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.
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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
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
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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