IB DP Language A Language and Literature – sample text analysis – CBC news article on vaccine donations

Text: “Canada falling behind on promised vaccine donations to other countries.” CBC. https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-vaccine-doses-developing-countries-1.6305431

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Some elements of this text to consider:

  • FYI CBC is the Canadian national broadcaster, similar to the BBC in the UK.
  • Since the CBC is the Canadian national broadcaster, its primary audience is Canadian citizens.
  • The language and the structure of this article is not a sophisticated as other news outlets such as The Globe and Mail or the Washington Post. The CBC is aiming at a broader segment of the population though.
  • The article incorporates a number of quotations from different sides of the story to give it some degree of balance and broad coverage of pledged vaccines not being donated.

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