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Ms Marvel


Assignment 1

Read the assignment and write down the answers in English. You may use English-language Internet sources to help you.

a           Name three or more superheroes. If you know their superpowers, write those down too.

b           Some words connected to film:
actor, actress, adventure, broadcast, camera, cartoon, character, cinema, director, documentary, ending, film, hero, movie, plot, series.
Mark the words you know. Look up the words you do not know.


Say Hello to Ms Marvel

A new web television series about Ms Marvel is in the make. This month the actress who will play Kamala Khan a.k.a. Ms Marvel was announced.

Read the text here.


Background Information

  1. Watch this short video to understand the opening of the article.
  2.  “— the latest casting news for a Disney Plus series has a maple twist.”
    This is the flag of Canada; it shows a picture of a maple leaf. The “maple twist” means: the news has a connection to Canada.


Assignment 2

Read the text. Connect the words and expressions in the two columns that have the same meaning.


1.     a bird a.     also known as (=this person also has another name)
2.     a plane b.     an animal that has wings and is covered with feathers
3.     to cast c.     a machine that can fly and carry people or things in the air
4.     the lead character d.     a person who has recently started a new activity
5.     a newcomer e.     favourite thing to eat when watching a film at the cinema
6.     go-to theatre snack f.      legs and arms
7.     to congratulate g.     short for: congratulations (gefeliciteerd)
8.     congrats h.     the main role in a film or play
9.     to relate i.      to change your shape or form into another, often by using magic
10.  a.k.a j.      to choose for a part in a film or play
11.  to shape-shift k.     to tell someone that you are happy because of his or her success or good luck
12.  limbs l.      to understand and like or have sympathy for someone or something


Assignment 3

a        Which statements about Iman Vellani are true?

1     She is a newcomer to the acting world.
2     She is from Markham, Ontario.
3     She is from Toronto.
4     She is a teen.
5     She is a filmmaker.
6     She is curious.
7     She is the first Canadian who plays a superhero.


b        Which statements about Ms Marvel are true?

1     She is also known as Kamala Khan.
2     She comes from Canada.
3     She first appeared in a comic in 2013.
4     She can shape-shift.
5     She can stretch her arms and legs.
6     She is related to Iron Man.
7     She wants to become Vice President of the United States of America.


c        Vellani talks about “stories from different genders and different countries and different people.”
What does she say about these stories?

1     Some people cannot understand these stories.
2     Stories like that are only important for people who understand them.
3     These stories are imortant to learn more about superheroes.
4     These stories can help people to understand each other better.



WK 42 2020-2021 Lezen A2 – 01 – Say Hello to Ms Marvel

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