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CELPIP PREPARATION MATERIAL

Welcome to our comprehensive CELPIP teacher resource center! Elevate your students' language skills with our curated collection of practice materials for writing, reading, listening, and speaking. Unlock success today!

Reading

Speaking

Task One

Task Two

Task Three

Task Four

Task Five

Task Six

Task Seven

Task Eight

Listening

Writing Practice

Task One

You are looking for a part- time job at a football club.

Write a letter in about 150 - 200 words to the manager of the Football club. Your email should do the following things: • Introduce yourself first • Explain what experience and special skills you have  • Tell him/her when you think you could start

2

You are working in a manufacturing unit. Your co-workers harassed you number of times during the work hours.

Write an email to the HR department of your company in about 150-200 words. Your email should do the following things: • Who harassed you and their relationship to you • When each instance occurred-date, time, and location • What tangible evidence do you have of the situation?

3

You recently made an online purchase and the product was not the same as the description on the website.

Write an email to the website support department in about 150 - 200 words. Your email should do the following things: • What you purchased and when. Exactly how it is different from the website description. How you would like the company to fix the problem.

4

You recently made an online purchase and the product was not the same as the description on the website.

Write an email to the website support department in about 150 - 200 words. Your email should do the following things: • What you purchased and when. • Exactly how it is different from the website description. • How you would like the company to fix the problem.

5

You had recently ordered a book, online from a bookseller. The book sent by him was not the latest edition, even though you had paid the money according to the latest edition version.

Write an email to the bookseller in about 150 - 200 words. Your email should do the following things: • Complain about service of the online site • State about the urgency for the latest edition

6

You recently returned to Tronto from San Francisco.

But your luggage got misplace.

Write an email to the website support department in about 150 - 200 words. Your email should do the following things: • Provide details of your flight • Claims compensation for the lost luggage

7

You recently made an online purchase of a jacket and the product was not the same as the description on the website

Write an email to the website support department in about 150 - 200 words. Your email should do the following things: • What you purchased and when. • Exactly how it is different from the website description. • How you would like the company to fix the problem.

8

You recently made an online purchase and the product was not the same as the description on the website.

Write an email to the website support department in about 150-200 words. Your email should do the following things: What you purchased and when. Exactly how it is different from the website description. How you would like the company to fix the problem.

9

You and your friends are planning to go to Dubai on vacation. You have to arrange the best hotel therefore, you want the detail of the hotel room and other available facilities in the hotel.

Write an email to the manager of the hotel in about 150 - 200 words. Your email should do the following things: • Request him to provide the details of the hotel • Write about the of room and any special needs or request such as a smoking or nonsmoking room

10

Your are  experiencing financial problems and want to ask your landlord if you can pay your rent later.

Write a letter to Manager of your insurance company in about 150 - 200 Words. Your email Should do the following things . Why you are writing to him • Why you cannot pay the rent. • Why you cannot pay the rent.

11

You have recently ordered a book online from a bookseller. The book send by him was not the latest edition, even though you had paid the money according to the latest edition version.

Write an email to the bookseller in about 150 - 200 words. Your email should do the following things: • Complain about service of the online site. • State about the urgency for the latest edition.

12

Recently You visiting the Zoological park and had  uncanny experience, as a man died by falling in the tiger's enclosure. You were not able to do anything at point, but wanted to show your concern for the visitors.

Write an email to the Director of the Zoological park in about 150 - 200 work. Your email should do the following things: • Give a description of the incident • Complain about the Short fencing • Show your concern for the safety of the visit

13

Last week you had travelled in a domestic airline due to some business. You did not had a good experience with that airline. The discontent, due to the poor service, made you complain about the airline.

Write an email to the Airline in about 150 - 200 words. Your email should do the following things: • Problem faced by regular passengers • Complain about the poor service

14

You recently made reservations for dinner at a very famous and expensive restaurant in town. However, the meal and the service were terrible. The restaurant manager was not available to solve the problem, so you left without a resolution

Write an email to the restaurant’s manager in about 150 - 200 words. Your email should do the following things: • State what problems you had with the food you ordered. • Complain about the service. • Describe how you want the restaurant to resolve the problem to your satisfaction.

