The Reading / Listening - Iran Nuclear Deal - Level 4

Iran and the USA will talk to restart a 2015 nuclear deal. There will be no face-to-face meetings between high-level officials. On the table for discussion is the revival of the 2015 pact. That deal reduced economic sanctions on Iran. The pact was meant to make it harder for Iran to develop nuclear weapons. Donald Trump abandoned it. Iranian officials have always denied they have had any plans to develop nuclear weapons.



Negotiators say the talks will be difficult. There may not be any early breakthroughs. A US negotiator said: "The primary issues to be discussed are...on the one hand, the nuclear steps that Iran would need to take to return to compliance with the 2015 nuclear accord, and on the other hand, the sanctions-relief steps that the US needs to take." Iran will "reverse its remedial measures...taken because of the opposite side's violation of the treaty".

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Iran Nuclear Deal - Level 5 or  Iran Nuclear Deal - Level 6

Sources
  • https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/us-iran-talks-nuclear-deal/2021/04/05/8fc279dc-962e-11eb-b28d-bfa7bb5cb2a5_story.html
  • https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/4/6/vienna-talks-iran-and-world-powers-begin-nuclear-negotiations
  • https://www.voanews.com/usa/us-expects-difficult-iran-talks-sees-no-quick-breakthrough


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. restart a 2015
  2. face-to-face
  3. high-
  4. On the table for
  5. economic
  6. make it
  7. Donald Trump
  8. plans to develop
  1. level officials
  2. nuclear weapons
  3. abandoned it
  4. harder
  5. nuclear deal
  6. sanctions
  7. meetings
  8. discussion

Paragraph 2

  1. Negotiators say the talks
  2. There may not be any early
  3. The primary issues to
  4. on the one
  5. steps that Iran would
  6. compliance with the 2015
  7. remedial
  8. violation of the
  1. need to take
  2. be discussed
  3. treaty
  4. nuclear accord
  5. will be difficult
  6. hand
  7. breakthroughs
  8. measures

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Iran and the USA will (1) ___________________ a 2015 nuclear deal. There will be no face-to-face meetings between                                          (2) ___________________. On the table for discussion is the revival of the 2015 pact. That deal reduced (3) ___________________ Iran. The pact was meant to make (4) ___________________ Iran to develop nuclear weapons. Donald Trump abandoned it. Iranian officials                     (5) ___________________ they have had any                                       (6) ___________________ nuclear weapons.

Negotiators say the talks will be difficult. There may not (7) ___________________ breakthroughs. A US negotiator said: "The primary issues to (8) ___________________...on the one hand, the nuclear steps that Iran would (9) ___________________ to return to compliance with the 2015 nuclear accord, and (10) __________________ hand, the sanctions-(11) ___________________ the US needs to take." Iran will "reverse its remedial measures...taken because of the opposite side's violation (12) ___________________".

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

IranandtheUSAwilltalktorestarta2015nucleardeal.Therewillbenofac
e-to-facemeetingsbetweenhigh-levelofficials.Onthetablefordiscuss
ionistherevivalofthe2015pact.Thatdealreducedeconomicsanctionso
nIran.ThepactwasmeanttomakeitharderforIrantodevelopnuclearwe
apons.DonaldTrumpabandonedit.Iranianofficialshavealwaysdenied
theyhavehadanyplanstodevelopnuclearweapons.Negotiatorssayth
etalkswillbedifficult.Theremaynotbeanyearlybreakthroughs.AUSne
gotiatorsaid:"Theprimaryissuestobediscussedare...ontheonehand,t
henuclearstepsthatIranwouldneedtotaketoreturntocompliancewith
the2015nuclearaccord,andontheotherhand,thesanctions-reliefs
tepsthattheUSneedstotake."Iranwill"reverseitsremedialmeasures...ta
kenbecauseoftheoppositeside'sviolationofthetreaty".

Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic 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.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

Discussion — Write your own questions

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

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(m) ________________

(n) ________________

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Free writing

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Answers

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