Category Archives: I passed the CELBAN

So sad to hear what happened

I wanted to share three responses to CELBANPrep Speaking E-Book will no longer available

This message comes from Toni and was posted on Facebook:

 I am thankful to come across CELBANPrep in YouTube in 2012; excited to find out more about it and could not wait to purchase the discounted materials. I am very grateful to have crossed paths with Kim K., the energetic and talented woman behind CELBANPrep to whom I have corresponded through countless emails and phonecalls while preparing for the English test. Looking back then, those emails and phonecalls were great tools that enhanced my abilities in writing, speaking, and listening! CELBANPrep has helped me continue my studies to become a successful nurse in Canada. And so I am saddened to hear this news. To all IENs out there, please do not give up and be frustrated so easily. Do not hesitate to contact Kim when you encounter problems opening any CELBANPrep materials or apps you have purchased. It’s all worth it!

Ching, wrote on the  Dear Kim blog:

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CELBANPrep Speaking E-books will no longer be available.

You win, Orathai! 
Because of your ignorance and inability to read instructions and the information provided in the FREE CELBANPrep User Guides, CELBANPrep Speaking E-books will no longer be available. 

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I passed my Celban exam the first time…I attempted IELTS twice.

I passed my CELBAN exam the first time_ CELBAN vs IELTSHi Kim,

First of all, thank you for letting me know about the updates or recent changes with Celban Prep website. I would like to apologize for not being able to reply from your email since I’ve been so busy at work and my exams. I’ve been meaning to send a response but everytime I wanted to construct my testimonial regarding your books, something always comes up.
I’d like you to know that I passed my Celban exam the first time that I took it last year June 12 2018 after using your Listening & Reading bundle, speaking and writing level 1 study guide. I only had a month and 2 weeks prior to the exam. I spent 1 month and 2 weeks preparing for celban and I could say your study guide/books really helped me alot.
It was like you are giving us, your readers, the basic information or backbone of the said exam.
Although  I received other sample reviewers (very basic, like the one from the library), I wasn’t contented with it since it wont teach me the how to start from scratch.
Your books taught me most of the things that I needed to know to prepare myself for Celban and the study guides (all of the books that I bought) have good examples and practice exams.
Also, I’d suggest to add 2 more sample practice tests for each so we could practice more since there are only very limited resources for Celban. Everything went well.
I hope others could start trusting you and your study guides as well because you really did a great job with the books.
I would like to commend all of the books that I purchased from amazon especially the writing level 1 study guide because it really taught me how to construct and put my ideas together while utilizing the datas presented. The writing part had been my weakness since from the beginning and when I attempted IELTS twice. I couldn’t say that I’ve become  flawless in writing  but I could say that I definitely improved after using the book. 😊
Thank you for being a very supportive teacher for Celban and continuously sending us updates. I will keep in touch and let you know about my opinion regarding the recent changes that you made in the website.
Regards,
J

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♥ *You gave me the assistance, confidence and emotional support … I was able to pass CELBAN on my first try

You gave me the assistance, confidence and emotional support ... I was able to pass CELBAN on my first tryHi Kim,
This is A. You may not remember me but I subscribe to your CELBANPrep course 2 years ago. Now, I am very happy to inform you that I will be finishing my 10 courses in the BCN program for RNs this March. Yes! I am finally done with school and I will be able to apply for a GN position and later on RN! This is all thanks to you who made this possible. You helped me prepare for CELBAN. And during that time, I was losing hope because I was frustrated that I was not able to pass the IELTS for the 3rd time. But, thank God that I did not give up. You gave me the assistance, confidence and emotional support during that time. And because of that I was able to pass CELBAN on my first try. I will never forget it. Thank you so much! May God continue to shower you with more blessings! A

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*!!I PASSeD MY CELBAN!!! I’m so happy I subscribed to CELBANPrep=)

I PASSeD MY CELBAN!!! I'm so happy I subscribed to CELBANPrepHi Kim,

I sent an email a week or so ago regarding my result… At first, I was so depressed and sad regarding my result: Speaking- 8, Listening -10, Reading 9 and Writing -6. I was very disappointed  because I spent most hours practicing the Writing part compare to the other components of CELBAN. It was a huge challenge for me and I was about to give up. My fiancée encouraged me not to loss hope and ask me about how I did in my Writing. I said,” I thought I was able to pass and failed on my Speaking because I was so nervous”. From there, we decided to have my Writing re scored and rechecked again. My Writing score was changed from 6-7. I PASSeD MY CELBAN!!! And you are one of the reasons why I made it. Thank you so much Kim! Godbless you always.

P.S: I’m still waiting for the collocation book to come out.hehehe. I’m so happy I subscribed to CELBANPrep=). Also, Happy Mother’s Day in advance.You are such a wonderful person Kim ^_______^Thanks,
Y

2G*!!♥ I just got my CELBAN test result today, I PASSED!

♥ I just got my CELBAN test result today, I PASSED!
Hello Kim,
 
I just got my CELBAN test result today, I PASSED!  S-10, R-10, L-10, W-8.  I am really proud of my scores and I have you to thank for that.
 
I was confident when I took the test because I know that CELBANPrep prepared me for it.  I have one thing to share to you so that you can also remind your students about it.
 
 I was excited about the writing task because I know that with all the practices that I did with CELBANPrep, nothing can go wrong.  Well, I was wrong!!  I was already home when I started to think about the exam,  I was happy with my performance until I remembered that I did not sign the incident report!  Another thing, I wrote 4 paragraphs instead of 3!  The instruction was to write an incident report with 1-3 paragraphs.  This haunted me for a week!
 
What I’m trying to point out here is that students should have presence of mind during the test.
 
It was good that I learned from you how to mind map so that information is organized [from CELBANPrep Writing Level One].  I also kept in mind your reminder to be conscious of the tenses [CELBAN or IELTS: Grammar Essentials].  I think this probably is the reason why I got an 8 in writing.
 
Thank you Kim and more power!  Keep on empowering IENs to achieve our goals.
 
J
 

1G*!! After failing the IELTS 7 x, I joined [CELBANPrep] in the month of FEB, took the CELBAN MAY: I passed!!!

After failing the IELTS 7x, I joined CELBANPrep in the month of FEB, took the CELBAN MAY 3 I passed

Kim, I was lost when I decided to finally take CELBAN. Prior to that I took IELTS more than 5x when I was in the Philippines and 2x here in Canada. I was devastated when I didn’t got my desired scores in IELTS. I had hesitations in applying for CELBAN because: first) it don’t know anything about it, second) i don’t know people or institution who conduct reviews and lastly) another months of preparation. Luckily, I saw CelbanPrep thru google… I joined in the month of FEB and took the CELBAN MAY 3. I passed! Continue reading