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

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has addressed the U.N. General Assembly, calling for "constructive engagement" that is "based on mutual respect and common interest". He pointed out that he didn't seek to increase tensions with the U.S. The speech is seen by many as a big change of direction in Iran's foreign policy and could potentially see new relations with America. The two countries have been bitter enemies for many decades. President Rouhani also pledged never to develop nuclear weapons, saying they had no place whatsoever in the defence of his country.


 
 

The Iranian leader spoke at length about Iran's nuclear program. He stressed that: "Nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction have no place in Iran's security and defence doctrine, and contradict our fundamental religious and ethical convictions." Iran could let U.N. inspectors back into its nuclear facilities. Rouhani said: "Our national interests make it imperative that we remove any and all reasonable concerns about Iran's peaceful nuclear program." He also said Iran posed 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 4 (one level lower) or Level 6 (one level higher)

MATCHING


 
 
 

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

addressed the

a.

of direction

2.

constructive

b.

to develop nuclear weapons

3.

based on mutual

c.

engagement

4.

a big change

d.

whatsoever

5.

foreign

e.

enemies

6.

bitter

f.

U.N. General Assembly

7.

Rouhani also pledged never

g.

respect

8.

no place

h.

policy

PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

The Iranian leader spoke

a.

interests

2.

weapons

b.

threat was imaginary

3.

Iran's security and

c.

convictions

4.

ethical

d.

of mass destruction

5.

nuclear

e.

at length

6.

national

f.

facilities

7.

Iran posed

g.

defence doctrine

8.

the so-called Iranian

h.

no threat to the world

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (1) ___________________ General Assembly, calling for " (2) ___________________ " that is "based on mutual respect and common interest". He pointed out (3) ___________________ to increase tensions with the U.S. The speech is seen by many as a big change of direction in Iran's foreign policy and (4) ___________________ new relations with America. The two countries have (5) ___________________ for many decades. President Rouhani also pledged never to develop nuclear weapons, saying they had (6) ___________________ in the defence of his country.

The Iranian leader (7) ___________________ about Iran's nuclear program. He stressed that: "Nuclear weapons and (8) ___________________ destruction have no place in Iran's (9) ___________________ doctrine, and contradict our fundamental religious and (10) ___________________." Iran could let U.N. inspectors back into its nuclear facilities. Rouhani said: "Our national interests (11) ___________________ that we remove any and all reasonable concerns 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.

 

 

 

 

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  • 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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