This video contains news about the filming of a new action movie. The main actor, Robert Downey Jr., suffered an injury. Before you watch the video, read through the information about the actor and the film, "Iron Man".

Who is Robert Downey Jr.?

Robert John Downey, Jr. (born April 4, 1965) is an American actor who made his screen debut at the age of five, appearing in his father's film Pound. He's appeared in roles associated with the Brat Pack, such as Less Than Zero and Weird Science. Other films he's starred in include Air America, Soapdish, and Natural Born Killers. He starred as the title character in the 1992 film Chaplin, earning him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.

What is "Iron Man"?

Iron Man is a 2008 superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It is the first installment to be released in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Directed by Jon Favreau, the film stars Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark, an industrialist and master engineer who builds a powered exoskeleton and becomes the technologically advanced superhero Iron Man. Gwyneth Paltrow plays his personal assistant Pepper Potts, Terrence Howard plays military liaison James Rhodes, and Jeff Bridges plays Stark Industries executive Obadiah Stane.
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Word List: filming

    • invincible(adjective)
    • Definition:
      • impossible to defeat, destroy or kill
    • Example:
      • The invincible hero saved her life.
    • injury(noun)
    • Definition:
      • any damage or violation of, the person, character, feelings, rights, property, or interests of an individual; that which injures, or occasions wrong, loss, damage, or detriment; harm; hurt; loss; mischief; wrong; evil; as, his health was impaired by a severe injury; slander is an injury to the character
    • Example:
      • He suffered an injury from jumping down a fence.
    • halt(noun)
    • Definition:
      • a cessation, either temporary or permanent
    • Example:
      • Suddenly, the train came to a halt and the lights were turned off.
    • ankle(noun)
    • Definition:
      • the skeletal joint which connects the foot with the leg; the uppermost portion of the foot and lowermost portion of the leg, which contain this skeletal joint
    • Example:
      • Breaking your ankle is very painful.
    • severity(noun)
    • Definition:
      • the degree of something undesirable; badness or seriousness
    • Example:
      • The severity of the offence merits a long prison sentence.
    • reveal(verb)
    • Definition:
      • to uncover; to show and display that which was hidden
    • Example:
      • The opening date of the new opera was revealed by the press today.
    • sustain(verb)
    • Definition:
      • to maintain (something), or keep it in existence; to experience or suffer (an injury, etc.)
    • Example:
      • This thesis cannot be sustained.
    • stunt(noun)
    • Definition:
      • a daring or dangerous feat, often involving the display of gymnastic skills
    • Example:
      • See if you can hit the barrel, Joe, urged George Bland. A lot of us have missed it, including Peaches, who seems to think his particular stunt is high throwing.
    • recuperate(verb)
    • Definition:
      • to recover, especially from an illness; to get better from an illness
    • Example:
      • Luckily, she repuperated quickly.
    • resume(verb)
    • Definition:
      • to start (something) again that has been stopped or paused from the point at which it was stopped or paused; continue, carry on
    • Example:
      • We will resume this discussion tomorrow at nine.
    • schedule(noun)
    • Definition:
      • a timetable, or other time-based plan of events; a plan of what is to occur, and at what time
    • Example:
      • The meeting was not on my schedule!
 
 

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        injury
        any damage or violation of, the person, character, feelings, rights, property, or interests of an individual; that which injures, or occasions wrong, loss, damage, or detriment; harm; hurt; loss; mischief; wrong; evil; as, his health was impaired by a severe injury; slander is an injury to the character
        schedule
        a timetable, or other time-based plan of events; a plan of what is to occur, and at what time
        sustain
        to maintain (something), or keep it in existence; to experience or suffer (an injury, etc.)
        ankle
        the skeletal joint which connects the foot with the leg; the uppermost portion of the foot and lowermost portion of the leg, which contain this skeletal joint
        stunt
        a daring or dangerous feat, often involving the display of gymnastic skills
        recuperate
        to recover, especially from an illness; to get better from an illness
        halt
        a cessation, either temporary or permanent
        invincible
        impossible to defeat, destroy or kill
        resume
        to start (something) again that has been stopped or paused from the point at which it was stopped or paused; continue, carry on
        severity
        the degree of something undesirable; badness or seriousness
        reveal
        to uncover; to show and display that which was hidden
         
         
         
        Now watch the video and try to answer the questions below!
         
        1. When is the movie going to be released?
           
          • 05/03/2013
             
          • 05/03/2012
             
           
        2. Where do you think the pictures in the clip are taken from?
           
          • From the premieres of "Iron Man" and "Iron Man 2"
             
          • From the set of the new film "Iron Man 3".
             
          • From the films "Iron Man" and "Iron Man 2".
             
          • From Robert Downey Jr.'s private life.
             
           
        3. What kind of injury did Robert Downey Jr. suffer?
           
          • An ankle injury.
             
          • A foot-injury.
             
           
        4. How did he get himself injured?
           
          • He performed a dance scene, but he is a lousy dancer.
             
          • He was performing a stunt.
             
           
         
         
        In the exercise below, you have to fill in the gaps with different forms of the same word. For example:
        He was _______ to be a soldier. His _______ was excellent. (train)
        He was trained to be a soldier. His training was excellent.
         
        1.  The 
           is not yet known – but apparently the injury seems to have been rather 
           . (severe)
           
        2.  The meeting was 
           for 3 p.m., but I couldn't find any information about where it was going to take place in my 
           . (schedule)
           
        3.  Robert Downey Jr. suffered an 
           . He was 
           performing a stunt. (injure)
           
        4.  The secret was finally 
           . The answer was a real 
           ! (reveal)
           
         
         
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        injury
        any damage or violation of, the person, character, feelings, rights, property, or interests of an individual; that which injures, or occasions wrong, loss, damage, or detriment; harm; hurt; loss; mischief; wrong; evil; as, his health was impaired by a severe injury; slander is an injury to the character
        schedule
        a timetable, or other time-based plan of events; a plan of what is to occur, and at what time
        sustain
        to maintain (something), or keep it in existence; to experience or suffer (an injury, etc.)
        ankle
        the skeletal joint which connects the foot with the leg; the uppermost portion of the foot and lowermost portion of the leg, which contain this skeletal joint
        stunt
        a daring or dangerous feat, often involving the display of gymnastic skills
        recuperate
        to recover, especially from an illness; to get better from an illness
        halt
        a cessation, either temporary or permanent
        invincible
        impossible to defeat, destroy or kill
        resume
        to start (something) again that has been stopped or paused from the point at which it was stopped or paused; continue, carry on
        severity
        the degree of something undesirable; badness or seriousness
        reveal
        to uncover; to show and display that which was hidden
         
         
         
         

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