CELPIP Reading Apply a Diagram A Trip to Banff
This Reading Module has 12 questions similar to the kinds of questions that you can expect to find on an actual CELPIP Test. Practice Celpip Test Reading for Reading Apply a Diagram A Trip to Banff
Directions: Read the following e-mail with the attached diagram. Answer the questions by choosing the best word or phrase to complete the sentence, referring to the diagram when necessary
|Bus: Cheapest form of transportation||Motorcycle: Fastest form of transportation||Taxi: Can carry up to 4 passengers|
|Slowest form of transportation||Can only carry two people maximum||Most expensive form of transportation|
Subject: Upcoming Trip to Banff
To: Colleen Workman
I am so excited about our upcoming trip to Banff! I know that you have never been there, so I am sure that it will be a (1. normal / special / unusual / trip) experience for you. I have come up with some alternatives regarding (2. Banff trip / transport / drive / moving) for you to have a look at.
I kind of wish we could rent a car. Unfortunately, since the car rental companies have (3. minimum / strictly / specify / good) age restrictions, we don’t qualify. That should be okay though, because there are other options that should (4. be / transport / work / play) for us.
One possibility is to take the bus. There are several bus (5. transports / companies / tourists / business) that go from Calgary to Banff several times a day. As you can see from the chart, that would be the cheapest option. (6. Luckily / However / On the one hand / Opposite), it is also the slowest option.
We could also take my motorcycle, but then if we wanted to take anyone else along on the trip, that would be impossible. Too bad, because we would be there in (7. fast / soon / quickly / no) time.
The third option I’ve given in the chart would be to take a taxi. Although it would probably end up costing a lot, we could invite (8. one / two / three / no) more people and split the cost.
Think about it and get back to me, okay?
Directions: Answer the questions by choosing the best word or phrase to complete the sentence, referring to the e-mail and to the diagram when necessary.
9. Sid and Colleen are _____.
a. planned a trip.
b. planning something.
c. planning a travel to Banff.
d. choosing transportations.
10. The motorcycle _____.
a. belongs to Sid and Colleen.
b. maximizes two people.
c. is one of the countless options that Sid presents to Colleen.
d. has passenger limitations.
11. There would be _____.
a. multiple choices regarding bus schedules.
b. many bus businesses.
c. some slow bus options.
d. many bus from Calgary to Banff.
12. The taxi cost would be _____.
a. too high.
b. offset by other people contributing.
c. paid by other passengers.
d. inviting more people on the trip.
CELPIP Reading Apply a Diagram A Trip to Banff Answers
Reading Apply a Diagram “A Trip to Banff”
1) special: Sid knows that Colleen has never been to Banff, so he thinks it will be “a special trip” for her.
2) transport: The purpose of Sid’s e-mail is to present some alternatives (=different choices) regarding transport to Colleen.
3) minimum: “Minimum age restrictions” means that you must be a certain minimum age to rent a car. Sid and Colleen are too young to rent a car.
4) work: “Other options…should work” means that there are other transportation choices available for Sid and Colleen’s trip to Banff.
5) companies: In terms of vocabulary, “companies” is the only word that fits logically in this sentence.
6) however (=but): Sid first says that the bus is the cheapest option, but that it is also the slowest option.
7) no: if something happens in “no time”, it happens very quickly. They would get to Banff very quickly if they went by motorcycle.
8) two: Since a taxi could carry up to 4 passengers, Sid and Colleen would be able to take 2 more people with them.
9) b: “planning a travel” is incorrect English. “planning a trip” would be correct.
10) d: According to the diagram, the motorcycle “can only carry two people maximum” (=”passenger limitations”).
11) a: In his e-mail, Sid says that “There are several bus companies that go from Calgary to Banff several times a day”, which means that there are multiple options regarding bus schedules.
12) b: Regarding the taxi option, Sid says that they could invite three more people and split the cost (=”The taxi cost could be offset by other people contributing).