My hero

My hero

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Do the preparation exercise before you listen. Then do the other exercises to check your understanding.

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Listen to the speakers talking about their heroes and do the exercises to practise and improve your listening skills.

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Which of the heroes described in the listening were you most interested in? Why? Do you have a hero of your own? Tell us about them!

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farzam's picture
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I admire or describe each of these heroes works and specially if i spelled write his name Jon Limon because his works was valuable . In this since each person are eager of peace and universal peace.

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gianggiang's picture
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I would like to ask you a question : Do you know Archibald Campbell?
After receiving my question, the majority of people said that they didn'. There are no problems if you know nothing about him because he was only a teacher teaching at a school in America. He always encouraged his students to chase their dreams and spent time listening his student's ideas although sometimes the dreams seemed to be illogical.
After reading my introduction about him, I am sure that you still don't know who Campbell was, and you needn't know about him. Maybe 30 years or 100 years after, no one can remember his name, but 100 years or even 1000 years after, no one can forget his three students : George Washington, James Madison and James Monroe. ( The first,the fourth and the fifth American president .)
In my opinion, the word " famous" is only used for a few people. The famous people seem to be the heroes of the world, but the word " hero" is not only used for famous people but also for people who is working hard for a better society. Invisible works and no one cares about them, but they are changing our world.

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gianggiang's picture
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I would draw a new world map. :D
By the way, there is a saying that: Behind a successful man, there is a woman.
I also have another saying : Behind an unsuccessful man. there is a woman,too.

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Ken's picture
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Interesting saying!
I think I've heard the similar words in an old film…Have you heard?
'Ageman'=Lady Luck, who brings luck to a man and 'Sageman'=who brings bad luck to a man.
And I believe my girlfriend is, of course, Lady Luck to me!!
ヽ(゚∀゚)メ(゚∀゚)ノ

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Elsa007's picture
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Aha ha ha!
You're bright and really insightful, despite being young! :D
Well, My mum, who is a real lady, often tells me behind my dad: "I'm a FEMALE. FE=iron, MALE=man. Therefore I'm Iron man!"
What about this one? :)
Super!! I look forward to the day when you put your discovery on the world map!
Hand in hand… let's go shares with me!! :)))))

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gianggiang's picture
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Your mum is very great. ( She may be good at Chemistry when she was a student :D)
Sometimes when I am tired of studying all day,my brain can't control my speech. I answer someone's questions immediately without thinking so the answers seem to be illogical. I am happy about your appreciation although I know that it is not the answer you expect. Once, my teacher asked me " In your opinion, what is the easiest way to chase dreams ?" I replied him: " The simplest way is........" ( I read a funny story and I imitated its answer) You can't imagine how his face was after listening my answer. ( Till now, I can't forget it)
I have so many foolish answers for insightful questions. Are you curious ?
Do you have to go to your school on Sunday? Sunday seems to be the busiest day in my schedule.

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Elsa007's picture
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Aha ha, hi gianggiang!
You're so diverting and I'm very much curious about your lots of creative (imitative) answers for insightful questions! Tell me, tell me, tell me some of them, please!
By the way, giang, my question about the dream is originally illogical, you know, so no dream is logical!

How come is Sunday the busiest day for you?
---Ha-ha… your homework day!? ;-)

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gianggiang's picture
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Hi, I replied him: " The simplest way to chase our dreams is turning off the alarm clocks and continuing sleeping."
( Because we often dream when we are sleeping. :D)
Once, our teacher reminded us : " You know, on the road to success, there are no lazy people's footprints ." I immediately whispered : " Of course, because lazy people often use bikes/ motorbikes/cars/ planes to the destinations of success, they never walk on foot. ..... So foolish !
You know, the majority of schools in Vietnam require students to go to school on Sunday. Our teachers explain that we should study as soon as possible, so we have to study 4 hours in the morning, 2 hours in the evening and 2 hours after finishing studying at shool, we have to do lots of homework and prepare for the next lessons. I exhaust ! However, it isn't as terrible as it one year ago, I had to spend 10 hours per day to study only Math because I had to attend a competition....

