Minion attacks

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Minions were first introduced in the movie “Despicable Me” five years ago. Now, they have their own film.

People put a 12-meter tall inflatable Minion in North Dublin. It blew onto a busy road and brought the traffic to a standstill. Thankfully, nobody was injured in the Minion attack.



VOCABULARY: introduced, despicable, inflatable, blew, standstill, injured


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. Do you like to watch movies? Why or why not?
  3. Do you want to see the Minion movie? Why or why not?
  4. Are Minions popular in your country? Why or why not?


  1. Minions first appeared in their own movie 5 years ago. (T or F)
  2. How high is the Minion?
  3. Where does this event take place?
  4. The accident caused a traffic jam. (T or F)
  5. How many people were hurt?


What do the following expressions or phrases mean?

  • were first introduced (P1)
  • five years ago (P1)
  • 12-meter tall (P2)
  • nobody was injured (P2)

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