Superhero Window Cleaners

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(P1) This news is from England. Some children are in the hospital. They are sick.

(P2) Three window cleaners want to make the children feel better. They put on superhero costumes. They go on top of the hospital. They come down. They are on ropes.

(P3) The children are sitting near a window. They can see the superheroes through the window. The children are very happy. The window cleaners are happy, too. They like to make the children feel better.



VOCABULARY: sick, window cleaners, superhero, costumes, ropes, too


If you found the passage difficult to read or had problems understanding specific words or idiomatic expressions, please discuss them with your tutor. The following discussion questions should be answered in your own words and with your own arguments.

  1. Briefly, summarize the content of the article in your own words.
  2. Would you like to be a superhero window cleaner? Why or why not?
  3. How did the window cleaners make the children happy?
  4. What else can make sick children feel better or happy?


  1. Where is the hospital?
  2. What’s wrong with the children?
  3. How many cleaners are there?
  4. Both the children and window cleaners are happy. (T or F)
  5. The superheroes didn’t make the children feel better. (T or F)


What do the following expressions or phrases mean?

  • feel better (P2)
  • on top (P2)
  • come down (P2)
  • near a window (P3)

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