A Demonstration in a Town

demonstration in a town

The IGCSE ESL Listening Exercise 4 A Demonstration in a Town is a multiple-matching task. Listen to six speakers and select from a choice of eight statements. To excel in this exercise, you must understand the details, opinions, ideas, and implied information expressed by the speakers.

  • Time

    10-15 minutes

  • Main Skills


  • Topic

    Environmental Issues: A Demonstration in the Town

Qs 27-32

You will hear six people talking about a demonstration in a town.

For questions 27–32, choose from the list (A–H) which idea each speaker expresses. Write the correct letter (A–H). Use each letter only once. There are two extra letters, which you do not need to use.

You will hear the recordings twice. 

Now read statements A–H.
I think the event went smoothly without any issues.
B I was embarrassed to say how I got my injury.
C I was prevented from doing my shopping.
D I was curious to see how the situation would unfold.
E I was frustrated over the lack of help from the policeman.
F I was surprised by the peaceful behaviour of the crowd.
G I did not inform anyone about the event beforehand.
H I am pleased by the trouble caused by the demonstration.

Here are the keywords and phrases covered in Listening Exercise 4:

  • arrests
  • casualty
  • chanting slogans
  • curious
  • demonstrators
  • embarrassed
  • fanatics
  • frustrated
  • holding signs
  • injury
  • issues
  • motorists
  • peaceful
  • protest
  • waving banners


  • Speaking

    Skills to communicate with others to express thoughts and feelings.

  • Listening

    Skills to improve active listening in order to develop responses to what someone is saying.

  • Reading

    Skills to stimulates imagination memory and recall information

  • Writing

    Skills to foster the ability to explain and refine ideas.


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