♥ I am not 100% confident that I will pass it because the CELBAN listening benchmark is just so high

Hello Kim,
I’m doing good, thanks for thinking about me. I am a quite relieved that the exam is over, but still I’m a bit uneasy whenever I think about the outcome. I am not 100% confident that I will pass it because the listening benchmark is just so high; although I did the best I can, I am not sure if my mark could reach it. Almost all of the other examinees’  concerns were about the listening section, all rest of the test were just fine. So still, the agony of waiting is where I am currently in for the meantime. I am trying not to be so pessimistic because I know I did my best, and I think I worked quite hard to prepare for it. Thank you for the lessons that I learned from Celbanprep. Honestly, it helped me a lot on my writing and speaking, and it gave me such enlightenment about what celban exam was like. On top of that, the motivation and encouragement that you gave every now and then was really of big help; they really boosted my confidence. I’m still holding that hope that I could pass the Celban exam. And if not, I will not lose courage to try it again, because if others can make it, I know I also can if accompanied by hard work. I’ll let you know about the results maybe after 3 weeks? I hope I would be telling a good news by that time. Still keeping my fingers crossed. 🙂


Woman Closing EyeDear D,

Thanks for writing and letting me know. An interesting thing happened when I read your e-mail, I actually heard your sweet voice!
I understand about not being 100% confident. Your reasons are not from a lack of self concept or thinking lowly about yourself but on the high expectations on the exam. All I can tell you is that while some people pass all of the other skills and get a 9 in listening, there are many that do get a 10. While I can not assess you, from what I know about  meeting with you for the Speaking Conference Calls, I think you are one of those who had a high probability of getting a 10. The great thing is that you have a great attitude and positive perspective. This was your first time, so you do have two more chances. And yes, if others have been able to do it, you can too.
The waiting period can be so hard, but knowing you, you are probably keeping yourself busy attending to other things so the time will fly by very quickly.
Just so you know, I just got an e-mail from someone else who just took the exam and passed. She just had a little baby, and took the exam when he was only a few months old. As a result she was not able to complete CELBANPrep Writing Level Two, and her confidence was impacted by that. Yet she passed!
I look forward to hearing the update and all the news in the future as you progress towards your dream of being a nurse in Canada!

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