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Looking for love in Iran – Vocab practice

Today we’re watching a documentary on marriages in Iran [ɪ’rɑːn].

Let me explain how we are going to work with the video.

 

Instructions

Step 1 – write out all of these expressions into your copybook

step 2 – translate all the words (make sure that you understand their meaning)

step 3 – watch the video and LISTEN FOR these words
(when you hear a word, tick it. Don’t worry if you don’t hear ALL the words from my list. Your goal is to catch at least 50% of them)

 

  1. Sex outside marriage is illegal
  2. Play by the rules
  3. Dating institute
  4. Marriage crisis [‘kraɪsɪs]
  5. Step in and play Cupid
  6. Set up 250 marriages
  7. Chief matchmaker
  8. Marrigeable age
  9. Pictures are banned
  10. Parents present on the first date
  11. A success story
  12. Mediated by other people
  13. Decision based on love
  14. Love at first sight
  15. Traditional matchmakers
  16. Anyone can approach them
  17. The pile of presents
  18. Clients are getting demanding
  19. A nice boy with good morals
  20. Seek the husband = look for
  21. Compulsory course on marriage
  22. It is contributing to the west’s decline
  23. Parental permission
  24. Family negotiations
  25. Head over heels and deeply in love
  26. People are in tears
  27. Push their envelope
  28. Misconceptions about Iran
  29. Social scene is amazingly complex
  30. Insurancy policy for wives
  31. 114 coins = 23 000 pounds
  32. Can’t afford it

 

INSTRUCTIONS – how to watch the video productively?

Step 1 – write out all of these expressions in your copybook

step 2 – translate all the words (make sure that you understand their meaning)

step 3 – watch the video and HEAR FOR these words
(when you hear a word, tick it)

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