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
Publisher: English Language Institute
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: October 10, 2009
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* Horror Nights
* Notes from the Office

The FJ I Weekly

Halloween Horror Nights
Have a scary time at Universal Studios!

This weekend, we will be headed to
Orlando for Universal Studios'
Halloween Horror Nights! Join us
for roller coasters and rides at Islands
of Adventure. Also spend the night
exploring scary haunted houses.
Halloween Horror Nights is a popular
Halloween event. Get ready to be

Saturday, October 10th. We will meet
at Norman garage at 1pm. We will go
to Islands of Adventure from 4pm-
7pm (see shows and ride roller
coasters). After dinner we will go to
Halloween Horror Nights. We will
come back to Gainesville very late,
around 2am.

FL Resident tickets (with student ID)
Halloween Horror Nights
When purchased online: $59.99 plus
When purchased in Orlando: $69.99
plus tax

Additional ticket for Islands of
When purchased online: $15.00
When purchased in Orlando: '2i" ii

*To purchase tickets online, visit:

> Homecoming Holiday-Next
Friday, October 16h, is a
celebration of UF's
Homecoming. There will be no
ELI classes and the ELI Main
Office will be closed on this 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.

The UF Library System has a new
replacement policy. If an item has
not been renewed before the due date
or returned by the time the maximum
overdue fine of $5.00 is assessed at 20
days overdue, a replacement process
is started. At 21 days overdue, you
will be billed for a .. 'n0 replacement
processing fine. At 30 days overdue a
book is considered LOST and you
will be charged the replacement price.
-- even if the item is returned.

Remember, if an ELI student has
ANY outstanding fees s/he will not

receive a certificate or grade report
and will not be permitted to take the
institutional TOEFL.

There has been some confusion
about the use of UF recreational
facilities. ELI students are able to
use the pools, Lake Wauburg,
Florida Gym, O'Connell Center
weight rooms, and other outdoor
fields and courts by showing their
Gator 1 card.

On the other hand, ELI students do
not have access to the Student
Recreation & Fitness Center,
Southwest Recreation Center and
the Broward Outdoor Recreation
Center without paying a
membership fee because these
facilities are funded by UF degree-
seeking student activity fees.

Don't forget, everyone (students,
teachers, and staff alike!), we are
selling ELI T-Shirts for only $10

* Birthdays
* Manners

I he Weekly Newsletter o
the English Language Institute
Volume 110, Issue 5
October 9, 2009

Highlighft I

(exact change only). To purchase
yours, just see Sonja in the main office
any day before 1:30pm. Get yours

Next weekend, we will be here in
Gainesville for the UF
Homecoming Parade! Details will
be on the Activities Board and in next
week's Weekly.

The following are ELI Birthdays for
the week of October 9-15:

October 11: Young Ju Sung
October 14: Ki Hoon Kim
October 14: Daniel Mendez
October 14: Ricardo Mendez
October 15: Bumgn Park
October 15: Nadeeka Salaman

October 10: Allison Sullivan
October 13: AmyJoseph

Happy Birthday, one and all!

Q: Why is the eagle the national bird of the

A: It was chosen mainly for its
positive characteristics. The eagle has
long life, majestic looks, and great
strength. Also, at the time, it was
believed that the bald eagle was native
only to North America. There were
dissenters, though. One of our most
famous early statesmen, Benjamin
Franklin, thought that the turkey
should be our national bird.

Q: Do I have to learn spoken colloquial
expressions? They confuse me.

A: It depends mostly on why you're
learning the language. Sure, if you
plan to sit in your room alone and do
nothing but read textbooks, you can
probably get away without learning
the spoken language and the slang
and colloquial expressions. And, this
is certainly true if you don't plan to
study here in the US or have much
interaction with native speakers of
English. But in everyday use,
including in professors' lectures, in
newspaper and magazine articles, and

in most any social interaction you
have with native speakers, slang and
idiom and colloquial English will be
necessary parts of your daily

Q: What's the between thepresent
perfect and thepresentperfectprogressive?

A: In many cases, there isn't much of
one, particularly when we use verbs
like "work" and "live." The main
differences come when we want to
emphasize the duration of the event
for some reason, such as annoyance
(Where have you been? I've been
waiting for 2 hours!), or if you want to
indicate clearly that the action in the
past influences something in the
present (Your eyes are red. Have you
been crying?).

Do not go where the path may lead,
go instead where there is no path and
leave a trail.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

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