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FluentIQ scores are easy to understand and align with the CEFR global standard.

Your FluentIQ Certificate of English Communication has several sections

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Your overall score

A detailed breakdown of your performance

Your overall score

The overall test score reflects your overall English language ability and is summarised in simple can-do statements relating to your skill level as it correlates to the CEFR. Your overall English test score is based on the performance across the whole test. The range for the overall score is from 1 to 10 points.

FluentIQ
CEFR
FluentIQ Overall Score Description
Excellent in English
9.0 - 10
C2
Most people who achieve this score will understand with ease virtually everything heard or read in English. They can also summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstruct arguments and accounts, and communicate all of this coherently. They can express themselves spontaneously, fluently, and with precision. They fully grasp different shades of meaning even in the most complex of situations.
Advanced in English
8.0 - 8.9
C1
Most people who achieve this score will understand a range of demanding texts and recognise both implicit and explicit meaning. They can express themselves in English fluently without much difficulty in finding appropriate words and expressions. They can use their communication socially and in academic or professional settings. They can produce clear, well structured text on complex subjects showing a good ability to organise, connect, and create cohesive arguments.
Proficient in English
7.0 - 7.9
B2
Most people who achieve this score will understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics including technical discussions in their specialist field. They can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that allows social interaction to be free and easy for all parties involved. They can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
Intermediate in English
6.0 - 6.9
B1
Most people who achieve this score will understand the main points of conversation relating to matters that are familiar to them like their work, school, leisure, family, etc. They can deal with most situations they encounter with native English speakers and ask for further information or explanation. If they are familiar with a topic, they will be able to discuss it with simple and connected text. They can describe experiences and events and provide reason and explanation to back up opinions.
Moderate in English
5.0 - 5.9
B1
Most people who achieve this score will understand the main points of conversation relating to matters that are familiar to them like their work, school, leisure, family, etc. They can deal with most situations they encounter with native English speakers provided the other person speaks clearly and uses common expressions. If they are familiar with a topic, they will be able to discuss it with simple and connected text.
Novice in English
4.0 - 4.9
A2
Most people who achieve this score can understand frequently used and basic words and sentences that relate to topics they are familiar with, such as family, work, and interests etc. They can communicate in simple and direct exchanges of information. They can describe known and familiar items in simple terms.
Elementary in English
3.0 - 3.9
A2
Most people who achieve this score can understand commonly used and basic English words and sentences that relate to something very immediate and relevant such as family and shopping. They can communicate in simple, short sentences in informal situations.
Beginner in English
2.0 - 2.9
A1
Most people who achieve this score can use everyday English language expressions and phrases for basic needs. They can introduce themselves and answer preliminary personal questions such as where they live, people they know, and things they have. They can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
Basic in English
0 - 1.9
A1
Most people who achieve this score can interact in a very basic way, speak about themselves, where they live, people they know, and things they have. They may find it hard to understand questions in English unless they are spoken slowly and clearly, and only use very simple words.
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Your individual skill scores

Scores for your specific English communication skills are based only on your test performance on the questions that assess these skills. The range for each of these specific English communication skills is the same as the overall range which is from 1 to 10 points.

Score
Speaking
Listening
Reading
Writing
0 - 1.9

The majority of people with this score can introduce themselves and say a few words or phrases.

The majority of people with this score will likely find it difficult to understand even the most basic information.

The majority of people with this score can read simple forms asking for personal information.

The majority of people with this score can fill in simple forms asking for personal information.

2.0 - 2.9

The majority of people with this score can introduce themselves in an informal situation. In an English conversation, other people are likely to misunderstand many things they say.

The majority of people with this score can understand simple questions in an informal situation. In an English conversation, they will likely find it difficult to understand other people.

The majority of people with this score can read and understand short, simple sentences describing people, hobbies, and work.

The majority of people with this score can write short, simple sentences describing people, hobbies, and work.

3.0 - 3.9

The majority of people with this score can describe their family in social situations. In an English conversation, other people are likely to misunderstand many things they say.

The majority of people with this score can communicate about family in social situations. In an English conversation, they will likely find it difficult to understand other people.

The majority of people with this score can read and understand short, simple descriptions of people and events.

The majority of people with this score can write short, simple descriptions of people and events.

4.0 - 4.9

The majority of people with this score can describe their family, work, and interests in social situations. In an English conversation, other people are likely to misunderstand some things they say.

The majority of people with this score can communicate about family, work, and interests if the interlocutor speaks slowly and clearly.

The majority of people with this score can read short descriptions of people and events.

The majority of people with this score can write short descriptions of people and events.

5.0 - 5.9

The majority of people with this score can communicate on familiar topics in informal conversations or discussions. Other people may misunderstand some things they say.

The majority of people with this score can communicate on familiar topics in informal conversations or discussions if the interlocutor speaks slowly and clearly.

The majority of people with this score can read descriptions of people and events.

The majority of people with this score can write descriptions of people and events.

6.0 - 6.9

The majority of people with this score can communicate on familiar topics in conversations or discussions. Other people may misunderstand some things they say.

The majority of people with this score can communicate on familiar topics in conversations or discussions, but they may have to ask people for clarifications.

The majority of people with this score can read detailed descriptions of people, events, and experiences.

The majority of people with this score can write detailed descriptions of people, events, and experiences.

7.0 - 7.9

The majority of people with this score can participate in conversations and deliver presentations in English. Other people are likely to understand them with a fair amount of effort.

The majority of people with this score can understand the main ideas of conversations and presentations.

The majority of people with this score can understand opinions expressed in articles and reports.

The majority of people with this score can write detailed descriptions and support their viewpoints.

8.0 - 8.9

The majority of people with this score can participate in conversations and discussions in English. Other people are likely to understand them with some effort.

The majority of people with this score are likely to understand the main ideas and details of English conversations delivered at nativelike rate and in a variety of accents.

The majority of people with this score can read long and complex texts and understand opinions and relationships.

The majority of people with this score can write a wide range of routine and non-routine texts with minimal grammatical or stylistic mistakes.

9.0 - 10

The majority of people with this score can participate in complex conversations and discussions in English. In an English conversation, other people are likely to understand them with no effort at all.

The majority of people with this score are likely to understand the main ideas and details of conversations and presentations delivered at nativelike rate, in a variety of accents and different situations.

The majority of people with this score can read and understand virtually any kind of text.

The majority of people with this score can write virtually any kind of text and follow writing conventions successfully.

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How does FluentIQ compare to IELTS and other English tests?

Comparing the FluentIQ test to other other English tests is like comparing apples to oranges. The FluentIQ test is a test of real-world English communication competency for the workplace whereas other tests, including IELTS, largely have an academic entry focus.

The FluentIQ test aligns to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) which is an international standard for describing language ability and is used around the world to describe an individual’s language skills.

The corresponding level of the CEFR has been derived by examining the association between the can-do statements from the CEFR, can-do statements obtained from participants of a validation study undertaken by FluentIQ, and participants’ performance on FluentIQ test items.