Every hero needs a sidekick, a friend he or she can rely on: Tintin and his dog Snowy, Astérix and Obélix, Batman and Robin, Deadpool and his friend Bob, Agent of Hydra… What makes a superhero “super”?
Why is the third character considered a hero? Debate.
He is a hero because / since He can... but / whereas he can't...
3. Have you ever met a hero? Would you like to?
A real-life heroine
6 September, 2016
The little big man!
Ian McGreevy, 8, was playing baseball with his Little League team in New Jersey when a ball struck him hard against the chest and knocked him flat on the ground. Everyone thought he was just shocked but it was much more serious than that: he actually went into cardiac arrest. A mother from the opposite team, Maureen Renaghan, jumped in to help. According to NBC 4 New York, Renaghan rushed to perform CPR on the boy. He was fully breathing when the ambulance arrived on the scene to take him to the hospital, and has since made a full recovery. “I learned CPR 20 years ago,” Renaghan said. “It's easier than you think!”
Adapted from Laura Vitto, “8 Real-Life Superheroes Who Saved the Day”, Mashable, January 2013.
1. What type of document is this?
2. Spot the important elements (place, names, date, time).
3. Sum up what happened to the boy.
4. What about the heroine of the story? Was she a superhero?