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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

what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
Bharti
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
Daniel
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
Maciej
characteristics of micro business
Abigail
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Anassong
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
s.
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
Tarell
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
Damian
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
Tarell
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
Virgil
is Bucky paper clear?
CYNTHIA
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Harper
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
s.
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
SUYASH Reply
for screen printed electrodes ?
SUYASH
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
Ebrahim
or in general
Ebrahim
in general
s.
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
tahir
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
Cied
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
China
Cied
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
Porter
many many of nanotubes
Porter
what is the k.e before it land
Yasmin
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
Cesar
I'm interested in nanotube
Uday
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
Ramkumar Reply
what is nano technology
Sravani Reply
what is system testing?
AMJAD
preparation of nanomaterial
Victor Reply
how to synthesize TiO2 nanoparticles by chemical methods
Zubear
what's the program
Jordan
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Jordan
what chemical
Jordan
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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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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