Answer key: Leonard Nimoy Leaves Us.

Lesson Plan: Leonard Nimoy  (aka Mr. Spock)  Leaves Us…

  1. confirmed |kənˈfərmd| verb- state with assurance that a report or fact is true: he confirmed that the general was in the hands of the rebels.|
  2. indelible |inˈdeləbəl| adjective- not able to be forgotten or removed: his story made an indelible impression on me.
  3. ambivalence |amˈbivələns| noun-the state of having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone: the law’s ambivalence about the importance of a victim’s identity.
  4. premiere  |prēˈmyer, -ˈmi(ə)r|  noun-the first performance of a musical or theatrical work or the first showing of a movie.
  5. special effects The illusions or tricks of the eye used in the film, television, theatre, video game, and simulator industries to simulate the imagined events in a story or virtual world are traditionally called special effects. (often abbreviated as SFX, SPFX, or simply FX). Wikipedia
  6. endure |enˈd(y)o͝or| verb-[ no obj. ] remain in existence; last: these cities have endured through time.
  7. animated ed |ˈanəˌmātid|-adjective-(of a movie or image) made using animation techniques: an animated version of the classic fairy tale.
  8. zeal |zēl| noun- great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or an objective: his zeal for privatization | Laura brought a missionary zeal to her work.
  9. subsidiary |səbˈsidēˌerē|-adjective-less important than but related or supplementary to: many environmentalists argue that the cause of animal rights is subsidiary to that of protecting the environment.
  10. assets-|ˈaset|-noun-a useful or valuable thing, person, or quality: quick reflexes were his chief asset

Reading Comprehension

True /False/NA-Statements

  1. T-Mr. Nimoy  was known for his role as Spock  in the  “Star Trek” series.
  2. F- Mr. Nimoy was teaching acting when he was cast in the original “Star Trek” television series.
  3. F- “Star Trek” had its premiere on NBC on Sept. 8, 1966.
  4. F-The fans of the show were called Trekkies, or Trekkers.
  5. T-Mr. Nimoy was Born in Boston MA.
  6. T-Mr. Nimoy also directed several of the “Star Trek” movies.
  7. T-In 2001 he voiced the king of Atlantis in the Disney animated movie “Atlantis: The Lost Empire”.
  8. NA-Mr. Nimoy dreamed of becoming an astronaut.
  9. F-His religious upbringing also influenced the characterization of Spock.
  10. T-The phrase “Live long and prosper” was Spock’s signature salute and blessing.

 Grammar Focus: Structure and Usage


Nimoy became a folk hero.


The fans’ devotion only deepened.


Mr. Nimoy also appeared in the follow-up movie.