CELPIP - Study Tips

We’ll discuss CELPIP preparation in this post, including how to prepare for the four components of the CELPIP General test (for permanent residency in Canada) and the CELPIP LS test (for those seeking Canadian citizenship). Visit the official site at celpip.ca for more information on CELPIP study material before you begin your preparation. You might also wish to consider taking a CELPIP preparation course, either online or in person. It will assist you in becoming familiar with the test’s format and you will feel more confident in taking the test.

Here, we have broken down some of the best strategies to practise according to  particular test components for you below. The test lasts around three hours in total, with one practice question at the beginning of each component.


The test’s listening component lasts 47 to 55 minutes and includes a variety of spoken excerpts ranging from everyday speech to news stories, conversations, and other recordings. It’s important to note that none of the segments are followed by questions. The following tips might help:

1. Allow your friend to share two or three personal experiences with you, or discuss any current events. When they’re finished, have them ask you questions on different portions of each speech (in a different order each time) to see if you can understand what they said.

2.  Listen to English-language podcasts and watch online news reports.

3. Have someone ask you questions about the recordings to see if you can remember what was said and understand what was stated.

4. Listen to a wide selection of conversations and reports, including those with various accents and speech volumes.


The test’s reading component lasts 55 to 60 minutes and covers correspondence, informational reading, and other sorts of reading. Not all of the segments will be followed by questions, just like the listening component. Some will be used in the test’s other sections.

Make your own CELPIP study materials for the test’s reading section:

1. Have a buddy share his non-confidential emails, letters, or documents written in English. After you’ve finished reading them, have a friend ask you questions about each of the documents.

2. Frequently read in English. Read whatever you can discover, whether it’s fiction or nonfiction, news, magazines, or blog entries. Doing so on a regular basis can help you enhance your English reading abilities and your fluency, speed and comprehension. 

3. Look up any words you don’t know. Keep an English dictionary at hand or open it on your computer or phone while reading to check up words you don’t understand. While reading a sentence, learning the meaning of words helps with context and enhances long-term retention and use of the word.


The test’s writing component lasts 53 to 60 minutes and comprises drafting an email and answering questions. Information from the listening and reading portions may be included in these questions.

Following are some suggestions for improving your English writing skills:

1. After reading or listening, spend a few minutes writing down what you’ve learnt. Try to remember the primary point as well as any supporting details. After that, double-check for accuracy. 

2. Continue to read and write. Reading well-written books and articles will help you enhance your writing skills by allowing you to observe how words are used, sentence structure, and other nuances are presented. Writing practise will boost your confidence in your writing abilities, particularly as your CELPIP test date approaches.


The speaking component of the examination lasts 15 to 20 minutes and includes activities such as describing a scenario, expressing opinions, discussing personal experiences, and other types of English speaking.

Make your own study materials for the test’s speaking section:

1. Engage in regular English interactions with those around you. 

2. Listen to the content in the CELPIP preparation’s listening portion and speak out loud in English to transmit what you’ve learned. Practice speaking the major elements of what you read using the reading materials as well.

3. Listen to and watch a variety of English-speaking recordings, paying special attention to how words are pronounced and sentences are constructed.


Your CELPIP test is a crucial part of your application. To improve your English listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills, take the time to build your own CELPIP study materials, enroll in a course, or purchase resources online. Good luck, and don’t forget to spread the word and share this article.