English Pracs

Helps you practice your English till you perfect it

  • About Eva

    Hi, my name’s Eva. I am a seasoned writer of children’s books and here’s my story. I grew up in a small coastal town called Exmouth located in the countryside of Western Australia and spent my childhood in a close-knit fishing community where people always had one or other fascinating stories to share. Growing up…

  • Reading and Writing lesson: Smartphones and Gen Z.

    This academic English lesson trains learners to recognize the aspects of academic writing such as coherence and cohesion through a close reading activity and makes them apply the knowledge through independent writing. Find the downloadables below.

  • How to make suggestions in English

    In everyday life, we use language to serve various communicative functions. These functions could be connecting or bonding with people, expressing our feelings, sharing our thoughts and ideas, and making people consider our opinions or work on them. Using your first language for all these purposes does not make you strain. However, using English for…

  • Five Things You Should do before signing up for IELTS, PTE, or TOEFL classes

    So you want to migrate to English speaking country. The first step would be to sit for the English proficiency tests such as IELTS, PTE, or TOEFL. For many non-native speakers of English, it seems like common sense to sign up for classes to improve our scores on proficiency tests. However, spare me a moment…

  • Reading worksheets: Why are Yawns Contagious

    This reading lesson is based on a blogpost titled “Why are Yawns Contagious” from Thoughtco. It starts with a pre-task (a vocabulary exercise). The main task consists of a reading followed by post-reading comprehension activities. You are expected to spend around 20-30 minutes in this lesson. If using for a class, teacher can complement the…

  • Tips for Non-native English Speakers in English Speaking workplace.

    Are you a non-native English speaker working with native speakers? If yes, chances are that you often feel like you don’t belong even though everything seems okay on the outside – your colleagues are good to you, and you are recognized for your efforts and skills. However, you might still feel like an outsider in…

This is how it all started….

You are here, either by plan or by chance. Regardless, of the nature of the coincidence I know that you think about English a lot. You could be a teacher of English who has undertaken an act of grace to empower learners by giving them the gift of the world’s lingua franca, or you could be that learner who knows you need English to expand your horizon. I might not know your whole story, but I know this tiny bit: you struggle. You struggle either thinking about ways to help others master the language or ways to find the magic potion that can make your language woes go away. I know this because I have struggled in both ways. 

Learning English as a foreign language for the first two decades of my life left me obsessed with the language, enough to pursue my master’s in English literature. After my MA, I spent three years teaching fiction and Business English to university students in Nepal. It was then that I could sense the shared anxiety among my students and other professionals regarding using English. I realized that despite years of English education, an overwhelming number of people found themselves alienated from the world where English has supremacy over other languages. Moreover, I witnessed my students pay the price for not having desired English proficiency with low academic scores and several job rejections. In those students, I could see my younger self who wished to speak and write better English. While I was lucky to have an environment that helped me improve my language skill, not everyone had similar opportunities. This motivated me to become a language teacher.

I am now based in Australia where I am training in English language teaching and curriculum development. I am also providing private English lessons to several students. I believe in delivering lessons that are tailored to my student’s learning needs and methods. I developed this site to archive my lessons, learnings, and opinions. I hope this could provide value to fellow ESL teachers and language learners. Since it is still in its infancy, there aren’t many resources. But trust me, it’ll grow and so will you and I.