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Last updated at 13:04 GMT, Tuesday, 17 January 2012


Every week we ask you a different question. Hear what people in London say, then join the conversation!

Who's your hero and why?

Join the conversation. Who's your hero and why? Use the form below to let us know.

The Express English team

This is what some people in London told us.

Some heroes are famous, like politicians and movie stars. Some are personal heroes - one woman says her hero is her mother.

And what makes someone a hero? They can be a role model, a leader, or someone you look up to. Often they have been through a lot of problems in life before they succeeded.

Did you know?


Batman is probably one of the most famous fictional superheroes.

Language tip

A heroine is the word for a female hero.

Cultural tip

National Heroes' Day is a national holiday of the Philippines. It pays homage to heroes throughout the country's history. This day falls on the fourth Monday of August every year.

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