Listen to/read these extracts from the news which use data and figures to relay information about the current state of affairs: 

  1. Statistics related to COVID-19 (Transcript): 

2. Forecasts for the UK economy:

The independent Office for Budget Responsibility says it expects the economy to grow by four percent this year, returning to pre-pandemic levels by the middle of 2022. The record amount the government is borrowing is also expected to drop sharply in the next two years. But there are concerns that payments on existing debt could soar if interest rates rise.

3. Threat of fourth wave looms closer as Spain’s coronavirus incidence rate continues to rise- annotated article-key vocabulary highlighted (source)

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