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Writing Blogs: The IGCSE ESL listening exercise 4 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

    Media and Entertainment: Writing Blogs

Questions 33-40

You will hear six people talking about how writing a blog can be beneficial.

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.

A Other people will change your attitudes towards things.
B It will help you remember things you’ve done.
C You will make healthier life choices.
D You can inspire other people to share their ideas.
E You will become more confident. 
F Your writing style will improve.
G You get positive feedback from people reading your posts.
H You will become more empathic. 

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

  • blogging
  • commitment
  • communication
  • discipline
  • fascinating experience
  • followers
  • persevered
  • writers


  • 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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