CELPIP Writing Tips and Techniques to Help you Achieve your Score

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CELPIP writing tips

Answer the question…

… make sure your essay answers the whole question.


Connect your ideas…IELTS General writing tips

… use words like ‘although’, soon, ‘in the meantime’ to connect your ideas.


Use Capital Letters…IELTS Academic writing tips

… start sentences and names with capital letters.


Use a variety of sentence starters…

TOEFL writing tips… ‘Reaching for an apple Joe fell to the floor’, scores more points than, ‘Joe reached for an apple and fell to the floor.’


Use logical sequence …CELPIP writing tips

…each paragraph of your letter or survey response should flow toward your final point.

Think about how you would sequence your email, letter, or survey response in your own language.


TOEFL writing tips

Use the standard structure…

… both essays and survey responses have a standard structure.


IELTS General writing tips

Choose a main idea…

… make sure each paragraph has only one main idea.


Choose your style…IELTS Academic writing tips

… use an informal style when writing to friends and family. (partial sentences, contractions)
…use a formal style when writing to people in authority. (full sentences, no contractions)


Always provide an overview…CELPIP writing tips

…the first sentences of your letter or survey response must tell the reader what you are going to talk about.

Dear Survey Administrator, Thank you for including me in your survey regarding mall parking issues…


Separate paragraphs and salutations…IELTS Academic writing tips

…use one line space to separate your paragraphs and salutations.

Dear Survey Administrator,

Thank you for including me in your survey regarding mall parking issues. I believe option A, with its emphasis on rapidly increasing parking by converting vacant adjoining land, would serve shoppers best. I believe the second option, building a multistory parkade, would be too expensive, take too long, and provide a solution beyond what is needed at this time.

My preference is based on the complete chaos I have witnessed in the mall’s car park during recent weeks. While several shoppers have left the lot and taken their business elsewhere, others have simply abandoned their cars illegally. As you can imagine, this has created major hurdles for everyone. Legitimately parked shoppers have become totally frustrated trying to navigate their vehicles around badly parked cars. Needless to say, this car park insanity is creating an unsafe environment for all concerned. It needs to be resolved quickly, before someone gets badly hurt.

I’m pretty sure that you could have the conversion completed by a local construction company. There are several reputable ones to choose from. Not only would using a local company be less expensive, but it would also pour some much needed money into the local economy.

I hope the mall succeeds in resolving its parking issue satisfactorily, inexpensively and quickly.



John Michaels
Phone: 403-350-8709

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