Summarize Spoken Text

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You will hear a short lecture. Write a summary for the lecture. You should write 50-70 words. You have 10 minutes to finish this task. Your response will be judged on the Quality of Your writing and on how well your response presents the key points presented in the lecture.

Skills assessed

Listening and writing

Number of questions

2 - 3


  • The lecture will start automatically. Sometimes the lecture is accompanied by an image or video. You need to type the summary for the same in 50-70 words. 
  • Make sure you summarize the main point and include the supporting points.
  • Remember to check grammar, spelling and punctuation
  • You will be judged for listening, writing, grammar, spelling and vocabulary.
  • Noting down the keywords or phrases will help you recalling the lecture. 
  • You also have a choice to cut, copy, or paste the text. 

Cut: Select text from your answer that you wish to remove and left-click “Cut”. 

Copy: Select text from your answer that you wish to copy and left-click “Copy”.

Paste: Place the cursor where you wish to paste the cut/copied text and left-click “Paste”.

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