The Reading / Listening - G7 Summit - Level 5

The G7 Summit has ended with promises to build back a better world. The leaders coined a phrase and an abbreviation for their vision. It is the Build Back Better World plan, shortened to B3W. A key feature of this plan is for G7 countries to embark on a series of global economic initiatives. The White House said: "Through B3W, the G7...will coordinate in mobilizing private-sector capital in four areas of focus - climate, health and health security, digital technology, and gender equity and equality." It will help fund infrastructure projects and improve trade routes."

The White House announced wider plans. It said: "B3W will be global in scope, from Latin America and the Caribbean to Africa to the Indo-Pacific....The initiative will cover low- and middle-income countries across the world." Another promise to come from the Summit was to vaccinate a billion people in poorer countries. This is "a big step towards vaccinating the world". Other promises included improving early warning systems to prepare for any future health crisis, supporting a green revolution that cuts CO2 emissions, and getting 40 million more girls into education by 2026.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    G7 Summit - Level 4 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. The G7 Summit has ended
  2. The leaders coined
  3. shortened
  4. embark on a series of global
  5. health and
  6. gender equity and
  7. help fund infrastructure
  8. improve trade
  1. equality
  2. economic initiatives
  3. routes
  4. with promises
  5. to B3W
  6. projects
  7. health security
  8. a phrase

Paragraph 2

  1. The White House announced wider
  2. B3W will be global
  3. low- and middle-
  4. Another promise to come
  5. vaccinate a
  6. improving early
  7. prepare for any future
  8. cuts CO2
  1. warning systems
  2. from the Summit
  3. emissions
  4. in scope
  5. health crisis
  6. plans
  7. billion people
  8. income countries

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The G7 Summit has (1) ___________________ to build back a better world. The leaders (2) ___________________ and an abbreviation for their vision. It is the Build Back Better World plan, shortened to B3W. A (3) ___________________ this plan is for G7 countries to embark on a series of global economic initiatives. The White House said: "Through B3W, the G7... (4) ___________________ mobilizing private-sector capital in four areas of focus - climate, health and health security, digital technology, and gender (5) ___________________." It will help fund infrastructure projects and (6) ___________________."

The White House (7) ___________________. It said: "B3W will be global in scope, from Latin America and the Caribbean to Africa to the Indo-Pacific....The (8) ___________________ low- and middle-income countries across the world." Another (9) ___________________ from the Summit was to vaccinate a billion people in poorer countries. This is "a (10) ___________________ vaccinating the world". Other promises included improving (11) ___________________ to prepare for any future health crisis, supporting a green revolution that (12) ___________________, and getting 40 million more girls into education by 2026.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

TheG7Summithasendedwithpromisestobuildbackabetterworld.Thel
eaderscoinedaphraseandanabbreviationfortheirvision.ItistheBuildB
ackBetterWorldplan,shortenedtoB3W.AkeyfeatureofthisplanisforG
7countriestoembarkonaseriesofglobaleconomicinitiatives.TheWhit
eHousesaid:"ThroughB3W,theG7...willcoordinateinmobilizingpriva
te-sectorcapitalinfourareasoffocus-climate,healthandhealthsecuri
ty,digitaltechnology,andgenderequityandequality."Itwillhelpfundin
frastructureprojectsandimprovetraderoutes."TheWhiteHouseanno
uncedwiderplans.Itsaid:"B3Wwillbeglobalinscope,fromLatinAmeric
aandtheCaribbeantoAfricatotheIndo-Pacific....Theinitiativewillcove
rlow-andmiddle-incomecountriesacrosstheworld."Anotherpromise
tocomefromtheSummitwastovaccinateabillionpeopleinpoorercount
ries.Thisis"abigsteptowardsvaccinatingtheworld".Otherpromisesinc
ludedimprovingearlywarningsystemstoprepareforanyfuturehealthc
risis,supportingagreenrevolutionthatcutsCO2emissions,andgetting
40millionmoregirlsintoeducationby2026.

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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Answers

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