The Story of America – Superman – The Man of Steel

Look at these verb phrases:

the first superman cartoons comprised seventeen animated ..

…consisted of seventeen animated ..

What exactly did you hear?

were produced by
was produced by

Adverbs of frequency!

which is the name they commonly go by
which is the name they usually go by

Verb Phrases

was dissolved and re-organised as …

will be familiar with …

a private joke
a dirty joke

Do you know any jokes?

More Verb Phrases

first appeared
first appears

was created by
is created by

was titled
was entitled

was released on
was put out on

was provided by
is provided by

who also provided
who also did

would return to the role of Superman
will return to the role of Superman

… had more elements of a sci-fi nature

outlandish perils
outlandish dangers

the classic opening line

Faster than a speeding bullet.
More powerful than a locomotive.
Able to leap tall buildings at a single bound.

Are there superheroes in your culture?
Did you read superhero comics when you were a child?
Do you read them now?
Are you a manga fan?

What is superman a metaphor for?

Link to the Metaphor Page

World English Course

There are lots of things you can learn in the World English Course. There is a place where you can talk about work and there is also a place where you can find a job and a place where you can find staff. There is a place where you can have fun and there is a place where you can talk about food or family. There is also a place where you can talk about money or love or philosophy. You can study anything you want anytime you want. You can do it once a week or every day or any time you like. Have fun! Work hard! Tell your friends and family members! Enjoy!

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Links to More Lessons on More Pages

The Work Page

Routine and Habit – The Routine Page

Verbs in Context in Many Tenses with Audio

Philosophy of Grammar and the Idea of Verbs as Actions

Verbs and Tenses – The Tense Page


Present Participle or Gerund or “ing” Form

Verbal Phrases 1 (with Audio)

Verbal Phrases 2 (with Audio)

Verbal Phrases 3 (with Audio)

Verbal phrases 4 (with Audio)
Verbal Phrases 5 (with Audio)

Verbal Phrases 6 (with Audio)

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