CELPIP speaking compare and persuade transport options

CELPIP Speaking Comparing Transport Options

CELPIP Speaking Comparing Transport Options

You are going on a trip to Europe with your friend. You want to visit several countries and are debating whether to rent a car or buy a train pass. Choose the option you prefer

Rent a Car
Take The Train
Car Rental: $1300
Length of trip: 10 days
Accommodations: Camping (free)
Agenda: Exploring small towns and scenic areas
Rail Pass: $500
Length of trip: 12 days
Accommodations: Hotels ($600)
Agenda: Visiting major cities and tourist attractions

celpip speaking comparing a trip to Europe

Selection: 60 seconds    Preparation: 60 seconds    Speaking: 60 seconds

Your friend is recommending flying between cities. Convince your friend that your choice is better.

Flying
Cost: $1500
Length of trip: 15 days
Accommodations: Hotels ($1000)
Agenda: Visiting all major parts of Europe (East, West, North, South)
Rent a Car
Take The Train
Car Rental: $1300
Length of trip: 10 days
Accommodations: Camping (free)
Agenda: Exploring small towns and scenic areas
Rail Pass: $500
Length of trip: 12 days
Accommodations: Hotels ($600)
Agenda: Visiting major cities and tourist attractions

celpip speaking comparing a trip to Europe flying


Tips:

CELPIP Speaking Task 5 is called “Compare and Persuade”. Both of these are done at the same time.

This question is different from task 1 “giving advice”. In task 5, you’re trying to persuade your friend to agree with your choice. In both questions, your language should be polite.

Task 1
Hey John, I would suggest taking the train because…

Task 5
Hey John, I think it would be better if we took the train because…


Vocabulary:

Overwhelming (feeling of too much)
Spontaneous (doing things without a plan)
Crammed (tight, lots of people)
Blow (spend) CELPIPMATERIAL.COM


CELPIP Speaking Comparing Transport Options

Sample Answer

Hey Jenny,

I think it would be better if we rented a car because we’d have a lot more flexibility. We both really like being spontaneous. I know flying would allow us to see more parts of Europe, but I think that might actually be really overwhelming for us. My cousin did that. He went to Europe for 3 months and visited every part of the continent. After his trip, he said he wished he would have relaxed a bit more and enjoyed some places for a longer time.

One of the purposes for our trip is to relax after a busy semester, so I think if we try to see every part of Europe, that will be too much for us. I know our trip would be longer if chose to fly, but I’d rather spend time driving through the Swiss Alps than sitting on a crowded plane. The other thing is that flying would be a lot more expensive for us. We worked really hard to save money for this trip, and I don’t think we should blow it all on hotels and flights. Camping in the Alps would be so much fun and it would be free! Anyway, I’m really excited for our trip and can’t wait to get there!


Also Check: CELPIP Speaking Task 1 Giving Advice Travelling Abroad

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