CELPIP Speaking Tips. Practice speaking about uncomfortable topics!

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About the CELPIP Speaking Tasks

You will complete the CELPIP speaking tasks on a computer. You will wear headphones and talk to a computer.

There are 8 CELPIP Speaking Tasks:

* advise a person about something – 90 seconds
* describe an important event in your life – 60 seconds
* describe a picture – part 1 – 60 seconds
* describe what might happen in the picture – part 2 – 60 seconds
* compare two things – 60 seconds
* resolve a difficult situation – 60 seconds
* express your opinion – 90 seconds
* describe an unusual situation – 60 seconds

CELPIP Speaking Task 1 – Giving Advice

To prepare for CELPIP speaking task 1 you should practice offering advice about things like:

* losing weight
* studying abroad
* getting a job
* learning to drive
* starting a new job
* exercising
* avoiding debt
* buying a gift
* etc.

CELPIP Speaking Task 2 – Talking about a Personal Experience

To prepare for CELPIP speaking task 2 you should practice talking about some important events in your life.

Consider events that made you feel :

* happy or exuberant
* determined or persistent
* courageous or ambitious
* compassionate or considerate
* resourceful or reliable
* practical or inventive
* etc.

CELPIP Speaking Task 3 and 4 – Describing a Scene and Making Predictions

To prepare for CELPIP Speaking task 3 and 4 you should practice speaking about pictures.

These are some links to pictures with a lot of activity for you to describe.

Winter Activities

Practice describing the picture for one minute, then practice predicting what you think might happen.

CELPIP Speaking Task 5 – Comparing and Persuading

To prepare for CELPIP speaking task 5 you should practice comparing things and people around you:

* appliances
* instruments
* sports facilities
* houses
* apartments
* resorts
* hotels
* entertainment venues
* etc.

CELPIP Speaking Task 6 – Dealing with a Difficult Situation

To prepare for CELPIP speaking task 6 you should practice explaining why you think something is right. You could talk about: :

* why you won’t lend your car to someone with a drinking problem.
* why you shouldn’t lend money to someone without a job.
* why your friend shouldn’t marry his or her couch potato boyfriend or girlfriend.
* why you won’t lend your lawnmower to your neighbour.
* etc.

CELPIP Speaking Task 7 – Expressing Opinions

To prepare for CELPIP speaking task 7 you should practice expressing your opinion about subjects like:

* education
* family
* employment
* competition
* recreation
* infrastructure
* online shopping
* social media
* etc.

Talk about each of these subjects in terms of advantages and disadvantages.

CELPIP Speaking Task 8 – Describing and Unusual Situation

To prepare for  CELPIP speaking task 8 you should practice describing unusual situations:

* an unfamiliar game
* an unusual situation
* an odd picture
* an interesting pair of shoes
* a unique piece of furniture
* a strange building
* a crazy hairstyle
* etc.

Practice describing the picture to a friend or family member on the phone.

CELPIP Speaking Youtube

CELPIP Speaking Tutor

Take a few speaking classes with a tutor and feel more confident about your speaking and getting a high score in the speaking tasks.

You can do your CELPIP Preparation online or you can work with a speaking tutor at our offices.

Call/text Angela 403-350-8709 for more information.

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