Category Archives: CELBANPrep

*3G ♫ Now I have a confidence in my writing!

Now I have a confidence in my writing!Hi Kim,

Now I have a confidence in my writing. When I wrote a letter to my supervisor, I could identify my errors. Run on sentences, verbs, punctuation and articles.
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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,
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1G* Do i need to have kindle to access the resources for [CELBANPrep] Reading and Listening Complete Series

1G Do i need to have kindle to access the resources for CELBANPrep Reading and Listening Complete Series
Kim,
… One more question Kim, Do i need to have kindle to access the resources for reading and listening complete? or can i use my iphone?
Thanks,
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I felt depressed that I exerted a lot of effort and 2 months of my time for it and my scores … didn’t even increase.

I felt depressed that I exerted a lot of effort and 2 months of my time for it and my scores ... didn't even increase.

Hi Kim,
I was a nurse in the Philippines and just arrived here in Canada last year. I attempted academic IELTS 2x here in Canada since a language proficiency exam is needed for me to process my application in nursing here. However, I failed it both for getting R 6 , W 6 and I always have a problem in reading and writing modules even in my first attempt. Because of this, I felt depressed that I exerted a lot of effort and 2 months of my time for it and the my scores in those 2 modules didn’t even increase. This is why I decided to finally take my chance on Celban although I was initially skeptical and scared because of the limited number of takes an examinee is allowed and the interval in between retakes within 2 years. I am now so desperate to pass and be able to start my nursing application here.

I searched for a reliable and good review materials and this site came up so I browsed through the different testimonials of the people whom you have helped in the past. I got very interested and want to ask you what should I initially do to get my hands on your review materials? Should I first sign up at amazon or at the Celbanprep site? what should I first do and kindly please suggest the review materials that I need since this will be my first attempt in Celban. I saw the listening and reading bundles and I am also interested in purchasing those.

Regards,
J

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What is the Word Count on the CELBAN Exam?

What is the word count on the CELBAN exam
Dear Kim,
The above report (1G CELBAN Writing ~ Incident Report. Can you spot the errors?) is 263 words. Do you know the word limit for CELBAN writing task 2 (Incident report )?
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2G* CELBAN Writing ~ Writing Incident Reports

Writing Incident Reports - CELBAN Writing
Dear Friend,
The Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses is different from the IELTS because the topics for the CELBAN are familiar: about nursing or your personal experiences. For this reason the topics chosen for CELBANPrep Writing Level One assignments are about nursing, personal experiences or something else that is a familiar topic to the writer. During CELBANPrep Writing Level One, IENs work with a writing coach/tutor who provides individualized feedback on how each IEN can turn his or her weaknesses into strengths. This process continues for CELBANPrep Writing Level Two, where assignments are in a nursing context: assessment and incident reports.
I was so pleased, and surprised when one of my IENs wrote about incident reports as her topic for an assignment for CELBANPrep Writing Level One. She did such an excellent job I immediately knew I wanted to post it, so that I could share it with you!
Enjoy,
Kim

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2G* How I learned to write CELBAN reports in 20 minutes!

How I Learned to Write CELBAN Reports in 20 mins

Hi Kim,

Thank you so much. Admittedly, I really had a hard time with this first incident report. It took me more than 20 minutes since I felt blocked mentally. I was away from the hospital set-up for over a year now. But, I tried creating more reports to refresh my memory and the rest sailed smoothly in terms of timing. I’m glad that I am doing fine — thanks to you. =)
Sincerely, J