IELTS General Reading Summary Completion Mock Test

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Table of Contents

  1. IELTS General Reading Summary Completion Mock Test 
  2. IELTS General Reading Summary Completion Mock Test - Question 1 
  3. IELTS General Reading Summary Completion Mock Test - Question 2
  4. IELTS General Reading Summary Completion Mock Test - Question 3
  5. Answers for IELTS General Reading Summary Completion Mock Test
  6. Conclusion

Tackling the summary completion question will become easier with the IELTS general reading summary completion mock test. In this task, you will be given a reading passage and a summarized version of it with some blanks. You are required to complete those gaps by choosing the words from the passages. While reading the instructions, note the word limit properly. It will prevent you from exceeding the words when you are answering the questions.  

IELTS General Reading Summary Completion Mock Test - Question 1 

Answer questions 1-6 which are based on the reading passages below.

Olive Oil Production

Olive oil has been the dominant ingredient in the Mediterranean diet for thousands of years and it's also widely popularised in the other parts of the world. It can be used for various foods also it adds the taste to many foods. Pressing itself is enough to obtain the olive oil. Popular oils such as corn, canola, etc., needed to get through lots of processes to extract the oil. One of the impressive things about olive oils is it has health benefits.  Consumers can get three basic grades of the olive oil : Virgin, extra Virgin and Olive oil. There are some factors that make olive oil different from one region to another region, like types of oil that are grown, pressing techniques, the harvest time and harvesting methods. 

To accomplish a good economic yield, olive trees needed to be properly cared for. Care comprises pruning, regular irrigation and killing pests. Though oils can survive in poor sites and shallow soils, the growing rate of it will be slow and will yield in a poor manner. In Deep soil, it produces robust trees with low yielding rate. In Clay loam soil with a good surface and internal drainage, it is able to grow well. Heavy crop production is only possible with Irrigation. It should not be in the site where the hard winter is occurring, and the crop will be damaged by the length of freezing weather. The season where fruits grow must be in warmer mode. Good thing about olive oil is that it is hardy in summer temperatures and able to resist the drought. 

Independent organization issues a certificate for the best olive oils in which it assures the stone ground and cold pressed extraction process. At a proper stage of maturity and ripeness, olive oils are harvested by hand. Experts prefer hand harvesting to mechanical harvesting which can eliminate the bruising of the fruit which will cause oil acidity and tartness. The harvested oils are transferred to the mill on a daily basis. It will minimise the time spent between pressing and picking. Olive oil processed by mechanics can be regarded as virgin or extra virgin. It cannot be referred to as virgin or extra virgin, if the heat or chemical processes are being added. 

Questions 1-6

Complete the summary below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS from the passage for each answer.

In the Mediterranean diet, Olive oil is the 1_______ ingredient for thousands of years. It is used for various foods and adds flavour to it. Consumers can get 2_____ basic grades of the olive oil which are virgin, extra virgin and the olive oil. Olive trees need to be taken care for in order to achieve good 3______ yield. One key thing about olive oil is, it is 4______ in summer temperatures and able to resist the 5______. Experts prefer hand harvesting rather than 6________ which can eliminate the bruising of the fruit which will cause oil acidity and tartness. 

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IELTS General Reading Summary Completion Mock Test - Question 2 

Answer questions 1-6 which are based on the reading passages below.

Sunset For The Oil Business

In London, the meeting of the members of the Department Analysis Centre (ODAC) is conducted where they have the technical data which forecast that the oil in the world is running out. Geologist Colin Campbell denied the views presented by the American geological survey. The ignorance, denial and obfuscation of the government, academics and industry on this particular topic is belittled by Dr. Campbell. 

The reply for the question of if the oil is actually running out will be Yes. The oil as used for most of the practical purposes and a non-renewable resource will surely run out someday, it can be within years or in decades. The important question to deal with is when precisely the oil will be running out. Scaling Hubbert’s peak is necessary to answer this question.

A Shell geologist, M. King Hubbert predicted in 1956 that oil production in the United States will rise in the early 1970s and will decline gradually, which resembles a bell-shaped curve. During his period of time, his forecast was controversial and many rejected it. After 1970, empirical evidence has ensured his point. In that period, Oil production in America peaked and declined.

