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is a direct result of writer and co-creator Jerry Siegel=s inability to get girls when he was a young
a high school student,@
he once explained, AI had crushes on several attractive girls who
know I existed or didn=t
care I existed. It occurred to me: What if I was real terrific? What if I had
something special going for me, like jumping over buildings or throwing cars
around? Then maybe they would notice me.@
and Joe Shuster, the other creator, named their character after movie actors Clark
Gable and Kent Taylor, and named his hometown after the Fritz Lang
science fiction movie Metropolis. Lois Lane was inspired by a woman
named Lois Amster, whom Shuster had a crash on when he was in school.
never married Lois Lane -but Shuster, who modelled Clark Kent after himself,
eventually married Joanne Carter, the woman he had hired to model for Lois
Find words or expressions in the text that have the same or similar meaning to
Answer the following questions according to the text (1.5 points).
Who created superman?
Did girls like Siegel when he was at school? Why?
Who inspired the name of Clark Kent?
Choose the correct modal verbs. (1.5 points)
I might/can pass the exam. I=m
She=s very intelligent but she doesn=t get very good marks. She mustn=t/can=t
be working very hard.
The man looks very important. He must/can be the head teacher.
Rewrite the sentences below, using modal verbs with perfect infinitives (2
I am sure that she didn=t
use a calculator.
necessary for you to tell him that.
come to school today. I am sure that she was ill.
Perhaps she borrowed your dictionary.
Write 80 words about this topic: Do you like Superman adventures? What is your