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A Publication by and for Students of the English Language Center, Old Dominion University
October 2010—Fall 1
This session, Adv. II students Mohammed Alqahtani, Norah Alabdullahtif, Batoul AlHussaini (Saudi Arabia), and Hyeshin Yoon (Korea) met with Satbir Kaur, a UP student from India and discussed languages.
How many languages do you have in In dia? We have 29 languages, but 19 of those are formal languages. What is the most popular language? Hindi, because it is the national language. Are the languages similar? No, they are totally different. How can Indians communicate with other Indian people if they don’t speak the same language? They have to speak Hindi, which is almost known by every Indian, because it is taught in schools.
What language is used in the Indian movies? Hindi, to be easy for everyone to under‐ stand. What is the hardest language in India? In my opinion, I think Guajarati is the hard‐ est one. What language do you speak? Punjabi. Is it difficult to learn? It depends on the person, but maybe if he doesn’t study deeply beyond the basics , it will be hard.
Enjoy your break! The ELC Fall Break is October 16—October 25. Fall 2 begins Tuesday, October 26. Registration begins at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 19. The next TOEFL is Saturday, December 4. Registration begins November 4.
This session, Adv. II students Issa (Togo), DK (Korea), Ali (Saudi Arabia), Kahtan (Yemen), Sean (Korea), Mansour (Saudi Arabia), and Ayaka (Japan) surveyed ODU students about their healthy habits.
Our group carried out a survey about how ODU students spend time in regards to their health.
We surveyed 100 ODU students about whether going to gym or not, and found that more than 60% go to the gym to keep in good shape and spend 1 hour, on average, in the gym.
ODU’s new Student Recreation Center.
healthy foods that are high in Omega 3 and vitamins. Moreover, some students avoid alcohol and tobacco, because it makes them feel bad. During the interview we met an interesting student who was a vege‐ tarian; he hasn’t eaten meat and has hated high‐calorie meals since he became a vegetarian. To put it briefly, wherever students live in, they always strive to keep healthy with doing exercise and eating healthy stuff; even some people have their own style to keep healthy. As they are inter‐ ested in fitness, they are doing more work than we thought.
Among them, 40% work out in the gym 3~4 times per week, which is much more than we thought before doing the survey. The following are some opinions from ODU students. Bryan (sophomore, major in business marketing) said that he goes to the gym to play basketball at least 3 times a week. Also, he said he plays soccer, lifts weights, and other exercises, such as curls, bench press and squats. Christina (freshmen, international student) mentioned that the gym is very awesome, so she goes there twice a week to do Pi‐ lates. Doing Pilates is a tonic for her life. To stay healthy, they try to maintain a regular sleep pattern, at least 7‐8hours of sleep and 3 meals a day. They also often eat
The ELC Newsletter Survey Group (not shown: Ayaka)
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When you’re “perfectly frank”, you’re being very honest with someone or about something. In this case, let’s be perfectly frank about our mid‐session event: It was AWESOME! We golfed and then had a celebratory late lunch/early dinner at—where else?— Perfectly Frank in the ODU Village!
Counterclockwise, from left to right: First, Greg and David explained the basics of golf; then, Mohammed, Ahmed, and Kranya took their best shots. And when it was all over, Issa and Zeiad posed with the prize: a dictionary! What’s the “L” Issa is making? It’s for...learning? Language? Longman Dictionary of American English??
Food, fun, foosball, and photo bombing at Perfectly Frank! The ELC Newsletter Staff: Advanced II Listening/Speaking, Fall 1, 2010 (includes students who contributed photos for this issue) Ali Alabdullah, Mohammed Alabdullahtif, Norah Alabdullahtif, Mansour AlAmeri, Abdulhadi AlHamlan, Batoul AlHussaini, Zeiad Alotaibi, Mohammed Alqahtani, Kranya Berrios, Lu Cai, Yung-Chao Chen, Kahtan Fahdah, Ayaka Fujishita, Fahad Ghamdi, Kentaro Hayashi, Seongsoo Hong, Kyenghoon Kim, Dongkone Kwak, Samit Lalwani, Nopparin Nopvichai, Seungjae Oh, Issa Shittou, Hyeshin Yoon EDITOR: Jamie Sturges
Basic: What gift do you want to have for your birth‐ day? Why?
Be with my girlfriend all day, because love is impor‐ tant in my life. (Ousmane, Senegal) HKS Exhaust. My G35 needs more HP. (Anqi , China) Flowers, because they are beautiful. (Alaa, Saudi Arabia)
UP: If you had a magic lamp, what would you want to do just once?
I want to make myself the one who never gains weight even if I eat many foods. (Yeseul, Korea) I would wish to become the richest man in the world. (Zaid, Saudi Arabia) I want to make myself a native English speaker. (Shuo, China)
UNDERGRADUATE BRIDGE: What craziest thing you have ever done in the U.S.?
The craziest thing is that Moe became one of my friends. Because Moe is the best friend I have ever had in the U.S. (Khaled, Kuwait) The craziest thing I have done in the U.S. is going to Univer‐ sity as a 48‐year‐old. (Sevda, Turkey) I jumped from 15,000 feet using a parachute while sky‐ diving. (Abdulaziz, Kuwait)
GRADUATE BRIDGE: If you have the opportunity to change something in the world, what would you change and why?
Stop war anywhere and [get] people together to come up with solu‐ tions to enhance their lives. (Sami, Libya) It would be the way people and countries treat each other. There should be no racism. (Amro, Saudi Arabia) I will change the way of studying in some of the dis‐ advantaged countries and encourage everyone to read and read books. (Sarwar, Iraq)
ADVANCED I: What would you do if you have a time‐machine? Would you go to the past, or to the future, and why?
I want to go to the past because of my first love. I didn't say to her "I love you." And I miss her So, if I have a chance, I will tell her. (Taejin, South Korea) Of course: FUTURE!!! I wanna see the world 1000 years after now. I wanna know how to change this world after I died. I also wanna see my offspring. (Ayano, Japan) PAST!!! I want to see history. I want to touch dinosaurs. (Shiori, Japan)
What would you do if you won the lottery?
I would like to buy my own house and open a company, so I can employ all the ELC students. (Sulaiman, Saudi Arabia) Maybe I will buy some private parking lot in ODU. (Yadi, China) I would travel a lot, especially to Australia again. I would also buy some new swimsuits. (Malin, Sweden)
INTERMEDIATE: What you like about the ELC?
There are many students from other countries. I can study lan‐ guages other than English from my friends, and make many friends. (Yuki, Japan) I like the ELC because it's made me know many things about English. Also I like the teachers, they are very friendly and they help us to learn many things. (Abdulaziz, Kuwait)
What would you do if I told you that tomorrow was the last day of your life?
It's hard to think about it. I think I'll go to my country and see my fam‐ ily for the last time and get married with the one I love. Then I will pray to be in heaven, then I'll just wait to die. (Afnan, Saudi Arabia) I would like to stay with my family and dog and eat Japanese food, especially sushi, and my mother's food. I also would like to see my friends. If I have no time to do, just calling is OK! I wanna be with my precious people. (Naho, Japan) I'm going to jump from a mountain. (Faisal, Saudi Arabia)
What country you would like to go to? Why?
America because I can not speak English well. So, I want to improve my English. American speakers have natural pronunciation. (Mami, Japan) Ibiza, Spain—because Ibiza is a 24‐hour party. (Osama , Saudi Arabia) I want to go to travel in Italy. I lived there for 2 years. It is a very nice and beautiful place. I miss Italy. (Jisun, Korea)
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