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As you may have known me, I’m K, from Philippines….I have been following your blog for quite some time now. … I’d like to let you know a bit of myself. I’m a BSN graduate of 2012, and currently a registered nurse. I worked in a tertiary hospital here for only 14 months (Jan.2013-Feb 2014). Since then, I stopped practicing my profession because I’m actually looking for a greener pasture. Otherwise, I wouldn’t flourish knowing that wages here are very, very low and can’t compensate for your wants, needs, and assistance to your very own loved ones. Based on this, maybe you will have an idea that I’m a man with big dreams, and eagerly relentless on pursuing them. =)
I believe in the saying that, “success starts with IELTS.” However unfortunately, I already took the IELTS twice (April and July this year), but never found the luck especially in my Writing. Taking the exam twice in a row, I always got 6.0 bandscore in my Writing while the rest of the components L, R and S were okay. My writing sucks, isn’t it? I usually practiced my writing part before like 2x a week. But I admit I almost gave up knowing that I’ve had the same mistakes and no matter how hard I tried to improve my writing skills, I fairly didn’t have the chance of getting 7 especially during my practices. In my mind I believe that writing skill takes a talent, which I obviously don’t have. I’d like to think that I didn’t get a score of 7 because of the technicality of the IELTS writing topics and the topics themselves are difficult to be explained explicitly, to the point that I ran out of ideas, or no ideas to be input at all 😦
However, sooner, I will be reviewing and sitting for the CELBAN may be early next year if everything goes well. Right now, I have this ambivalent feeling, again. To be honest, I really don’t have any ideas right now what CELBAN is all about except its meaning, Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses. I have with me again this feeling of fear, completely mixed emotions because I don’t know how difficult the CELBAN exam is, or if I can make it with just one take. Although a lot of IENs from the agency where I have applied as student visa for Canada took and passed the exam with just one sit, still I’ve lessened down my expectations to make it….How do I improve IELTS or CELBAN writing? Ielts writing topics are getting more difficult than the ones established few years ago. I do also have this question: Has the new CELBAN test administrator expanded the test dates and locations across Canada? I saw before that test dates and sites in Canada are full up to December. I’m a bit wary too if this will ever happen again come 2015. =(
How is my above writing Ms Kim?…
Hope to hear from you soon. Thanks a lot!
Hi Kim,thanks to google I was able to found you.i read a lot of your blog for dear Kim.i’m now encourage to take my celban exam.i took my ielts once last 2010, my score was as follows Listening-6,reading-4.5,writing 5.5,speaking-6.0.from that time I didn’t have anymore interest to take again.because I’m afraid to fail,I feel also that I would not be able to pass.i wanted to try celban last year but I keep on postponing,I don’t have the confident,I feel that I will fail,I even thought that I would not pass.now I want to enroll on your celban course.can you please message me how much does it cost.i can start anytime that’s all for now. Hope to hear from you Best regards L..
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Thanks again for your response! I have a question kim, In future report, can I consistently use simple past or other simple tenses? I find that simple tenses is easier, and if I stick with this strategy it will be easy, im not sure about this just saying 🙂
My name is W.
I am a new comer to Canada. I am interested to study Celban. to be honest after many dispute with my wife I decided to ask you about Celban study.
So far I found it complicated to find a book to study Celban ,would you please tell me how to start studding celban because I don’t want to jeopardize my International educated nurse
I found it would be easy for me if I communicate with some one through my phone…
I appreciate your cooperation
Hope to hear from you soon
Last year I decided to create a blog posting messages I sent to people in reply to questions they asked. After a few months I realized there are 7 questions I get asked all the time!
- Should I take the CELBAN or the IELTS?
- How do I get a 10 on CELBAN Listening
- Should I take the CELBAN Exam now?
- Why take CELBAN Exam Preparation?
- Why do people fail the CELBAN?
- Why do I need to Practice for the CELBAN?
- When can I start preparing for the CELBAN?