CELPIP Writing Test Sample 1

Mock CELPIP Writing Test

Email or Letter

Most of the time, CELPIP refers to task 1 as an email, but occasionally, it calls it a letter.

Regardless of whether CELPIP refers to Task 1 as a letter or as an email, the format and requirements are the same.

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CELPIP Mock Writing Test 1

The CELPIP Mock Writing Test 2 is intended to give you some free practice as you prepare for the CELPIP Writing test.

You’ll find the first CELPIP Writing Test Sample here

You’ll find the second CELPIP Writing Test Sample here.

I know how hard it can be to know what your examiner is looking for when you prepare your responses for writing tasks 1 and 2.

I’ve done my best to prepare a couple of Mock tests along with pages for each of the writing tasks so that you can get an idea of what your CELPIP examiner is expecting to see in each response.

There are a couple of pages for CELPIP Writing Task 1 providing you with step-by-step instructions for writing an email.

The CELPIP Email Request page shows you how to format an email when you need to ask someone for something. It’s usually some type of information, but it may also be a request for help. Typically, this email requires you to write in a formal style. Remember not to use contractions in a formal email!

The CELPIP Email Complaint page shows you how to write an email complaining about something. Typically, in this email you’re expressing your dissatisfaction with a service or a product. Most of the time, a complaint email is formal, so make sure you sign off with ‘Regards’ and your full name.

The CELPIP Email for sharing information also has a page. In this type of email, you’re sharing news about something that has happened to you with someone you know. This email is normally informal, so here you can use lots of contractions and sign off with your first name.

CELPIP Writing Task 2

I’ve also created a couple of pages with step-by-step instructions for CELPIP Writing Task 2. In this task, where you’re writing a survey response in response to a prompt, it’s important to follow a basic ‘Opinion Essay’ structure.

Examiners want to see that you can develop a complete introduction where you outline your main ideas, paraphrase the prompt, and state your opinion. In other words, your examiner wants an idea of what your going to be saying in your two paragraphs.

Your examiner also wants to see that you develop you main ideas fully and stick to the point. She doesn’t want to see lots of unrelated information, so make sure that everything you say supports your main idea. Often, in this situation, your best approach is to say more about less!

Obviously, in both tasks 1 and 2, your examiner wants to see good grammar and punctuation, abundant sentence variety and tenses, and lots of appropriate expressions and efficient language.

CELPIP Writing Test Sample 1

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  1. You are a college student. Your school is offering $2,000 to one student: this money will be used to pay college fees. The school is inviting all students to explain why they should get this award.

    Write an email of about 150–200 words to the college. Your email must include the following points:

    • a description of what you are studying at college
    • why you are interested in your studies
    • a statement of how well you are doing at college
    • your future plans

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    My name is Oliva. I am pursuing Master’s in Business Administration course in your college. I am writing this to request you to offer this award of two thousand dollars to me, so that I can use it to pay for college fees.

    Since childhood I have shown keen interest in my studies to gain knowledge and become competent because my goal is to become a businesswoman. In addition, I enjoy reading books and also, I can focus on my unique strengths.

    Moreover, I have secured highest marks in first semester, and I have finished each task assigned to me in given time. In addition, every lecturer in our college appreciates me for the hard work and dedication shown in studies.

    Therefore, I have decided to start a small business of food truck after postgraduation in our province. Now-a-days, food truck has become more popular. It can commence with less investment and can earn more profits. Eventually, it is beneficial to the owner.

    I am looking forward to hearing from you.

    Yours faithfully,
    Oliva Smith.

  2. Scent-Free Workplace Survey

    Your manager is surveying your opinion about a scent-free workplace where perfumes and strong smells are not allowed. Many other workplaces in the city already have this policy.

    Option A: The workplace should have a scent-free policy.

    Option B: The workplace should allow people to wear scents.

    I strongly believe that workplace should have a scent-free policy. Because it saves people who are allergic to scents and fragrances. Moreover, it is implemented to promote environment without fragrances.

    Firstly, there are various groups of people who are suffering with migraine and headache due to the strong smell of perfumes. For instance, one of my friends, Oliva, she never applies perfume because it will affect her health.

