CELPIP Reading Correspondence Community Events

Reading Correspondence Community Events

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 Reading Correspondence A Satisfied Patient

Part 1

Directions: Read the newsletter article.

Dear Residents of Thorn Haven:

Summer has ended, and many of us are busy raking the leaves from our yards. Winter is approaching, and I can already see my neighbours switching their summer tires over to winter tires. Are we ready for winter? Another year is coming to an end, but before we say goodbye to this year, we still have some exciting events for our community members to enjoy.

First, we will be holding a Trick or Treat event for the kids, at the Thorn Haven Shopping Centre on Thursday, October 31. You are invited to bring your kids (ages 0 to 12) to the mall from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for some trick or treating. All mall merchants will be participating, but candies are limited. Please arrive early so that your kids are not disappointed. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Also on October 31 is the Halloween Party for the adults. The party will be held at the Thorn Haven Community Centre from 8 p.m. to midnight. There will be prizes for best male and female costume, so be sure and dress up. Alcohol will be served, so no minors will be allowed in. Tickets are $15, and will be available starting October 1 by calling any of the Board of Directors. Tickets will also be available at the door, but may be sold out by the time you arrive. Only 400 tickets will be sold due to hall capacity. Get your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

On November 11, there will be a Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Community Park, from 10 a.m. to noon. Everyone is welcome. Please note that the ceremony will not be held at the usual venue (Rotary Park) this year, due to park renovations. The Community Park is located just down the street from Rotary Park, at the intersection of Maple and 4th Streets.

This year’s Thorn Haven Community Christmas Party will be held on Saturday, December 21, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome at no charge, but please bring a present for each member of your family/group for the gift exchange. Santa will be there to hand out the presents from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., so please make sure you arrive with your presents no later than 5 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you at as many of the above events as possible. Volunteers are working hard to make each event exciting and memorable. Let’s end the year with record attendance for each of the events.

Cal Canter,
Thorn Haven Community Association President

Part 2

Directions: Answer the questions by choosing the best word or phrase to complete the sentence, referring to the above newsletter article.

1. The season is ___.

a. spring.
b. summer.
c. fall .
d. winter.

2. _____ children are invited to the Trick or Treat event.

a. Baby
b. All school-aged
c. Elementary
d. Some

3. No Thorn Haven Shopping Centre stores _____.

a. are participating in the Trick or Treat event.
b. have a limited supply of candy.
c. are excluded from the Trick or Treat event.
d. will be welcoming adults during the Trick or Treat event.

4. There will _____ be enough candies for all the children during the Trick or Treat event.

a. impossibly
b. possibly not
c. not possible
d. possible not

5. Halloween Party tickets _____ be bought prior to the day of the event.

a. should
b. must
c. will
d. would

6. Tickets are limited due to _____.

a. hallway capacity.
b. regulations.
c. fire capacity.
d. the number of people who can go to the hall.

7. he Remembrance Day Ceremony _____.

a. has moved permanently to a new place.
b. will be at the usual venue this year.
c. will be at a new location temporarily.
d. was moved due to renovations to the Community Park.

8. The gift exchange will require everyone to submit their gifts _____.

a. at 5:00.
b. before the party.
c. by 5:00.
d. from 5:00.

Part 3

Directions: Read the response to the above newsletter article. Answer the questions by choosing the best word or phrase to complete the sentence, referring to the above newsletter article when necessary.

To: Mr. Cal Canter
From: Ian Morrissette, Community Association Member

Hello Cal:

I was pleased to see the newsletter in my mailbox yesterday morning. I am looking forward to the (9. variety / various / some / interested) events that you and the rest of the Board have planned.

I wish I could make it to the New Year’s Party, but my wife and I will be in Bermuda around that time. This will be the second year in a row that I have not been able to make it to the New Year’s Party. (10. Too bad / Fortunately / Oh well / Well that’s bad), hopefully I’ll make it next year.

I have a quick question about the Trick or Treat event. Do you think there’s a distinct possibility that the merchants will run out of candy before 9:00 p.m.? If so, it could be disappointing for any families who showed up to no candies. I spoke to my neighbours about that scenario last night, and we have come up with an idea. If you are (11. interesting in my idea / open to it / willing to listen / receptive to idea), we would like to donate about $200 worth of candy to the event, just to make sure that every kid who shows up will get something.

Please let me know if you’re interested in the idea, and I will (12. do them / buy many candy / make it happen / plan the event).

Bye for now,
Ian Morrissette

CELPIP Reading Correspondence Community Events Answers

1) c
2) d
3) c
4) b
5) a
6) b
7) c
8) c
9) various
10) Oh well
11) open to it
12) make it happen

Answers Explanation

Reading for Correspondence “Community Events”

1) c: Paragraph 1 says that “summer has ended” and “winter is approaching”, so it must be fall.

2) d: Paragraph 2 says that kids 0 to 12 are invited, which means some children (but not children from 13 to 17). “Elementary” is not the correct answer because correct vocabulary would be “elementary school students” or “elementary school-aged children”, not “elementary children”.

3) c: Paragraph 2 says that “All mall merchants will be participating”, which means the same as “no stores are excluded”.

4) b: Paragraph 2 says that “candies are limited”, which means that there will possibly not (= maybe not) be enough candies.

5) a: Paragraph 3 advises (“should”) buying tickets beforehand, and not at the door.

6) b: Paragraph 3 discusses “hall capacity”, which is decided by regulations (“hallway” means “corridor”, not “room”, so “hallway” is the wrong answer).

7) c: Paragraph 4 says that “the ceremony will not be held at the usual (place) this year, due to park renovations”, so we can assume that when the renovations are completed, the ceremony will move back to the original place (next year).

8) c: Paragraph 5 asks people to “arrive with your presents no later than (=by) 5 p.m.”

9) various: Ian Morrissette is looking forward to the “various” (= several different kinds) of events.

10) Oh well: This expression is used to show acceptance of a situation that we cannot change, and it can be followed by a comma.

11) open to it: To be “open to” something means that we are receptive to it.

12) make it happen: When Ian says that he will “make it happen”, he means that he will take care of buying additional candy for the children.

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