剑桥大学英语考试院(Cambridge ESOL) 9月公布2008年IELTS雅思
IELTS包含听、说、读、写，以生活化及具实用性考题为主，并分学术组(欲申请国外者)及一般测验组(申请移民者)。目前除英国、澳洲、纽西兰、加拿大以及欧洲的教育系统 纳IELTS为英语能力认证指标之外，美国也有许多学校 用IELTS。
Test performance 2008
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Band score information
IELTS is assessed on a 9-band scale and reports scores both overall and by individual skill. Overall band scores for Academic and General Training candidates in 2008 are shown here together with scores for individual skills according to a variety of classifications. These figures are broadly in line with statistics for previous years.
N.B. for place of origin and first language, the tables show the top 40 places and languages, listed alphabetically, not in order of the size of the candidature.
Academic and General Training candidates
The following table shows the split between the Academic and General Training candidature in 2008.
Place of Origin
These figures show the mean overall and individual band scores achieved by 2008 Academic and General training candidates according to their place of origin.
Mean band score for the most frequent countries or regions of origin
Mean band score by most frequent countries or regions of origin
These figures show the mean overall and individual band scores achieved by 2008 Academic and General training candidates from the top 40 first language backgrounds
Mean band scores for most common first language