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French police officer is being remembered as a hero

Sunday, March 25th, 2018
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What makes someone a hero?

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Do you need ideas for the notion of myths and heroes?

What makes someone a hero? Is a hero someone who does a heroic act or is it simply someone doing his or her job?

Take a look at this website for some inspiration.

Here you will find a list of suggested heroes from Martin Luther King to Usain Bolt.

There is also a page which deals with what is a hero and another page where you will find descriptions of some the heroes mentioned with their life stories, their achievements, their characteristics and some quotations.

What is a hero? Different students give their opinion:


An inspirational video « There’s a hero in you »

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– This video features the following heroes:
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John Lennon
Princess Diana (Lady Diana, Princess of Wales)
Mahatma Gandhi
Malala Yousafzai
Nick Vujicic
Jacques-Yves Cousteau
Jane Goodall
Francine Wheeler

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Quotes about heroes:

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What is a hero?

Monday, October 13th, 2014

A hero is a person who is admired for their courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. It can be the main character in a book or a film or a person with superhuman qualities. It can also be a modern-day hero, a person who has performed a heroic act or simply our own personal hero, our role model, who we look up to.




Examples can be:

– a patriotic or national hero (sportsman, politician, human rights defender…..)

– a fictitious hero (superhero or film star)

– an icon or role model (fashion, tv, music)

– a defender of common values

– unknown heroes (war heroes, firemen, rescue workers, charity workers….)

– our own personal hero (member of the family who you look up to)

what is a hero ?

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Hero: (plural heroes)

  • a person, typically a man, who is admired for their courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities: a war hero
  •  the chief male character in a book, play, or film, who is typically identified with good qualities, and with whom the reader is expected to sympathize: the hero of Kipling’s story
  •  (in mythology and folklore) a person of superhuman qualities and often semi-divine origin, in particular one whose exploits were the subject of ancient Greek myths.

modern day heroes

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

les héros d’aujourd’hui :

La notion de héros est aujourd’hui très confuse. Les nouveaux héros des jeunes aujourd’hui peuvent être fictifs ou réels, mais ne sont pas connus simplement pour le fait extraordinaire, ou même leur bonnes actions. Ils représentent un modèle, un exemple de beauté ou de talent: une actrice, un chanteur, un joueur de foot….

Mais des vrais héros existent encore aujourd’hui!

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what is a hero ?

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

A hero can be a mythological figure, a person who is admired for his or her achievements, a superhero or maybe a role model or an icon

these adjectives may help you to describe someone you admire:



What is a hero ?

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

a good video to start

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Nelson Mandela : a hero is dying

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

President Barack Obama heads to South Africa today overshadowed by the health of Nelson Mandela.

Mr Obama is in the middle of a three-country tour of Africa that the White House hopes will compensate for what some view as years of neglect by the administration of America’s first black president.

Mr Mandela, the 94-year-old former South African president who is clinging to life in a Pretoria hospital, will dominate the president’s day even before he arrives in Johannesburg.

Asked on Thursday whether Mr Obama would be able to pay Mandela a visit, the White House said that was up to the family.

“We are going to completely defer to the wishes of the Mandela family and work with the South African government as relates to our visit,” deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes told reporters in Senegal.

“Whatever the Mandela family deems appropriate, that’s what we’re focused on doing in terms of our interaction with them.”

Mr Obama sees Mandela, also known as Madiba, as a hero. Whether they are able to meet or not, officials said his trip would serve largely as a tribute to the anti-apartheid leader.

“I’ve had the privilege of meeting Madiba and speaking to him. And he’s a personal hero, but I don’t think I’m unique in that regard,” Mr Obama said on Thursday. “If and when he passes from this place, one thing I think we’ll all know is that his legacy is one that will linger on throughout the ages.”

The president arrives in South Africa Friday evening and has no public events scheduled. He could go to the hospital then.

Mr Obama is scheduled to visit Robben Island, where Mandela spent years in prison, later during his trip.

Gatsby !

Friday, May 3rd, 2013
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—> myths and heroes !

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the classic movie !! :

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the novel by Francis Scott Fitzgerald :

Rosa Parks

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

myths and heroes

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