What does each IELTS Band mean about your English ability?

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When you do the IELTS test you will be given a Band score 1-9. Below is the outline of what level of English represents each band score.

Band Score Skill Level Description
Band 9 Expert user Has full command of the language: appropriate, accurate and fluent with complete understanding. Virtually a native speaker.ELIT LANGUAGE CENTRE LEVEL:  Advanced
Band 8 Very good user Has full command of the language with only occasional inaccuracies and/or inappropriate errors. Misunderstandings may occur in unfamiliar situations. Handles complex detailed argumentative English well.ELIT LANGUAGE CENTRE LEVEL: Advanced
Band 7 Good user Has operational command of the English language, though with some occasional inaccuracies and/or misunderstandings in some situations. Generally handles complex language well and understands detailed reasoning.ELIT LANGUAGE CENTRE LEVEL: Upper Intermediate
Band 6 Competent user Has generally effective command of the English language despite some inaccuracies, errors and misunderstandings. Can use and…

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