15

You recently made an online purchase the product was not the same as the description on the website.

Write an email the website support department in about 150 - 200 Words. Your email should do the following information: • What you purchased And when. • Exactly how it is different from the website description. • How you would like the company to fix the problem.

16

You had recently ordered a book, online from a bookseller. The book sent by him was not the latest edition, even though you had paid the money according to the latest edition version.

Write an email to the bookseller in about 150 - 200 words. Your email should do the following things: • Complain about the service of the online site • State about the urgency for the latest edition

17

You recently made an online purchase and the product was not the same as the description on the website.

Write an email to the website support department in about 150 - 200 words. Your email should do the following things: • What you purchased and when. • Exactly how it is different to the website description. • How you would like the company to fix the problem.

18

Recently you visited the Zoological park and had an uncanny experience, as a man died by falling in the tiger’s enclosure. You were not able to do anything at that point, but wanted to show your concern for the safety of the visitors.

Write an email to the Director of the Zoological Park in about 150 - 200 words. Your email should do the following things: • Give a description of the incident • Complain about the short fencing • Show your concern for the safety of the visitors

19

You had recently ordered a book, online from a bookseller. The book sent by him was not the latest edition, even though you had paid the money according to the latest edition version.

Write an email to the bookseller in about 150 - 200 words. Your email should do the following things: • Complain about service of the online site • State about the urgency for the latest edition

20

Your university is organizing a summer camp in the city where your best friend lives.

Write a letter to your friend about the summer camp: • Ask your friend about the night clubs in that city. • Request your friend to arrange a weekend party for your friends accompanying you.

21

Last week you had travelled in a domestic airline due to some business. You did not had a good experience with that airline. The discontentment, due to the poor service, made you complain about the airline.

Write an email to the Airline in about 150 - 200 words. Your email should do the following things: • Problems faced by regular passengers. • Complain about the poor service.

22

You recently made reservations for dinner at a very famous and expensive restaurant in town. However, the meal and the service were terrible. The restaurant manager was not available to solve the problem, so you left without a resolution

Write an email to the restaurant's manager in about 150 - 200 words. Your email should do the following things: • State what problems you had with the food you ordered. • Complain about the service. • Describe how you want the restaurant to resolve the problem to your satisfaction

23

Your University has organized a tour to Toronto city. Your friend lives in Toronto.

Write a letter to your friend about an educational tour organized by your institution: • Ask your friend about the tourist place in around the city. • Request your friend to arrange a weekend party for your classmates accompanying you.

24

On a recent holiday, you lost a valuable item. Fortunately, you have travel insurance to cover the cost of anything lost

Write a letter to the manager of your insurance company in about 150 - 200 words. Your email should do the following things. • describe the item you lost. • how you lost it. • what you would like the insurance company to do for you.

25

You recently made reservations for dinner at a very famous and expensive restaurant in town. However, the meal and the service were terrible. The restaurant manager was not available to solve the problem, so you left without a resolution.

Write an email to the restaurant's manager in about 150 - 200 words. Your email should do the following things: • State what problems you had with the food you ordered. • Complain about the service. • Describe how you want the restaurant to resolve the problem to your satisfaction.

W- T 1
W-T 2

Task Two

You live in a small city. A local internet service provider is planning to launch 5G technology in your area. Company is conducting a survey to know public opinion

Telecommunication company survey: Option A: Company should launch 5G for better communication services. Option B: Introduction of 5G means more expensive internet services.

2

You live in a small town of 10,000 people. A large green area in the center of town is undeveloped. The city has sent out an opinion survey to see what residents would like to have built-in that area.

City Development Survey : Option A: Shopping • Complex: This shopping mall would include restaurants, a large supermarket, and a movie theater. Option B: Recreational • Park: This park would include a sports complex, a large green area, and a small petting zoo.

3

Your city traffic department is conducting a survey to bring in revolutionary changes in the traffic management. The department has sent out an opinion survey to see what residents feel about the given options

Traffic Management Survey : • Option A: Department should issue more tickets with heavy plenties. • Option B: Department should Organize traffic awareness programmes on a regular basis.

