Nov 062014

Many of us have heard of superheroes like Superman, Spiderman and Wonder Woman.
These fictional characters exist in comics and in films but can they exist in real life? Finn and Rob describe some modern-day superheroes – people who have dedicated their lives to doing good things. They discuss what it takes to be a superhero.

What year did Superman first appear published in a comic book?
a) 1930
b) 1934
c) 1938



Vocabulary and definitions

superhero – character in a film or story who has special strength and uses it to do good things and help other people
superpowers – extreme strength or abilities that most people do not have
fictional – invented / not real
extraordinary – special or very unusual
life-savers – people who give help to other people who are in a very difficult situation
admire – respect
mission – important job
honourable – morally good and deserving respect
closely-guarded – kept secret


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