IELTS Academic Reading Summary Completion Mock Test

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Table of contents

  1. IELTS academic reading summary completion mock test
  2. IELTS academic reading summary completion mock test - Question 1 
  3. IELTS academic reading summary completion mock test - Question 2 
  4. IELTS academic reading summary completion mock test - Question 3 
  5. IELTS academic reading summary completion mock test - Question 4 
  6. Answers for the mock test
  7. Conclusion

In the IELTS Academic Reading Summary Completion mock test, you will be provided one or two passages and asked to write the answers using words or numbers. You must read the given paragraphs carefully as the questions may be shuffled. Attempt the task, once you have a firm understanding of the paragraph and remember answers should not exceed two words/numbers.

IELTS academic reading summary completion mock test- Question 1 

Answer questions 1-8 which are based on the reading passages below.

Avebury

It is only during the Saxon period that any evidence of a village at Avebury began to appear.
When the henge was enjoying its golden age, the beginnings of the village we now know lay over 3,000 years in the future. The builders of the henge could never have imagined the controversy that the result of their labor was to create amongst the later inhabitants of the area, and the treatment it was to receive, as a result of religious zeal and financial gain. The effect the village was to have on the more recent history of the monuments and considerably to the fascination of the Avebury story.

Although a large portion of Avebury village now lies within the henge, throughout the period
that the village has existed, the disposition of its buildings has changed. The village of the early Saxon period appears to have lain further to the west, traces of its buildings still being
visible today between the present village and the hamlet of Avebury Trusloe. As the village grew, its buildings approached and eventually spread into the interior of the henge itself
It wasn't until the last century that the historical value of Avebury came to be fully appreciated when Alexander Keiller began to reveal what lay hidden beneath the ground. At this point the history of the village was to change dramatically as the henge, with the help of its owners, was to fight back against the suffering it had endured at the hands of the earlier villagers. The past began to override the future when it was deemed expedient to remove many of the buildings that now existed within its confines. Most of the displaced inhabitants were to be relocated to Avebury Trusloe.

It is believed that Keiller's intention was to ultimately remove all modern buildings from within the henge, but when World War ii intervened, and his work at Avebury came to an end, this dramatic and controversial change was never to be completed. The buildings that remain within the henge now exist in juxtaposition with the stones that serve to emphasize the remoteness of the culture that built the monument.

The village itself holds much interest including the church of St. James which has a long
history going back to Saxon times. Within is a rare example of a medieval rood-loft once
hidden but rediscovered in 1810. It also contains a notable font believed to be of Saxon origin and later adorned with some interesting carvings during the Norman period. 

There is also a fine manor house, alongside which is the Alexander Keiller Museum. This contains detailed information regarding the archaeology of the monuments and has fascinating artefacts from the area on display. Supplementing the Keiller museum is the
Barn Gallery also contains some interesting hands-on exhibits and other information
supplied by the National Trust under whose care the monuments now fall.

Questions 1-8

Complete the summary below.

Choose NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER from the passage for each answer.

The village at Avebury dates back to the 1___________, a time that came many years
after the construction of 2 __________. The original village was located outside of the existing monuments, and its 3 ___________ can still be found. When the true importance
of Avebury was shown by Alexander Keiller, many villagers were forced to move to 4 ______
However, his plan to clear the henge of everything was thwarted by 5 ________. AIthough younger than the henge, the village is home to many interesting things. Of particular interest is the 6 _________ found in the early nineteenth century in St. James's church. Norman carvings can also be found there. The Alexander Keiller Museum, next to the 7 _________ exhibits attractive 8 ___________ and provides archeological information.

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IELTS academic reading summary completion mock test - Question 2 

Answer questions 1-8 which are based on the reading passages below.

Directions for purchasing Bees

The best time to establish an Apiary is from the middle of February to the middle of March, the stocks will have passed in safety through the winter, the combs are then empty of brood, the light of honey, and the removal safe and easy. Stocks should be selected by a competent judge, as the weight alone cannot be relied on, a swarm of the preceding year should be selected, and one that contains not less than twelve pounds of honey; there are few commodities in which a person can be so easily deceived as in a hive of Bees.

I would therefore recommend the young Apiarian to take the opinion of some experienced person before he makes his purchase, a hive of the preceding year can only be known by a close inspection of the combs, which but few persons have the courage to engage in; if the hive is not of the preceding year its weight is no criterion of its value, for an old hive always contains a large quantity of the pollen or dust of flowers which the Bees carry home on their legs, especially in the Spring and Autumn, it is an essential ingredient in the food with which they nourish their young, but good for nothing else, indeed the Bees will die of hunger upon the combs that are filled with it:—"Yet," says Gelieu, "they lay up useless hoards of it, which they go on augmenting every year, and this is the only point on which they can be accused of a want of that prudence and foresight so admirable in every other respect."

