Learn English with Harry Potter

#1. No such thing as magic


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9.28.2018   [ UPDATED JUL 2023 ]
Level 4   |   Time: 4:24
Accent: British

Improve your English with an ESL listening lesson from Harry Potter. While celebrating his cousin's birthday at the zoo, Harry discovers his magic powers.


    

triangle Directions 목표 Direcciones Instruções


  1. READ the VOCABULARY + BACKGROUND

    It is important to read the vocabulary and background before you watch the video. This will improve your ability to understand the video. It will also help you understand how the new vocabulary is used naturally.

  2. WATCH the VIDEO

    The first time you watch the video, just try to understand the overall situation.

  3. ANSWER the QUESTIONS

    First, try to answer all the questions from memory. Then rewatch the video and try to answer the questions that you missed.

  4. WATCH and READ the SCRIPT

    Watch the video again while you read the script. Reading and listening at the same time will help you hear each individual word and improve your listening accuracy.

  5. DO the ACTIVITIES

    There are several different activities that focus on listening accuracy, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure.

  1. LEA el VOCABULARIO y ANTECEDENTES.

    Es importante leer el vocabulario y los antecedentes antes de ver el video. Esto mejorará su capacidad para comprender el video. También le ayudará a comprender cómo se usa el nuevo vocabulario de forma natural.

  2. VER el VIDEO

    La primera vez que vea el video, intente comprender la situación general.

  3. RESPONDE a las PREGUNTAS

    Primero intente responder todas las preguntas de memoria. Luego, vuelva a ver el video e intente responder las preguntas que se perdió.

  4. MIRAR Y LEER

    Mire el video nuevamente mientras lee el guión. Leer y escuchar al mismo tiempo lo ayudará a escuchar cada palabra individual y mejorará su precisión auditiva.

  5. HACER LAS ACTIVIDADES

    Hay una serie de actividades diferentes que se centran en la precisión auditiva, la pronunciación, el vocabulario, la gramática y la estructura de las oraciones.

  1. 어휘와 배경 읽기

    비디오를 보기 전에 어휘와 배경을 읽는 것이 중요합니다. 이렇게 하면 비디오를 이해하는 능력이 향상됩니다. 또한 새로운 어휘가 어떻게 자연스럽게 사용되는지 이해하는데 도움이됩니다.

  2. 비디오 보기

    비디오를 처음 볼 때 전체 상황을 이해하려고 노력하세요.

  3. 문제에 답하기

    먼저 모든 질문에 답을 해보세요. 그런 다음 비디오를 다시보고 놓친 질문에 답해보세요.

  4. 비디오 보면서 대본 읽기

    대본을 읽는 동안 비디오를 다시 보세요. 읽기와 듣기를 동시에 하면 각각의 단어를 듣고, 듣기 정확도를 향상시킬 수 있습니다.

  5. 액티비티 하기

    듣기 정확도, 발음, 어휘, 문법 및 문장 구조에 초점을 맞춘 다양한 액티비티가 있습니다.

  1. LER o VOCABULÁRIO + FUNDO

    É importante ler o vocabulário e o histórico antes de assistir ao vídeo. Isso melhorará sua capacidade de entender o vídeo. Também ajudará você a entender como o novo vocabulário é usado naturalmente.

  2. ASSISTA ao VÍDEO

    Na primeira vez que assistir ao vídeo, tente entender a situação geral.

  3. RESPONDA às PERGUNTAS

    Primeiro, tente responder todas as perguntas de memória. Em seguida, assista novamente ao vídeo e tente responder às perguntas que você errou.

  4. ASSISTA e LEIA o SCRIPT

    Assista ao vídeo novamente enquanto lê o roteiro. Ler e ouvir ao mesmo tempo ajudará você a ouvir cada palavra individualmente e a melhorar sua precisão auditiva.

