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Batman? Superman? Wonder Woman? This week we’re talking all about superheroes. And while we do chat about comic and movie superiors a bit, most of the conversation is focused around heroes from real life. Who's your hero? The language focus is all about a subject that can even confuse native speakers - the plurals of nouns that end in the letter o. Enjoy the episode!
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Write about a person that you look up to as a hero. What have they done or what qualities do they possess that make them a hero in your view?
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