CELPIP Tip #4: Speaking
How to Do Task 1 (Giving Advice) of the CELPIP Speaking Test
This is a section that demands 90 seconds of speaking, The only other section that demands this is part 7 (Opinion). The key strategy is to keep the recommendations to two. Here is a process I recommend:
1.Have an social introduction
You are giving advice but you should say hello and start by saying that you have heard that the person is going to do something and you are giving advice.
Make this brief
Give the general reason why this suggestion is a good one. Many test takers forget to do this and quickly jump to the next suggestion but this misses an opportunity to explain the reasons for the suggestion.
4.Say what can happen
This is different from giving the reason. Give the positive consequence of your suggestion. You may phrase it in the conditional tense (Eg If you do some research first, you can avoid many problems in the future)
5.Give concluding advice
These are some concluding tips that might be what the person has to be careful of or just
Just a goodbye and a wish the person good luck. You could offer to help more in the future.
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Nevin Blumer (MA Applied Linguisitics, BEd, TESL Dip) is Director of TPS and has been teaching TOEFL since 1998.Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.