Wednesday, September 20, 2023

IELTS UKVI General - Letter Writing Model Answer (Band score 9)

Question (IELTS General (UKVI/Regular)

You missed an international flight due to a problem at the airport. Write a letter to the airline. In your letter:

Describe what happened that caused you to miss your flight
Explain how missing your flight impacted you
Clearly state what you would like the airline to do
Write at least 150 words. You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Sir or Madam, (Past Question)


Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing to address a situation concerning an international flight that I was unable to catch, owing to circumstances beyond my control.

Over the past two weeks, I have been engaged in business travel and have been a speaker at international conferences. Unfortunately, yesterday afternoon, I encountered a substantial delay of over three hours upon my arrival at Tokyo Airport. This delay was a result of technical difficulties experienced by one of your company's aircraft. Consequently, I missed my connecting flight from Tokyo to Madrid, which, regrettably, led to my inability to participate in the conference.

Monday, September 11, 2023

Download your Free IELTS UKVI/IELTS Speaking Test Q&A PDF e-Book !

IELTS UKVI General exam training centre in Jaffna

Discover the "IELTS UKVI Speaking Test – Questions and Answers" free PDF book, authored by Sri Lanka's renowned IELTS coach, Mr. S. Manimaran. This exclusive E-book, brought to you by KU Education, is designed to meet the growing demand for achieving specific band scores in the IELTS UKVI (lower score) exam.

 At KU Education (Jaffna), we have a proven track record of helping students reach impressive band scores like 6.5/7.0 in the IELTS General/Academic exam. However, we understand that not everyone is aiming for such high scores. That's why we've crafted this user-friendly guide for speaking tests, tailored to the needs of individuals striving to achieve band scores like 5/5.5 in the IELTS UKVI General Exams. (KU Jaffna 0777302882)

 Take the first step towards your IELTS success! Click the link below to download your free copy of the IELTS Speaking Test Questions and Answers guidebook now!

Monday, September 4, 2023

Immediate Job vacancies : Office Assistant - Males

Walk in Interviews 

Are you a young, enthusiastic, and energetic individual with a passion for office administration? We're looking for a dynamic boy, aged below 25, to join our team as an Office Assistant.


 Computer Literacy:

If you're tech-savvy and comfortable with computer operations, you're exactly who we're looking for!


Basic English Communication Skills:

Effective communication is key. You don't need to be a language expert, but basic English skills will do just fine.

Sunday, August 27, 2023

IELTS UKVI : Care Giver Visa IELTS 4.5 IELTS 5 - Special Package in Jaffna


IELTS UKVI : Care Giver Visa IELTS 4.5 IELTS 5 - மிக இலகுவாகவும் - மிக விரைவாகவும் - தனிப்பட்ட எகுப்பில் கற்று விசா அமைப்பு மாறுவதன் முன்னரே உங்கள் கனவு தேசத்திற்குப் பறந்து செல்லுங்கள. 20 வருடத்திற்கு மேற்பட்ட அனுபவம் வாய்ந்த IELTS ஆசிரியரிடமிருந்து உங்களது இலக்கான 4.5/5.0 ஸ்கோரிற்கு மட்டுமான குறுங்காலப் பயிற்சி மூலம் - நேர விரையம் இன்றி உடனடியாகக் கற்று இந்தப் பரீட்சையில் சித்தியடையுங்கள். முதலில் நேரில் வந்து பேசுங்கள்- உங்கள் கற்றல்

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

IELTS Writing Task 2 - Essay writing tips. Various types of introduction for a topic.


Levels of depression and antisocial behavior in children have increased dramatically in modern societies. This situation has led many people to believe that childhood itself is in crisis. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this view?

  1. General Introduction: In contemporary societies, a surge in the prevalence of depression and antisocial behavior among children has prompted widespread concern. This phenomenon has sparked a debate regarding whether childhood is facing a crisis. This essay explores the extent to which I concur or differ with this notion, delving into various aspects of this complex issue.

  2. Thesis-Centric Introduction: The escalating rates of depression and antisocial tendencies observed in the youth of today have ignited discussions about the state of childhood. While some contend that we are witnessing a crisis in the very nature of childhood, I hold the perspective that this assertion needs a nuanced examination. This essay will examine the multifaceted factors contributing to these trends and provide an evaluation of the crisis premise.

