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English first additional language

Grade 4

Heroes and heroines

Module 41

Two quite different heroes

Activity 1

To read fiction at an appropriate level [lo 3.5.1]

SPIDERMAN

Although Spiderman is actually quite “old”, he is one of the most famous modern-day comic-book heroes. From the 1930s to the 1950s there were many comic books in which the superheroes were almost god-like symbols that supported the belief that good would always triumph over evil. But later, towards the 1960s, the teenagers wanted something else and the old heroes were just not as popular as before. New heroes had to be invented.

One day a different kind of hero was born. He didn’t look god-like at all. In fact, he was a shy, skinny orphan! We call this kind of “hero” an anti-hero, because he seems to be exactly the opposite of what we expect of a hero.

Peter Parker is a nerd. School bullies won’t leave him alone. But one day a radioactive spider bites him and he is transformed into a powerful mutant and suddenly he has incredible strength. He can scale walls, release a spider-web from his wrists, and his “spider-sense” warns him of danger. He has the power to kill and destroy, but after his uncle is murdered, he swears to use this power to fight evil. His motto is “With great power comes great responsibility.”

His great opponent is Green Goblin, a “person” who also leads a double life and who seems to be the respected scientist Norman Osborn, but people don’t know that he turned into a wicked creature after an experiment went wrong.

In the film “Spider-Man” the hero battles against the Green Goblin and fights for the love of the beautiful Mary Jane Watson.

In May 2002 the film was such a hit that it broke a record by becoming the film that had the best opening week ever in South Africa. It earned more than R7 million in the first seven days that it was screened in this country. We say that it was a “box-office hit”.

Activity 2

To write a paragraph by filling in the missing words [lo 4.5.1]

Imagine that you are Peter Parker. You go out for the day with the rest of your class. A spider bites you. You don’t know that it is a radioactive spider. Suddenly you feel different. You realise that you have unusual power. You have become transformed into Spiderman.

Complete this short paragraph by filling in the missing words. (Sorry, girls, you’ll just have to imagine that you were a boy who has had this experience!)

It was such a ……………………… day out in the …………………..

yesterday when we went on the…………………………………….. I

don’t know ……………………………but I ………………………………

feel so …………………………….. I think a …………………………….

……………………………………………………

I don’t know how it happened, but suddenly I have ………………….

and I have found out that I ………..……………………………………..

can …………………………………………………. What is ……………

..…………………… ……………………….to me? I arm-wrestled with

Tom, and ………………….. I was amazed to see that ……………….

…………………………………………. I have also

found out that I can ………………………………walls. This is so

………………………………………………………………..! I feel as if I

want to help ………………………………… and fight ………………….

Questions & Answers

are nano particles real
Missy Reply
yeah
Joseph
Hello, if I study Physics teacher in bachelor, can I study Nanotechnology in master?
Lale Reply
no can't
Lohitha
where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
nanopartical of organic/inorganic / physical chemistry , pdf / thesis / review
Ali
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
learn
Google
da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
hey
Giriraj
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
revolt
da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
has a lot of application modern world
Kamaluddeen
yes
narayan
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
ya I also want to know the raman spectra
Bhagvanji
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
Smarajit Reply
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Source:  OpenStax, English first additional language grade 4. OpenStax CNX. Sep 18, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11093/1.1
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