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Study Guide for CELPIP

Study Guide for CELPIPThe Study Guide for CELPIP® provides you with the tools and strategies you need to succeed on the CELPIP-General and CELPIP-Academic Tests. This popular guide features:

  • descriptions of the questions found in each section of CELPIP-G and CELPIP-A
  • sample questions with answers and explanations
  • test-smart practice tips and strategies
  • intensive practice questions with answers
  • full-length samples of Listening and Academic Reading and Writing sections with answer keys
  • CD with practice questions for the Listening and Speaking sections.

 

Table of Contents

 

PREFACE v
INTRODUCTION vii
The CELPIP® Tests vii
How the Study Guide is Organized viii
Preparing for the CELPIP Tests xi
CHAPTER I: LISTENING TEST 1
Part 1:  Matching Statements to Pictures 2
Part 2:  Answering Questions 7
Part 3:  Identifying Similar Meanings 10
Part 4:  Comprehending Dialogues 15
Part 5:  Listening to Conversations 18
CHAPTER II: SPEAKING TEST 25
Part 1:  Answering General Questions 26
Part 2:  Interpreting Graphic and/or Tabular Material 27
Part 3:  Telephone Role Play, Conversation, and News Item 30
Part 4:  Oral Response to a Topic 32
CHAPTER III: GENERAL READING AND WRITING TEST 33
Part 1:  Reading and Responding to a Letter 34
Part 2:  Reading Diagrams and Tables 38
Part 3:  Completing a Paragraph 44
Part 4:  Reading Passages and Answering Questions 48
Part 5:  Writing Guided Compositions 54
CHAPTER IV: ACADEMIC READING AND WRITING TEST 57
Part I:   Sentence Structure 58
Part II:  English Usage 58
Part III: Reading Comprehension 59
Part IV: Essay Writing 59
CHAPTER V: SAMPLE CELPIP TESTS 61
Sample Listening Test 62
Sample Speaking Test Questions 75
Sample General Reading and Writing Test 80
Sample Academic Reading and Writing Test 93
APPENDIX A: Sample Tests’ Answer Keys 103
APPENDIX B: Improving Your Composition Skills 108
APPENDIX C: Computer Usage for the CELPIP Tests 118

 

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