4

Your city is planning to develop new sports complex. The city has sent out an opinion survey to see what residents would like to have built in that area

Sports Complex development survey: • Option A: Athletic tracks and supports Complex: Sports complex will mainly provide facilities to Athletes. • Option B: Baseball ground: Authorities will develop ground with a good sitting capacity

5

Your university is conducting a survey to know how many work hours should be permitted to students in a week's time. The University has sent out an opinion survey to see what students think about it.

Weekly working hours for Students Survey : • Option A: Less than 15 hours per week in a single job. • Option B: More than 20 hours per week with all multiple jobs hours added

7

A local news paper is conducting a survey to know whether their paper should have more news or more discounts and offers

Local News Paper Survey : • Option A: Your newspaper should have more Local and International news, then discount coupons, etc. • Option B: You think you can access news online but you need more of Discount coupons and offers section.

8

You live in a small city. City administration is planning to allocate funds for two possible projects

Your City is funding ONE of the given projects : • Option A: Bike Lanes: Planning to build new separate lanes for bikers • Option B: Renovate gym: Planning to add a swimming pool and spa center in an existing gym

9

A local news paper is conducting a survey to know whether their paper should have more news or more discounts and offers

Local News Paper Survey : • Option A: Your newspaper should have more Local and International news, then discount coupons, etc. • Option B: You think you can access news online but you need more of Discount coupons and offers section

10

Your university is conducting a survey to know how many work hours should be permitted to students in a week's time. The University has sent out an opinion survey to see what students think about it.

Weekly working hours for Students : • Option A: Less than 15 hours per week in a single job. • Option B: More than 20 hours per week with all multiple jobs hours added.

6

You recently made an online purchase and the product was not the same as the description on the website.

Write an email to the website support department in about 150 -200 words. Your email should do the following things: • What you purchased and when. • Exactly how it is different from the website description. • How you would like the company to fix the problem.

11

You live in a small town of 10,000 people. A large green area in the center of town is undeveloped. The city has sent out an opinion survey to see what residents would like to have built-in that area.

City Development Survey : Option A: Shopping • Complex: This shopping mall would include restaurants, a large supermarket, and a movie theater. Option B: Recreational • Park: This park would include a sports complex, a large green area, and a small petting zoo.

12

You live in a small city. City administration is planning to allocate funds for two possible projects.

Your City is funding ONE of the given projects : Option A: • Planning to build new separate lanes for bikers Option B: • Planning to add a swimming pool and spa center in an existing gym

13

You are working in a company offering IT services. Your company is conducting a survey to know ways to improve the working environment. There are two options

Job satisfaction survey : • Option A: Give a salary hike to all the employees on the basis of experience. • Option B: Give a salary hike to all the employees on the basis of educational qualification.

14

Your city is conducting a survey to know public opinion if the city should close the central zoo. The city has sent out an opinion survey to see what residents think about it.

Closing Main city zoo • Option A: City should close the central Zoo. • Option B: City should not close the central Zoo.

15

You are working in a company offering IT services. Your company is conducting a survey to know ways to improve the working environment. There are two options :

Job satisfaction survey: • Option A:Give a salary hike to all the employees on the basis of experience. • Option B: Give a salary hike to all the employees on the basis of educational qualification

16

Your city is planning to develop a new sports complex. The city has sent out an opinion survey to see what residents would like to have built-in that area

Sports Complex development survey: Option A: Athletic tracks and supports Complex: • Sports complex will mainly provide facilities to Athletes. Option B: Baseball ground: • Authorities will develop ground with a good sitting capacity

17

Your city is planning to develop a new sports complex. The city has sent out an opinion survey to see what residents would like to have built in that area

Sports Complex development survey: Option A: Athletic tracks and supports Complex: • Sports complex will mainly provide facilities to Athletes. Option B: Baseball ground: • Authorities will develop ground with a good sitting capacity

18

You live in a small city. City administration is planning to allocate funds for two possible projects.

