6G* How do I get a 10 in CELBAN Listening? (Part I)

Updated 2021

Hi kim. Can i ask you a question?
I would like to ask about the listening scoring System. In an 84 items listening What score range belongs to a perfect score of 10,9,8 and 7 please. …?thanks. Hope you Can answer me with this. R

 
 
Dear R,
 
While your question is simple, the answer is not so simple.
 
As the CELBAN is an English exam, scores are based on your competencies with the English languagewhen it comes to reading, writing, listening and speaking. Often people think, “Oh, I got a 7 in reading. All I need is one more point to get an accepted score. All I need is to get a few more questions right.”
 
This is a myth, based on faulty thinking.
 
The CELBAN score is not about points, it is about benchmarks!
 

What is a CELBAN Benchmark?

The CELBAN is based on the criterion for determining the Canadian Language Benchmark. Each score is a benchmark, equivalent to a grade. So the difference between a 6 and a 7 (or a 7 and an 8, or a 9 and a ten) is the difference between one grade and another. If you really want to understand the difference of each benchmark check out the Companion Tables to the CLB 2000 (PDF).  The CLBs for Listening can be found starting on page 26. This is a FREE downloadable document complete with a description of the skills and competencies required for each benchmark whether it be reading, writing, listening or speaking; you can also explore the requirements for a 7, 8, 9 and 10. It is probably the MOST VALUABLE resource you can access!
 
NOTE: It is said that it takes 100 in class hours to raise a score one benchmark point on the CLB/CELBAN.
 
So benchmarks include a set of standards or competencies. You must achieve these standards in order to increase your score.
 
You must learn the language, and the influence of the Canadian culture on the language, to increase your score.
 
This is why taking the exam repeatedly is not an effective strategy. This is why practice and attention to grammar is key to increasing your score.
 
It is only when you master the language at a university level – in demanding situations – that you will be able to pass the exam. Yet most people are only at a high school level (a score of 7 on the IELTS).
 
What does it take for one to go from a high school class to a university class? The answer is a whole year of study, for it takes time to achieve and surpass the benchmarks for each grade.
 
 
Remember, the full name of the CELBAN is the Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses.
 
To get a 10 in listening you must spend the time developing your listening skills, and understanding the implications of the Canadian culture on communication.
 
To get a 10 in listening you must be able to hear and listen to people speaking in English, in a medical context, in demanding situations.
 
That is why at CELBANPrep University we focus on teaching you advanced professional communication skills so that you not only get the required score on the CELBAN but also ensure patient safety as a result!
 
Sincerely,
Kim


Learn more about How to Prepare For The CELBAN.


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