an
additional fee in order to use the
Student Recreation & Fitness Center,
the Southwest Recreation Center and
the Broward Outdoor Recreation
Center. The cost is '22 for six months
and you can pay in room 1411 in the
Southwest Rec Center. This -'^-
sounds like a lot, but it really isn't.

These three recreation facilities are
supported by a portion of the
additional fees full-time, degree-seeking
students pay. In addition to tuition, a
full-time undergraduate pays .". i in
fees for one semester and a graduate

student $534.12. This isn't even
counting the extra $7,000-$9,000 out-
of-state and international students pay
in fees!! So, since ELI, non-degree, and
part-time students aren't paying all of
these fees, they have started charging
the extra fee for those who want to use
the rec centers. It sounds fair to us!

Of course, all students, including ELI
and part-time students, will still have
free access to all of the pools on
campus, Lake Wauburg, The Florida
Gym, the O'Connell Center weight
rooms, and the other outdoor fields
and courts. All you have to do is show
your Gator-1 UF ID.

> Appointments: Students, when
you receive a note from the office
asking you to make an
appointment to see one of our
administrators, or if you have a
need to see someone, please go to
our receptionist in the main office
to make the appointment. This
allows for time to prepare and have
an adequate amount of time to
discuss whatever issues may be
needed. Please realize that you
may have to wait for a long time if

you walk into the office without an
> Lost and Found: If you should
lose something in the classrooms
or elsewhere at the ELI, do come
and check to see if it has been
turned in in the Main Office,
Room 315. Also, if you find
something in the classrooms that
got left behind, this is the place to
bring it!

This weekend, we will be holding our
second Volunteer Day of the semester.

The following is a list of the activities;
further details, including meeting times,
will be on the Activities Board.

Retirement Home for Horses-
Help care for aging and abandoned
horses in a fun environment. Be sure
to wear sneakers and bring water! We
will meet at 8am at the Norman Garage
and return around 12noon.

Retirement Home- Come and play
games and talk with senior citizens.
This is a great way to practice your
English and have a wonderful time!!
We will meet at the NRN Garage at
1:30pm and return around 4pm.

T he Weekly Newsletter of
the English Language Institute
Volume 106, Issue 9
July 11 t, 2008


Jungle Friends- Rescued monkeys
which used to be pets or were used in
animal testing live here. We will help
clean up and build their homes.
We will meet at the NRN Garage at
8:30am and return around 2pm.

St. Francis House Shelter- Help
with a special project at the shelter for
homeless people. This is a great way to
practice English and meet people!
Wear clothes that can get dirty. We will
meet at the Norman Hall Garage at
8:30am and return around 2pm.

The following are ELI birthdays from
July 11-17:

July 11: Satoru Kake
July 11: Nestor Contreras

None this week!

Happy Birthday, one and all!

Next weekend, on Saturday, July 19th,
we will be going to Daytona Beach.
This is a van trip. If you want to
purchase passes, we will be walking
over as a group of Friday, July 11th.
Meet at 1:30 at the Norman Garage.
Bring ^' for your transportation pass
and proof of your health insurance.

The following are the countries and
places represented by our students in
our new B-Term:

Bolivia Japan
Brazil Korea
China Peru
Colombia Saudi Arabia
Costa Rica Taiwan
Ecuador Thailand
France Turkey
Honduras Venezuela

Q: Why do people in the USprefer traveling
by car rather than y airplane?

A: Well, we have such a culture built
around the automobile. Our roads are
really good for the most part, and auto
travel is usually cheaper than air travel,
even for distances of 1000 miles or
more. Also, there are a lot of
conveniences built around auto travel.
It will be interesting to see, in coming
years, just how much and in how many
ways this may change, depending on
the price of gas!

Q: Why do the Americanpeople
flps a lot?

A: This one's a classic "Gainesville"
question. People all over the US don't
wear flip-flops and other types of
sandals as much as you will find that
they do here in Gainesville and in

i I 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

Florida. It's warm-weather fashion,
and we have a lot of warm weather!

Q: What's aphrasal verb?

A: Wow, interesting question. A
phrasal verb is a verb that adds another
word (or words), usually a preposition,
that changes the meaning of the action
completely. For example, "I dropped
him." Contrast that with, "I dropped
him off." In the first example, the
meaning is very specific...it means that
I was carrying him, physically, and I
couldn't or wouldn't hold on to him,
and I dropped him. In the second case,
it means that I was transporting him,
most likely in my car, and I drove him
to his house and let him out of the car

There's a catch. Students are often
looking for a shortcut to understanding
them, and there isn't one. Each time
you change the preposition, you change
the meaning entirely-basically,
creating a new dictionary word. The
only way to master phrasal verbs is to
take notice of how they are used and
practice, practice, practice, just like you
would with any other new vocabulary.

Love yourself first and everything else
falls into line. You really have to love
yourself to get anything done in this
Lucille Ball

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