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Mr. Sunil Wijesooriya

Mr. Sunil Wijesooriya

ACIB - UK​
Dip. in Banking
34 Years in Banking with Local & Overseas Exposure


  • IELTS Tutor and a Teacher Trainer with 20 Years of Experience
  • A visiting Lecturer at a Leading Private Educational Institution in Kandy
  • Mentor
  • IELTS is the world’s most popular high-stakes English language test. It is the test that opens doors
    to a world of academic and professional opportunities in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the
    UK, the US and many other places around the world where English is the primary language used
    in classrooms and workplaces

    Class Timings available :
    Weekdays morning & evenings
    Weekends Saturday mornings & evenings

    AIPS – Study Overseas counselling team has been providing professional consultation and placements to Universities overseas for over 29 years since 1991.
    Our unique specialty for years has been focusing on individual development of the student, listening to understand the core talents and ambitions of the child to guide through the process of selecting the best degree and the country for higher education.
    Thus even in our IELTS classes we focus on having only between 5 – 10 students maximum to offer
    individual attention and care to extract the best potential in the student.

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    LISTENING TEST FORMAT – Common for both academic and general IELTS

    You will listen to four recorded texts, monologues and conversations by a range of native speakers, and write your answers to a series of questions.

    These include questions that test your ability to understand main ideas and detailed factual information, ability to understand the opinions and attitudes of speakers, ability to understand the purpose of an utterance and the ability to follow the development of ideas.

    A variety of voices and native-speaker accents are used and each section is heard only once.

    Section 1 – A conversation between two people set in an everyday social context.
    Section 2 – A monologue set in an everyday social context, e.g. a speech about local facilities.
    Section 3 – A conversation between up to four people set in an educational or training context, e.g. a University tutor and a student discussing an assignment.
    Section 4 – A monologue on an academic subject, e.g. a university lecture.

    How many marks are awarded for each question?

    Each correct answer receives 1 mark. Scores out of 40 are converted to the IELTS 9-band scale. Scores are reported in whole and half bands.

    Score out of 4016-1718-2223-2526-2930-3132-3435-36
    IELTS band score55.566.577.58

    ACADEMIC READING TEST FORMAT

    The Reading component consists of 40 questions. A variety of question types is used in order to test a wide range of reading skills. These include reading for gist, reading for main ideas, reading for detail, skimming, understanding logical argument and recognising writers’ opinions, attitudes and purpose.

    The Academic version includes three long texts which range from the descriptive and factual to the discursive and analytical. The texts are authentic and are taken from books, journals, magazines and newspapers. These have been selected for a non-specialist audience but are appropriate for people entering university courses or seeking professional registration.

    Academic Reading Test Conversions

    Score out of 4015-1819-2223-2627-2930-3233-3435-36
    IELTS band score55.566.577.58

    GENERAL TRAINING READING TEST FORMAT

     

    60 minutes

    The Reading component consists of 40 questions. A variety of question types are used in order to test a wide range of reading skills. These include reading for gist, reading for main ideas, reading for detail, skimming, understanding logical argument and recognising writers’ opinions, attitudes and purpose.

    The General Training version requires test takers to read extracts from books, magazines, newspapers, notices, advertisements, company handbooks and guidelines. These are the materials you are likely to encounter on a daily basis in an English-speaking environment.

    General Reading Test Conversions

    Score out of 4023-2627-2930-3132-3334-353637-38
    IELTS band score55.566.577.58

    ACADEMIC WRITING TEST FORMAT

     

    60 minutes

    The Writing component of IELTS Academic includes two tasks. Topics are of general interest to, and suitable for test takers entering undergraduate and postgraduate studies or seeking professional registration.

    Task 1 – You will be presented with a graph, table, chart or diagram and asked to describe, summarise or explain the information in your own words. You may be asked to describe and explain data, describe the stages of a process, how something works or describe an object or event.
    Task 2 – You will be asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem. Responses to both tasks must be in a formal style.

    GENERAL TRAINING WRITING TEST FORMAT

     

    60 minutes

    The Writing component of IELTS General Training includes two tasks which are based on topics of general interest.

    Task 1 – You will be presented with a situation and asked to write a letter requesting information, or explaining the situation. The letter may be personal, semi-formal or formal in style.
    Task 2 – You will be asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem. The essay can be slightly more personal in style than the Academic Writing Task 2 essay.

    SPEAKING TEST FORMAT – Common for both academic and general IELTS

    11–14 minutes

    The Speaking component assesses your use of spoken English, and takes between 11 and 14 minutes to complete. Every test is recorded. The Speaking component is delivered in such a way that it does not allow people to rehearse set responses beforehand.

    Part 1 – The examiner will ask you general questions about yourself and a range of familiar topics, such as home, family, work, studies and interests. This part lasts between 4 and 5 minutes.
    Part 2 – You will be given a card which asks you to talk about a particular topic. You will have 1 minute to prepare before speaking for up to 2 minutes. The examiner will then ask one or two questions on the same topic to finish this part of the test.
    Part 3 – You will be asked further questions connected to the topic in Part 2. These questions will give you the opportunity to discuss more abstract ideas and issues. This part of the test lasts between 4 and 5 minutes.

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