    Secondly, others who are suffering with asthma will also get affected due to strong odors. It will not only affect their respiratory system but also makes them difficult to breath. Therefore, it is better to avoid fragrances in workplace to save them from serious health issues.

    Lastly, workplace is meant for everyone. So, keeping in mind about peers, everyone should follow scent-free policy which will protect them who are sensitive to such smells.

    Considering the above reasons, workplace should have fragrance-free policy instead of allowing employees to wear scents.

  3. In the mail, you received an advertisement about the opening of a new department store. The advertisement said that they have many items at special low prices. However, when you went to the store, you could not find the items.

    Write an email to the department store manager in about 150–200 words. Your email should do the following things:

    • Explain why you went to the opening. Received email
    • Complain about the store not having the items they advertised.
    • Describe how you would like the store to fix the problem. Correct and accurate

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I am writing this to register a complaint regarding the false advertisement of having many items in your new store. I was really delighted when I received a mail from your store about inauguration of your new branch. So, I visited your store with my entire family, and we were excited to purchase all the items available in your store.

    However, my family and I was dismayed because the items which were mentioned in the advertisement were not available. Moreover, it was also mentioned that these items would be sold at discounted prices, but everything was totally different when I saw the menu. I was wondering that I might have visited to another store instead of visiting yours.

    I would like to suggest a solution. If you are advertising about your store, ensure that you publish precise and accurate information instead of erroneous details.

    I am optimistic that you would take this into consideration and take appropriate precaution to avoid inconvenience in future.

    Thank you for your time.

    Yours faithfully,
    Oliva Smith.

  4. Last weekend you attended the Canada Day community picnic. The event was a potluck, so everyone brought a dish of food to share. Some people, including you, have allergies or can’t eat some types of food, such as nuts and seafood, so you included a list of ingredients with your dish. No one else did this.
    Write an email to the community picnic organizer in about 150-200 words. Your email should do the following things:
    • Express your overall enjoyment of last week’s event.
    • Explain why each potluck dish needs a list of ingredients.
    • Describe how the potluck could be differently organized next year.

    Dear Community picnic organizer,

    I would like to thank you for organizing such great event last week, it was a great pleasure to be a part of the get to-gather also not to forget about the palatable dishes, which everyone bought and shared among the group.

    Most importantly, i have noticed that there are many people who did not specify the list of ingredients used in their dishes and i am the only person who has given a brief description of the additives used, as some people are having health issues such as allergies they do not eat seafood and nuts, as a result they might fall into serious illness.

    Finally, by taking into consideration for few people, we need to have a separate stalls installed for vegetarians and non-vegetarians and In-front of each item they need to have a display board containing what the spices and elements have been used in the dishes, so that everyone can have a look on the items and enjoy the dainty food.
    By looking into the aforementioned reason(s), kindly make a note for the next year biggest event

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Yours faithfully,

  5. You and your co-worker often have lunch in a nearby park. However, there have been too many birds in the park lately, especially the pigeons who want your food. The situation is spoiling your lunch break.
    Write an email to the local newspaper in about 150-200 words. Your email should do the following things:

    • Describe the importance of the park to you and your colleagues.
    • Explain how the birds have affected you.
    • Suggest what the newspaper’s readers, or city officials and park managers, can do to improve the situation.
    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I am writing this email to let you know about the difficulties i am facing while having the lunch.

    Firstly, as we do not have enough space in the cafeteria and crowded with all other staff we are finding it difficult to sit and have our lunch over there, so the best option we opted is that we can have our lunch in the park with peaceful surroundings, which will not only help us to eat the meals without any disturbance but also we can enjoy the nature.

    Most importantly, during the lunch hours the pigeons and other birds are not allowing us to eat quietly with their chirping noise also it is snatching away the food from our hands, as a result, we are not able to eat the food properly moreover, our break time is extending for a while, which is causing our daily work life.

    Lastly, we can avoid this problem causing by the feather creatures by building a garden shed in the corner of the lawn, so that we can have our food without any disruptions.

    I would appreciate if you take this into consideration to avoid inconvenience.
    Yours faithfully,

  6. You have recently moved to another province and need your internet service set up. You chose the company you would like to go with and made an appointment. However, nobody arrived at the scheduled time.

