Persian Vocabulary Practice Lesson adapted from Persian Vocabulary Acquisition: Second Edition (2003

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54.17. Text 42: A Report on a Writer's Death in TehrSn. This lesson's text is a report from a Tehran daily newspaper illustrating writing with meaning between the lines.

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Text 42 Translation. Sa'idi Sirjhi Passes Away. Tehrh-Jomhuri Eslami News Service (1) A reliable source reported that the effon of doetors to save the life of 'Ali Akbar Sa'idi SirjBni, the elderly Iranian writer, were ineffectual, and he passed away in the first hours of Sunday morning in Tehrin. (2) On Saturday SirjBni suffered a massive heart attack and was quickly plaeed under the eare of physieians. On Sunday morning, the leader of the team of physicians attending to SirjBni reported that from one o'eloek that morning Sirjhi's eondition grew grave and doctors began an expanded effon in their eare and treatment of him. But their efforts did not produee results and he passed away. The chief of the team of attending physieians said rhar Sa'idi S i r j h i had suffered a heart attaek and that heart resuscitation procedures were undenaken to save him. The ~atient's heart had revived. But beeause of a double mvdriasis and the leneth of eessation of his breathing4espite breathing resuscitation-after a time his heart stopped beating. Despite special medical attention, he did not respond to treatment or therapy and he passed away. (3) In its report, the Jomhuri-ve Eslbtni News Serviee added that s ~ n e e last Esfand [FebruaryIMarch] when he was arrested, and aiter undergoing judieial prwedures, Sa'idi Sirjini chose to reside in a house in nonh T e h r h , where he undertook a revision of his works. Among his new works his "Cultural Memoirs" is on the subject of contemporary history. (4) After a voluntary visit last month to the southern (former war) fronts, Sa'idi called his reeent perspeetive a new binh and produeed some writings in this regard. During his trip to the front, Sa'idi Sirjini talked to a representative of Elleld'd, Newspaper in the south. That conversation was published a little while back in the "Reports" page of that newspaper. (5) Also, in an interview on Abin 4th with Jomhuri-ye Esldmi Newspaper, Sa'idi had said, "Before my arrest my writings had veins of stubbornness, and I am very regretful beeause the devotion and sincerity which I see in young people and veterans have shaken me." He also said in this interview, "I want to make up for things with my writings from now on, so that 1 am no longer ashamed of myself." ( 6 ) At the same time, in view of the fact that the late Sa'idi Sirjini had entrusted the publication of his political and cultural memoirs to the EttelB'it organization, these memoirs will soon be printed and published by Ettelrit Publications.

54.17.2. Scan the text to find answers (X) to these multiple-choice questions.

2 How many times (X) does the name of the writer in question appear in the text:

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3 . What event (X) does the text report?

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54.17.3. Check (X) items in this list which you would expect to see in a newspaper article written immediately after the death of a relatively well-known writer.

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$4.17.7. Review the following pairs of words. Discuss and guess their meanings. Then scan Text 42 (above) to get a feel for its order and organization by underscoring its verbs.

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84.17.10. Read these comprehension questions. Then read Text 42 to find the answers. Questions are numbered according to text paragraph numbers.

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54.17.14. Review Section 54.17.3. Does Text 4 2 repon facts which you checked there? If not, why not?

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