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- When was the last time you have been to a party? Whose party was it?
- What do you enjoy doing the most when you attend parties?
- wealth /welth/
- grand /grand/
- narrate /na-REYT/
- broadcast /BRAWD-kast/
- minister /MIN-uh-ster/
[noun] – a large amount of money or valuable possessions that someone has
Nina’s career helped her save a great amount of wealth.
[adjective] – important and large in degree
Several well-known celebrities attended the grand event.
[verb] – to tell a story, often by reading aloud from a text, or to describe events as they happen
The main character narrates the story of the movie.
[verb] – to send out a program on television or radio
The ceremony was broadcast live to several different countries.
[noun] – a member of the government in Britain and many other countries who is in charge of a particular department or has an important position in it
He used to be a university professor before working as the minister of education.
The occasion was to celebrate the 2,500th anniversary of the first Persian Empire’s establishment by Cyrus the Great. No grand hotels or other sorts of infrastructure were present to hold a large event. So instead, the party was scheduled to take place in the ancient Persopolis ruins in the desert. Throughout the entire year the party was prepared, articles about it appeared in newspapers. Additionally, a film director was hired to capture the event on camera. Hollywood icon Orson Welles narrated the movie’s English version, which was then broadcast in a number of theaters all over the world. The cost of the party varies depending on the source. The Shah’s administration estimated the price to be at $17 million. Meanwhile, Iranians estimated that the event must have cost around $500 million, which is equivalent to over $1 billion in modern currency.
But many historians believe that the party was one of the reasons that brought about the Shah’s government’s fall. The Iranian people were not invited, nor were the ministers. It was a celebration of Persia without its citizens, who made it one of the biggest and most powerful empires in history.
- When did the Shah of Iran have the biggest party in history?
- What was the purpose of the celebration?
- Where did the party take place?
- Who narrated the English version of the event after it was filmed?
- How much was the estimated cost of the party, according to the Iranians?
- What was the largest party you have been to? Please tell me more about it.
- Please share the most expensive event you have spent on.
- If you were an Iranian citizen who was not invited to the party, how would you feel?
- Should the citizens of a country be invited to a party organized by its ruler?
- How should a country’s leader properly show his/her influence?