For sale by Mr Panini Edirisinhe 5 Nov 12:59 pmBandarawela, Badulla
If you want to go abroad you have to pass an English test called, in full, the "International English Language Testing Service".
I spend some time each month in Bandarawela, and I am the British Council Centre for your Registration to sit this exam. However, you may have to see my advertisement for Maharagama to see what I offer there. Most of it can be provided to you on-line, and even face to face.
This is a language test that is conducted three times every month by the British Council, in Colombo and Kandy, and occasionally in a handful of other towns. It is a very reliable test, which is the reason for its acceptability. It is proof that you have sufficient mastery of English to fit seamlessly in to an English environment abroad. The results will get to you in thirteen days. I will register you for free on-line and save you all the hassles of doing so yourself. Let me emphasise that you can register by yourself, but I can look after any little problems that crop up later. Also, you may not know the difference between the Academic and General Training versions of the Test. Even more emphatically, I must state that I cannot manipulate, in any way, the Band that you finally obtain.
You must be able to perform convincingly in all aspects of the language. To acquire the passive skills of listening and reading, which are assessed through objective Multiple Choice Question papers, what you require is the necessary material. This I will provide, inclusive of answers. There also is a lot of material available on the Internet, the most significant being interesting YouTube programmes and information regarding recent tests – but not, obviously, anything leaked about the test that you will actually face.
As for the active skills, your Speaking can be improved greatly through my monitoring and my use of sophisticated recording equipment, so that you understand what your own drawbacks are. For Writing, discussion of the requirements, and model answers help, but ultimately, you have to write, and I have to mark your work. The examiners will be on the look out for memorised answers; I have to help you master the art of writing – which will be a lifelong asset. This work can actually be done on-line, so you will learn some computer skills as well!
The Bands are from 0 to 9 (so, that actually amounts to ten different levels – I hope you understand that!). To illustrate what can be achieved economically, an eighteen year old schoolboy, who came to me for only three lessons, and applied through me (so you can actually view the details for yourself!) was able to obtain Band 8.5, overall. Significantly, he achieved Band 9 for Listening, but only 7.5 for Writing; with more lessons that Writing Band could have been improved, but we knew that this was more than sufficient for his requirements.
Before you decide to travel all the way towards Colombo, you would do well to have a look at what I can provide for you right here in Uva..
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