  5. FAÇA as ATIVIDADES

    Existem várias atividades diferentes que se concentram na precisão auditiva, pronúncia, vocabulário, gramática e estrutura da frase.

triangle Vocabulary 어휘 Vocabulário Vocabulario


  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Pumpkin [exp] - Sweetie / Love / Darling
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ funny business [exp] - strange things or problems
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Burma [n] - a country in Asia (Myanmar)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Bred in Captivity [exp] - born in a zoo (never wild)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ There's no such thing as ... [exp] - ... doesn't exist.
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ swear [v] - promise

[n] - noun,  [v] - verb,  [phv] - phrasal verb,  [adj] - adjective,  [exp] - expression



triangle Background 배경 O fundo Antecedentes


Harry Potter Vernon Petunia Dudley
Harry Uncle Vernon Aunt Petunia Dudley
  • Harry is an orphan. (His parents are dead.)
  • He lives with his Uncle Vernon and Aunt Petunia.
  • Dudley is their son.

triangle Questions 문제 Questões Preguntas


  1. Where does Harry sleep?
    In the kitchen
    Under the stairs
    In his bedroom

  2. Where is the family planning to go?
    To the zoo
    To a park
    Shopping

  3. Who is celebrating a birthday?
    Harry
    Vernon
    Dudley

  4. What does Aunt Petunia tell Harry to do?
    She tells Harry to bring some coffee.
    She tells Harry to make breakfast.
    She tells Harry to do some magic.
    She tells Harry not to burn anything.
    She tells Harry to move faster.

  5. What does Uncle Vernon tell Harry to do?
    He tells Harry to bring some coffee.
    He tells Harry to make breakfast.
    He tells Harry to do some magic.
    He tells Harry not to burn anything.
    He tells Harry to move faster.

  6. Why is Dudley upset?
    His breakfast was burned.
    Harry got more gifts than he did.
    He received fewer birthday gifts this year than last year.

  7. What does Aunt Petunia say she will do for Dudley to make him feel better?
    She will punish Harry.
    She will buy two more gifts for him.
    She will take him to the zoo.

  8. What punishment does Vernon say he will give to Harry?
    He will make Harry leave the house.
    He will make Harry sleep under the stairs.
    He won't let Harry have any meals for a week.

  9. Why doesn't Dudley like the snake?
    It is ugly.
    It is scary.
    It is boring.

  10. Why do they bang on the glass?
    They want the snake to move.
    They want to break the glass.
    They want to wake up Harry.

  11. How many times has Harry talked to a snake before?
    Never
    Once
    Twice

  12. Where did the snake probably grow up?
    In a zoo
    In Burma
    In Hogwarts

  13. Why does Harry feel a connection to the snake?
    They both live in cages.
    They both can do magic.
    They both never knew their parents.

  14. Why does the snake thank Harry?
    Harry released him from his cage.
    Harry punished Dudley.
    Harry talked to him.

  15. How does Harry think the glass in the snake cage disappeared?
    He thinks he did it himself.
    He thinks the snake did it.
    He doesn't know.

  16. What does Vernon say about magic?
    It is powerful.
    It is dangerous.
    It doesn't exist.



triangle Grammar 문법 Gramática Gramática (imperatives)


Directions: Choose the word or expression that best completes the sentence.

Instrucciones: Elija la palabra o expresión que mejor complete la oración.

Instrucciones: Escolha a palavra ou expressão que melhor completa a oração.

지시 사항 : 문장을 가장 잘 완성하는 단어나 표현을 선택하십시오.

  • Up. (Get up.) Now!
  • (Wake up) , cousin! We're going to the zoo!
  • Oh, here he comes, the birthday boy!
  • Happy birthday, son.
  • Why don't (you just cook) the breakfast, and try not to burn anything.
  • Yes, Aunt Petunia.
  • I want everything to be perfect for my Dudley's special day.
  • (Hurry up!) (Bring) my coffee, boy!
  • Yes, Uncle Vernon.

  • I'm warning you now, boy. Any funny business, any at all, and (you won't have) any meals for a week. (Get in.)
  • (Make) it move. (Move!)
  • He's asleep!

