CELPIP Writing Tips and Techniques to Help you Achieve your Score

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CELPIP Writing Tips

The following CELPIP Writing Tips will give some simple ways to improve your score. Taking one or two classes with our CELPIP tutors,
or simply submitting your CELPIP Writing for correction and feedback usually helps too!

Clean Up Your Tenses…

Practice your tenses. Know your tenses inside out, back to front, and upside down! Use our CELPIP study materials to help you clean up your tenses.

If you are uncertain about which tenses and structures you need to use to achieve your desired band, take a class with us. We offer CELPIP Online Coaching, onsite CELPIP Preparation classes, and a full series of English as a Second Language Courses.

You may only need one class to familiarize yourself with the requirements for the level you are trying to achieve.

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 of people and places with capital letters.


Use A Logical Sequence…CELPIP writing tips

…each paragraph of your email, 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 Format…

… both essays and survey responses have a standard formats.


IELTS General writing tips

Choose A Main Idea…

… make sure each paragraph has only one main idea.


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.’


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

ESL Red Deer helps you improve your CELPIP Writing with:

CELPIP Writing Tutors

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

You can take as many, or as few, classes as you need. You can take just one class or many.

All tutoring classes are one-to-one.

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

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

CELPIP Writing Task Correction Service

To submit a CELPIP Writing task for correction please use our online essay submission service. This service allows you to upload your essay, make your payment, and submit your essay in one easy step.

To access this service please click on the button.

ESL Red Deer’s English Classes offer:

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