CELPIP Listening Test 1

Listening Test Instructions

  1. Once you leave a page, you cannot go back to it to change your answers.
  2. Watch the timer in the top right corner to make sure that you complete the Listening Test before the time is up.


  • You will hear a conversation in 3 sections. You will hear each section only once.
  • After each section, you will hear 2 or 3 questions. You will hear the questions only once.
  • Choose the best answer to each question.

Choose the sentence that is closest in meaning to the statement.

I want to see the concert again.

I didn’t attend the concert. 

The concert was cancelled.

The concert wasn’t good.


  • You will hear a conversation between a student and a teacher in an art class. He is the teacher and she is a student.
  • Listen to the conversation. You will hear the conversation only once. It is about 1 to 1.5 minutes long.

Choose the best answer to each question.

The workshop rules

Painting tips using oil paints

The use of odourless thinner in the workshop 

The difference between turpentine and linseed oil

It is mandatory in the workshop.

It won’t make others sick.

It has toxic chemicals.

It does a better job than turpentine.

Visit the art supply store. 

Get set up for painting.

Borrow some odourless thinner.

Begin painting.


Use of line

Placement of the horizon..

Use of a photo reference

Depends on artist’s preference

The viewer’s eye level Correct Answer.

Eye level of the painter

In the middle of a painting

She doesn’t know anything about how to paint.

She is a competent painter.

She has forgotten much about painting.

She needs only a minimal amount of help.

How to render her painting

How to paint clouds

Which method to use

What brushes she should use

She used a sponge.

She used paper towels.

She used a flat brush.

She used a fan brush.

Information about the area

Help in doing laundry

Directions of a good coffee house

Some space on the table 

People are selfish when using tables in the Laundromat.

It is difficult to find a table to use.

People are willing to share table space with others.

There are no tables that people can use.

He needed to wash his clothes urgently.

His washing machine broke down.

He doesn’t know how to handwash his clothes.

He doesn’t have a washing machine at home.

All machines working properly

People willing to share table space

Less crowd in the place.

Nice people helping others

Go to a nice park.

Get a cup of coffee. Correct Answer.

Put away their laundry.

Walk around the neighbourhood.

A teacher

An Inuit

A tribal leader

A folklorist

To give people a strong background

To protect the existence of culture Correct Answer.

To have pride in one’s culture

To give people a sense of identity

It was a social activity among friends.

It was a source of hand exercise.

It was a game for making wagers.

It was solely for fun and passing time.

To bring different tribes together

As a fun activity at carnivals

As a means of spreading Inuit traditions

To encourage Dene culture

It is a game including two players.

It involves hiding an object and guessing where it is.

It is based on throwing and catching an object.

It requires finding a previously hidden object.

Elaborate hand signals and gestures are used to hide and find an object.

One person hides an object and the other tries to find it.

The team hiding the object uses hand gestures to give signals.

Participants perform magic tricks trying to outdo each other.

Choose the best way to complete each statement

1. A beader has been making beaded name tags 

that represent the Northwest territories.

for RCMP officers in her community.

that people can use to accessorize their dresses.

that have become an official part of RCMP uniforms.

2. She made a name tag for the RCMP officer 

as he belonged to her community.

after befriending him.

as a gesture of thankfulness.

because he liked the design.

3. The idea of making beaded name became popular 

when other officers started asking for their own name tags.

because each one is the same in colour.

as they are made with blue, white and yellow beads.

because they could easily be pinned on using Velcro.

4. According to the uniform policy, 

officers can change their uniforms.

the alteration of a uniform is not allowed.

officers’ use of the name tags is acceptable.

the beaded name tags are discrete.

5. One benefit of the name tags is that 

they honour First Nation traditions.

they help bridge the gap between officers and the local people.

they are admired by different members of the community. other people besides officers are requesting their own tag.

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