recently I achieved an IETLS(academic) overall band score of 6, however I have a friend that decided to take the FCE to prove his knowledge, he got a good score on this task.
From my point of view it is very hard to establish a comparison between this two results, for the following reasons, the academic version of the IELTS has a very hard writing where the student has to develop and discuss a topic in form of an essay, but this essay in my perspective is a kind of small paper to prove that you are able to write an academic paper, the most common reason to take this test is to apply for a mastery program.
The second fact is that the reading for the IELTS academic has complex vocabulary and is related with science topics and researching.
Due to this reasons my main question would be, how is comparable this score that I got with a good score in the FCE, researching more about the CEFR I found that the IELTS is able to measure a C2 student and the FCE is just measuring until the B2-C1, I am very confusing about this topic since I am not an expert about the FCE, I really appreciate any explanation, thanks for the support.
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