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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

Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
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
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
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
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
research.net
kanaga
sciencedirect big data base
Ernesto
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
hi
Loga
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
Bharti
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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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