The Reading / Listening - G7 Summit - Level 6

The Group of Seven Leaders' Summit has concluded with promises to build back a better world. The leaders even coined a phrase and an abbreviation for their shared vision. It is called the Build Back Better World plan, shortened to B3W. A fundamental feature of this plan, that has been signed by all G7 leaders, is to embark on a series of global economic initiatives. A White House statement said: "Through B3W, the G7 and other like-minded partners 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 between East Asia and Europe.

The White House also announced plans for other continents. It said: "B3W will be global in scope, from Latin America and the Caribbean to Africa to the Indo-Pacific. Different G7 partners will have different geographic orientations, but the sum of 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. UK leader Boris Johnson said this was "a big step towards vaccinating the world". Other pledges included improving early warning systems to prepare for future health crises, 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 easier levels:

    G7 Summit - Level 4  or  G7 Summit - Level 5

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


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice activities, drag and drop activities, sentence jumbles, which word activities, text reconstructions, spelling, gap fills and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)





Warm-ups

1. A BETTER WORLD: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about a better world. Change partners often and share your findings.
2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?
       promises / a better world / phrase / abbreviation / plan / initiatives / coordinate / fund
       continent / global / geographic / promise / vaccinating / health crises / CO2 emissions
Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.
3. BETTER: Students A strongly believe the leaders will build a better world; Students B strongly believe they won't. Change partners again and talk about your conversations.
4. G7 LEADERS: What do you know about these leaders? How good are they? Why? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

What I Know

How Good They Are

Why?

Jo Biden

 

 

 

Mario Draghi

 

 

 

Boris Johnson

 

 

 

Emmanuel Macron

 

 

 

Angela Markel

 

 

 

Yoshihide Suga

 

 

 

Justin Trudeau

 

 

 

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5. VISION: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "vision". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.
6. INITIATIVES: Rank these with your partner. Put the most important issues at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • Global warming
  • Vaccinations
  • Girls' education
  • Gender equality
  • Health security
  • Digital Technology
  • Infrastructure
  • Trade routes

 

Vocabulary

    Paragraph 1

      1. summit a. Forming a necessary base or core; of central importance.
      2. concluded b. Invented a new word or phrase.
      3. coined c. Came to an end.
      4. abbreviation d. The basic physical and organizational structures and facilities (e.g. buildings, roads, power supplies) needed for a country or business.
      5. fundamental e. A meeting between heads of government.
      6. embark f. A shortened form of a word or phrase.
      7. infrastructure g. Begin a course of action, especially one that is important or demanding.

    Paragraph 2

      8. continent h. The total amount of something that exists.
      9. scope i. A big promise.
      10. orientation j. An act or strategy intended to resolve a difficulty or improve a situation.
      11. sum k. The extent of the area or subject matter that something deals with or to which it is relevant.
      12. initiative l. The production and discharge of something, especially gas or radiation.
      13. pledge m. Any of the world's main continuous expanses of land (Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America).
      14. emissions n. The relative physical position or direction of something.

 

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if 1-8 below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. A new phrase emerged from the G7 Summit to describe its new plan.     T / F
  2. One of the seven G7 leaders is yet to sign the B3W plan.     T / F
  3. The leaders want to utilise public-sector capital in its plan.     T / F
  4. The White House said the plan would promote gender security.     T / F
  5. The White House announced plans for the Caribbean and Africa.     T / F
  6. The initiatives will help low- and middle-income countries.     T / F
  7. The G7 promised to vaccinate a billion people.     T / F
  8. The G7 said it would educate 40 million more girls by 2026.     T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. concluded
  2. coined
  3. shortened
  4. mobilizing
  5. improve
  6. announced
  7. sum
  8. step
  9. prepare
  10. education
  1. invented
  2. development
  3. generating
  4. made public
  5. schooling
  6. total
  7. abbreviated
  8. get ready
  9. ended
  10. upgrade

