Covid-19: Will vaccine be for all?: BBC News Review reviews

March 21, 2023

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

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Video chapters:
0:00 – Introduction
0:33 – Story
1:52 – Headline 1: G20 leaders pledge to distribute Covid vaccines fairly around world
4:19 – Headline 2: European countries make moves on Covid-19 vaccine as timeline emerges
8:25 – Headline 3: Coronavirus vaccines: Will any countries get left out?
10:04 – Language summary

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

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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  1. Reply
    BBC Learning English March 21, 2023 at 5:09 pm

    We hope you enjoyed that! To watch the video about 'will' and 'be going to' mentioned in this video, click here:

  2. 🚆 The company has pledged to raise all salaries.
    🚆 The organization is making moves on ending child abuse.
    🚆 Sara sometimes used to get left out when she played the piano at the concert.

  3. 2:24 Rob! Stop stealing biscuits please!😅

  4. It's such a sad story that Tom might get left out if he joined the football team:))

  5. good activities to learn english from BBC learning. Thank you for your learning english. I live in Arrakan.

  6. Vaccine is not work. Pheretima of earthworm will handle the disease

  7. Fauci had Wuhan make the CCP virus, devil clown 🤡. So, I have unsubscribe BBC for it is a corrupt and misinformation corporation.

  8. Reply
    Счастье и удовольствие March 21, 2023 at 5:09 pm

    Thank you very much from Kazakhstan.

  9. ❤️❤️❤️

  10. Thank you very much for the good lession!

  11. Very helpful video, thank you two

  12. Thank you, BBC.

  13. Very good program!

  14. I pledge that I will make move on watching such videos more often in order not to be left out

  15. Thanks a lot!!

  16. Hi, I love your videos. Thanks so much. Where's Dan? I haven't seen him lately😔

  17. Thanks 👍

  18. very informative

  19. 9:48 I love that moment🤣

  20. I want to see Rob:))

  21. Thanks, for the video 🙂

  22. i.m sorry to see that even for this beautiful lesson
    there are dislikes 🙁 the recording quality is excellent too

  23. been an english learner for a very kong time and i still don.t understand news language at all so this is a very good lesson / video
    thanks a lot again

  24. i love you both
    your english voice and accent are so beautiful
    i wish i could come to england and meet you
    lots of love from turkey

  25. The last commentary it's good summary about those 3 elements and how we can use in the conversations ¡¡good job!!!bbc

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