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Iran's Rouhani addresses UN General Assembly (27th September, 2013)

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addressed the U.N. General Assembly. He called for "constructive engagement" based on "mutual respect and common interest". He said he didn't want to increase tensions with the U.S. The speech is seen as a change in Iran's foreign policy. It could see new relations with its decades-old enemy, America. Rouhani promised never to develop nuclear weapons, saying they had no place in the defence of his country.


 
 

Iran's leader spoke about nuclear weapons. He said any weapon of mass destruction went against his country's basic religious and ethical beliefs. Iran could let U.N. inspectors back into its nuclear facilities. Rouhani said Iran's national interests mean it is important to remove any and all concerns "about Iran's peaceful nuclear program". He also said Iran was no threat to the world and that the "so-called Iranian threat" was imaginary.

 


 
 
 

 
 

 
 

Sources:
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-09/25/c_132747521.htm
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/25/world/middleeast/irans-new-president-in-first-un-appearance-preaches-tolerance-says-his-country-is-no-threat.html?_r=0

Try Level 5 (one level higher) or Level 6 (two levels higher)

MATCHING


 
 
 

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

constructive

a.

decades-old enemy

2.

based on mutual respect

b.

engagement

3.

a change in Iran's foreign

c.

of his country

4.

new relations with its

d.

and common interest

5.

Rouhani promised never to

e.

policy

6.

the defence

f.

develop nuclear weapons

PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

weapon

a.

inspectors

2.

basic religious and

b.

was imaginary

3.

U.N.

c.

ethical beliefs

4.

nuclear

d.

interests

5.

Iran's national

e.

facilities

6.

the so-called Iranian threat

f.

of mass destruction

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (1) ___________________ General Assembly. He called for "constructive engagement" based on "mutual respect (2) ___________________ ". He said he didn't want to increase tensions with the U.S. The speech (3) ___________________ in Iran's foreign policy. It could (4) ___________________ with its decades-old enemy, America. Rouhani promised (5) ___________________ nuclear weapons, saying they (6) ___________________ defence of his country.

Iran's leader spoke about nuclear weapons. He (7) ___________________ destruction went against his country's (8) ___________________ ethical beliefs. Iran could let U.N. inspectors (9) ___________________ facilities. Rouhani said Iran's (10) ___________________ mean it is important to remove (11) ___________________ "about Iran's peaceful nuclear program". He also said Iran (12) ___________________ world and that the "so-called Iranian threat" was imaginary.

IRAN SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about Iran 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.

 

STUDENT 1

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STUDENT 2

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STUDENT 3

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Q.1.

 

 

 

 

Q.2.

 

 

 

 

Q.3.

 

 

 

 

Q.4.

 

 

 

 

Q.5.

 

 

 

 

  • Now return to your original partner and share and talk about what you found out. Change partners often.
  • Make mini-presentations to other groups on your findings.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

a)

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b)

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c)

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d)

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e)

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f)

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g)

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h)

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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

a)

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b)

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c)

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d)

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e)

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f)

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g)

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h)

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FREE WRITING

Write about Iran for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner's paper.

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