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CoI ~ I don’t know where to start my [CELBAN or IELTS Writing Assessment] report

I don't know where to start my CELBAN or IELTS Writing AssessmentDear Kim,
I don’t know where to start my [CELBAN or IELTS Writing Assessment]. Are you going to give me a topic and send you 250-500 words report? I’m confused. Please send me the step-by-step process because i don’t have any idea, and i’m not expert with the online process of study. Please help me. Thank you

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1G* – I am from Philippines currently working as caregiver … I wanted to try CELBAN but I am scared … I am not working in the hospital now for three and half (3 1/2) years

Updated 2021

Dear Kim,

Honestly, I am comfused to what english test to take, I was reading about Ielts but I found difficult. I wanted to try CELBAN but I am scared because I don’t have the idea how is the exam is going to be, yes i know, there will be listening, reading, writing and speaking, but I am still wondering how is it going to be done in CELBAN. I have tried IELTS (general) before But I was not satisfied about my score, it was low, its was really bad and frustrating.
As when I was viewing all your videos (Dear Kim Canada – YouTube) I’ve heard that there will be role playing , and thats make me scared even more because I am not working in the hospital now for three and half (3 1/2) years, I can feel now as I do not know anything anymore in nursing, like nursing terms and all and so with the writing I am so slow, I practise, I try to write but everytime I read my out its so frustating because its just like it was done by grade 3or grade 5 student… I’m screwed!
By the way, I forgot to introduce my self, I am G from Philippines currently working as caregiver and soon to have an open permit, hopefully it will go smoothly.  (I’m working on my papers now). I am planning to complete my english exam within this year, I wanted to be a Licensed practical nurse first then hopefully I can proceed to a Registered Nurse someday if God’s permit.
Thank you…please help me. G

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PART II: hi kim, is everything okay?

Dear IEN,

Back in November I posted several blogs about the passing of my 17 year old daughter.

·         hi kim, is everything okay?
·         I hope and pray that you’ll recover soon for us. We need you.
·         I’m quite hesitant to email you: is this the right time to purchase the writing module?

Although this was personal information I was sharing publicly, I did this for several reasons:

  • Life is about struggles and challenges, and the only way we can get through them is together.
  • I knew that I needed the prayers of all the IENs I had come to know, for I had felt their prayers on my behalf repeatedly in the past.
  • Here I had been providing hope and encouragement and I had come to a place and time when I sorely needed it myself.
  • For all those people who questioned, “Is there really a Kim?”, or if all of this was a scam. The comments from caring and concerned IENs are certain to convince anyone of my existence and the loyalty of those who have allowed me to walk with them along their individual paths towards their common dream.

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400► 🤔 Where do I start? What should I do [to prepare for the CELBAN]?

Updated 2021

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

♥ What’s the use…because people didn’t get their CELBAN dates from 5-6 months

Dear Kim

What’s the use of these all sales because people didn’t get their celban dates from 5-6 months so much waiting to get the exam date then no use of this celban . It’s not good in my view , i m so much upset about the system of this celban exam dates till August it’s full I want to give exam now but how? M

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1G* Keepsake: ► How long does it take to prepare for the CELBAN test?

Update 2021

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.

► I failed to make the CELBAN grade in one area. I was very disappointed. My weakness is timing.

Update 2021

Hi Kim,

I think it is time to introduce myself. Maybe, you are wondering who I am. My name you know already. I come from Germany and I have been in Canada. I have been in my profession as a RN and head nurse in the surgical unit for 25 years. I came to Canada without any English knowledge, so I started my first English classes at the ESL for newcomers. After ESL I went to the college and attended three semesters as well. I wrote my first CELBAN test without any success, the second test I wrote was the same I failed to make the grade in one area. I was very disappointed. My scores at this time were writing 6, reading 7, listening 9 and speaking 7.

In the last year I studied by myself and did some different practise tests, reading, etc., online to improve my English skills. I think my English has improved, but I do not feel comfortable yet. I hope the CELBAN prep guide will help me and it is that what I am looking for.

I know my weaknesses and it is always difficult with time constraint. Besides studying at home I work in the medical field as a HCA. The contact with residents and LPN helps; in conversations and I am not so far away from that what I used to be.

I am looking forward to hear from you, perhaps with advice.

Take care I.

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How many CELBAN sample test am I going to receive

Updated 2021

I subcribe for CELBANPrep. may i know how many [CELBAN] sample test am i going to receive. 
Thank you very much.


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i dont know know where to start and what to order first.

please help me
i want to purchase celbanprep books , i dont know know where to start and what to order first. please i need a lead start in this. i need to start studying. i just started part time work and its overwhelming, so i have not even bought any books for celban. i need to buy then and start studying
please kim how should i start off. i need to buy some books to get me started off with
thanks kim
Dear R,
Thanks for your question. Where a person starts depends on how much time they have, when the exam is scheduled, how many times they have taken the exam, and how much money they have. How to Prepare for the CELBAN is a good start, but it is not enough. It is important to spend more time on each skill to become familiar with the exam and improve your skills. Our testing methods in Canada are different from what many International Nurses are familiar with. Next, if you have time, I recommend the Listening and Reading Study Guides. I am hoping people will get them early, and spend several months improving their skills by using the resources and tips for success. Currently they are only avialable on Amazon, but in January 2012 they will also be available on CELBANprep. Once you have spent some time improving your skills it is good to work on the Sample Tests. That is for reading and listening. Writing and Speaking are different. These are only available as courses. Writing is 8 weeks, and speaking is 4 weeks. For each you are taught what is required for the exam, turning weaknesses into strengths. Also you get individualized attention and assistance. For this reason the fee for the courses are higher than the study guides and sample tests. This is the plan if you have time, and allows for you to make decisions based on your financial situation. Following this path also allows you to build confidence in what CELBANPrep provides, so that you can feel more comfortable about making the larger purchase. By that time you will know my offers are genuine and trustworthy. If you do not have time, and have money, I would recommend taking the courses at the same time as starting with the study guides. Then when Speaking is completed, to spend that time on the reading and listening practice exams.
Does this help?
thanks kim
you made it clear.
i am trying to purchase celban listening and reading study guides   from amazon.  i am not succeeding as it shows me something about kindle. i dont know what that is.!!!! are these books that will be send to me by amazon or is it something i will study online
all this is so overwhelming
please help kim
Dear R, The only reason why I can sell these books for so little is because they are electronic: so they are not on paper. Instead they are a file that you download in the same way music, movies and games are downloaded. I have created a video to explain it. The kindle is the software Amazon created so that people can read the e-books. It is like itunes. You can get the kindle app for your PC, Mac laptops or desktops, Blackberry, iPhone, iPad, Android or Windows 7 tablets and phones. So you can choose which device you want to read it on. The Kindle app is free. Kim

Real Exam Questions?

Dear Kim,

It is precise and to the point. It gave me a good feature of the exam. 

Generally it very helpful to prepare the reading exam, but what I suggest is that, If you introcude past exams like exercises with answers students can time themselves and can get broad knowledge of the nature of the exam. Most IENs compilan about insatficient material  about Celban.


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