I like listening to Dr El Baz (talk_talking). I can't miss a word of his speech.
I have come across this sentence in a book. I think the question maker tries to have us choose"talk". Yet, is it OK?
If it is OK, What about "listening TO". I think it needs a prepositional phrase.
I think "TALK" is OK if we add " 's" to El Baz
I'll try to simplify your question as follows:
1. I like listening to him (OR: Dr. El-Baz) talk.
2. I like listening to him (OR: Dr. El-Baz) talking.
3. I like listening to his (OR: Dr. El-Baz's) talk.
All the three examples are grammatically correct whether with the genitive case or the objective case and their meaning is very close. In your example, adding 'I can't miss a word of his speech' means that the expected model answer is 'talk'. From Longman English Grammar, L. G. Alexander:
- Verb + noun or pronoun object + bare infinitive or '-ing'
"These verbs can be followed by a noun or pronoun object + bare infinitive or the -ing form: feel, hear, listen to, look at, notice .....The bare infinitive generally refers to the complete action."