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. coined a phrase and
  2. A fundamental feature
  3. other like-
  4. It will help fund infrastructure
  5. improve trade
  6. B3W will be global
  7. a big step towards
  8. improving early warning
  9. supporting a green revolution that
  10. getting 40 million more
  1. in scope
  2. minded partners
  3. routes
  4. cuts CO2 emissions
  5. girls into education
  6. an abbreviation
  7. systems
  8. projects
  9. vaccinating the world
  10. of this plan

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
coined
areas
series
routes
promises
gender
shortened
minded

The Group of Seven Leaders' Summit has concluded with (1) _____________________ to build back a better world. The leaders even (2) _____________________ a phrase and an abbreviation for their shared vision. It is called the Build Back Better World plan, (3) _____________________ to B3W. A fundamental feature of this plan, that has been signed by all G7 leaders, is to embark on a (4) _____________________ of global economic initiatives. A White House statement said: "Through B3W, the G7 and other like- (5) _____________________ partners will coordinate in mobilizing private-sector capital in four (6) _____________________ of focus - climate, health and health security, digital technology, and (7) _____________________ equity and equality." It will help fund infrastructure projects and improve trade (8) _____________________ between East Asia and Europe.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
vaccinate
scope
crises
continents
warning
income
step
sum

The White House also announced plans for other (9) _____________________. It said: "B3W will be global in (10) _____________________, from Latin America and the Caribbean to Africa to the Indo-Pacific. Different G7 partners will have different geographic orientations, but the (11) _____________________ of the initiative will cover low- and middle-(12) _____________________ countries across the world." Another promise to come from the Summit was to (13) _____________________ a billion people in poorer countries. UK leader Boris Johnson said this was "a big (14) _____________________ towards vaccinating the world". Other pledges included improving early (15) _____________________ systems to prepare for future health (16) _____________________, supporting a green revolution that cuts CO2 emissions, and getting 40 million more girls into education by 2026.

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  The leaders even coined a phrase and an abbreviation for ______
     a.  their share vision
     b.  their shaved vision
     c.  their shared vision
     d.  their shared visor
2)  that has been signed by all G7 leaders, is to embark on a series of ______
     a.  globally economic initiatives
     b.  globe all economy mic initiative
     c.  globe all economic initiatives
     d.  global economic initiatives
3) other like-minded partners will coordinate in mobilizing ______
     a.  private-section capital
     b.  private-sector capital
     c.  privacy-sector capital
     d.  privates-sector capital
4) focus - climate, health and health security, digital technology, ______
     a.  engender equality
     b.  end agenda equality
     c.  and a gander equity
     d.  and gender equity
5)  It will help fund infrastructure projects and ______
     a.  improve tirade route
     b.  improve tirade routes
     c.  improve trait routes
     d.  improve trade routes

6)  The White House also announced plans ______
     a.  form other continence
     b.  for mother continents
     c.  for other continents
     d.  for other continence
7)  Different G7 partners will have different ______
     a.  geo graphics orientations
     b.  geographic orientations
     c.  geo graphite orientations
     d.  geography orient nations
8)  but the sum of the initiative will cover low- and ______
     a.  middle-ink come countries
     b.  middling come countries
     c.  mid diddling come countries
     d.  middle-income countries
9)  Other pledges included improving early warning systems to prepare for ______
     a.  future health crises
     b.  future health crisis
     c.  future health cry sis
     d.  future health cries seas
10)  supporting a green revolution that cuts ______
     a.  CO2 emission
     b.  CO2 emissaries
     c.  CO2 e-missions
     d.  CO2 emissions

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The Group of Seven Leaders' Summit (1) ____________________ promises to build back a better world. The leaders even coined a phrase and an abbreviation for (2) ____________________. It is called the Build Back Better World plan, shortened to B3W. A fundamental (3) ____________________ plan, that has been signed by all G7 leaders, is to embark on a series of global economic initiatives. A White House statement said: "Through B3W, the G7 and other like-minded partners (4) ____________________ mobilizing private-sector capital in four areas of focus - climate, health (5) ____________________, digital technology, and gender equity and equality." It will help fund infrastructure projects and (6) ____________________ between East Asia and Europe.

