Why Are These Templates Important?
The simplest reason why HZad Education’s famous CELPIP writing templates have tremendous value is based on candidates’ test scores. Repeat test takers, who have failed the exam a number of times, have no issues getting a 9 or more after utilizing these templates.
And there is a simple reason why.
These templates cover the words and phrases that you need to use to score high marks on multiple areas of the marking scheme. Everything here is written and put in place for a purpose. The punctuation marks, the complex sentences, the connectors, and the advanced vocab are all things that the examiner looks at and constantly scores you high on the areas of range of vocabulary, connections, structure and uniqueness. The way the template is set up, it ensures that you also finish within the word length and on time with the right paragraphing in place.
Hence, with these rules set in place and with the remarkable results these CELPIP writing templates have delivered, your job is now to memorize them and use them in the exam!
Before you move on to task 2, you should PRACTICE! Use my list of CELPIP writing topics here and apply the above templates to see how you do:
The ideal word limit for task 1 and task 2 is 185 to 195 words.
The above sample has 190 words. Just at the sweet spot! This is the magic of the templates. Yes, it is aimed more on good vocab usage with smooth transitions and the ability to avoid grammar mistakes on those words, but as a bonus, it helps you to also keep the structure intact, finish on time, and hit the right word limit.
Did you notice we used two points in body 1 and body 2? That was on purpose as well. To avoid getting penalized on things like task response, where the examiner can just say you ‘didn’t write enough’ or you ‘weren’t descriptive enough’ or ‘the topic was not clearly explained’ (we hear this stuff all the time), just give the examiner two well-defined points on both sides (your opinion in body 1 and the opposing opinion in body 2), and they will have no excuse to reduce your marks for task response!
Did you know task 2 can have multiple versions of this template? You might have seen them online. There are 2 other versions you can use! Check the detailed explanation here:
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Remember, your writing should also contain some amazing use of vocabulary, phrases, complex sentences, and a lot more.
See how a level 6 candidate writes versus a level 9+ candidate:
In your school, one of your friends has been feeling down and demotivated. You take it as your responsibility to cheer him/her up and do this via a Birthday party invitation.
Write to your classmates and talk about organizing the party. Please include
• the reason behind the party
• the location of the party
• discuss any other arrangements
You should write between 150-200 words.
Sample Level 6:
How are you? I am doing good by the way. I wanted to ask you something. How about we throw a party for Erica? She has been very down and needs to get something to cheer her up and I really wanna cheer her up with this party idea. What do you think? I feel that the pub on Main Street would be a great choice because she loves drinking and wants to eat wings pretty much all the time we hang out.
The pub has all that and I think she will like it And can you contact the rest of the classmates for me? you can tell them that I want this party to be at the pub and that they should probably be there around 7 pm on Saturday this week. Let’s all focus on erica that day instead of ourselves. So please tell the friends that this party is all gonna be about Erica.
Sample Level 9+:
It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I am exhilarated with an idea that just popped up in my head about Erica’s ill mental condition; I have the perfect fix!
I am assuming you already know; Erica has been on a rant lately on how she resents this country and would rather go back. She evidently does not comprehend what she is missing here! As her friends, let’s remind her that! How about we hold a party for her at King’s Pub on Main Street? Not only would it be an awesome spot to loosen up, it will also be easy on our pockets when we treat her.
Could you go ahead and collaborate with the others and circle back with me regarding the time you all come up with. Remember, to keep the spotlight of the party on Erica since we need to cheer her up mainly.
Get back to me if you have any alternative ideas. I will be glued to my phone awaiting your response.
Note the CELPIP writing templates have not been used here since the purpose of this demonstration is just to highlight the words’ and phrases’ usage.
CELPIP 6 How are you?
CELPIP 8 How have you been doing?
CELPIP 9+ It’s been a while, hasn’t it?
CELPIP 6 Wanted to ask you something. How about we throw a party for Erica?
CELPIP 8 I am excited to share an idea with you. Let’s throw an amazing party for Erica!
CELPIP 9+ I am exhilarated with an idea that just popped up in my head about Erica’s ill mental condition; I have the perfect fix!
CELPIP 6 What do you think?
CELPIP 8 What are your thoughts?
CELPIP 9+ I am dying to know what’s on your mind.
CELPIP 6 The pub has all that and I think she will like it
CELPIP 8 The pub has the needed facilities and that is what we need to cheer her up.
CELPIP 9+ Not only would it be an awesome spot to loosen up, it will also be easy on our pockets when we treat her.
CELPIP 6 So please tell the friends that this party is all gonna be about Erica.
CELPIP 8 I would need the focus to be mainly on Erica since this day is about her.
CELPIP 9+ Remember, to keep the spotlight of the party on Erica since we need to cheer her up mainly.
Sample Vocabulary (with replacements):
excited = exhilarated
complaining = ranting
good = awesome
focus = spotlight
idea came up = idea popped up
new = alternative
relax = loosen up
choice = preference
very down = very desolate
hates = resents
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