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Apr 15

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The Nuclear Deal with Iran

How much do you know about the background of the nuclear deal with Iran? Is this a good deal for Europeans? To find out more about the deal watch the video and learn useful verbs with the help of our video lesson – download the complete lesson here.

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Build your Vocabulary
Complete the sentences using some of the words below. You will NOT need all the words.
showdown – shambles – kibosh – mountain – lid – came and went – tried and tested – countdown
a) We could say that Iran is between Iraq and a hard place, which is a word pun on the expression ‘between a ………………………. and a hard place’ meaning a difficult situation.
b) The International Atomic Energy Agency wanted Iraq to put the ………………….on its nuclear operations. This means that the IAEA wanted Iran to stop these operations.
c) By 2012 the Iranian economy was in ……………………..because the embargo cut it off financially from the rest of the world.
d) The deadline …………………………………………. and nothing happened.
e) A …………………………..is looming over Capitol Hill on how to handle the situation, and many fear that it won’t be easy to come to an agreement.
ANSWERS: rock, kibosh, shambles, came and went, showdown

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