The Reading / Listening - G7 Summit - Level 4

The G7 Summit has ended with the creation of a plan called Build Back Better World, shortened to B3W. A key feature of this plan is a series of global economic initiatives. The White House said the G7 nations would coordinate in mobilizing private-sector capital in four areas - climate, health and health security, digital technology, and gender equity and equality. It will fund infrastructure projects and improve trade routes.

The White House added: "B3W will be global in scope, from Latin America...to the Indo-Pacific....The initiative will cover low- and middle-income countries." Another Summit promise was to vaccinate a billion people in poorer countries. Other promises included improving early warning systems to prepare for any future health crisis, a green revolution to cut CO2 emissions, and educating 40 million more girls by 2026.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    G7 Summit - Level 5 or  G7 Summit - Level 6

Sources
  • https://newseu.cgtn.com/news/2021-06-13/G7-launches-B3W-plan-aiming-to-rival-China-s-Belt-and-Road-Initiative-112QmvFQoKI/index.html
  • https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/06/12/fact-sheet-president-biden-and-g7-leaders-launch-build-back-better-world-b3w-partnership/
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/world-57461670


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. A key feature
  2. global economic
  3. the G7 nations would
  4. private-sector
  5. health and
  6. gender
  7. It will fund infrastructure
  8. improve trade
  1. health security
  2. projects
  3. initiatives
  4. routes
  5. of this plan
  6. capital
  7. equity
  8. coordinate

Paragraph 2

  1. B3W will be global in
  2. cover low- and
  3. vaccinate
  4. improving early
  5. prepare for any future health
  6. a green
  7. cut CO2
  8. educating 40 million
  1. emissions
  2. warning systems
  3. more girls by 2026
  4. scope
  5. middle-income countries
  6. crisis
  7. a billion people
  8. revolution

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The G7 Summit has ended with (1) ___________________ a plan called Build Back Better World, shortened to B3W. (2) ___________________ of this plan is a (3) ___________________ economic initiatives. The White House said the G7 nations would (4) ___________________ private-sector capital in four areas - climate, health and health security, digital technology, (5) ___________________ and equality. It will fund infrastructure projects and (6) ___________________.

The White House added: "B3W will be (7) ___________________, from Latin America...to the Indo-Pacific....The (8) ___________________ low- and middle-income countries." Another Summit (9) ___________________ vaccinate a billion people in poorer countries. (10) ___________________ improving early warning systems to prepare for any future health crisis, (11) ___________________ to cut CO2 emissions, and educating 40 (12) ___________________ by 2026.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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erWorld,shortenedtoB3W.Akeyfeatureofthisplanisaseriesofglobalec
onomicinitiatives.TheWhiteHousesaidtheG7nationswouldcoordinat
einmobilizingprivate-sectorcapitalinfourareas-climate,healthandh
ealthsecurity,digitaltechnology,andgenderequityandequality.Itwillf
undinfrastructureprojectsandimprovetraderoutes.TheWhiteHousea
dded:"B3Wwillbeglobalinscope,fromLatinAmerica...totheIndo-Pac
ific....Theinitiativewillcoverlow-andmiddle-incomecountries."Ano
therSummitpromisewastovaccinateabillionpeopleinpoorercountries
.Otherpromisesincludedimprovingearlywarningsystemstopreparefo
ranyfuturehealthcrisis,agreenrevolutiontocutCO2emissions,anded
ucating40millionmoregirlsby2026.

Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

Discussion — Write your own questions

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Free writing

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