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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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GBGBGBGB 25 August, 2022 - 16:34

John Lennon, a person, a singer, a musician, my hero; for me John Lennon is a legend not only for his fantastic songs but also for his history and his lifestyle. But I have another hero, and this one is my brother, he is what I want to be in my future, he has a nice style and helps my dad at work, giving him advice in how brands buy.

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0english 1 June, 2022 - 09:25

My heroes are my parents. My parents have always brought happiness to the home. They have always supported me and my brothers. They have always been there for me in my most difficult moments. I remember when I had problems in my homework and my parents always helped me out.

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lucalvesilva 26 May, 2022 - 11:19

I got interested on Mary Anning's story. To be honest, I've never heard about her before. It's great to know how important she was for the science as a whole. Thanks to her, we are capable to know that animals can be extinct and loads of policies were created decades later to protect them.

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atolit0123 6 April, 2022 - 03:15

I am probably more interested in Mary Anning because it sounds almost impossible what she did considering the circumstances and that someway gives me hope and makes me feel that you can be whoever you want to be and do whatever you want to do even if it is difficult.
I don't think i have an hero yet, I admire some people but im not sure if I can call them heroes.

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HatziryVH 16 March, 2022 - 20:43

I am more interested in the story of Mary Anning, I liked it because she talks about how she turns the stereotypes or the division of social classes, showing what she can do, for the moment I don't have a hero.

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ThoughCleaner 20 August, 2021 - 17:57

I am very interesting in Kailash Satyarthi, all the deeds he did sounds significant and humanistic, and if we put child slavery in our modern age it would be a serious international issue, it needs a lot of bravery to against a regime. To the contrary, I think John Lennon shouldn't be considered as a hero because of his occupation, most of singers just care about how to entertain people by writing music and lyrics, they do nothing apart from that, just saying and that's what everyone also can do!

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liz15 23 June, 2021 - 22:10

I think a great hero is Kailash Satyarthi, is very interesting to know a person that is worried about the situacion's community when He was only a child He was afraid about other childs and he decided to do something for them, sometimes the people only judge but they don't do anything and He was a little child and He does amazyng things.

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Gymnastics100 1 June, 2021 - 19:11

I would choose my own hero, well, I have three heros, God , my parents and Simone Biles,
I like very much Simone Biles, she is a very good gymnast!
And I´m very grateful with my parnts, they do a great job!
God, is my principal Hero!

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Kostantinus 25 February, 2021 - 09:54

I would like to chose my own hero and it's my mother who makes big efforts taking care of me and my sister. She gives us the best and never think about herself. I would say she dedicates herself for being a perfect mother. Me and my sister see her care all the time and, of course, when I will grow up I will help her with everything what she needs. I realise it's hard for woman to rase the children without man's support. I know that not all parents are the same with my mother so I appreciate and value her very much.

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yare8p 15 May, 2020 - 22:07

I would choose Rachel Carson like my hero 'cause i think the environmental pollution nowadays is big problem for our planet. If we don´t treat the earth better, it won't exists future for us as a specie.
For now, my hero is my mom, because she does everything for the welling of me and my brother, she is a single mom but we never have been lacked of nothing.

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freshta01 14 May, 2020 - 04:40

It was a great audio containing content. I admire all of them for their services to education, animals, and human rights. I believe these people are true heroes. The bravery of Kailash Satyarthi is appreciatable, and the message John Lenon shared in his song "Imagine" is precious. There are children who still do not have formal education in the 21st century and war is occurring in third world countries. We need to raise our voice, show our support and work toward world peace, the way these heroes did in their own ways. I wish for world peace, yet try my best to have a part in bringing peace to this world.
I also want to tell you about my hero in my life. My mom is my hero. She has gone through tough times in life just for us to have a better future and be in a better place. I wish I be able to fulfil her dreams by studying and become a person who cares for this world.

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Wilbert1 11 May, 2020 - 03:29

It is a great story, in agreement that my heroes are my parents have supported me all my life making me achieve all my goals, dreams among other things. It made me change different thoughts.

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Aldenith 7 May, 2020 - 05:03

I am more interested in the story of Mary Anning, I liked it because she talks about how she turns the stereotypes or the division of social classes, showing what she can do, for the moment I do not have a hero

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Jasiel 18 March, 2020 - 16:11

My heroes are my parents. My parents have always brought happiness to the home. They have always supported me and my brothers. They have always been there for me in my most difficult moments. I remember when I had problems in my homework and my parents always helped me out.

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Askar100 3 March, 2019 - 14:41

It was very interesting listening audio material! After listening this I liked Kailash and Rachell Carlsen most. Because they did important jobs for the whole world! Mary Anning is also good but her job related to the dinosaurs history. So because of this I think it is less important. As I understood John Lennon was great or legendary musician or singer. But I think you cant change world with music. As for me I dont have any hero at the moment. But I want hero for my country who can rule the whole country very well and decide all the main problems in order to live happy all people in my country!

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bilko 1 August, 2018 - 11:25

In this listening part, I am mostly interested in Mary Anning. Because I believe equality before the law and the reason behind the all disputes are injustice.

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Jo - Coordinator 13 May, 2018 - 10:49

Hi SAMkz! Sorry to hear you're having problems. I've just tested it and it works fine for me. Do the other listening pages work for you? Best wishes, Joanna (LearnEnglish Teens team)

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