Using Scales for CELBAN Speaking

Hai Kim,

    i have a question regarding speking, for pain we have to ask for pain level in 0 to 10 scale,for altered sleep how can we ask?i mean,is there  any thing like pain scale? or can we ask them to describe the sleep pattern?                                                                                                                A


Good question. There are many ways to use scales. The most basic is the pain scale:
  • On a scale of zero to ten, where ten is the most pain, how would you rate your pain?
Scales can be used in a variety of ways, but very few people do. After five years of teaching CELBANPrep only one person, last month, used a scale to measure something other than pain. I realized then, that a scale can be used for a variety of things: hunger, thirst, depression, itchiness.  For sleeping? How about:
  • On a scale of zero to ten, where ten is the best sleep, how would you rate how well you sleep each night?
  • On a scale of zero to ten, where ten is the most restless sleep, how restless are you at night?

Great Question!

Thank you,
P.S. For all you readers, use the comment section to suggest other scales. KK

How is that?
Great question!

2 responses to “Using Scales for CELBAN Speaking

  1. Hi Kim,

    I want to ask what will be the the best answe for the question describe yourself?
    what points should we keep in mind to prepare this.


    • Dear Gurdeep,
      This is a great question. I am guessing that you are asking about this in reference to the CELBAN Speaking. If you go to and sign up for the FREE How to Prepare for the CELBAN you will receive a FREE CELBAN Speaking Study Guide. Therein you will find links to you tube videos, chosen specifically for this reason. You may also want to consider CELBANPrep Speaking ( Here you will learn how to prepare for all four task, participate in conference calls, and access a one-on-one consultation.
      Thanks for your great question! Does this help?

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