CELPIP Speaking Unusual Situation – Describe The Couch
You are in a furniture store and see a very interesting couch. You think your mom might like it. Call her and describe it to her. Ask if you should buy it.
There are two differences between Unusual Situation Task and Describe A Scene Task. Firstly, in Unusual Situation task, you’re talking to a person. In Describe a scene task, you’re just describing the scene. Secondly, in unusual situation task, you need to use more specific vocabulary to describe the scene or object.
The purpose of this question is to test you on your ability to use the right words in an unusual situation. Many people struggle with this question because their vocabulary is not advanced enough.
For these both tasks, vocabulary is the most important thing.
The most important thing in this picture is:
Parts of animals
Parts of furniture
Kinds of animals
Nostrils (nose holes)
CELPIP Speaking Unusual Situation- Describe A Couch
I’m just in a furniture store right now, and I see a strange looking couch. I think you might like it. The seat and backrest of the couch are white with black spots — sort of like a cow. The armrests are really interesting. One of the armrests is the head of a rhino. It has a big horn, two ears, two eyes, and two nostrils. It actually looks pretty scary. The other armrest is the head of a hippo. The hippo’s mouth is wide open. You can see it’s huge teeth and the inside of its mouth. The couch has small black legs which look pretty normal. Anyway, I’m just wondering if you want me to buy it for you.