How to start and finish your task 1 CELPIP writing (letter/email)

To start your CELPIP Writing Task 1, you should carefully read the prompt and make sure you understand what you are being asked to do. The prompt will usually ask you to write a letter or an email to someone, explaining a situation or giving some information.

Tips For Completing Your Task 1 CELPIP Writing Task

  • Begin by brainstorming ideas and organizing your thoughts. Consider what information you need to include in your letter or email and how you can present it clearly and effectively.
  • Consider your audience and purpose. Who are you writing to, and what do you want to achieve with your lCELPIP Writing Task 1? Keep these considerations in mind as you write.
  • Use a clear and concise writing style. Avoid unnecessary words or phrases, and focus on providing the most relevant and important information.
  • Use proper formatting and layout. For the CELPIP task 1 writing, much like the IELTS General Task 1 letter, the best thing is you don’t have to use any addresses, dates, or subject lines.
  • Use proper spelling and grammar. Make sure to proofread your letter or email carefully before submitting it to catch any errors.
  • Conclude your letter or email by thanking the recipient and including any necessary closing statements or signatures.

Remember to follow the specific guidelines and requirements for the CELPIP writing task, including word count and time limits. Following these steps and paying attention to detail, you can successfully complete your Task 1 CELPIP writing task. For more insights, check out this video


Here are sample layouts for informal and formal letters/emails. 
1. The Informal CELPIP Letter/Email:
Dear Bob, (just the name of the friend)
Best regards,
Take care,
Sarah (your first name only)
Dear Sir/Madam,
Dear Mr. Rockwell,
In CELPIP, you want to personalize greetings. Hence, we use the above instead of TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN. Also, please check the question. Sometimes, it mentions there what exactly you need to start with.
Yours Sincerely,
Yours Truly
Bob Martins (full name)
That’s pretty much it! Good luck preparing! Here are some CELPIP Writing Task 1 emails and task 2 essays for your practice. 
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