CELPIP  General

The CELPIP Tests are Canada's leading general English tests for immigration, citizenship, and professional designation

CELPIP-General total test time is about 3 hours and is done in one sitting

Listening

Listen to passages and answer questions
Time allotted: 47-55 minutes

Writting

Respond to questions with written answers
Time allotted: 53-60 minutes

Reading

Read passages and answer questions
Time allotted: 55-60 minutes

Speaking

Reply to on-screen prompts verbally
Time allotted: 15-20 minutes

Listening

Time allotted: 47-55 minutes

Number of Questions Component Sections
1
Practice Task
8
Part 1: Listening to Problem Solving
5
Part 2: Listening to a Daily Life Conversation
6
Part 3: Listening for Information
5
Part 4: Listening to a News Item
8
Part 5: Listening to a Discussion
6
Part 6: Listening to Viewpoint

Writing

Time allotted: 53-60 minutes

Number of Questions Component Sections
1
Task 1: Writing an Email
1
Task 2: Responding to Survey Questions

Task 1: Writing an Email :

Email sample

Write a letter in 150-200 words to the manager of the football club. Your email do the following things

  • Introduce yourself
  • Explain what experience and special skills you have
  • Tell him/ her when you think you could start
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Survey To Write

Choose the option that you prefer. Why do you prefer your choice? Explain the reasons for your choice. Write about 150-200 words.

  1. Option A:  Business English Seminar: Employees can learn better communication skills and can work towards impressing clients by using language effectively.
  2. Option B:  Educational Opportunities for Executives Seminar: Employees would get all necessary information about courses for executives and would get to know the new developments in the field.

Reading

Time allotted: 55-60 minutes

Number of Questions Practice Task
11
Part 1: Reading correspondence
8
Part 2: Reading to Apply a Diagram
9
Part 3: Reading for Information.
10
Part 4: Reading to a News Item

Speaking

Time allotted: 15-20 minutes

Number of Questions Component Sections
1
Practice Task
1
Task 1: Giving Advice
1
Task 2: Talking about a Personal Experience
1
Task 3: Describing a Scene
1
Task 4: Making Predictions
1
Task 5: Comparing and Persuading
1
Task 6: Dealing with a Difficult Situation
1
Task 7: Expressing Opinions
1
Task 8: Describing an Unusual Situation