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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
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♥ I already took the IELTS twice… I admit I almost gave up … [on] my writing skills

Hello Kim,
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!
K

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!! I passed my first Celban attempt!

Hi there, Kim!

Well, it’s sunny and cloudy as to where I  today. But I’m loving it!

I came to Canada about a year ago, took IELTS September of 2013 but failed half a point short in my writing subtest in fulfillment of becoming a nurse here. Now, I am preparing for my Celban which will be in couple weeks time.

I took a review with one of the universities here last year and now I need to brush up on some techniques. Do you have by any chance a good deal with your study guide to share with me?

Many thanks! And I hope to hear from you again.

A

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!! I got the [CELBAN] results today! Omg! Listening 10 Reading 9 Writing 7 Speaking 8

Kim!!!!!
I got the results today! Omg!
Listening 10
Reading 9
Writing 7
Speaking 8
I can’t thank you enough!
Words aren’t enough to express how thankful I am for your help, guidance and encouragement. I wouldn’t deny that I was already thinking of other options in case I didn’t pass. I just don’t want to be so depressed and wanted to have a new course/way to look forward to if failed on this. And I did not fail, because of you. I mentionedyourCelbanprep to my friends but they are still undecided on what they wanna do. I guess it’s just a matter of what your dreams are but just like what they always say, ‘Dreams don’t work unless you do‘. We need to moveourhiney off. Haha.Thank you so much Kim. :)Always,
R

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► How long does it take to prepare for the CELBAN test?

Dear Kim,

How are you today? Thanks for your question, I am doing pretty good.

The answers for your questions:
I am from Hungary, used to be a RN back home for 11.5 years. My specialty is NICU babies – on ward and transport them.
I have been here a little bit more than six years. I live in … BC .
I have never took any language test in Canada.
Can you tell me approximately how long does it take to prepare for the CELBAN test?
Thank you for you time.
Sincerely,
E

!! I took my Celban test and passed it with flying colors… now working as an RN

Hello Kim,

I am happy to see your mail and with god’s blessings I and my family are doing fine. It looks like yesterday, when I took my Celban test and passed it with flying colors. This all was possible with your guidance and coaching. I passed my CRNE exam in Oct 2013 and now working as an RN in Calgary and loving my job. I’m eleted, happy tht after 2 years of harfwork I achieved my goal…
Wish you and your family a … happy new year

Regards
M

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!! Less than one year ago you were losing hope! But… you have passed the CELBAN

Hello Kim,

Dec.9, I attended my Health Assessment Lab, I was so suprise when [someone] approached me and mentioned that I’m one of her classmate in celbanprep. Currently, I am doing my self review in prepation for the January 2014 CPNRE. Without your guidance Kim, im not in this stage right now.  Thank you very much and God will bless you more. R.

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