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Session 170

The G20 summit ended with an agreement to help distribute vaccines to countries worldwide. This was following concerns by some people about how much is being done to give poor countries access to coronavirus vaccines. Tom and Neil have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.

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News Review

Covid-19: Will vaccine be for all?

Chancellor Merkel of Germany has expressed concern over how much is being done to give poor countries access to coronavirus vaccines. She was speaking after the G20 summit ended with an agreement to help try to distribute vaccines to countries worldwide. Tom and Neil have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.

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The story

Chancellor Merkel of Germany says she is worried nothing has been done to give poor countries access to coronavirus vaccines, in spite of promises of help from the world’s biggest economies.

She was speaking after attending the G20 summit, at which she and her fellow leaders committed themselves to the affordable and fair distributions of vaccines.

Key words and phrases

pledge
promise seriously

  • The company has pledged to become carbon neutral by 2030.
  • I had to pledge allegiance to the law when I joined the police.

make moves on
take actions on

  • The country is making moves on ending child poverty.
  • Doctors have been making moves on getting their research published internationally.

get left out
not be included

  • The group claim that they are being left out of ongoing peace talks.
  • I often used to get left out when I played football at school.

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