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Discover the New Weekend Group Classes for IELTS and English at KU Education-Jaffna!

We are thrilled to announce that KU Education-Jaffna, the
leading coaching center for IELTS and International English Language training in the region, is launching an exciting new offering: special weekend group classes for IELTS and English! At KU Education, we have always been dedicated to empowering our students with language skills that open doors to global opportunities, and these new weekend classes aim to further enhance your language proficiency.

What's New?

Starting from the 5th of August, 2023, you can now avail yourself of our weekend group classes at KU Education-Jaffna. Whether you're preparing for the IELTS exam to pursue your overseas education dreams or simply looking to refine your English language skills, our expert instructors are here to guide you every step of the way.

Personalized Attention: One-to-One Personal Classes

We understand that weekdays might not always be suitable for everyone, so don't worry if you can't attend the weekend group classes. Our one-to-one personal classes will continue as usual during weekdays. These sessions offer a highly personalized approach, ensuring that you receive individual attention and focused training tailored to your unique needs and goals.

New Location

We are excited to announce our new location, conveniently situated at No 23, St Peters Lane( Off Hospital Road, near Vembady Junction) Jaffna. Our state-of-the-art facility is designed to provide a comfortable and inspiring learning environment, making your journey towards language mastery an enjoyable one.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Strategies for Enhancing Reading Proficiency in Preparation for the IELTS Reading Test

There are several strategies you can use to improve your reading skills for the IELTS Reading test:

  1. Read regularly: Reading regularly will help you to become more comfortable with reading in English and will improve your overall reading speed and comprehension.
  2. Improve your vocabulary: A strong vocabulary will help you to understand the meaning of words in the text and will make it easier for you to answer questions.
  3. Practice skimming and scanning: Skimming involves reading quickly to get a general idea of the text, while scanning involves looking for specific information. Practice both of these techniques to improve your reading speed and accuracy.

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

What can you expect from an IELTS coaching class?

What can you expect from an IELTS coaching class? Typically, these classes involve instruction on test-taking strategies and techniques for each section of the exam. For instance, in the writing section, you might be given a model question and 20 minutes to complete the task. Afterward, the instructor will review your answer script and provide feedback on mistakes you made and ways to improve. They may also provide a model answer for you to study.

What skills are needed to handle IELTS writing task ? - Top tips to understand IELTS Academic Reading and IELTS General Reading


To handle the IELTS Reading task effectively, you will need to develop the following skills:

  1. Skimming: The ability to quickly read through the text to get a general idea of what it is about.
  2. Scanning: The ability to quickly locate specific information in the text, such as a name, date, or figure.
  3. Vocabulary: A strong vocabulary is essential for understanding the text and answering the questions accurately.
  4. Understanding different question types: You need to know and understand the different types of questions that may appear in the IELTS Reading test, such as multiple-choice, matching, and short answer questions.
  5. Time management: You will have a limited amount of time to complete the reading test, so you need to be able to manage your time effectively.

Monday, February 20, 2023

How long it will take to score 6.5 and above in IELTS exam for an absolute beginner ?

The time it takes for a person to learn English and score 6-6.5 on the IELTS Academic exam will depend on a variety of factors, including their current level of English proficiency, their study habits, and the amount of time they are able to dedicate to learning English.

For someone starting from scratch, it could take anywhere from 6 months to 2 years of consistent study to reach a level of proficiency that would allow them to score 6.5 on the IELTS Academic exam. However, if someone already has a basic understanding of English and is able to dedicate several hours a day to study, they may be able to achieve this score in a shorter period of time.

Sunday, February 19, 2023

How to write IELTS Writing Tsk 02 essays - a complete video guide by KU Education - Jaffna .

 Whether you take IELTS Academic test or the General Test, you have to approach your writing task 02 in a sane way. I teach many techniques of writing tasks during my classes, but this brief video guide will help you to grab the idea of writing an attractive and  9-band scoring essay in your IELTS exam.

Watch the new IELTS writing Task 02 guiding video - updated on 2023 below !

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Should you use "firstly...", "Secondly...", like linking words in each paragraph of your IELTS Writing Task 02 (IELTS Essay -AC/GM)

It is observed that most of the IELTS test takers write their essays using a lot of linking words like, "Firstly", "Secondly".....etc. particularly they tend to start each paragraph with a phrase that shows a sequence. It is not much expected in essay writing. 