The White House also announced plans (7) ____________________. It said: "B3W will be global in scope, from Latin America and the Caribbean to Africa to the Indo-Pacific. Different G7 partners will have different geographic orientations, (8) ____________________ of the initiative will cover low- and middle-income countries across the world." Another promise to come from the Summit was (9) ____________________ billion people in poorer countries. UK leader Boris Johnson said this was "a (10) ____________________ vaccinating the world". Other pledges included improving early warning systems to (11) ____________________ health crises, supporting a green revolution that cuts CO2 emissions, and getting 40 million more (12) ____________________ by 2026.

Comprehension questions

  1. What is the abbreviation coined at the G7 Summit?
  2. How many of the G7 leaders signed up to a plan?
  3. What kind of capital does the G7 hope to utilise?
  4. How many areas of focus did the G7 leaders decide on?
  5. What does the article say will improve between East Asia and Europe?
  6. What did the White House say was global in scope?
  7. What countries will the initiatives cover?
  8. How many people does the G7 want to vaccinate?
  9. What kind of revolution was promised by the G7 leaders?
  10. How many more girls does the G7 want to be in education?




Multiple choice quiz

1)  What is the abbreviation coined at the G7 Summit?
a) BW3
b) B3W
c) W3B
d) 3BW
2) How many of the G7 leaders signed up to a plan?
a) half
b) 5
c) 6
d) all seven
3) What kind of capital does the G7 hope to utilise?
a) public-sector capital
b) cities
c) private-sector capital
d) low-risk capital
4) How many areas of focus did the G7 leaders decide on?
a) 4
b) 6
c) 8
d) 10
5) What does the article say will improve between East Asia and Europe?
a) air travel
b) trade routes
c) the Internet
d) diplomatic links

6) What did the White House say was global in scope?
a) B3W
b) trade
c) Earth
d) oceans
7) What countries will the initiatives cover?
a) those in the Global South
b) northern Europe
c) low- and middle-income families
d) those with no Internet access
8) How many people does the G7 want to vaccinate?
a) 1,000,000,000
b) 100,000,000
c) 10,000,000
d) 10,000,000,000
9) What kind of revolution was promised by the G7 leaders?
a) a digital revolution
b) a pink revolution
c) a new revolution
d) a green revolution
10) How many more girls does the G7 want to be in education?
a) 40,000,000,000
b) 400,000,000
c) 40,000,000
d) 40,000

Role play

Role  A – Global Warming
You think global warming is the biggest issue world leaders need to address. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their issue isn't as important. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): girls' education, vaccinating the world or cyber-security.

Role  B – Girls' Education
You think girls' education is the biggest issue world leaders need to address. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their issue isn't as important. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): global warming, vaccinating the world or cyber-security.

Role  C – Vaccinations
You think vaccinating the world is the biggest issue world leaders need to address. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their issue isn't as important. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): girls' education, global warming or cyber-security.

Role  D – Cyber-Security
You think cyber-security is the biggest issue world leaders need to address. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their issue isn't as important. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): girls' education, vaccinating the world or global warming.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'leader'

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  • and 'promise'.

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  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • promises
    • shared
    • signed
    • like
    • areas
    • trade
    • global
    • different
    • sum
    • poorer
    • early
    • girls

    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 - G7 Summit

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What images are in your mind when you hear the word 'leader'?
    3. What do you know about the G7 Summit?
    4. Should Russia, India and China be at the G7 Summit?
    5. Should the leaders have worn masks?
    6. What do you think of a 'Build Back Better World' plan?
    7. Do summits like these ever achieve anything?
    8. What needs doing to build a better world?
    9. What do you think China and India think of the G7 Summit?
    10. Who is your favorite world leader, and why?

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. What do you think of when you hear the word 'promise'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. How could the G7 countries help Latin America?
    5. How could the G7 countries help Africa?
    6. Where will we be with the pandemic in a year from now?
    7. What future health crises might appear in the future?
    8. What needs to happen in a 'green revolution'?
    9. How would the world change if more girls were educated?
    10. What questions would you like to ask the G7 leaders?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________

    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    The Group of Seven Leaders' Summit has concluded (1) ____ promises to build back a better world. The leaders even (2) ____ a phrase and an abbreviation for their shared vision. It is called the Build Back Better World plan, (3) ____ to B3W. A fundamental feature of this plan, that has been signed by all G7 leaders, is to embark on a (4) ____ of global economic initiatives. A White House statement said: "Through B3W, the G7 and other like-(5) ____ partners 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 (6) ____ between East Asia and Europe.

