CELPIP Speaking Task 6: Dealing with a Difficult Situation.
1. Your friend is planning to pursue his studies in your country. He is planning to stay with your family for six months. Your family feels it will be difficult to accommodate your friend for six months.
Talk to Your Parents. Explain why they should help your friend.
Talk to your friend. Explain why he should find some other place to stay.
I hope you are doing well. I’m following up on our discussion about Andrew staying with us for six months while he studies. After discussing it with Mom, we both agree that it would be difficult to accommodate him as we do not have enough space in our house.
On another note, I wanted to talk to you about Andrew’s contribution to my life. He is my bosom friend who has been there for me during the tough times I faced in school. His support helped me improve my performance in all subjects. I must help him in return and hope to share my room with him during his stay. You would enjoy his company as he’s a very accommodating guy.
I understand if you need more time to think about it, but I kindly request you to reconsider your decision and accommodate Entry so I can fulfil my duty as a friend.
2. Your brother is looking to buy a new house this year. Your parents want him to stay with them in your family house as you work in other cities.
Choose ONE: EITHER Talk to your brother. Explain why he should stay with your parents.
Talk to your parents. Explain why they should allow him to stay separately in a new house.
I’m glad you’re planning to buy a house this year. I’m sure you’ll have to sell your current home, and I’m sure you’ll have to move into a new one. However, you should stay with your parents because our parents have been there for us all our lives, and today, we’re both in our careers, and the credit for that goes to our parents.
I’ve been caring for them for the last five years by staying with them. However, I have to remain overseas for two years in my new assignment. Mom and Dad don’t want to shift with me, so you should stay with the parents. Keep the house on rent, which you’ll buy, and once I’m back, you can move to your new home. It’s a good decision for our family.
3.Your cousin is planning to start a new business in partnership with your brother. But your brother who is an established businessman is not interested in starting a new venture with your cousin.
Talk to your cousin. Explain why he should not go for a partnership with your brother.
Talk to your brother. Explain why he should support and start a venture with your cousin.
I wanted to follow up on our discussion about collaborating with my brother for your startup. Unfortunately, my brother is not interested in this project. It would be wise for him to not pursue a partnership with you as he typically acts as a passive partner in most businesses and doesn’t provide much support. His focus is mainly on acquiring new businesses. You mentioned that you were looking for his expertise to run your business operations smoothly, but he may not be available most of the time, which could lead to potential conflicts.
Additionally, it’s significant to keep emotions separate from our professions. Starting a business with a relative may not be the best idea. However, I believe in your capabilities and provide unabated support if needed. I wish you all the best on your entrepreneurial journey.
4.Your boss told you to work on the weekend, but you have promised your mother, you will visit her this weekend
Talk to your mother. Explain why you will not be able to visit her.
Talk to your boss. Explain why you should visit your mother.
I am doing good. I hope you are also keeping well. We planned last week to have an outing in the coming week, and for that, I applied for a leave in my office.
To my dismay, my boss is not ready to cooperate with me just now because the company is launching a new product, and the success of that thrives primarily on my shoulders. It is a great moment for our company because we are launching a product with no competitor in the market.
The company wants to start with a bang, so I need to say yes to my boss, which is why I cannot come this weekend; we will plan the outing at the end of this month. I hope you understand my situation.