The Bees appear to be aware of the perishable nature of this substance, for they never fill a cell entirely with it, but leave room for a small quantity of honey in each cell containing pollen, before it is sealed up, by this means the air is most effectually excluded, and the pollen preserved for a considerable time; should, however, the Bees be compelled to consume the honey from those cells containing pollen before they can make use of it for their young, it moulds and becomes of no value, and causes them great labour to remove it. For when in this state, they have no means of displacing it but by eating away the cells in which it is contained, and conveying it out of their hives in small pieces, about the size of peas, hard and mouldy. I have seen the entrance of old hives in the month of April almost filled up with the pellets of mouldy farina.

The process is tedious, takes up much time, and the ravages made by it upon the combs appear irreparable; still in a short space of time, if the weather is favourable, the combs are repaired, as if no injury had befallen them, and filled with honey or brood. It is a very heavy substance, so that if weight be the only criterion, farina will be purchased instead of honey, therefore in the purchase of old stocks it will be necessary they should weigh eight pounds more than swarms of the preceding year; in the purchase of swarms less experience is necessary, and by attending to the following rules the young Apiarian will not be imposed upon.1st. That the swarm is purchased before the 14th of June, the longer before that time the better.

2ndly. That it does not weigh less than three pounds and a half. I have known some swarms to weigh six pounds, but this is of rare occurrence.
It is very important to observe, that when a swarm of Bees is purchased it must be removed to the place in which it is to remain, upon the evening of the day it swarmed, for should the removal be delayed even till the next day, the combs will in all probability be broken and the stock destroyed.
I should recommend the purchaser to send his own hive to the person of whom he intends to buy a swarm and to desire him not to put any sticks across the interior of the hive, as is the usual custom, for they cause much trouble to the Bees in forming their combs, and render their extraction almost impossible. The prosperity of the hive will much (perhaps entirely) depend upon its being finally placed upon the evening of the day it swarmed.

Questions 1-8

Complete the summary below.

Choose NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER from the passage for each answer.

From the middle of February to the middle of 1 ___________ is the best time to establish an 
2 ____________. Bees leave room for a 3 _____________ quantity of honey with even a single cell containing pollen. A 4 __________ of the preceding year should be selected is not only depending on the weight, the one that, does not have less than 5 ___________ pounds of honey. The young 6 ______________ recommended to take opinion on some experienced person before make his purchase. It is very important to observe, when a swarm of Bees is purchased it must be removed to the place in which it is to remain, upon the 7 __________ of the day it swarmed, for should the removal be delayed even till the next day… The hive 8 __________ will much depend upon its being finally placed upon the evening of the day it swarmed.

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IELTS academic reading summary completion mock test - Question 3

Answer questions 1-8 which are based on the reading passages below.


True and false humour

Among all kinds of writing, there is none in which authors are more apt to miscarry than in works of humor, as there is none in which they are more ambitious to excel.  It is not an imagination that teems with monsters, a head that is filled with extravagant conceptions, which is capable of furnishing the world with diversions of this nature; and yet, if we look into the productions of several writers, who set up for men of humor, what wild, irregular fancies, what unnatural distortions of thought do we meet with?  If they speak nonsense, they believe they are talking humor; and when they have drawn together a scheme of absurd, inconsistent ideas, they are not able to read it over to themselves without laughing.

 These poor gentlemen endeavor to gain themselves the reputation of wits and humorists, by such monstrous conceits as almost qualify them for Bedlam; not considering that humor should always lie under the check of reason and that it requires the direction of the nicest judgment, by so much the more as it indulges itself in the most boundless freedoms.  There is a kind of nature that is to be observed in this sort of compositions, as well as in all other; and a certain regularity of thought which must discover the writer to be a man of sense, at the same time that he appears altogether given up to caprice.  For my part, when I read the delirious mirth of an unskilful author, I cannot be so barbarous as to divert myself with it but am rather apt to pity the man, than to laugh at anything he writes.

The deceased Mr. Shadwell, who had himself a great deal of the talent which I am treating of, represents an empty rake, in one of his plays, as very much surprised to hear one say that breaking of windows was not humor; and I question not but several English readers will be as much startled to hear me affirm, that many of those raving, incoherent pieces, which are often spread among us, under odd chimerical titles, are rather the offsprings of a distempered brain than works of humor.
It is, indeed, much easier to describe what is not humor than what is; and very difficult to define it otherwise than as Cowley has done wit, by negatives.  Were I to give my own notions of it, I would deliver them after Plato’s manner, in a kind of allegory, and, by supposing Humour to be a person, deduce to him all his qualifications, according to the following genealogy.  The truth was the founder of the family and the father of Good Sense.  Good Sense was the father of Wit, who married a lady of a collateral line called Mirth, by whom he had issue Humour.  