    The White House also announced plans for other continents. It said: "B3W will be global in (7) ____, from Latin America and the Caribbean to Africa to the Indo-Pacific. Different G7 partners will have different geographic orientations, but the (8) ____ of the initiative will cover low- and middle-income countries across the world." Another promise to (9) ____ from the Summit was to vaccinate a billion people in poorer countries. UK leader Boris Johnson said this was "a big step towards vaccinating the world". Other (10) ____ included improving early warning systems to prepare for future health (11) ____, supporting a green revolution that cuts CO2 (12) ____, and getting 40 million more girls into education by 2026.

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     at     (b)     by     (c)     as     (d)     with    
    2. (a)     cashed     (b)     moneyed     (c)     noted     (d)     coined    
    3. (a)     felled     (b)     shortened     (c)     hacked     (d)     slashed    
    4. (a)     serious     (b)     serials     (c)     series     (d)     serial    
    5. (a)     minded     (b)     brained     (c)     bodied     (d)     faced    
    6. (a)     routes     (b)     canals     (c)     diversions     (d)     bureaucrats    
    7. (a)     scrap     (b)     scoop     (c)     escape     (d)     scope    
    8. (a)     sum     (b)     algebra     (c)     amalgam     (d)     maths    
    9. (a)     go     (b)     come     (c)     keep     (d)     give    
    10. (a)     hedges     (b)     ledges     (c)     pledges     (d)     alleges    
    11. (a)     massive     (b)     ailment     (c)     crises     (d)     condition    
    12. (a)     atoms     (b)     emissions     (c)     molecules     (d)     bits

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

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    3. and an ebtboivraian
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    Paragraph 2

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    Put the text back together

    (...)  included improving early warning systems to prepare for future health crises, supporting a green
    (...)  said: "Through B3W, the G7 and other like-minded partners will coordinate in mobilizing private-sector
    (...)  countries. UK leader Boris Johnson said this was "a big step towards vaccinating the world". Other pledges
    (...)  capital in four areas of focus - climate, health and health security, digital technology, and gender equity and
    1  ) The Group of Seven Leaders' Summit has concluded with promises to build back a better
    (...)  the world." Another promise to come from the Summit was to vaccinate a billion people in poorer
    (...)  geographic orientations, but the sum of the initiative will cover low- and middle-income countries across
    (...)  The White House also announced plans for other continents. It said: "B3W will be global in
    (...)  scope, from Latin America and the Caribbean to Africa to the Indo-Pacific. Different G7 partners will have different
    (...)  revolution that cuts CO2 emissions, and getting 40 million more girls into education by 2026.
    (...)  world. The leaders even coined a phrase and an abbreviation for their shared vision. It is called the Build Back
    (...)  Better World plan, shortened to B3W. A fundamental feature of this plan, that has been signed
    (...)  by all G7 leaders, is to embark on a series of global economic initiatives. A White House statement
    (...)  equality." It will help fund infrastructure projects and improve trade routes between East Asia and Europe.

    Put the words in the right order

    1. build   back   Many   to   a   better   world   .   promises
    2. the   leaders   plan   .   The   phrase   a   for   coined
    3. series   global   on   economic   of   Embark   a   initiatives   .
    4. private-sector   of   Mobilizing   focus   .   capital   areas   four   in
    5. Fund   infrastructure   improve   trade   routes   .   projects   and
    6. global   in   said   be   scope   .   It   will   B3W
    7. promise   Another   come   the   from   to   Summit   .
    8. towards   vaccinating   big   world   .   a   It's   the   step
    9. green   CO2   emissions   .   cuts   a   revolution   Supporting   that
    10. girls   into   education   more   by   40 million   Getting   2026   .

