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
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: English Language Institute, University of Florida
Publisher: English Language Institute
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: November 19, 2010
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Volume ID: VID00181
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* Thanksgiving
* Voices

* Manners
* Birthdays


Thanksgiving Dinner
Join us for a holidaynml!

On Friday, November 19t at 6pm, we will
be holding The ELI International
Thanksgiving Potluck! This is a great
opportunityto celebrate an important
holiday in the US byjoinirg with the E LI
family to give thanks and enjoy sone
vwnderful 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 turkeyard staffing obedny
sau, gren bean caerole, pinpkin pie, and

Everyne should bring a traditional food
from their own countryto 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 yur dish, and
the major ingredients of your dish For
example, yu miht write:

Megan Forbes
Mashed Potatoes
(Potatoes, Millk Butter)

We will be announcing the location of
the dinner this week check the Activities
Board All teachers, staff,
administrators, language assistants, and
students who would like to go should
sign up on the Activities Board by
Wednesday, November 17th. Please also
sign up for what type of food you will

It's almost that time, everyone! Steve
wants to let yu knowthat the deadline
for Stdent Voias submissions is fast
approaching. We would like to have
everything inby this Friday, November
19th. Submissions can include any
student wrk that yu might like to see
in print. You can submit yur entries
for the Voias to your teacher or yu may
e-mail Steve directly at sflocks@ ufledu
Let's see what you can come up with,

r Attendance and End of Term
Feedback-Everybody, please
remember howimportant 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 soonbe
asking for your feedback on our
classes, so please be sure to be there
every day.

Next weekend vw will be off celebrating
the Thanksgiving Holiday. The
following weekend, on Saturday,
December 4t, vw will be holding our
End of Semester Barbecue. Details
will be on the Activities Board and in the
next issue of TheELI WAeek

The following are ELI birthdays from
November 19-December 2:

November 22: Misun Roh
November 23: Franco Carri
November 29: Ha Young Yoon
November 30: Jorge Abreo
November 30: Jesus Rodriguez
December 2: Salah Alanazi
December 2: Salman Aldalbahi

Missed one last week!
November 13: Robert Roberg
November 24: JeremyGraves
Happy Birthday one and all!

The Wak*Neartter of
the Einish LangMensitute
Volr 113, Isse 13
Noeriber 19,2010


Q: What's the difmrt bturmn "nt" and

A There are actually lots of uses for
both words, but the most common use
for both of them is to talk about
obligation. "Must" means that there is
no choice-it's an absolute obligation
"Should" means that the action is
advisable, but there is a choice.

Q: What's tihe dffret btumn "tWde' and

A There's not a large difference; in
most cases, they're probably
interchangeable. The biggest difference
is that "undereath" connotes an idea
that something is under something else
and is hidden or not readily visible.

Q: What's the diff beturzn "ad-ase" awd

A The first one's a verb and the second
one's a noun The pronunciation of the
"s" is [z] and the pronunciation of the
"c" is [s].

Q: Howdo Anma s fed about nmmuriing

A Fine, but we don't call it perfume.
For men, it's called cologne. We like it
if it's not too heavy. If your cologne
enters the room before you do, it's
probably too strong.

Q: Whendo the Chnris ms holidat railh

A Wow. You guys really do pay
attention! This is a question that a lot of
Americans are asking too. Traditionally,
through a sizable chunk of the 20th
Centuryat least, the Christmas

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decorations started coming out right
after Thanksgiving. In recent years,
though, it seems to be creeping back
farther and farther. You can often see in
retail stores that the Christmas stuff is
sharing shelf space with the Halloween
stuff. All of this, of course, is more
related to trying to get people to shop
more than it reallyis to Christmas. The
actual traditional Christmas season in the
Church calendar starts with what's called
"Advent" (which is Latin for "coming"),
which includes the 4 Sundays prior to

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

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