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 Wonderful Writing assignments are about nursing, personal experiences or something else that is a familiar topic to the writer. During Wonderful Writing, 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 Wonderful Writing (CELBANPrep GOLD), 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 Wonderful Writing She did such an excellent job I immediately knew I wanted to post it, so that I could share it with you!
Although the Compare and Contrast task on CELBAN Speaking is used more rarely now that the CELBAN exam has become more sophisticated, learning how to compare and contrast is a valuable skill to have when it comes to both:
CELBAN Writing Task 1, and
CELBAN Speaking Tasks for “Getting Things Done” and “Giving Instructions.”
For this reason, the following is being shared with you. The piece is called Shopping in Dubai versus Canada It was written by an IEN, like you, preparing for the CELBAN.
Note the introduction, the conclusion, the comparison of things, and contrasting things in Canada and Dubai.
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 →
Here is an example of an incident report written by an Internationally Educated Nurse who completed CELBANPrep online course: CELBAN Writing Task 1 and CELBAN Writing Task 1. (She used CELBANPrep Writing, and accessed Writing Coaching through CELBANPrep University.) This is the result after several revisions. What follows is a discussion between me and the IEN who wrote the report.
Dear Kim, I am living in Calgary. It is my first stop. I have been here for a year and 6 mo. I am from the Philippines. My score on the IELTS is: writing- 6.5 reading-7 speaking-8 listening 9. Where do I start? What should I do? K Continue reading →