Level Explained

Level
Level
(common name)
Common European Framework Level and Descriptions IELTS
band score
8 Expert C2 You can use a very wide range of English with proficiency approaching that in your first language. 7.5+
7 Proficient
6 Advanced C1 You can use a wide range of English with confidence in all but the most demanding situations. 6.5-7
5 Upper Intermediate B2 You can use a good range of English effectively for all practical needs and personal conversations. 5-6
4 Intermediate B1 You can use a moderate range of English, sufficient for most practical needs and personal conversations. 3.5-4.5
3 Lower Intermediate A2 You can use a limited range of English sufficient for basic everyday practical needs. 3
2 Elementary
1 Beginner A1 You can use a few words or phrases such as common greetings. 1-2
0 Complete Beginner   You have no knowledge of English  
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