The command mode is not useful for code completion of environments. You always have to type some letters of \begin, and invoking the completion mode will result in a huge list of environment tags. On the other hand, environments are so often used that Kile offers a special mode for code completion of environments. Forget the opening tag and write, for example, al.

When you call the completion mode with EditCompleteEnvironment or keyboard shortcut Alt+Shift+Space, the opening tag is automatically added and you will see \begin{al}. After this change, the completion list is much less cluttered.

Completing a LaTeX Command

Now select an environment, and you will see that it is also automatically closed. Even more, if Kile recognizes it as a list environment, it will also insert a first \item tag.

Completing a LaTeX Command

Go to SettingsConfigure Kile...Kile+Complete to configure one or more of these lists. This mode uses the same word lists as the completion mode for TEX and LATEX commands.