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    The Group of Seven Leaders' Summit has concluded with / by promises to build back a better world. The leaders even noted / coined a phrase and an abbreviation for their shared vision. It is called the Build Back Better World plan, shorter / shortened to B3W. A fundamental feature of this plan, that has been singed / signed by all G7 leaders, is to disembark / embark on a series of global economic initiative / initiatives. A White House statement said: "Through B3W, the G7 and other / another like-minded partners will coordinate in mobilizing private-sector capital in four areas off / of focus - climate, health and health secure / security, digital technology, and gender equity and equality." It will help fund infrastructure projects and reprove / improve trade routes between East Asia and Europe.

    The White House also announced plans for other continence / continents. It said: "B3W will be global in / on scope, from Latin America and the Caribbean to Africa to the Indo-Pacific. Different G7 partners will have different geographic orientations, but the plus / sum of the initiative will cover low- and middle-income countries through / across the world." Another promise to / that come from the Summit was to vaccinate a billion people in poorer / poverty countries. UK leader Boris Johnson said this was "a big step towards vaccinating the world". Other ledges / pledges included improving early / fast warning systems to prepare for future health crises / crisis, supporting a green revolution that cuts CO2 emissions, and getting 40 million more girls into education to / by 2026.

    Talk about the connection between each pair of words in italics, and why the correct word is correct.

    Insert the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

    Th_  Gr__p  _f  S_v_n  L__d_rs'  S_mm_t  h_s  c_ncl_d_d  w_th  pr_m_s_s  t_  b__ld  b_ck  _  b_tt_r  w_rld.  Th_  l__d_rs  _v_n  c__n_d  _  phr_s_  _nd  _n  _bbr_v__t__n  f_r  th__r  sh_r_d  v_s__n.  _t  _s  c_ll_d  th_  B__ld  B_ck  B_tt_r  W_rld  pl_n,  sh_rt_n_d  t_  B3W.  _  f_nd_m_nt_l  f__t_r_  _f  th_s  pl_n,  th_t  h_s  b__n  s_gn_d  by  _ll  G7  l__d_rs,  _s  t_  _mb_rk  _n  _  s_r__s  _f  gl_b_l  _c_n_m_c  _n_t__t_v_s.  _  Wh_t_  H__s_  st_t_m_nt  s__d:  "Thr__gh  B3W,  th_  G7  _nd  _th_r  l_k_-m_nd_d  p_rtn_rs  w_ll  c__rd_n_t_  _n  m_b_l_z_ng  pr_v_t_-s_ct_r  c_p_t_l  _n  f__r  _r__s  _f  f_c_s  -  cl_m_t_,  h__lth  _nd  h__lth  s_c_r_ty,  d_g_t_l  t_chn_l_gy,  _nd  g_nd_r  _q__ty  _nd  _q__l_ty."  _t  w_ll  h_lp  f_nd  _nfr_str_ct_r_  pr_j_cts  _nd  _mpr_v_  tr_d_  r__t_s  b_tw__n  __st  _s__  _nd  __r_p_.

    Th_  Wh_t_  H__s_  _ls_  _nn__nc_d  pl_ns  f_r  _th_r  c_nt_n_nts.  _t  s__d:  "B3W  w_ll  b_  gl_b_l  _n  sc_p_,  fr_m  L_t_n  _m_r_c_  _nd  th_  C_r_bb__n  t_  _fr_c_  t_  th_  _nd_-P_c_f_c.  D_ff_r_nt  G7  p_rtn_rs  w_ll  h_v_  d_ff_r_nt  g__gr_ph_c  _r__nt_t__ns,  b_t  th_  s_m  _f  th_  _n_t__t_v_  w_ll  c_v_r  l_w-  _nd  m_ddl_-_nc_m_  c__ntr__s  _cr_ss  th_  w_rld."  _n_th_r  pr_m_s_  t_  c_m_  fr_m  th_  S_mm_t  w_s  t_  v_cc_n_t_  _  b_ll__n  p__pl_  _n  p__r_r  c__ntr__s.  _K  l__d_r  B_r_s  J_hns_n  s__d  th_s  w_s  "_  b_g  st_p  t_w_rds  v_cc_n_t_ng  th_  w_rld".  _th_r  pl_dg_s  _ncl_d_d  _mpr_v_ng  __rly  w_rn_ng  syst_ms  t_  pr_p_r_  f_r  f_t_r_  h__lth  cr_s_s,  s_pp_rt_ng  _  gr__n  r_v_l_t__n  th_t  c_ts  C_2  _m_ss__ns,  _nd  g_tt_ng  40  m_ll__n  m_r_  g_rls  _nt_  _d_c_t__n  by  2026.

