IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is a test system on the English language administered in over 100 countries around the world. It is designed to assess the English language ability of people planning to study or migrate. It is an ability assessment test that measures the four areas of language: listening, reading, writing, and speaking.

Academic Module

This exam is for candidates who are preparing to study for a degree and who are aiming for a professional qualification.

General Training Module

This exam is designed to assess basic English skills for immigrants or those seeking higher education in an English-speaking country.


The IELTS test consists of four areas.

  1. LISTENING area – consists of 4 Section. Applicants will be given sentences related to real-life situations. Sentences are structured to become increasingly difficult.
  2. READING Area – Consists 40 topics (2,000 ~ 2,700 characters). Sentences are structured to become increasingly difficult.
  3. WRITING Area – Applicants will have to solve two tasks within 60 minutes: Assignment 1—to write down the answer to a given question, and Assignment 2—to write a short essay or general report.
  4. SPEAKING Area – It is conducted in interview format with examiners. The test takes 11 to 14 minutes, Part 1–Interviews on familiar topics, Part 2—Respond appropriately to a given topic, Part 3—Discussion on a given topic.
CATEGORY Reading Writing Listening Speaking
Academic 60 mins / 3 areas / 40 questions 60 mins / 2 areas 30 mins / 4 areas / 40 question 11-14mins / 3 area
General 60 mins / 3 areas / 40 questions 60 mins / 2 areas 30 mins / 4 areas / 40 question 11-14mins / 3 area

*. The modules are the same for Listening and Speaking.
*. Writing and Speaking are separated into Academic and General module.



  • Level Requirement:
    -Must take the level test examination with an ESL B1 Level (CEFR)
    -Failure to meet the B1 level, the student is required to take ESL course for a minimum of 3 months depending on the student’s level.
    -Must obtain a 4.0 band score for each skill (IELTS Initial Level Examination)
  • Registration period: minimum 8 weeks

  • Starting Date : Every Monday

  • Features :
    -Participation in Managed self-study(7PM – 10PM)
    -Learning consultation once a month
    -Life consultation once a month
    -Daily subject test
    -Weekly MOCK test


  • Level requirements :
    -5.5 : Certified IELTS 4.0 or higher per subject
    -6.0 : Certified IELTS 5.0 or higher
    -6.5 : Certified IELTS 5.5 or higher
    -7.0 : Certified IELTS 6.0 or higher
  • Registration period: minimum 12 weeks

  • Enrollment: Every month

  • Benefits :
    Benefit : If students can’t get guarantee score: 12 weeks registrants will get 4 weeks of free classes (Dormitory and local expenses are paid by the student for free period)

  • Features :
    -Less than 100% attendance for regular classes: students warned more than 3 times for absences – excluded from benefits
    -Participation in weekly simulation tests is 100% compulsory. (absence=warning)
    -Submit an official IELTS score within 6 months or IELTS level test required by the institute itself
    -Participation in Managed self-study(7PM – 10PM)
    -Learning consultation once a month
    -Life consultation once a month
    -Daily subject test
    -Weekly MOCK test

Lesson Plan

-IELTS Writing I
-IELTS Writing II
-IELTS Reading
-IELTS Speaking

-IELTS Grammar
-IELTS Listening
-IELTS Vocabulary

A. IDIOMS (1hr)
C. WRITING (Task 2)


A. IDIOMS (1hr)
– At least 10 idiomatic expressions everyday
– Know the meaning and use them in sentences

– At least 10 words depending on the topic
Examples: Culture, Education, Health, Transportation, Business, Community etc.

– Assign Writing TASK 2 TOPIC – At least 250 words

Homework is submitted in the morning to the academic office for checking by the assigned IELTS teacher.

Student Success Story

Stories of students who achieved their goals through the Keystone IELTS course.

“Stand on your feet and keep going!” – Dang The Chinh

Studying IELTS needs determination and strong mindset as there are times that we don’t get to have the results that we want but that doesn’t mean that it’s over.

Here at KEYSTONE Academy, we encourage students to try and give their best with their studies and we also let them try things that they think they couldn’t do, we also help them to learn that making mistakes is just a basic step for them to be successful and all they need to do is to strive more.

One of the former IELTS students in KEYSTONE named Dang The Chinh or also known as Bob, a Vietnamese, shared his experiences in our institution and he also talked about his strategies on how he got the 6.5 band score on his IELTS test.

Here is the link from his Facebook post:

Dang The Chinh, IELTS-Prep, Band Score:6.5

“There is no substitute for hard work.” – Thomas Edison

Haruka Sato, a Japanese student who took an IELTS course here at KEYSTONE Academy took an IELTS exam in her country (Japan) and got a band score of 6.0 which is also her target score before studying in our institution. She aimed this band score for her to study abroad particularly in Canada.

Haruka is one of the most diligent students in KEYSTONE Academy and all her teachers are very happy that she got to achieve her target band score in a span of two months study.

Congratulations Haruka! Your KEYSTONE family is so proud of you.

Haruka Sato, IELTS-Prep, Band Score:6.0