CELPIP Speaking Pictures. 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:

* giving advice – 90 seconds
* talking about a personal experience – 60 seconds
* describing a picture – 60 seconds
* predicting might happen – 60 seconds
* comparing and persuading – 60 seconds
* resolving a difficult situation – 60 seconds
* expressing your opinion – 90 seconds
* describing an unusual situation – 60 seconds

For a book of 30 speaking practice tests, please click here

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
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 & 4
Describing & Predicting

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 & 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
Unusual Situations

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 Assessments

Record your answers and send them to us for correction.

We will respond within 24 hours with an analysis of your answers and suggestions for how to achieve a higher score.

The cost for providing and analyzing a set of 8 tasks is $40.

To submit your recorded responses for correction please click here.

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


There are several ways that we can help you prepare and feel more confident about your CELPIP Speaking test.

You can:

* Take one, or a few, speaking classes with a tutor either online or in our offices
* Practice your responses and improve your vocabulary with our 30 practice speaking tests
* Submit your recorded speaking responses for correction
* Practice your basic tenses to improve your tense accuracy
* Practice your Perfect Tenses to improve your tense accuracy

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

ESL Red Deer’s English Classes offer:

#201, 4909 – 48 Street.