    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    the group of seven leaders summit has concluded with promises to build back a better world the leaders even coined a phrase and an abbreviation for their shared vision it is called the build back better world plan shortened to b3w a fundamental feature of this plan that has been signed by all g7 leaders is to embark on a series of global economic initiatives a white house statement said through b3w the g7 and other likeminded partners will coordinate in mobilizing privatesector 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 between east asia and europe

    the white house also announced plans for other continents it said b3w will be global in scope from latin america and the caribbean to africa to the indopacific different g7 partners will have different geographic orientations but the sum of the initiative will cover low and middleincome countries across the world another promise to come from the summit was to vaccinate a billion people in poorer countries uk leader boris johnson said this was a big step towards vaccinating the world other pledges included improving early warning systems to prepare for future health crises supporting a green revolution that cuts co2 emissions and getting 40 million more girls into education by 2026

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

    TheGroupofSevenLeaders'Summithasconcludedwithpromisestobuil
    dbackabetterworld.Theleadersevencoinedaphraseandanabbreviati
    onfortheirsharedvision.ItiscalledtheBuildBackBetterWorldplan,shor
    tenedtoB3W.Afundamentalfeatureofthisplan,thathasbeensignedby
    allG7leaders,istoembarkonaseriesofglobaleconomicinitiatives.AWhi
    teHousestatementsaid:"ThroughB3W,theG7andotherlike-minde
    dpartnerswillcoordinateinmobilizingprivate-sectorcapitalinfoura
    reasoffocus-climate,healthandhealthsecurity,digitaltechnology,an
    dgenderequityandequality."Itwillhelpfundinfrastructureprojectsan
    dimprovetraderoutesbetweenEastAsiaandEurope.TheWhiteHousea
    lsoannouncedplansforothercontinents.Itsaid:"B3Wwillbeglobalinsc
    ope,fromLatinAmericaandtheCaribbeantoAfricatotheIndo-Pacifi
    c.DifferentG7partnerswillhavedifferentgeographicorientations,butt
    hesumoftheinitiativewillcoverlow-andmiddle-incomecountriesac
    rosstheworld."AnotherpromisetocomefromtheSummitwastovaccin
    ateabillionpeopleinpoorercountries.UKleaderBorisJohnsonsaidthis
    was"abigsteptowardsvaccinatingtheworld".Otherpledgesincludedi
    mprovingearlywarningsystemstoprepareforfuturehealthcrises,sup
    portingagreenrevolutionthatcutsCO2emissions,andgetting40millio
    nmoregirlsintoeducationby2026.

    Free writing

    Write about G7 Summit for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    It is easy to build a better world. Discuss.

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    Homework

    1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google's search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.
    2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about this news story. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.
    3. A BETTER WORLD: Make a poster about a better world. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?
    4. NON-DELIVERY: Write a magazine article about giving the world leaders huge fines if they do not keep their promise to build a better world. Include imaginary interviews with people who are for and against this.
    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).
    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.
    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on a better world. Ask him/her three questions about this better world. Give him/her three of your ideas to make the world a better place. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.





    A Few Additional Activities for Students

    Ask your students what they have read, seen or heard about this news in their own language. Students are likely to / may have have encountered this news in their L1 and therefore bring a background knowledge to the classroom.

    Get students to role play different characters from this news story.

    Ask students to keep track of this news and revisit it to discuss in your next class.

    Ask students to male predictions of how this news might develop in the next few days or weeks, and then revisit and discuss in a future class.

    Ask students to write a follow-up story to this news.

    Students role play a journalist and someone who witnessed or was a part of this news. Perhaps they could make a video of the interview.

    Ask students to keep a news journal in English and add this story to their thoughts.

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