  • Can you hear me? Its just I've never talked to a snake before. Do you...I mean...do you talk to people often. (You're) from Burma, aren't you? Was it nice there? Do (you miss) your family?
  • Bred in Captivity
  • I see. That's me as well. I never knew my parents, either.
  • Mummy, dad, (Come) here! (You won't believe) what this snake is doing!!

  • My darling boy! How did (you get) in there?!
  • How did (you get) in there? Dursley, oh, Dursley!



triangle Grammar 문법 Gramática Gramática (direct/indirect questions)


Directions: Choose the word or expression that best completes the sentence.

Instrucciones: Elija la palabra o expresión que mejor complete la oración.

Instrucciones: Escolha a palavra ou expressão que melhor completa a oração.

지시 사항 : 문장을 가장 잘 완성하는 단어나 표현을 선택하십시오.

  • Why (don't you) just cook the breakfast, and try not to burn anything.
  • Yes, Aunt Petunia.
  • How many (are there) ?
  • Thirty-six. Counted 'em myself.
  • Thirty-six?! But last year last year I got thirty-seven!!
  • Yes, well, some of them are quite a bit bigger than last year!
  • I don't care how big (they are) !
  • Oh, now, now, now. This is what (we are) going to do. When we go out, we're going to buy you two new presents! How's that, Pumpkin?

  • Sorry about him. He doesn't understand what (it is like) , lying there day after day, watching people press their ugly faces in on you.
  • (Can you) hear me? It's just I've never talked to a snake before. (Do you talk) to people often? (Are you) from Burma, aren't you? (Was it nice) there? (Do you miss) your family?
  • Mummy, dad, come here! You won't believe what (this snake is) doing!

  • My darling boy! How (did you get) in there?!
  • How (did you get) in there? Dursley, oh, Dursley!
  • What (happened) ?
  • I swear (I don't know) ! One minute the glass was there and then it was gone! It was like magic!
  • There's no such thing as magic!



triangle Listen & Repeat 듣고 따라하기 Ouça e repita Escuchar y repetir [ ? ]

Listen & Repeat


This activity has two purposes.

The first purpose is to improve listening accuracy. Learners can often understand the general meaning of a video but still not hear and understand many of the words that are said. This is because native speakers tend to say the functional words unclearly. (eg. don’t know, going to, want to, can’t, must have) This activity is designed to help learners improve their ability to hear these words.

TIP: Learners should listen, and then try to repeat exactly what they hear. Then they should click “Show” and read the sentence. After reading the sentence, learners should listen again and try to hear each word.

The second purpose is to improve pronunciation.

TIP: Learners should listen to and read the sentences at the same time. Then learners should try to copy the pronunciation and intonation of the speaker exactly.

TIP: Exaggerating the intonation and feeling of the speaker is useful. It may feel awkward or funny, but it will help you sound more natural.

Escuchar y Repetir

Esta actividad tiene dos propósitos separados.

El primer propósito es mejorar la precisión auditiva. Los estudiantes a menudo pueden comprender el significado general de un video, pero aún no escuchan ni comprenden muchas de las palabras que se dicen. En particular, los hablantes nativos tienden a decir las palabras funcionales (p. Ej., No sé, voy a, quiero, no puedo, debe haberlo hecho) de manera poco clara. Esta actividad está diseñada para ayudar a los alumnos a mejorar su capacidad para escuchar estas palabras.

CONSEJO: Los alumnos deben escuchar y luego intentar repetir exactamente lo que se dijo. Luego deben hacer clic en "Show" y leer la oración. Después de leer la oración, los alumnos deben volver a escuchar e intentar escuchar cada palabra.

El segundo propósito es mejorar la pronunciación.

CONSEJO: Los alumnos deben escuchar y leer las oraciones al mismo tiempo. Luego, los alumnos deben intentar copiar la pronunciación y la entonación del hablante.

CONSEJO: Es útil exagerar la entonación y el sentimiento del hablante. Puede parecer incómodo o divertido, pero te ayudará a sonar más natural.

듣고 따라하기

이 액티비티에는 두 가지 목적이 있습니다.

