Welcome to our free quiz, where you can practice IELTS Listening summary completion skills. (more info below) Before we begin our quiz, we should warn you: this post is not for the squeamish!


If you are not comfortable talking about bodies or death in a scientific way, then you should try a different Listening / Exam English quiz.

Still here? Let’s continue!

Practice IELTS Listening summary completion

There are many difficult questions to answer in the IELTS Listening exam. Some of them (like the questions in Part 1) are simpler and more predictable. Another example, multiple-choice questions, are more difficult – but they can still be predicted, as our lesson and exercise on multiple-choice questions shows.

However, summary completion questions can be extremely difficult. In these questions, you have to listen carefully to the speaker and try to fill in the gaps in a summary of his speech. (This question exists because the notes are similar to the notes an English speaker – or you – might take in an academic lecture or a business meeting)

Completing this summary requires a lot of energy. You need to listen to the speaker’s every word; you need to follow the summary so you don’t lose your position; and you must master your vocabulary and spelling to get the answers right.

It can also be difficult to find ways to practice this kind of question. That’s why we have created a special, quick, free exercise just so IELTS students like you can practice IELTS Listening skills.

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IELTS Listening practice task

The wonderful people at PBS in America made a Hallowe’en video to scare and educate people around the world! Also, it’s perfect for IELTS students.
Here’s the video. Below the video, click on Start Quiz and you’ll see questions. Listen to the video and try to answer the questions. Good luck!


Play the video, listen (you don’t need to watch).
Fill in each gap ([1][10]) with information you hear from the video. Be as accurate as possible (with words and spelling).
After the quiz, we’ll give you a score, and you can understand each answer.