CELPIP Survey Questions: Feedback for your task 2 survey response

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Our review and practice materials will help you clean up your basic and perfect tenses – both active and passive.

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CELPIP Task 2 Survey Response Sample Correction 


CELPIP Task 2 Survey Tips

Blend short, compound and complex sentences.

Use parallels appropriately.
Lists and series should always follow a parallel form

Punctuate accurately.

Check agreements.
The third person in the simple present tense, and most plural nouns need an ‘s’

Use adverbs and adjective properly.
Adjectives describe a state.
Adverbs describe how something is done.

CELPIP Task 2 Survey Response Sample

RE: Paternity Leave Survey

Dear Mr. Johns,

I am writing this letter to you regarding our company’s paternity leave policy survey. Support for this policy would be very strong from both me and my co-workers. The transition to parenthood can be very stressful, and most of us feel that having a little more time would relieve much of the stress.

The first two months for new parents are usually the hardest. Hospital visits and checkup appointments consume a great deal of time and emotional energy and often conflict with office hours. That conflict dramatically increases the anxiety level of working fathers and negatively impacts their performance both at home and at work.

The potential for the new policy to be disruptive in the short term  is high, particularly for managers and team leaders; however, much of that disruption could be assuaged by allowing new fathers to work from home and delegating some of their duties during their leave.

In the long term, I believe the new policy would add some flexibility to the rules of employment that would result in increased employee loyalty.


Steve Manners

CELPIP Task 2 Survey Tips

Focus paragraphs on a single idea.

Use a Subject Line.

Capitalize appropriately.


Vary your sentence starters.

Use accurate tenses.

Most survey conditionals will be hypothetical – ‘would’.

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