The following essay is an example where these sequencing words are not used at the beginning of the paragraphs. 

Pets and their role in humans' mental health 

The relationship between pet animals and mental health is a complex and multifaceted one. Studies have shown that owning a pet can have a positive impact on mental health and wellbeing, offering a range of benefits such as companionship, purpose, routine, and emotional support.

 One of the most significant benefits of owning a pet is the sense of companionship and social support they provide. For people who live alone or have limited social connections, pets can offer a sense of companionship and help to ease feelings of loneliness. In addition, pets have been found to provide a sense of purpose and routine, which can be especially beneficial for people with mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety.

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Band 9.0 level IELTS vocabulary list free download !

Want to Score a band of 7.0 and above in IELTS?

When I was browsing the internet I found a couple of valuable recourses for IELTS and just thought to share them with my students and visitors of this IELTS blog.

People who have started improving their English knowledge recently suffer a lot with the required range of vocabulary during the IELTS examination. A moderate English user tends to have words and phrases that can be used for day-to-day communication. But if your goal is scoring band 7.0-9-0 in IELTS academic or General tests, you definitely should possess a huge range of vocabulary that is used in academic and professional communication. 

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Vocabulary for IELTS - Tips to understand the sujbect areas of your IELTS Exam - General Module and Academic Module in 2023


Topics and Vocabulary frequently used in IELTS exams.

After years of researching the IELTS exam patterns, we have identified the following subject areas that IELTS exam really wants to test the students on:

 Exposure to English words widely used in :

  1. Advertisement/Marketing/Media, 
  2. Business, Office/work environment
  3. Words used in corporate Companies
  4. Culture/society/Communities and their norms 
  5. Environment- Pollution
  6. Family/Children and healthy living
  7. Parenting and related issues 
  8. Fashion

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Let's listen to Arun - IELTS 7.5 band scorer from KU Education, Jaffna. (2022-08-19)

KU Jaffna has been producing so many successful IELTS test takers for years. The most recent great achiever is S.Arun Kalastan from Mannar. Arun got an Overall 7.5 band score for his IELTS (Academic). KU Education congratulates him on his great achievement. We got 12 students who achieved 6.5 BS within the last 2 months. Generally, most of the students used to take the paper-based IELTS exam. But Arun took the computer-based IELTS exam and is highly vocal about his experience with the computer-based exam after practising paper-based tests in the classroom. 

Arun says :

Computer-delivered IELTS exam is very convenient for the following reasons : 

Thursday, July 28, 2022

IELTS கற்க ஆரம்பிக்கும் முன் - சில எச்சரிககைக் குறிப்புக்கள்!!!

நாட்டின் தற்போதுள்ள சூழ்நிலையில் வெளிநாட்டிற்கு செல்ல முயல்வோரின் எண்ணிக்கை சடுதியாக அதிகரித்திருப்பதைத் தொடர்ந்து IELTS எனும் இந்தப் பரீட்சைக் கற்பித்தல்-சான்றிதழ் வழங்கல் என்ற வகையில் அப்பாவி மாணவர்கள் பெருந்தொகையில் ஏமாற்றப்பட்டு வருகிறார்கள். பேற்றோர்கள்/மாணவர்கள் பின்வரும் அறிந்து செயற்படல் மிகவும் முக்கிமானதாகும்.

1) பெற்றோர் இந்தப் பாடநெறியைக் கற்பிக்கும் ஆசிரியருடன் நேரடியாக தமது பிள்ளையையையும் கலந்து கொள்ள வைத்து உரையாடி பின்வரும் தகவல்களை அறிந்துகொள்ளவும்.

2) ஆசிரியர் இந்தத்துறையில் எவ்வளவு காலம் அனுபவமுள்ளவர் ? (அண்மையில் படித்து முடித்த அனுபவமற்றவர்களிடம் கற்று உங்கள் பணத்தையும் நேரரத்தையும் வீணடிக்காதீர்)

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Looking for Young Entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka.