Your City is funding ONE of the given projects: • You live in a small city. City administration is planning to allocate funds for two possible projects. Option A: Bike Lanes: • Planning to build new separate lanes for bikers Option B: Renovate gym: • Planning to add a swimming pool and spa centre in an existing gym

19

You are living in a developing country from where people are moving to developed countries. Local government department is conducting a survey to understand the problem.

Brain drain Survey: The department has sent out an opinion survey to see what residents feel about the given options • Option A: Rich countries are stealing professionals from poor countries. • Option B: This is only part of the natural movement of professionals around the world.

20

Your university is conducting survey to know how many work hours should be permitted to students in a week time. The University has sent out an opinion survey to see what students think about it.

Weekly working hours for Students : • Option A: Less than 15 hours per week in a single job. • Option B: More than 20 hours per week with all multiple jobs hours added.

21

Your city is planning to ban public smoking. The city has sent out an opinion survey to see what residents think about it.

Smoking in public places : • Option A: Smoking should be banned in public places. • Option B: Smoking should not be banned in public places.

22

You are working in a company offering IT services. Your company is conducting a survey to know ways to improve the working environment. There are two options

Job satisfaction survey : •Option A: Give a salary hike to all the employees on the basis of experience. • Option B: Give a salary hike to all the employees on the basis of educational qualification.

23

Your city is planning to develop a new sports complex. The city has sent out an opinion survey to see what residents would like to have built in that area

Sports Complex development survey: Option A: Athletic tracks and supports Complex: • Sports complex will mainly provide facilities to Athletes. Option B: Baseball ground: • Authorities will develop ground with a good sitting capacity

24

Your city traffic department is conducting a survey to bring in revolutionary changes in the traffic management. The department has sent out an opinion survey to see what residents feel about the given options

Traffic Management Survey : • Option A: Department should issue more tickets with heavy plenties. • Option B: Department should Organize traffic awareness programmes on a regular basis

25

You are working in a company offering IT services. Your company is conducting a survey to know ways to improve the working environment. There are two options

Job satisfaction survey : • Option A: Give a salary hike to all the employees on the basis of experience. • Option B: Give a salary hike to all the employees on the basis of educational qualification.

Speaking Tasks

S - T 1

Task 1: Giving Advice

In Task 1 of the CELPIP Speaking test, you'll find yourself in a friendly conversation, offering advice to someone you know. It's all about speaking with ease and confidence. Let's practice with our sample questions to help you shine on test day!

 30 seconds preparation time                               60 seconds talking time

Question 1

Your friend is looking for a new generation laptop.

Question 2

A brother is planning to buy a new car. Advise him about different cars available in your city.

Question 3

A friend is looking for a job change. Advise him about different ways he can find new job.

Question 4

A friend is looking for a summer job. Advise him about different ways he can find work for the summer.

Question 5

Your younger sister is not sure about choosing medical or engineering stream. Advice her

Question 6

Your brother is planning to shift to Canada. Advice him to find a reliable immigration agency.

Question 7

Your friend is looking for a good place to eat in your city. Recommend where they can go for lunch or dinner.

Question 8

Your younger sister is planning to go to grad school abroad. Give her advice on choosing the best country to study.

Question 9

Your friend is desperate to invest in Bitcoins. Advise him about the cryptocurrency and the steps to take or avoid.

Question 10

Your friend is planning to adopt a child. Advice him about the things he should know before adoption.

Question 11

A brother is planning to buy a new Bike. Advise him about different bikes available.

Question 12

Your friend is traveling to the USA for the first time. Advise him to buy travel insurance.

Question 13

Your younger brother is not so good in English. Advice him ways to improve his English.

Question 14

Your brother has difficulty with money. Advise him how he can solve his problem.

Question 15

Your younger brother recently started smoking. Advice him to give up the bad habit.

Question 16

Your friend is paying too much attention to studies and is neglecting his health. Advice him to take part in games.

Question 17

Your younger brother is not serious about his studies. Advice him to work hard for upcoming examination

Question 18

Your younger sister failed in exam and is planning to give up studies. Advice her to continue her studies.

