Questions for "Meet the Journalist: Reese Erlich"

  1. What do the Iranians interviewed by Erlich think about the deal made between Iran and the U.S.? Where do the agree and where do they disagree?
  2. What are the most prevalent settings in the video? Why do you think Erlich picked these locations for filming the video?

Questions for "Why Iranian Youth Are Supporting the Nuclear Agreement"

  1. How have you seen Iranians portrayed in the media?
  2. Read the quotation below and consider the following: 

"Iman Adeli, a 21-year-old future doctor, says Iran has long been isolated because of international sanctions.

"We were alone and at war with the world," Adeli says. "If the sanctions are lifted, trade will come back. We'll import and export more easily compared to the time of sanctions."

The handsome young man dressed in jeans and a T-shirt, like many Iranian young people, is an avid user of an Iranian messaging service called Telegram. The app kept students appraised of progress with negotiations in Vienna. "

  • How does the author describe the interviewee?
  • Why do you think the author communicates the details about the subject’s appearance and occupation to the reader?
  1. Read the following quotation from the attached article:

"The majority of the reform movement is young people," said Prof. Etaat. "The principalists (conservatives) tend to be older people."

  • Why do you think the youth are more open to reform that the older generation?
  • According to the article, why are young people more in favor of reform?
  • In what ways do the opinions of youth and adults differ in your community?

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