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Band 9 » Expert User
Has fully operational command of the language: appropriate, accurate and fluent with complete understanding.
Band 8 » Very Good User
Has fully operational command of the language with only occasional unsystematic inaccuracies and misunderstandings may occur in unfamiliar situations. Handles complex detailed argumentation well.
Band 7 » Good User
Has fully operational command of the language with only occasional unsystematic inaccuracies and misunderstandings may occur in unfamiliar situations. Handles complex detailed argumentation well.
Band 6 » Competent User
Has generally effective command of the language despite some inaccuracies, inappropriacies and misunderstandings. Can use ad understand fairly complex language, particularly in familiar situations.
Band 5 » Modest User
Has partial command of the language, coping with overall meaning in most situations, though is likely to make many mistakes. Should be able to handle basic communication in own field.
Band 4 » Limited User
Basic competence is limited to familiar situations. Has frequent problems in understanding and expression. Is not able to use complex language.
Band 3 » Extremely Limited User
Conveys and understands only general meaning in very familiar situations. Frequent breakdowns in communication occur.
Band 2 » Intermittent User
Conveys and understands only general meaning in very familiar situations. Frequent breakdowns in communication occur.
Band 1 » Non User
Essentially has no ability to use the language beyond possibly a few isolated words.
Band 0 » Did not attempt the test
No assessable information provided.