CELPIP Listening Test: Improve Your Listening and Vocabulary

The CELPIP Listening Test

The CELPIP Listening Test has 6 parts.

Part 1 ‘Problem Solving’ asks you to listen to a statement and identify the most similar multiple choice alternative

Part 2 ‘Conversation’ asked you to listen to a conversation and identify the best multiple choice response to a given question

Part 3 ‘Information’ asks you to listen to a conversation and identify the best multiple choice response to a given question

Part 4 ‘News’ asks you to listen to a news article and complete a statement from a list of alternatives

Part 5 ‘Discussion’ asks you to watch a discussion and select the best multiple choice response to the given questions

Part 6 ‘Viewpoints’ asks you to choose the best multiple choice alternative to complete a given statement.

Click here to access the free CELPIP Listening Mock Test

How to Use Ted Talks to Practice for Your CELPIP Listening Test

The following videos will help you improve your listening skills for the CELPIP listening test.

For each of the 5 minute Ted Talks on this page you should try to:

* identify the main points
* predict what the talk is about
* predict the vocabulary the speaker will use
* translate and learn any new words

Each of these talks includes a text transcript. Just click on the ‘transcript’ button to see it.

Click here for more CELPIP listening tips.

Graham talks about being a vegetarian during the week but not on weekends.

Use his talk to help you with your CELPIP Listening test practice.

Write down any words you don’t know and practice using them as part of building your CELPIP vocabulary

Click here to go to Ted Talks for the full transcript

“…This helped me understand more better because now I focus on the main points when people are speaking…”

Charity D.

Kyra talks about the ever-popular skipping rope.

Use her talk to help you with your CELPIP Listening practice.

Write down any words you don’t know and practice using them as part of building your CELPIP vocabulary

Click here to go to Ted Talks for the full transcript

Matt presents some ideas about changing you rbehaviours.

Use his talk to help you with your CELPIP Listening practice.

Write down any words you don’t know and practice using them as part of building your CELPIP vocabulary

Click here to go to Ted Talks for the full transcript

Elizabeth provides an interesting talk about the connection between stress and memory.

Use her talk to help you with your CELPIP Listening practice and to prepare for your CELPIP Listening test..

Write down any words you don’t know and practice using them as part of building your CELPIP vocabulary

Click here to go to Ted Talks for the full transcript

Graham talks stuff, how most of us have too much of it, and what to do about it.

Use his talk to help you with your CELPIP Listening practice.

Write down any words you don’t know and practice using them as part of building your CELPIP vocabulary

Click here to go to Ted Talks for the full transcript

Gregg talks about teaching computers to ind read.

Use his talk to help you with your CELPIP Listening practice and to prepare for your CELPIP Listening test.

Write down any words you don’t know and practice using them as part of building your CELPIP vocabulary

Click here to go to Ted Talks for the full transcript

Keith gives us a quick history of cemeteries.

Use his talk to help you with your CELPIP Listening practice and to improve your CELPIP Listening.

Write down any words you don’t know and practice using them as part of building your CELPIP vocabulary.

Click here to go to Ted Talks for the full transcript

Rusha tells us all about heart burn, what causes it, and how we can avoid it.

Use her talk to help you with your CELPIP Listening practice and to improve for your CELPIP Listening test.

Write down any words you don’t know and practice using them as part of building your CELPIP vocabulary.

Click here to go to Ted Talks for the full transcript

Julian talks about listening and techniques you can use to listen better.

Use his talk to help you with your CELPIP Listening practice and to improve your CELPIP Listening.

Write down any words you don’t know and practice using them as part of building your CELPIP vocabulary

Click here to go to Ted Talks for the full transcript

Anita’s presentation explores the connection between your brain and the act of playing an instrument.

Use her talk to help you with your CELPIP Listening practice and to help you prepare for the CELPIP Listening test.

Write down any words you don’t know and practice using them as part of building your CELPIP vocabulary.

Click here to go to Ted Talks for the full transcript