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 15, 2010
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* Homecoming
* Gator Growl

The EI1 Weekly

Homecoming Parade
A big UF tradition!

Homecoming is a weekend in the fall
when current and former UF students
gather to celebrate the Gators!
Homecoming draws over 150,000
people every year and is broadcasted
live on television. Every year
Homecoming is kicked off by a huge
parade with all sorts of floats, bands,
vehicles and representatives from UF
and Gainesville. This truly is a part of
US culture!

Universities across the US are
celebrating Homecoming this month,
and UF has one of the best
celebrations. The University of
Florida's Homecoming Parade is
the largest student run parade in
the United States! The ELI will go
as a group to see the parade. This is a
great chance to spend a morning with
friends and to show your support for
the University of Florida.

WHEN: The parade is at 12noon on
Friday, October 151. The ELI will
watch the parade from University
Avenue. The parade will draw more
than 100,000 people, so we need to
get there early to be able to see! We
.,.''meet atNRN garage at 10:30am and
we ,'.'': to University Ave. together.

WHAT TO BRING: If you want to,
you can bring something to eat and

drink or money to buy food and
drinks. Also bring a blanket or
folding chair to sit on. If it is sunny
out, bring sunscreen. Don't forget to
wear your Gator clothes and orange
and blue colors to cheer on the team!
If it's raining, bring an umbrella or a
rain coat! GO GATORS!

What: On October 15, 2010 the
largest student-run pep rally in the
world will take place for the 87th year
at The University of Florida. This
year's edition of Gator Growl features
comedians Kevin Hart and Aziz
Ansari. The evening will be hosted by
fellow comedian Dan Levy. Gator
Growl 2010 will start at 7:00 PM and
gates will open for entry into the
stadium at 6:00 PM. A ticket is
required for entry, so please read the
options below regarding student

your ticket beforehand. We will be
meeting at the Reitz Union Food
Court at 5pm to eat dinner, and
then we will walk over at 5:30.

Ticket information: All tickets will
be available for pick-up starting

Monday, October 3, 2010 at the
Student Ticket Office located at Gate
13 of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. If you
have purchased a ticket, please stop
by Monday through Friday 8:30am to
5:00pm to pick-up your Gator Growl
tickets. Please be sure to have your
most recent, valid Gatorl ID card at
time of pick-up.

Tickets cost ^2 for students (limit
one) and 25 for guest tickets (no

This year, all student Gator Growl
seating is General Admission in
sections 31 and 33 through 45.
Therefore you do not have to
purchase or pick-up your Gator
Growl tickets with anyone that you
would like to sit with. You will be able
to sit anywhere in the sections
mentioned above

> Fake IDs-Not that we think that
our students would do such a
thing, but there are occasional
rumors. Once in a while we like
to remind you that certain things
can be more serious than some
people think they might be. A
couple of years ago, Florida

* Birthdays
* Manners

I he Weekly Newsletter oJ
the English Language Institute
Volume 113, Issue 7
October 15, 2010

Highlights I

changed its laws regarding using a
fake ID to purchase alcohol and
made it much, much more
serious. The penalty is up to 5
years in prison and a ..rr
fine...and a foreign student is
subject to immediate deportation
for a felony. It's a big, big risk!
> Homecoming Holiday- Friday,
October 15th, is a celebration of
UF's Homecoming. There will
be no ELI classes and the ELI
Main Office will be closed on this

Next weekend, on Saturday, October
23rd, we will be holding our Midterm
Picnic. This will also be the welcome
picnic for our new B-Term students,
so be sure to come out and give them
a hearty welcome!

The following are ELI Birthdays for
the week of October 15-21:

October 15: Nadeeka Salaman
October 17: Marliz Arteaga
October 19: Yeison Arrieta
October 19: So-YeonJeong
October 20: HyunJi Son


Missed one last week!
October 14: Sami Kattam
October 18: Nate Bloemke

Happy Birthday, one and all!

Q: Why do Americans speak so fast?

A: We don't. Relatively speaking,
English isn't nearly as fast as some
other languages. However, when you
are learning the language, it seems a
lot faster. And, of course, your
teachers often must use "teacher
talk", that is, slower language, to make
sure that you understand.

Q: Are private universities better than
pubic universities? How can I know which
one is best in graduate studies?

A: It depends on what field you are
studying. Many private universities
have much larger endowments
(reserve money-usually donated by
alumni or local community figures)
than many public universities, which
receive a lot of their money from the
taxes paid to a state. For example,
Harvard University, our oldest
university in the US, has by far the
largest endowment, and it is often
considered a leader in prestigious
fields like medicine and law.

Public universities have the advantage
of being lower in cost than most
private universities, and they often
rank very high in a number of fields.
In the 2010 US News and World
Report rankings (considered one of
the better tools for ranking colleges),
the University of Florida comes in at

number 53 nationally, a very high
ranking. You can go to
universities to look at individual

Q: I understand the use of 'get" as meaning
"obtain" or receive but canyon give me an
example of when it means -.. "or
"change into"?

A: Sure.
"It's getting late."
"I've been sick, but I'm getting
"The class gets more fluent every

Q: What's the between, '1 have
read the book," and, '7 have been reading
the book," and which one is correct?

A: They're both correct, depending
on what you want to say. The first
case means that you have definitely
finished reading the book. The
second case means that you have
spent some time on the reading
recently, but you probably haven't
finished the book yet.

You've got to do your own growing,
no matter how tall your grandfather
--Irish Proverb

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