첫 번째 목적은 청취 정확도를 높이는 것입니다. 학생들은 종종 비디오의 일반적인 의미를 이해할 수 있지만 여전히 많은 단어를 듣고 이해하지 못합니다. 특히 원어민은 기능적 단어 (예 : 모르겠다, 갈 것, 갖고 싶어, 가질 수 없어야 한다)를 불분명하게 말하는 경향이 있습니다. 이 액티비티는 학습자가 이러한 단어를 듣는 능력을 향상시킬 수 있도록 고안되었습니다.

팁 : 학습자는 듣고 나서 말한 내용을 정확하게 반복해야 합니다. 그들은“Show”를 클릭하고 문장을 읽어야 합니다. 문장을 읽은 후 학습자는 다시 듣고 각 단어를 들어야 합니다.

두 번째 목적은 발음을 향상시키는 것입니다.

팁 : 학습자는 동시에 문장을 듣고 읽어야 합니다. 그런 다음 학습자는 화자의 발음과 억양을 따라 해 보아야 합니다.

팁 : 화자의 억양과 느낌을 과장하는 것이 유용합니다. 어색하거나 재미있게 느껴질 수 있지만 더 자연스럽게 들리는 데 도움이 됩니다.

Ouvir e repetir


Esta atividade tem dois propósitos.

O primeiro objetivo é melhorar a precisão auditiva. Os alunos geralmente podem entender o significado geral de um vídeo, mas ainda não ouvem e entendem muitas das palavras que são ditas. Isso ocorre porque os falantes nativos tendem a dizer as palavras funcionais de forma pouco clara. (por exemplo, não sei, vou, quero, não posso, devo ter) Esta atividade é projetada para ajudar os alunos a melhorar sua capacidade de ouvir essas palavras.

DICA: os alunos devem ouvir e tentar repetir exatamente o que ouviram. Em seguida, deveriam clicar em “Mostrar” e ler a frase. Depois de ler a frase, os alunos devem ouvir novamente e tentar ouvir cada palavra.

O segundo objetivo é melhorar a pronúncia.

DICA: os alunos devem ouvir e ler as frases ao mesmo tempo. Em seguida, os alunos devem tentar copiar exatamente a pronúncia e a entonação do falante.

DICA: É útil exagerar na entonação e no sentimento do falante. Pode parecer estranho ou engraçado, mas ajudará você a soar mais natural.


Directions: Play the audio clip and try to repeat what you hear. Click "Show" to see the text.

Instrucciones: Reproduce el clip de audio e intenta repetir lo que escuchas. Haga clic en "Show" para ver el texto.

Instrucciones: Reproduza o clipe de áudio e tente repetir o que ouviu. Clique em "Mostrar" para ver o texto.

지시 사항 : 오디오 클립을 재생하고 들리는 내용을 반복해 보십시오. 텍스트를 보려면 "Show" 를 클릭하십시오.


Clip 1

Wake up, cousin! We're going to the zoo!



Clip 2

Why don't you just cook the breakfast, and try not to burn anything.



Clip 3

Hurry up! Bring my coffee, boy!



Clip 4

This is what we're going to do, is that when we go out we're going to buy you two new presents!



Clip 5

I'm warning you now, boy. Any funny business, any at all, and you won't have any meals for a week.



Clip 6

He doesn't understand what it's like, lying there day after day, watching people press their ugly faces in on you.



Clip 7

Do you talk to people often?



Clip 8

You're from Burma, aren't you?



Clip 9

That's me as well. I never knew my parents, either.



Clip 10

Mummy, dad, come here! You won't believe what this snake is doing!!



Clip 11

I swear I don't know!



Clip 12

One minute the glass was there, and then it was gone! It was like magic!



Clip 13

There's no such thing as magic!



triangle Compare the Book 책을 비교하다 Compare o livro Comparar el libro


The text below is adapted from the original novel.

  1. Which parts of the video are the same as the novel?
  2. Which parts of the video are different from the novel?
  3. Which parts of the novel are not in the video?

El texto a continuación está adaptado de la novela original.