Question 19

Your younger brother is planning to buy agricultural land for farming. Advice him to find online.

Question 20

Advise your younger sister who is has an interview next week. This job is important to her; she is nervous.

Question 21

Your younger sister failed in exam and is planning to give up studies. Advice her to continue her studies.

Question 22

Give advice to your brother who is confused about his career. He doesn't know what is the best choice for him.

Question 23

Your younger sister is wasting time on social media platforms. Advice her benefits of staying away from social media.

Question 24

Your younger brother is planning to buy agricultural land for farming. Advice him to find online.

Question 25

Your friend is looking for a venue to celebrate his birthday. Advise them on location, capacity, cost, and amenities. 

Speaking

S - T 2

Task 2: Personal Experiences

Get ready to embark on a journey down memory lane in this speaking task. Whether it's a cherished childhood moment, a memorable teenage escapade, or a remarkable adult experience, let's chat about our favorites, holidays, and adventures while speaking naturally and confidently. Let the storytelling begin!

 30 seconds preparation time                               60 seconds talking time

Question 1

Do you think your college experience was the most valuable for you and taught you useful lessons? Give reasons for your thoughts.

Question 2

Talk about a great time you had at school - a party, an interesting project, an excursion, or anything else. What happened and why was it memorable?

Question 3

Talk about your first social media account. You can talk about the platform on which you created your account. What happened and why was it memorable?

Question 4

Give an example of a time you had difficulty communicating in a professional environment.

Question 5

Talk about your first online shopping experience. You can discuss what you bought and the deal you found. What happened and why was it memorable?

Question 6

Speak about a situation where your communication skills made a difference to a situation.

Question 7

Talk about the most unfortunate event that ever happened to you. Discuss what happened, and how your family/ friends supported you at the time. Why was it memorable?

Question 8

Discuss your journey to obtaining your driver's licence. Include any anxieties you faced and how you overcame them. How much did you practice before taking the test? Was your family supportive?

Question 9

Share your personal experience, when you have worked as a valuable team member for some social cause. How Do You Feel Working in a Team Environment?

Question 10

Give an example of a time you had difficulty communicating in a professional environment.

Question 11

Talk about the bravest moment of your life. What happened and why was it memorable?

Question 12

Describe your own experience of learning a new language. How you felt about the teacher and classmates. How was that experience good or bad and why you think so?

Question 13

Talk about a great time you had with your favourite person. You can talk about that person or something you did together. What happened and why was it memorable?

Question 14

Speak about a situation where your communication skills made a difference to a situation.

Question 15

Give an example of a time you had difficulty communicating in a professional environment.

Question 16

Do you think your College Experience Has Been Most Valuable for you and have taught you many useful lessons? Give reasons for your thoughts.

Question 17

Talk about your friendship breakup experience. what happened that leads to such circumstances and why you still feel bad about it?

Question 18

Share your own experience with the new driving test. You think it easier to pass a test now. How long you practiced before appearing for the test. How supportive was your family and friends?

Question 19

Talk about the Fantastic concerts you attended. What happened and why was it memorable?

Question 20

Describe your experience of learning a new language. How did you feel about the teacher and classmates? Was that experience good or bad? Why do you think so?

Question 21

Talk about a time when you waited for someone for more than 4 hours and then got a message from the person that he might not be able to come.

Question 22

Share your experience when your parents told you to take care of a younger sibling. How babysitting changed your behavior towards your sibling. Was babysitting a good or bad experience?

Question 23

Share your experience when you worked as a valuable team member for a social cause. How did you feel working as part of a team?

Question 24

Talk about the longest moment you ever had in your life. You can talk about a long journey or waiting for someone. What happened and why was it memorable?

Question 25

Give an example of a time you had difficulty communicating in a professional environment.

Speaking

Task 3: Describing a scene

Hello everyone! Get ready to bring scenes to life with me in this third-person speaking task. As the examiner can't see the image, let's master the art of vivid and detailed descriptions while speaking naturally and confidently. Let's dive into the world of imagination together!

 30 seconds preparation time                               60 seconds talking time