International EFL Cafe Circa 2003-2007

This page is to be viewed as a historical record encapsulating a very brief glimpse of the what the International EFL Cafe offered its visitors.
Content is from the site's 2004 - 2007 archived pages.

International EFL Cafe  
 
English as a Foreign Language
 

                         

 

 
The coolest English language site on the Internet
 
Knowledge is the key to success in a global environment - Howard Steven Hayman

 

 

Asia Relief 2004

Recent earthquakes and tsunami caused unprecedented destruction and loss in many parts of Asia and Africa.

The International EFL Cafe and visitors of the Cafe extend our deepest sympathy to those who have suffered losses due to this terrible tragedy.

 

 

News

       
 

IEFLC

    International EFL Cafe celebrates one year on the Internet
 

Events

    Events - Upcoming English language related events, and holidays - check the calendar
 

 

    News - English language news from the United States
 

Worldwide

    News - English language news from around the world
       

Cafe Information

       
 

Important

    To properly view this site, set your PC resolution to the highest setting
 

Cafe

    Meet Howie, the designer of the International EFL Cafe
 

Site Map

    Get a more detailed look at the International EFL Cafe
 

Comments

    Cool - Make a comment or read comments from other International EFL Cafe visitors
 

Newsletter

    International EFL Cafe site changes
 

Google

    The International EFL Cafe is listed in Google along with many other search engines
       

Classroom

       
 

Important

    Voice of America links require RealPlayer - Click >RealPlayer to download - FREE
 

Listening

    Voice of America - Music Mix - Internet Radio broadcast - (live)
 

Listening

    Voice of America - News & Music - Internet Radio broadcast - (live)
 

Listening

    Voice of America - News in Special English for Beginning students - (taped)
 

Listening

    Voice of America - NewsLine - Internet TV broadcast - (taped)
 

Listening

    Voice of America - This Week - Internet TV broadcast - (taped)
 

Speaking

    Speaking program - (ESP) English Sounds Pronunciation program - learn the sounds of the English language
 

Speaking

    Speaking program - (SEC) Spoken English Conversation program - learn how to use English reductions, idioms and slang
 

Reading

    Reading practice - International articles - good reading practice for beginning and intermediate students
 

Reading

    Reading practice - United States articles - good reading practice for beginning and intermediate students
 

Reading

    Reading practice - English articles - good reading practice for beginning and intermediate students
 

Reading

    Reading practice - Business articles - good reading practice for beginning and intermediate students
 

Reading

    Reading practice - Entertainment articles - good reading practice for beginning and intermediate students
 

Reading

    Reading practice - Science articles - good reading practice for beginning and intermediate students
 

Grammar

    American English - Grammar definitions
 

Vocabulary

    American English - Reductions
 

Vocabulary

    American English - Contractions
 

Vocabulary

    American English - Slang - learn some typical slang used in movies, TV, and everyday conversation
 

Vocabulary

    American English - Proverbs - learn some typical proverbs used in movies, TV, and everyday conversation
 

Vocabulary

    American English - Special English - 1,500 words you should know from Voice of America
 

Vocabulary

    American English - Basic English - the 850 words you should know

 

Students

       
 

Quiz

    Quizzes - good TOEFL and TOEIC practice
 

Study abroad

    Basic information about studying in the United States
 

Study abroad

    Detailed information about studying in the United States
 

    A few study tips for learning English
 

Mystery

    Mystery of the mind - check this out, it's really cool
       

Teachers

       
 

new

    English teaching jobs jobs jobs worldwide - current English teaching jobs in 25 countries
 

Schools new

    English language schools worldwide - more than 900 schools in 51 countries
 

Agencies new

    English teaching employment agencies worldwide - more than 70 agencies in 16 countries
 

Education

    Education information for ESL, EFL teachers
 

Miscellaneous

    Miscellaneous topics for ESL, EFL teachers
 

TEFL

    Teaching English as a Foreign Language - teacher training program at the American Language Institute
 

 

   

English

       
 

Comedy

    Definitions of different types of comedy and lots of funny jokes
 

English

    General information about the English language
 

Pronunciation

    Accents, pronunciation and speaking information
 

Words

    Basic English, loanwords and unusual words

 

EXAMPLES OF WHAT THE SITE OFFERED:

 

Reductions

 

Reduced forms of English word groups

 

Speaking spoken English conversation

Reductions

Word group

Reduction

Mr. Bookman

Mr. Bookman

 

Standard English

Joe College

Joe College

 

Spoken reduction

what + is + up

whassup

Hey, what is up?

Hey, whassup?

word + me

gimme

Please give me the book.

Please gimme the book.

lemme

Please let me go with you.

Please lemme go with you.

word + you

betcha

Bet you can't eat just one.

Betcha can't eat just one.

jya

Did you go to class today?

Jya go to class today?

doncha

Don't you think that exam was hard.

Doncha think that exam was hard.

getcha

I'm planning to get you some new clothes.

I'm planning to getcha some new clothes.

gotcha

I already got you some new clothes.

I already gotcha some new clothes.

wancha

want you to do your homework.

wancha to do your homework.

waddaya

What are you doing tonight?

Waddaya doing tonight?

waddaya

What do you think of this restaurant?

Waddaya think of this restaurant?

word + have

coulda

could have eaten one more donut.

coulda eaten one more donut.

mighta

might have gone to the party if she wasn't going.

mighta gone to the party if she wasn't going.

musta

She must have been really tired after working so many hours.

She musta been really tired after working so many hours.

shoulda

You really should have come with us.

You really shoulda come with us.

woulda

would have come if I wasn't working.

woulda come if I wasn't working.

word + of

kinda

kind of like eating at restaurants.

kinda like eating at restaurants.

kindsa

What kinds of food do you usually eat at restaurants.

What kindsa food do you usually eat at restaurants.

lotsa

I plan on eating lots of food at the buffet.

I plan on eating lotsa food at the buffet.

lotta

There was a lot of food at the buffet.

There was a lotta food at the buffet.

outta

Hey, let's get out of here.

Hey, let's get outta here.

word + to

gonna

I'm going to have to work every day next week.

I'm gonna have to work every day next week.

gotta

got to get up early to go work.

gotta get up early to go work.

hafta

have to work overtime tonight.

hafta work overtime tonight.

hasta

She has to work more than the manager.

She hasta work more than the manager.

oughta

You ought to find a better job.

You oughta find a better job.

wanna

I really want to find a better job.

I really wanna find a better job.

word + know

donno

I really don't know the answer to the question.

I really donno the answer to the question.

dunno

I really don't know the answer to the question.

I really dunno the answer to the question.

 

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