Experts belong to Edunews have spared time on the question paper of CELPIP (both tests), studied it carefully, keeping in view its notification which consists of pattern. The experts have offered comments mainly to motivate test takers to appear for the test with confidence. The paper on Listening and Speaking are common in both the tests.
Listening: As notified in the pattern, Listening has a practice task in which test takers have to listen to the recording and indicate the closest meaning of such recorded statement. As per the pattern, test takers can find 6 different parts in the question paper; a brief observation is given-
Part 1: It contains a conversation which is divided into 3 sections, each section having 2 or 3 questions. The examiner testifies the problem solving skill of the test takers, therefore they have to listen to the conversation within the time and answer the close meaning of it given under multiple choices.
Part 2: It contains a daily life conversation among workers. Test takers have to listen to such conversation and answer 5 questions given at the end; of course they can comprehend the multiple choice questions carefully and select the best.
Part 3: It contains listening for information which is by way of interviewing. Test takers have to listen to such interview carefully and answer six questions diligently. Here also test takers can view multiple choice answers and write the best.
Part 4: It contains listening to news items. Test Takers have to listen to the recording and complete the statement. They can find 5 questions under this part, after listening, the can identify the best out of multiple choices and fill in the blanks.
Part 5: It contains an exercise on discussion, which can be viewed by the test takers through a video. After watching the video, they have to answer 8 questions, for which they can view the multiple choice answers and select the best to complete the statement.
Part 6: It contains listening to viewpoints in which test takers can observe the report within the time and answer six questions. They can view the multiple choices carefully and choose the best to complete the sentence.
The level of questions in Listening is apparently moderate for the candidates who are in constant touch with the task.
Reading: Test takers find one practice task and 4 different parts under reading. In case of the practice task, they find a passage and they are expected to complete the sentence given at the end of the task based on the options. For this purpose, they have to be diligent in selecting the right option.
Part 1: It contains an email message under which test takers find 11 questions. They have to complete the sentence with the support of drop down options.
Part 2: It contains a pictorial diagram, in which candidates have to email message and make an effort to fill in the blanks. They find 8 questions relating to the diagram and give answers both by filling the blank and complete the sentence with appropriate answer.
Part 3: It contains a passage which is depicted in 4 paragraphs (A-D) and E is not connected to any of the paragraphs. Candidates find 9 questions and they have to answer the questions using A, B, C, D or E whichever is applicable.
Part 4: It contains the viewpoint of a website with 10 questions. Test takers have to view it very carefully and identify the appropriate answers so as to complete the sentence or fill in the blanks.
The level of questions in Reading is apparently moderate for the candidates who are in constant touch with the task.
Writing: There are 2 tasks in writing –
Task 1: In this case, test takers find a passage, based on which they have to develop an email highlighting the problems to be resolved in 150-200 words.
Task 2: It contains a situational passage with 2 options. The test takers have to read the situational passage carefully and select any one of them by giving proper justification stating very clearly why they preferred a particular option.
The level of questions is bit tricky, since many of the test takers might not give proper justification. The level is therefore bit challenging.
Speaking: In case of Speaking, test takers can find one practice task and 8 tasks on which they are expected to speak. In practice task, test takers have to speak about on a topic given in the question paper which they have to perform judiciously in one minute.
Task 1: Test takers have to advice based on the given situation.
Task 2: Test takers have to come out with the personal experience on the basis of a situation.
Task 3: Test takers have to describe a particular scene on the basis of a picture given.
Task 4: They have to proper predictions highlighting the prospective and the consequences based on the picture given in task 3.
Task 5: They have to compare the options given and persuade others justifying why the option selected is the best.
Task 6: It has a difficult situation with two different options by which test takers have to select the best to address the problem is such situations.
Task 7: It provides an opportunity for the test takers to express their opinion by giving proper justification.
Task 8: Test takers have to describe a problem emanated in an unusual situation based on the picture. They can solicit the views of others by which they can take appropriate decision to resolve the problem.
The level of questions under speaking is blended with moderate to challenging, the experts therefore advice the test takers to practice the previous question paper, gain confidence and appear for the test without any hassle.