* Rock Climbing
* Notes From the Office
The ELI Weekly
An afternoon of extreme fun!
On Saturday, July 31st, join us to spend
the afternoon rock climbing!
Come join the ELI as we climb the 53-
foot wall at the Lake Wauburg South
Shore. It's a fun and exciting outdoor
What if you do not want to climb?
That's ok! You can play softball
horseshoes or soccer. There's canoeing.
hiking, and a large area for having a
picnic with your language assistants and
What to wear/bring: Wear closed-toed
shoes!! Bring water, sun block and a
Cost: FREE. Bring your UF ID.
Next weekend, we will be holding our
End-of-Semester Barbecue! Details will
be on the Activities Board and in next
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
r Travel and I-20s--Don't forget, if
you are planning to leave the
country during the break between
semesters and then return to the
US, you must have your I-20 signed
in the ELI Main Office (Room 315)
in order to be allowed back into the
The following are ELI birthdays from
July 30-Aug 5:
July 30: Gisele Vieira
August 2: Abdulaziz Alnajar
August 3: Abdullah Alattas
July 31: Patricia Moon
Q: When should we say :" and when should
we say .,"?
A: In most any situation when you're
talking in person, "hi" is more
appropriate. "Hello" is usually relegated
to answering the telephone.
Q: Why don't Americans try to discover more
about other cultures instead ofdeveloping such
A: That's a very good question. The
only answer I have is that, as with so
many habits that many of us consider
negative, it's easier to be complacent and
Q: What is the action called "double dipping"
and why is it rude?
A: It refers to taking a chip, putting it in
the dip or the salsa, taking a bite, and
then putting the chip back in the dip for
more. One can hope that you now
understand why that's rude without
Q: What is the
' between "and
A: "Thing" is a count noun (it can be
made plural) and "stuff" is a noncount
She Weekly Newsletter o
the English Language Institute
Volume 112 Issue 10
July 30, 2010
Q: What is the -between .-and
A: 'People" is the plural of "person".
Many of you may ask, "What about
'persons'?" Well, that word exists, but
it's only used in official instructions and
legal documents. The usual plural is
I have failed many times, and that's why
I am a success.
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