IELTS White Paper: Chinese studentslistening, speaking and writing abilities are lower than the global average

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 IELTS White Paper: Chinese studentslistening, speaking and writing abilities are lower than the global average


Average score increased

Oral English is the weakest

According to the report, the average score of IELTS students in mainland China in 2017 is 5.72, which is higher than that in 2012 (5.56). The reading ability of IELTS students in mainland China is equal to the global average. There are some gaps between the other three abilities and the global average. Oral English is the weakest.

In training IELTS, there is a gap between the candidatesEnglish proficiency and the global average. The gap between the candidates oral, listening and writing proficiency and the global average is relatively large, while the gap between the candidatesreading proficiency is relatively small.

Beijing and Shanghai candidates scored higher on average.

International school students show outstanding performance

In terms of geographical distribution, Shanghai, Jiangsu, Hubei, Zhejiang, Sichuan, Beijing and Chongqing are in the first echelon (6.0 points), while Hubei, Zhejiang, Sichuan, Beijing and Chongqing are in the first echelon this year. In training IELTS, Shanghai and Beijing candidates are in the first echelon (6.0 points). Among them, the listening, speaking, reading and writing abilities of IELTS students in Shanghai still rank first in China.

From the top 20 middle schools with average scores of IELTS students, international schools and public middle schools with international ministries are outstanding.

From the point of view of listening, speaking, reading and writing, the average score of listening is higher than the global average, and more than half of the schools have entered the echelon of 7.0 and above. The average score of writing has reached or exceeded the global average. However, only 7 of the top 20 middle schools have the average score of IELTS studentsspoken English in the world, and their spoken English ability is relatively weak.

For the first time, the number of IELTS candidates for job hunting and other purposes has surpassed the proportion of migrant jobs abroad. According to the white paper, the mainstream of IELTS candidates aged 19-22 in mainland China is still in the mainstream, and the second oldest age group is IELTS candidates aged under 18 who have surpassed the age of 23-25. In terms of the specific purposes of IELTS, 88.6% of the candidates take the IELTS test to study abroad. The number of candidates for testing English proficiency, domestic enrollment, job hunting and other domestic purposes has gradually increased, reaching 5.3%, surpassing for the first time the proportion of those applying for immigration and working abroad. Source: Qiao Jing_N6607, Responsible Editor of Beijing Newspaper

Increased number of candidates for job-hunting and other purposes

For the first time, it surpasses the proportion of migrants who work abroad.

According to the white paper, IELTS candidates aged 19-22 in mainland China are still in the mainstream, and IELTS candidates under 18 years old are the second oldest age group.

In terms of the specific purposes of IELTS, 88.6% of the candidates take the IELTS test to study abroad. The number of candidates for testing English proficiency, domestic enrollment, job hunting and other domestic purposes has gradually increased, reaching 5.3%, surpassing for the first time the proportion of those applying for immigration and working abroad.