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Elsa007's picture
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In the listening, I'm interested in heroes who achieved something good for the world. They were no doubt an esteemed person, but I think no hero makes it alone. I tend to pay my attention to the people who support a 'hero'. Although I'm not really sure if John Lenon is a hero, I think he was a good musician and played a role as a peace ambassador according to his wife's suggestion………..
Anyway, a hero is in each of our heart!!

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sanpai28's picture
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I am most interested in all of them because they all do the right thing, good thing, and outstanding thing for the humans and goals that they want to see the humans and the world the best situation than ever and they can do anything that helps the world better and more peaceful and they have amazing courage to face difficulties, problems and even to sacrifice their lives on their way to do that !
I admire and respect all heroes who do the good things for the world and humanity not looking for themselves with much or less popularity, with any age. They all show that we all can pass over any problem and difficulty by trying hard. So I love all heroes.
Of course! I surely have a hero of my own. She is " Daw Aung San Su Kyi ". I hope most people will know her. She is a Nobel Prize Winner for PEACE. I am very glad that our country, Myanmar(the old name was Burma) has her. She is the political leader of NLD (National League for Democracy). She is the mother for us, the all citizens except for selfish those with much greed looking for themselves and their family. His father, Bogyoke Aung San is still also a great hero for us and he still remains in our hearts although he was killed a long time ago.
Daw Aung San Su Kyi has spent her time to make the citizens escape from the poverty and difficulties and problems, get their rights and oppotunities that they're not getting now and be the ones with better life although she could even spend her time happily and comfortably with her family at abroad. She even almost got killed by others who don't like her but she don't care about her life and still walks forward and fights for the rights of citizens without fear. She sacrificed to her happy family relationship and happy family life with her own sons to improve our country and citizens. She is the idol of us. She proved that we all can achieve our goals and aims, and pass over the problems even if they are extremely hard to pass over when we have good and clean attitude and a strong will and we try hard again and again not being upset the failure and learning from that. From looking her, we also know that you'll get rewards, clean fame, admiration and respect from others if you do nothing but do good things for the others with clean soul, good morality, pure mind and holy behaviour without looking yourself, your needs, your tiredness but looking for those of others, and brave courage to risk your life and even sacrifice it when it needs, for the advantages of other people. If you do this, the rewards that you deserve will come to you even if you don't expect or want them. So, I wish her to be healthy and active always to fight for our rights with full energy and successful of her aims and goals.
I think my comment is too long as my mind is on my hand and I can't stop this. :))))

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Tony2003's picture
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My hero is Steve Jobs.he the creator of Apple,the people that everybody think is the brilliant person.He had change what everybody was think about technology

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My hero is Marry Teresse,a nun from Italy.She helped a lot of people with charity's and I admire her,because she dedicated her life to Jesus and to helping people.I think she is one of the best people in the world!!

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My hero is Audrey Hepburn , she was a pretty woman and se had a big heart. In her last days she colaborated with UNICEF helping many children whose were died by starving.

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Synteck's picture
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Possibly in the campaign against the children slavery. When I hear children slavery I don't feel comfortable that a complete industry is using children for get a cheap handwork. Well my hero could be one guitarist. His name is Carlos Santana a mexican guitarist, a Mundial symbol who has composed hundreds of themes for guitar.

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My favorite hero from the text is Kailash Satyarthi who has saved many young children lives from slavery

But my hero is Themistocle, a Roman general who vanquished Xeroes a persian emperor who was treated like god on earth

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Niluh's picture
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I am interested in Kailash Satyarthi's story, he is really brave to fight against children slavery even though he often risks his life.

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MALINE's picture
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My favorute is Mary Anning,she opened the doors to Paleontology even when she wasn´t able to get a good education she did whatever she could to be a scientist.

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Ahtram's picture
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My hero is Heinrich Schliemann, who discovered the historical city Troy on the basis of Homer's books... I read a book about him a couple of weeks ago, and it was VERY interesting ( polish title: Sen o Troi )

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Nurlan A's picture
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I have a hero.His name is MUBARIZ IBRAHIMOV.He is martyr.He became martyr in June 18,2010.He is a national hero of Azerbaijani people.He will always live in the hearts of Azerbaijani people.

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