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May 8, 2012

“Heroes in the world”

Filed under: student presentations — richardlstansfield @ 5:14 am

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Our presentation is about “Heroes in the world”
There are many heroes. For example Hulk, Superman, Spiderman, Batman, Ironman, and Hancock.

He spins a web after getting bitten by a spider. His enemies are Doctor octopus, Green goblin, Sandman, King pin, and Venom.

Superman was born on the planet Krypton. He has strong power. He looks ridiculous because of his fashion. He looks like a human but, actually he is an alien. He changes clothes in the phone booth.

He is a monster. When he is mad about some
thing, his skin changes to green. And he is the only hero that can’t fly.

Hancock can fly at a high altitude. He is haggard but, he has a warm heart. He uses psychic powers. But when he is with Mary, his power is weakened

Batman is human. He attacks by using a boomerang and rope. His enemies are Bane, Scarecrow and Joker.

Ironman is the CEO of a weapon business. He doesn’t have special skills. but He changes into a mechanical hero when he wears his suit.
At other times Ironman is a normal human being. That is the difference between him and other heroes.

Every hero lives in the USA!(similarity)

Recently, The movie ‘The Avengers’ was released. many different heroes appeared in this movie. The characters of this movie are Ironman, and Hulk. Other heroes appear, like Thor, Captain america, and so on.

The reason that heroes begin to appear is, because, people want to be rescued from tired life (Poverty, Hunger, Abuse, Oppression). People live vicariously through the story of a hero.

We hope for a peaceful world without these heroes!
Thank you!

Discussion Question
① Which hero do you think is the most attractive?
② What kind of hero do you want to appear in the future?
③ If you were a hero, what kind of skill would you want to get?
④Do you want to be hero? And why? Or why not?

Glossary
hero : a man who is admired for doing something extremely brave
ridiculous : very silly or unreasonable
haggard : someone who looks haggard has lines on their face and dark marks around their eyes, especially because they are ill, worried, or tired
weaken : to make someone or something less powerful or less important, or to become less powerful
enemy : someone who hates you and wants to harm you

References
[1] http://movie.naver.com/movie/bi/mi/basic.nhn?code=44885
[2] http://movie.naver.com/movie/bi/mi/basic.nhn?code=68944
[3] http://movie.naver.com/movie/bi/mi/basic.nhn?code=37439
[4] http://movie.naver.com/movie/bi/mi/basic.nhn?code=31307
[5] http://movie.naver.com/movie/bi/mi/basic.nhn?code=40177
[6] http://movie.naver.com/movie/bi/mi/basic.nhn?code=62560
[7] http://movie.naver.com/movie/bi/mi/basic.nhn?code=72363

* Class # 152,
Group # 7

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Teacher’s Note:

This vocabulary will be on Written Test #2:

1. ridiculous: (adjective) very silly or unreasonable

2. haggard: (adjective) when someone has lines on their face and dark marks around their eyes, especially because they are ill, worried, or tired

3. weaken: (verb) to make someone or something less powerful or less important, or to become less powerful

This discussion question will be on the Final Speaking Test:

If you were a hero, what kind of skill would you want to get?

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