Humour, therefore, being the youngest of this illustrious family, and descended from parents of such different dispositions, is very various and unequal in his temper; sometimes you see him putting on grave looks and a solemn habit, sometimes airy in his behavior and fantastic in his dress; insomuch that at different times he appears as serious as a judge, and as jocular as a merry-andrew.  But, as he has a great deal of the mothers in his constitution, whatever mood he is in, he never fails to make his company laugh.

But since there is an impostor abroad, who takes upon him the name of this young gentleman, and would willingly pass for him in the world; to the end that well-meaning persons may not be imposed upon by cheats, I would desire my readers, when they meet with this pretender, to look into his parentage, and to examine him strictly, whether or no he be remotely allied to Truth, and lineally descended from Good Sense; if not, they may conclude him a counterfeit.  They may likewise distinguish him by loud and excessive laughter, in which he seldom gets his company to join with him.  For as True Humour generally looks serious while everybody laughs about him, False Humour is always laughing whilst everybody about him looks serious.  I shall only add if he has not in him a mixture of both parents—that is, if he would pass for the offspring of Wit without Mirth or Mirth without Wit, you may conclude him to be altogether spurious and a cheat.

Questions 1-8

Complete the summary below.

Choose NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER from the passage for each answer.

There is a kind of nature that is to be observed in this sort of 1 ___________, as well as in all others; and a certain regularity of thought which must discover the writer to be a man of 2 __________, at the same time that he appears altogether given up to 3  ___________. Among all kinds of writing, there is none in which authors are more apt to miscarry than in works of 4 _________, as there is none in which they are more ambitious to excel. The truth was the 5 ________ of the family and the father of Good Sense.  Good Sense was the father of Wit, who married a lady of a 6 ________ called Mirth, by whom he had issue Humour.  7 _________ humour generally looks serious while everybody laughs about him, False Humour is always laughing whilst everybody about him looks 8 _________.  

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IELTS academic reading summary completion - Question 4 

Answer questions 1-8 which are based on the reading passages below.

The Siberian Tiger

The Siberian tiger, also known as the Amur tiger, is a subspecies of tiger native to Russia's the Far East, Northeast China, and possibly North Korea. The Siberian tiger can be found in what was the USSR and seems to live mainly on the lower slopes of mountains. It likes to eat wild boar, wapiti, and moose and will travel long distances in search of food. The male tiger weighs more than the female and is bigger than any other species of tiger. Genetically it is closely linked to the now extinct Caspian tiger. Although brown bears are capable of killing tigers, they make up approximately 8% of their diet. Russian conservatives are trying to protect Siberian tigers because they keep the wolf population under control. In eastern Russia and the surrounding areas, just about 500 Siberian tigers survive.

The declining population is threatened by habitat degradation and poaching, but one group is working to protect the tigers. In comparison to other felids found in the former Soviet Union, the Siberian tiger's fur is moderately thick, coarse, and sparse. The Siberian tiger's summer and winter coats contrast considerably with other subspecies when compared to the extinct westernmost populations. Tigers can run at rates of up to 50 miles per hour, although they can only maintain this speed for brief periods of time. In actuality, only one out of every ten of their hunts will be effective. To survive in the frigid temperature, an adult must consume approximately 9 kg of food every day. They may, however, consume up to 50kg of meat in their one-time meal.

The Siberian tiger has the ability to jump up to 16 feet in the air. For short distances, they may reach speeds of 35 to 40 mph. Even they seem stronger and larger than the lion according to the recent survey. Siberian tigers, commonly named Amur tigers, are the largest tigers, with males weighing up to 660 pounds and reaching lengths of up to 10 feet from nose to tail.

Questions 1-8

Complete the summary below. 

Complete the summary using the list of words, A - I below,

The main habitat of the Siberian tiger is in low mountainous areas of the former 1_______. It covers 2_______for its prey which includes a wide variety from the wild fauna. It is 3_______ similar to the extinct Caspian Tiger. Russian conservatives want to 4_______ the number of wolves by protecting the Siberian tiger. The Siberian tiger, also known as the       5 __________ tiger, is a subspecies of tiger native to Russia's the Far East, Northeast China, and possibly North Korea. The male tiger weighs 6 ____________ than the female and is bigger than any other species of tiger. In eastern Russia and the surrounding areas, just about 7 __________ Siberian tigers survive. Tigers can run at rates of up to 8 ________ miles per hour, although they can only maintain this speed for brief periods of time. 

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