    Write an email to the company in about 150-200 words. Your email should do the following things:

    • Explain the problem.
    • Tell them why you need internet service.
    • Suggest what the company should do now.

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I am writing this to bring to your notice about the inconvenience caused by your company representative. Since, four years I have been using your internet service due to the seamless data and time management.

    Recently, I have relocated to Ontario with my family for my Masters, so I need to set up Wi-Fi at my home. Therefore, I have already made an appointment for today evening at 6:00 pm. However, no one has arrived at the scheduled time instead of raising many tickets.

    Due to this pandemic, University is still continuing online classes for few more months. Moreover, my father is also working from home past three weeks. So, we need internet service in order to avoid disruptions. Without internet neither my father can work, nor I can attend the class.

    I would like to suggest a solution. Kindly, re-schedule the date and time to fix this issue as soon as possible. I am optimistic that your company will provide prompt response.

    I am looking forward to hearing from you.

    Yours faithfully,
    Peter Parker.

  7. You were searching on the internet for a used car, and found one that looks like it is in good condition. The seller has posted a photo of the car, but has not provided any other details.

    Write an email to the seller in about 150-200 words. Your email should do the following things:

    • Tell the seller how you found out about the car.
    • Ask about some specific details about the car.
    • Explain how much you are willing to pay for the car.
    • Request that the seller meet you so that you can test drive the car.

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I am writing this email to ask you about the details of the car which you have posted on the internet. Since few weeks, I was searching for a used car in many websites. Certainly, I have found a Picture of your car in AutoTrader.ca website which is eye catching. In addition, it is one of my favorite cars which I wanted to purchase.

    Therefore, I would like to ask you few details about the car. Firstly, what is the condition of the car? Secondly, do you have insurance for the car? Furthermore, when did you purchase the car and what is the model of your vehicle?

    Though it is a used car, I would like to pay Three Thousand dollars. Because as per the current market rate your car value ranges between Three Thousand dollars to Three Thousand Five Hundred dollars.

    I would like to meet you in person to finalize the amount as well as I can go for a trail to ensure that the car is in good condition. Please let me know your availability.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Yours faithfully,
    Peter Parker.

  8. You are taking an English writing class at a local college, and your instructor is surveying your opinion about the final exam. Currently, half of the course grade is based on a three-hour final exam written in class. However, your instructor is considering allowing students to submit a five-page report instead, which they would write at home.

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

    Option A: I would prefer to write a three-hour final exam in class.

    Option B: I would prefer to write a five-page report at home.

    I strongly believe that three-hour final exam in the class would be the best option. Because it will make students to work hard to score good results for their bright future. Moreover, It will give them complete understanding about what they have learned in English language writing class.

    Firstly, if final exam is conducted in class, then students will not counterfeit from others. As professors will have eye on every student. Furthermore, it will not only improve memory power, but also helps them to overcome failures.

    Secondly, in the final exam students will use their own ideas to answer the questions given in the questions paper. It will improve time management as well as self-confidence which plays a significant role during exams.

    Lastly, where as in five-page report at home it does not have particular time period, and instead of using their creative ideas students will search information in websites, articles, newspapers or they might take help from others which makes them to be dependent.

    Considering the aforementioned reasons, Three-hour final exam in class would be much better when compared to Five-page report at home.

  9. You have registered for a six-month computer training program at Sambro Community College. You want to rent a room from Sambro Housing Agency.

    Explain when you need to rent the room.
    Describe your requirements for the room.
    Ask about costs and the application process.

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I am writing this email to find a suitable accommodation near the college from your agency. My name is Pranay i have recently enrolled into computer training program, as the course starts in next two weeks, i would like to have a room by this week to get prepared well in advance.

    Firstly, i am looking for a single bedroom with attached wash room and a spacious hall with good interior, also preferably the room should be either in first floor or in the ground floor so that it will be easier for me to go out of the house easily and can avoid any kind of power fluctuations while i bored in the lift.
    Secondly, I would prefer the room which is affordable as I am not only pursing post graduation but also, doing additional course, I would like to know the cost of the room and also please provide the detailed description of application process, as I am not aware about the rental agreement.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Yours faithfully,

  10. You enjoy going to your local coffee shop to work, read, and meet friends. However, every time you go, the seats and tables are dirty and you have to clean them up.