Dr Hubbert derived his conclusion from the observation that oil production in a new zone or area normally peaks rapidly at first, as it is tapping cheapest reserves.  As the time goes, reservoirs will go in decline and lifting the oil will become expensive. It becomes less competitive compared to other fuels. Consequently, oil production slowly declines. In this sense, he related it to a bell-shaped curve. 

As a result of his successful prediction, a new generation of geologists will begin to apply his methodology on a global scale. ODAC experts are worried that a massive peak in production will come in the next 12 years. Dr. Campbell argued that the peak had already come. In his new book, The View from Hubbert’s Peak, Kenneth Deffeyes argues that global production of oil is likely to rise in 2004. 

Questions 1-6

Complete the summary below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS from the passage for each answer.
In 1_______, The members of the Department Analysis Centre (ODAC) met and showed technical data which forecast oil is running out in the world. Geologist 2_______ claimed that the government, academics and industry are ignoring the topic of oil. The oil as used for most of the practical purposes and a 3_______ resource will surely run out someday, it can be within years or in decades. M. King Hubbert, a shell geologist, predicted in 1956 that oil production in the United States will rise in the early 1970s and will decline gradually, which resembles a 4_______. Dr Hubbert derived his conclusion from the observation that oil production in a new zone or area normally increases 5____ at first, as it is tapping cheapest reserves. In his new book, The View from Hubbert’s Peak, 6________ argues that global production of oil is likely to rise in 2004. 

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IELTS General Reading Summary Completion Mock Test - Question 3 

Answer questions 1-6 which are based on the reading passages below.

Extinct: The Giant Deer

The Giant Deer is also known as Irish elk. Ancient bones and teeth based in Russia and Britain, are analyzed by the scientists which shows huge herbivores survived till 5,000 b.c. Although climate change is one of the reasons, it also becomes additional factors urging the eventual extinction of giant deer. Hunting or habitat destruction by the humans also found to be the cause of the deer extinction. 

Well-preserved remains of the Irish elk are found under peat bogs in lake sediments in Ireland. In Europe and Central Asia, it first appeared about 400,000 years ago. Based on the facts of Radiocarbon dating of skeletal remains and the mapping of locations where the remains were unearthed, the team explains that Irish elk could be found across Europe before the “big freeze”. The range of deers contracted to the Ural mountains lately is modern-day Russia, which separates Europe from Asia. 

Professor of Palaeobiology, Adrian Lister, said that giant deer existed in Western Siberia about some 3,000 years after the ice sheets receded. He said that “The eastern foothills of the Urals became very densely forested about 8,000 years ago, which could have pushed them on to the plain”. In his pollen analysis, he found that the region becomes dry in response to climate change which leads to loss of vital food plants. Lister further added, ““In combination with human pressures, this could have finally snuffed them out,”.

Hunting by humans has often been put forward as a contributory cause of extinctions of the Pleistocene megafauna. The team, though, said their new date for the Irish elk’s extinction hints at an additional human-made problem-habitat destruction. Lister said, “We haven’t got just hunting 7,000 years ago-this was also about the time the first Neolithic people settled in the region. They were farmers who would have cleared the land.” The presence of humans may help explain why the Irish elk was unable to tough out the latest of many climatic fluctuations-periods it had survived in the past.

The contributory cause of the extinction of Pleistocene megafauna is hunting by humans. The Irish elk’s extinction signifies an additional human-made problem and habitat destruction. Lister said “We haven’t got just hunting 7,000 years ago-this was also about the time the first Neolithic people settled in the region. They were farmers who would have cleared the land”. 

Questions 1-6

Complete the summary below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS from the passage for each answer.
The Giant Deer is also known as 1________. These kinds of giant deers are extinct 2________ or habitat destruction by the humans also found to be the cause of the deer extinction. 3_______,Professor of Palaeobiology, said that giant deer existed in 4________ about some 3,000 years after the ice sheets receded. Hunting by humans has often been put forward as a contributory cause of extinctions of the 5_______. The Irish elk’s extinction signifies an additional human-made problem and 6_______.


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This IELTS general reading summary completion mock test will turn up your potential for answering the questions in the IELTS exam. As a result, you can achieve a good IELTS general reading score. To develop your skills further, attempt our other IELTS general reading question types mock test. 

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Conclusion

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