The last ninjas

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The last ninjas

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They are the heroes or villains of countless movies and comics.

But after more than 500 hundred years of history and myth, only a handful of masters hold the secrets of the deadly art of ninjutsu.

Now Japan is looking to its ninjas to boost tourism.

And while their legacy will no doubt live on, it might be less about assassinations and more about entertainment.

Vocabulary:

villains - the bad people in stories

myth - traditional stories which may or may not be true

deadly - causing death

legacy - something which is left behind after death

assassinations - murders, especially of famous or important people

Exercise:

Use one of the words or phrases below to complete each of these sentences from news reports.

Note that you may have to change the form of a word to complete the sentence correctly.

villain / myth / deadly / legacy / assassinations

1. In the new James Bond film, Skyfall, the Oscar-winning Spanish actor Javier Bardem takes on the role of the ________, playing a cyber-terrorist.

2. It still carries out bombings and _________ in the capital.

3. Lax safety standards, poor wiring and overcrowding are blamed for causing several _______ factory fires every year.

4. Nelson was blind in his right eye but, contrary to popular ______, did not wear an eye patch.

5. The 2012 Olympics made people proud to be British but thoughts have since turned to the sporting ________ left by the summer spectacular.

Answers:

1. In the new James Bond film, Skyfall, the Oscar-winning Spanish actor Javier Bardem takes on the role of the villain, playing a cyber-terrorist.
Source: The secrets and history of James Bond villains
کلیک http://bbc.in/XjW7EB

2. It still carries out bombings and assassinations in the capital.
Source: Somali Mogadishu businessman Ahmed Nure Awdiini killed
کلیک http://bbc.in/Sp2QKx

3. Lax safety standards, poor wiring and overcrowding are blamed for causing several deadly factory fires every year.
Source: Bangladesh marks day of mourning for factory fire dead
کلیک http://bbc.in/112Zi4K

4. Nelson was blind in his right eye but, contrary to popular myth, did not wear an eye patch.
Source: Admiral Lord Nelson love letter to Emma Hamilton sells for £20k
کلیک http://bbc.in/TGZSAI

5. The 2012 Olympics made people proud to be British but thoughts have since turned to the sporting legacy left by the summer spectacular.
Source: 2012 London Olympic Games legacy for UK sport
کلیک http://bbc.in/Sl4tu7

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