  1. ¿Qué partes del video son iguales a la novela?
  2. ¿Qué partes del video son diferentes de la novela?
  3. ¿Qué partes de la novela no están en el video?

O texto abaixo é adaptado do romance original.

  1. Quais partes do vídeo são iguais ao romance?
  2. Quais partes do vídeo são diferentes do romance?
  3. Quais partes do romance não estão no vídeo?

아래 글은 원작 소설을 옮긴 것이다.

  1. 영상의 어떤 부분이 소설과 같나요?
  2. 동영상의 어떤 부분이 소설과 다른가요?
  3. 소설의 어떤 부분이 영상에 나오지 않습니까?

His Aunt Petunia was wide awake and it was her sharp voice which made the first noise of the day. ‘Up! Get up! Now!’

Harry woke up suddenly. His aunt knocked on the door again.

‘Up!’ she shrieked. Harry heard her coming towards the kitchen and then the sound of the frying pan being put on the stove. He closed his eyes and tried to remember the dream he had been having. It had been a good one - with a flying motorcycle. He was sure he’d had the same dream before.

His aunt was outside the door again.

‘Are you up yet?’ she demanded.

‘Almost,’ said Harry.

‘Well, get moving, I want you to tend to the bacon. And don’t you dare let it burn, I want everything to be perfect on Duddy’s birthday.’

Harry groaned.

‘What did you say?’ his aunt snapped.

‘Nothing, nothing …’

Dudley’s birthday - how could he have forgotten? Harry slowly got out of bed and started getting dressed. He had to pull a spider off one of his socks before he put them on. Harry was used to spiders because his little bedroom under the stairs was full of them.

When he was dressed, he went to the kitchen. The table was almost hidden under all Dudley’s birthday gifts. It looked like Dudley had got a new computer, not to mention the second television and the racing bike. Exactly why Dudley wanted a racing bike was a mystery to Harry, as Dudley was quite fat and hated exercise - unless of course it was punching somebody. Dudley’s favourite punching-bag was Harry, but he couldn’t often catch him. Harry didn’t seem so, but he was very quick.

Perhaps because he lived in dark cupboard, Harry had always been small and skinny for his age. He looked even smaller and skinnier because he only had Dudley’s old clothes to wear, and Dudley was much bigger than Harry. Harry had black hair, a thin face, bright-green eyes, and knobbly knees. He wore round glasses held together with tape because Dudley had punched him on the nose so many times. The only thing Harry liked about his own appearance was a very thin scar on his forehead which was shaped like a bolt of lightning. He had had it for as long as he could remember. In fact, the first question he could remember asking his aunt was how he had got it.

‘In the car crash when your parents died,’ she had said. ‘And don’t ask any more questions.’

Uncle Vernon came into the kitchen as Harry was turning over the bacon and barked, ‘Comb your hair!’

Harry was frying the eggs by the time Dudley arrived in the kitchen. Dudley looked much like Uncle Vernon. He had a large, pink face, not much neck, small, blue eyes and smooth blond hair on his thick, fat head. Harry thought he looked like a pig in a wig.

As Harry served breakfast, Dudley was counting his presents. His face fell. Thirty-six,’ he said, looking up at his mother and father. ‘There are two less than last year.’

‘Darling, you haven’t counted Auntie Marge’s present. Look! It’s there under this big one.

‘All right, thirty-seven then,’ said Dudley, still getting angry. Harry could feel a Dudley tantrum coming, so he began eating his bacon as fast as possible.

Aunt Petunia obviously sensed danger coming as well, because she quickly added, ‘And we’ll buy you another two presents today. How’s that, pumpkin? Is that all right?’

Dudley sat down and reached for the nearest gift. ‘All right then.’

Uncle Vernon chuckled.

At that moment, the telephone rang. Aunt Petunia answered it while Harry and Uncle Vernon watched Dudley unwrap more gifts. He was ripping the wrapping paper from a gold watch when Aunt Petunia came back. She looked both angry and worried.

‘Bad news,’ she said. ‘Mrs. Figg has a broken leg. She can’t watch Harry.’