 The top priority is  creating and supporting new entrepreneurs 

"Effective Teaching Techniques" workshop@Osmania College, Jaffna. 
Conducted by Mr.S.Manimaran

The development of the business sector, particularly nurturing the entrepreneurial mindset among youth is the best way of uplifting the country.  I used to be a small entrepreneur during my university time (Undergraduate) and realized how it had developed my confidence and gave me enough training to standing alone as a person in society. [The cruel face of the civil war had destroyed many of our dreams, and had been putting barriers for every movement in the business.] Past is past.

Now the country is not ready for civil war but fighting a war against hunger.[2020-2022..]

There are numerous business opportunities to take within the country and take beyond the borders. The problem is the mindset of our youth. Blame on our education system. Which has been creating paper-based graduates over decades. Youth seem to have lost their inner – curiosity, hunger for invention, thirsty for knowledge.. all, because of a government job-guaranteed education system. Just become a graduate of any subject, government guarantees a job within a few years from graduation. Most of the crowd dwells in the dream of a government job and doing nothing until then. 

Another major portion of the youth population is running behind fake agencies, low quality private educational qualifications to move to a foreign country expecting a huge wealth generation. A small population goes for some middle east countries to make an earning almost they can make within Sri Lanka.

Creating entrepreneurs, educating them, supporting them is a part of the life mission.

Through our institution (KU Education) we have been offering many free educational programs to induce the hidden talents of youth and help them to identify their capabilities which can be monetized later in their life.

We have been using the following types of a free short courses as a tool to keep in touch with youth and study them.

  • Web designing
  • Digital Photography
  • Digital Videography
  • Digital Media Production
  • S.E.O and Web marketing
  • Communicative English -Level 1,2,3
  • Graphic designing
  • And much more free courses1

Sunday, November 14, 2021

கொரோனாப் பெருந்தொற்றுக் கால அறிவித்தல் - Great Learning Experience in a Small Space !

 20 வருடங்களிற்கு மேற்பட்ட கல்விப்பாரம்பரியமுள்ள கல்வியியலாளர்களால் இயக்கப்படும் கே.யு எடியுகேசன்( KU Education ) நிறுவனத்தின் அன்பான மாணவர்கள் மற்றும் பெற்றோர்களிற்கா பெருந்தொற்றுக்கால அறிவித்தல் 


IELTS in Jaffna - IELTS in Sri Lanka - KU Education

இதுவரை சர்வதேச (விசாத்தேவைகளிற்கான மற்றும் தொழில் வாய்பிற்கான) ஆங்கில கல்வி நெறிகள், பரீட்சைகள் , மற்றும் உளவியல், ஹோட்டல் முகாமைத்துவம் , புகைப்படக்கலை உள்ளிட்ட 56 ற்கும் மேற்பட்ட தொழில் - மற்றும் செயல்முறை சார்ந்த பயிற்சிகளையும், பயிற்சி நெறிகளிற்கான அங்கீகரிக்கப்பட்ட சான்றிதழ்களை நேரடியாகவும் எமது கல்விப்பங்காளர் ஊடாகவும் வழங்கி வந்து கொண்டிருந்தோம்.

2019 பிற்பகுதியில் ஆரம்பித்த கொரோனாப் பெருந்தொற்றால் பொதுமுடக்கம், ஊரடங்கு, கல்விச் செயற்பாடுகளிற்கான தடை போன்றவற்றால் அதிக பாதிப்பை கல்வித்துறை சந்தித்திருந்தது.

தனியார் உயர்கல்வியை வழங்கி வந்த பல பெரும் நிறுவனங்கள் நிரந்தரமாகவே பூட்டப்பட்டன. இன்னும் பல தற்காலிகமாக இயக்கத்தை நிறுத்தி பெரும் நஷ்டத்தையும் சந்தித்தன. நாமும் விதிவிலக்கல்ல.

Friday, September 17, 2021

ஆங்கிலம் கற்க எளிய முறைகள் ! - How to learn English faster ?


Watch this video presentation given by our IELTS/TOEFL lecturer Mr.S.Manimaran B.A(Hon),MBA(UK),PGD(Psychology),PFA(UK), who has been teaching English over 15 years .

Want to learn English? IELTS ? TOEFL ? via Zoom(online) or in Class (Personal Classes-one to one)

Call 0777302882 

(Spoken/General) Special Fast Track personal English class (Visit this link for details)

IELTS Personal classes

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Learn digital photography for free from KU Education - Colombo.


