News Report

Intermediate level

Man shot at Ferguson protest

Episode 150810 / 10 Aug 2015

Step 1: Listen

You're going to hear a genuine BBC news report. Before you listen, read these three summaries.

a) An unarmed black teenager has been shot dead at a rally in the US state of Missouri.

b) Two people have been killed after shooting at each other during a rally in the US state of Missouri.

c) People have started shooting guns at a rally in the US state of Missouri.

Now listen and decide which one is correct. Listen again if you need to.

Step 2: Learn the key words and listen again

How was that? Try listening again. Here are three definitions of key vocabulary items which may help you.

outbreak
sudden and unexpected start

rally
large gathering of people who want to support or protest against something

exchange of fire
situation where people shoot at each other with guns

Step 3: Transcript and answer

Still not sure? This time you can read the transcript. The answer's underneath.

There's been an outbreak of gunfire in the city of Ferguson in the US state of Missouri towards the end of a rally to remember an unarmed black teenager, shot dead by a white policeman a year ago.

Two people were shot in an exchange of fire. One person was seriously wounded.

Answer

The correct answer is: c) People have started shooting guns at a rally in the US state of Missouri.

This bulletin comes from BBC World Service Radio.

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