Iran: UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Intensive English Language Programme (IELP)
Reading Explorer :
World Heritage Spotlight Worksheet

Teacher's Name: Mr. Ninderpal
Student's Name: Nima Ashrafzadeh
Student ID: 1101109229
Class Number: FCA 003

Reading Explorer: World Heritage Spotlight Worksheet
Check the type of site: Cultural
A. Where is the site?
Place name: Persepolis , Country: Iran , Continent: Asia

B. When did it become a UNESCO World Heritage Site? Year 1979

C. Why is this site important? Give two or more reasons:
* Persepolis was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire of Iran. * It was built on an immense half-artificial, half-natural terrace, where the king of kings created an impressive palace complex inspired by Mesopotamian models. * The importance and quality of the monumental ruins make it a unique archaeological site.

D. Were there words or phrases in the World Heritage Spotlight that were new to you? Note them here, with a definition or sample sentence. * Spotlight: It is included of two words: Spot and Light. Spot means a place, for example: This is a good spot for a picnic. Light means bright and luminous. Whole meaning is Famous and Outstanding place.

E. Make a sentence using one of the words in the Glossary. * Persepolis is the cradle of Iranian civilization which is located in the central vast plains of Iran.

F. What are two or three aspects of the site that interest you the most? * Persepolis was founded by Darius I in 518 B.C., and what interests me is that people had some kind of developed civilization at those far years. * Also it is very strange that people without technology of machinery had built these great buildings with huge and monolithic stones.

G. Are there similar sites in or near your own country? In what way are they similar? * Yes. One of these sites is Pasargadae which was the first dynastic capital of the Achaemenid Empire. Its palaces, gardens...
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