Does an IELTS score actually reflect English communication capabilities?

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Does an IELTS score actually reflect English communication capabilities?

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Old 01-14-2011, 07:20 AM
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I've started this thread after coming across a few comments from this and other forums from prospective migrants who can't fully understand official communications emailed/posted to them and/or info available at the DIAC and allied Govt. bodies(including State/Territory) websites.

Considering that almost all prospective migrants do have to take the IELTS and meet a minimum threshold band requirement in the respective Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking sections, do you think that the IELTS score actually reflects true English comprehension & communication abilities of individuals as would be required to make ends meet Down Under?

P.S. I managed an overall 8 band on my IELTS with respectively L/R/W/S: 9/9/7/7

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Old 01-14-2011, 11:39 PM
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