A Teacher in Samarra


Bashar talks about globalization and his work.


teacher salary conflict
modern country (2) world
control third world create
similar image affect
some young try
other live life
thing (2) make happy
develop discover invest
himself/herself favorite cuisine
actually expect continue
high higher studies spend
free (2) free time read
practice activity visit



1. Who is this person?

2. What is his profession? Where does he work?

3. Bashar believes some countries try to control other countries and make them follow their lifestyles. Yes or no?

4. What makes him happy?

5. What is his favorite cuisine?

6. What are his goals?

7. How does he spend his free time?

8. Name ten things and seven activities from the video.


A. Are you a student or teacher? Where do you study?

B. Are you from Iraq? Do you live in Iraq? Have you ever been to Iraq?

C. Have you met people from Iraq?

D. Describe the climate and geography of Iraq.

E. Describe the economy of Iraq. What does it import and export?

F. What are some problems or challenges facing Iraq?

G. What is Iraqi food like? Describe the cuisine of Iraq.

H. What are some tourist attractions (cultural, historic, natural)?

I. What comes to mind when you think of Iraq? What do you associate with Iraq?

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