Getting a score of 10 in the listening section of the Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses (CELBAN) can be challenging for several reasons:
- Time pressure: The listening section of the CELBAN is timed, and you only have a limited amount of time to listen to and respond to each question. This can make it difficult to fully understand the information being presented and accurately answer the questions.
- Complex language: The language used in the CELBAN listening section can be complex, and may include medical and technical terms that are not familiar to everyone. This can make it difficult to understand the information being presented and respond accurately.
- Accents: The listening section may feature speakers with different accents and levels of fluency in English, which can make it challenging to understand what is being said.
- Test format: The CELBAN listening section features multiple choice and short answer questions that require you to listen to a recorded conversation or lecture and respond accurately. This requires you to have good listening skills, a strong command of the English language, and the ability to work quickly under pressure.
In conclusion, getting a 10 in the CELBAN listening section requires a strong foundation in English language skills, the ability to work quickly under pressure, and the ability to understand complex language and accents. Preparing for the test by accessing a preparation guide, using a medical collocation dictionary, enrolling in a CELBAN preparation course, and working with a tutor, can help you develop these skills and increase your chances of success.
How we help!
At CELBANPrep University there are many options to assist you in preparing for CELBAN Listening.
- TIME PRESSURE Understanding the pressure that many IENs feel while taking the CELBAN, author Kim Kara has created a Listening Preparation Guide that is available internationally on Amazon. This is an inexpensive way to gain confidence while improving your listening skills. This book starts with reflections and ends with fun activities and a weekly study plan.
- COMPLEX LANGUAGE Having worked with IENs since 2009, Kim saw the challenges many IENs had when it came to Medical Collocations so she created a dictionary of terms, based on grammatical rules, to assist you in increasing your medical vocabulary.
- ACCENTS Kim has created a course available with and through the CELBANPrep Silver bundle. It is with Quickening My Listening Skills that you can listen to audios of people speaking with various accents, at both a slow and quickened speed. Transcripts are provided for you to check your understanding.
- TEST FORMAT: The format of CELBAN listening requires that you have a strong knowledge when it comes to communication in a Canadian medical context, including non verbal communication, inferring meaning, and emotional intelligence. CELBANPrep GOLD teaches you specific skills and competencies you need to get a high score for CELBAN Listening. One-on-One coaching is also available, in the Learning Centre of CELBANPrep University. (Sold Separately. Limited Availability.)
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