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.
- Watch this short video to understand the opening of the article.
- “— 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.
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|
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.