CELPIP Writing Topics – Task 1 and Task 2. Practice writing uncomfortable essays!

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About the CELPIP Writing Tasks

The CELPIP writing section is completed on a computer. You will be asked to write two essays.

The first CELPIP writing task is a letter.

The second CELPIP writing task requires you to express your opinion about something.

CELPIP Writing – Letter

The letter may be formal, semi-formal or informal.

The question tells you exactly what to write about. You must write something about each specific point.

Use the titles below to practice writing a letter.

When your letter is finished, send it to me. I will tell you what to improve before your test.

How to send your essay for correction

CELPIP Writing Topics – Letter

1. A member of your family is thinking about going to university. Write an email to your family member explaining:

Why some people go to university (new experiences, career preparation, increased knowledge).

Why some prefer universities far from home.

Which courses you think would be interesting and/or useful.

2. A family member recently had a baby and is overwhelmed by parenting. Write an email:

Encouraging the young couple in their role as new parents.

Explaining why you think that parents are the best teachers.

Offering support (suggestions for organizations they could turn to, financial, babysitting, etc.)

3. You are an international student studying English at a private language school. Your courses were expensive and you are disappointed with the quality of instruction, materials, and the time keeping of the other students . Write a letter of complaint to the School Principal and  suggest how you would like the issue to be resolved.

4. You recently stayed in a hotel where the service was slow and the room was dirty. Write a letter to the hotel manager complaining about the accommodation and suggesting how the issue might be resolved.

CELPIP Writing – Opinion

The second CELPIP Writing topic is an essay expressing your opinion about something. This essay often takes the form of a survey response.

Your essay must have a clear structure and a variety of sentence structures. You must include:

* An introduction that puts the reader in the head space.
* An overview that identifies your main points.
* A paragraph for each of your main points.
* A conclusion.

Use the CELPIP writing topics below to practice expressing your opinion.

When your letter is finished, send it to me. I will tell you what to improve before your test.

How to send your essay for correction

CELPIP Writing Topics – Opinion

1. A company has announced that it wishes to build a large factory near your community.

Do you support or oppose the factory? Explain your position.

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

2. You are a volunteer at the local community theater group. You have been asked whether the group should spend its money on costumes or on storage.

Which alternative do you support? Explain your position.

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

3. Your company is considering whether or not to sponsor a float in the upcoming community parade. Your superiors have asked for your opinion.

Do you support or oppose the investment? What possible advantages or disadvantages might there be? Explain your position.

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

4. Do you think most celebrities would vote for a law that made it illegal for photographers to take and publish photos of people without permission?

Would you vote for or against a law like that?

Explain your position with reasons and details.

CELPIP Writing Course

In this course you will practice using:

* Topic sentences and supporting details
* High-scoring structures
* Good grammar
* A broad vocabulary

Cost: $400 (All materials, essay correction, and refreshments included)

Duration: 10 weeks

Start: September 18th

Registration: Please email angela@eslreddeer to register for this class.

Submit your essay for Correction

When you are happy with your essay, send it to us for correction.

Please note that there is a charge of $20/essay

How to send your essay for correction

Writing Tutor

Take a few writing classes with a tutor and feel more confident about your writing.

Your CELPIP writing tutor can work with you at our offices or on Skype.

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

ESL Red Deer’s English Classes offer:

#201, 4909 – 48 Street.

* Essay Correction
* Online English Classes
*Alberta Certified Teachers
* small classes – maximum 5 adults
* quality materials
* a distraction-free environment
* improved English language skills
* a speaking & vocabulary building focus
* a downtown office

Please call/text Angela at 403-350-8709 for more information.

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