Learn Digital Photography -Level 1 (3 day Workshops in Colombo in Tamil Medium from KU Education - Colombo)

திறமையும் விருப்பமும் இருந்து  இந்தக் கலையைக் கற்ற அதிகரித்த கட்டணங்கள் தடையாக இருக்கின்றதா ? 24 வயதிற்குட்பட்ட இளையவர்களிற்கு டிஜிட்டல் போட்டோகிறாபி லெவல் 1 இனை நாம் முற்றிலும் இலவசமாக வழங்குகிறோம்.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Learn IELTS/English online from the leading trainer

Anyone from anywhere can learn from KU Education now.-Watch this video  !

Learn from Mr.S.Manimaran B.A(Hon),MBA(UK), who has over 16 years of teaching experience internationally. He is a leading IELTS trainer in Sri Lanka. To learn more about the trainer : click here   
(කථිකාචාර්යවරයාට සිංහල කථා කළ හැකිය)
  • Learn IELTS(AC/GM via online - using your phone or computer from us.
  • 1 to 1 - One lecturer  -  one student (Personal coaching online)
  • Learn at your time of convenience .
  • 1 Hour / 1.5 Hours sessions
  • Try a 10-15 minutes free , sample lesson directly from the lecturer and enroll.
  • Call 0777-302882 for details (Clear explanation will be given about the course structure)
  • Session based chargers (After a free trial you can join with a minimum commitment)
  • Online study portal has huge collection of study materials (Free access )
KU Education,Jaffna.
Web : 
Call : 0777302882 

Friday, May 8, 2020

Learn English/IELTS/TOEFL online from experts !

கொரோனாவின் அச்சுறுத்தல் முடிய பல மாதங்கள் ஆகலாம். வீட்டில் சும்மா இருக்கும் இந்த சந்தர்ப்பத்தை உங்கள் எதிர்காலத்தை வளமாக்கப் பயன்படுத்துங்கள். வீட்டில் இருந்தவாறே தனிப்பட்ட முறையில் (ஒரு மாணவன்-ஒரு ஆசிரியர் என்ற முறையில்) உங்கள் தொலைபேசி அல்லது கணனியூடாக எம்மிடம் கற்றிடுங்கள். வழமையான வகுப்புக் காலத்தைவிட குறுகிய காலத்தில் பயிற்சிநெறிகளை நிறைவு செய்யலாம். விபரங்களுக்கு அழையுங்கள் -0777302882

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Core strategy of scoring 7.0 and above in IELTS

What are the top strategies that you could use in your IELTS test? There are too many strategies being given by many so-called IELTS gurus, online.

Many students of mine used to ask me to reveal the shortcuts or secrets to succeeding in IELTS. May I use this opportunity to open up the secrets for them 😊

 When you look at your IELTS writing task1 and task2 (AC/GM) your marking criteria would be like this :

1.       Task achievement (25%)
2.       Grammatical accuracy and range (25%)
3.       Coherence and cohesion (25%)
4.       Lexical resources (25%)

When you approach a task, you have to read it, understand it and write well by putting your own ideas. You get unique and fresh tasks each time. Based on the data given on the task, you will have to develop your write-up so you cannot carry anything pre-planned.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Mostly mispronounced 10 English words ; I bet, definitely you mispronounced at-least one :) -Video

A small list of  mostly mispronounced English words has been complied in this video by KU Education,Jaffna. Most of the ESL learners mispronounce at least  one word of this list.

Checkout the words from the given list here, then watch the video, definitely you will be surprised to find-out some mispronunciations in your daily life!
  1. Education
  2. Question
  3. Table
  4. Onion
  5. Often
  6. Important
  7. Schedule
  8. Vehicle
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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Learn IELTS online - Via Skype from Mr.S.Manimaran

Learn IELTS online | Learn English from KU Jaffna online | Learn Tamil as a second language online | Much more to learn online .

KU Jaffna now offers online  classes(Via Skype and some other technologies )for IELTS and English.   

Please contact us via the contact form given here(on the right of this blog)to know more about the online class. We will email you all the details about the class . Please provide the following details briefly in your message :

  1. Your name
  2. Age
  3. Profession(optional)
  4. Residing country
  5. Country of origin (to understand your cultural aspects for better communication)
  6. Your required band score
Thank you for your interest on learning !

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