    Write an email to the coffee shop manager in about 150-200 words. Your email should do the following things:

    • Describe why you enjoy going to the coffee shop.
    • Explain the problems with the coffee shop.
    • Suggest how the problems could be solved.

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I am writing this to bring to your attention about the contaminated tables and seats in your coffee shop which I have been observing past few weeks.

    Basically, I love coffee especially during evenings. Every day, after office hours I visit your coffee shop to meet my friends where I can spend hours together with them which is not possible anywhere else. In addition, I prefer to read books in your coffee shop instead of my home because of the pleasant environment and beautiful ambience. It will not only refresh my mind, but also makes me feel relaxed from any disruptions.

    Apart from this, there are few issues with the coffee shop. Firstly, tables and seats are quite dirty, so sometimes I used to clean them up to avoid flies in the surroundings. Secondly, waiting hours are quite longer than expected.

    Therefore, I would like to suggest a solution for this problem. Either you should appoint additional staff to reduce waiting hours or train your existing staff for better service in order to avoid inconvenience in future.

    Thank you for your time and consideration.

    Yours faithfully,
    Peter Parker.

  11. Your manager asked you to work at the reception desk while the receptionist is getting lunch. This involves answering telephones and helping clients who come in. However, you are unable to help out because you have other work.

    Write an email to your manager in about 150-200 words. Your email should do the following things:
    • Apologize.
    • Explain why you don’t have time to help out.
    • Suggest a way to solve the problem.

    Dear Mr. Smith,

    I am writing to inform you that I cannot be able to support the receptionist work temporarily until she is back form lunch. In addition, I do not have experience in answering calls and helping clients. Therefore, I sincerely apologize for not helping you here, as I have another work to complete it in the meantime.

    Unfortunately, I must wind up the project work which is supposed to present it in the upcoming meeting which will be held in our conference hall tomorrow at 6:00 pm. So, I have to finish the work and deliver to our management by the end of the day without any delay. Moreover, our senior management will not tolerate if the work is not finished within the given time.

    However, I would like to suggest a solution. One of my friend’s, Gaurav, who is working in the sales department, has experience in customer service as well. If you agree with it, I can ask him to help you and also I can ensure you that, he will not dismay you.

    I am optimistic that you will take this into consideration. Please let me know your thoughts.

    Yours sincerely,
    Peter Parker.

  12. Dear Sir/Madam,

    I would like to register a complaint. I currently live in Whistler, a small 3 bedroom house overlooking the village green. We moved here in the fall of 2013, however since then some of the kids have started meeting up in the park at night and causing a lot of noise.

    While I feel this would be fine in the early evening, it becomes a problem when it carries on until midnight. Sometimes even later than that!

    My job requires me to work early mornings, I need to be alert and friendly throughout the day. Being woken up several times throughout the night is definitely having a negative impact on my work performance.

    While I have tried to ask them to keep the noise down on numerous occasions it has been to no avail. I feel I have no recourse but to contact you now in the hopes that you could enforce some form of curfew on the park. I would suggest no loud noises after maybe 9pm or 10pm. The local residents and myself would much appreciate your consideration on this matter.

    Yours sincerely,
    Gwen Smith.

  13. Dear Sir/Madam,

    My name is Peter, father of Jayson Smith. My son is studying in the fifth grade in your school. I am writing this to inform you about the difficulties he is facing from few weeks.

    I have noticed that from last week Jayson seems to be depressed, so when asked he shared that he has been bullying by few boys in the classroom. Due to this, he is afraid to go to school. Moreover, he is not even showing interest in his studies.

    I would like to suggest some solutions in order to stop bullying in future. Firstly, you can arrange meeting with their parents who were troubling my son to resolve the issue. Secondly, I can talk to those boys, and make them realize about their behavior.

    I would like to meet you in person to discuss the ongoing problem with suggested solutions. Please let me know your availability.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Yours faithfully,
    Peter Smith.

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