Dudley’s face filled with horror but Harry had a moment of hope. On Dudley’s birthday every year, his parents would take him and a friend to adventure parks, fast-food restaurants or cinemas. Every year, Harry was left with Mrs. Figg, a strange old woman who lived nearby. Harry hated it there. The whole house smelled like rotten cabbage and Mrs. Figg forced him to look at photographs of cats.

‘What now?’ said Aunt Petunia, looking angrily at Harry.

‘We might phone Marge,’ Uncle Vernon suggested.

‘Don’t be silly, Vernon. She hates the boy.’

The Dursleys often talked about Harry in this way, like he wasn’t there, or as though he couldn’t understand them.

‘I guess we could take him to the zoo,’ Aunt Petunia suggested.

Dudley started to cry loudly, although he was just pretending. ‘I don’t … want him … t-to come!’ Dudley screamed between pretend sobs. ‘He always sp-sp-spoils everything!’ He gave Harry a nasty grin through the space between his mother’s arms.

At that moment, the doorbell rang. ‘Oh no, they’re here!’ said Aunt Petunia frantically. A moment later, Piers Polkiss, Dudley’s best friend, walked in. Piers was a skinny boy with the face of a rat. He was usually the one who held boy’s arms behind their backs as Dudley punched them. Dudley immediately stopped pretending to cry.

Soon, Harry was on his way to the zoo for the first time in his life. His aunt and uncle had been unable to think of anything to do with him. Still, before they left, Uncle Vernon had talked to Harry very sternly. ‘I’m warning you now, boy - any funny business, anything at all - and you’ll be back in that cupboard until Christmas.’

‘I’m not going to do anything,’ Harry pleaded. But Uncle Vernon didn’t believe him.

The problem was that strange things always happened around Harry and it was useless telling the Dursleys that he didn’t cause.

One time, Aunt Petunia, tired of Harry long messy hair, had taken a pair of scissors and cut his hair as short as she could, leaving only his fringe to hide that horrible his scar. Harry spent a sleepless night imagining school the next morning. He was already laughed at for his broken glasses and baggy clothes. The next morning, however, he had woke up and found his hair exactly as it had been before Aunt Petunia had cut it off. Unable to explain how it had grown back so quickly, he was kept in his cupboard for a week.

But today, nothing was going to be perfect. It was even okay being with Piers and Dudley because he was spending the day somewhere that wasn’t school, his cupboard or Mrs. Figg’s foul-smelling house.

It was a sunny Saturday and the zoo was crowded. The Dursleys bought Dudley and Piers large chocolate ice-creams at the entrance and then, because the smiling lady in the van had asked Harry what he wanted before they could hurry him away, they bought him a cheap lemon ice lolly. It wasn’t bad either, Harry thought, licking it as they watched a gorilla scratching its head and looking remarkably like Dudley, except that it wasn’t blond.

Harry had the best morning he’d had in a long time. He was careful to walk a little way apart from the Dursleys so that Dudley and Piers, who were starting to get bored with the animals by lunch-time, wouldn’t fall back on their favourite hobby of hitting him. They ate in the zoo restaurant.

After lunch they went to the reptile house. It was cool and dark in here, with lit windows all along the walls. Behind the glass, all sorts of lizards and snakes were crawling and slithering over bits of wood and stone. Dudley and Piers wanted to see huge, poisonous cobras and thick, man-crushing pythons. Dudley quickly found the largest snake in the place. It could have wrapped its body twice around Uncle Vernon’s car and crushed it into a dustbin - but at the moment it didn’t look in the mood. In fact, it was fast asleep.

Dudley stood with his nose pressed against the glass, staring at the glistening brown coils.

‘Make it move,’ he whined at his father. Uncle Vernon tapped on the glass, but the snake didn’t budge.

‘Do it again,’ Dudley ordered. Uncle Vernon rapped the glass smartly with his knuckles, but the snake just snoozed on.

‘This is boring,’ Dudley moaned. He shuffled away.

Harry moved in front of the tank and looked intently at the snake. He wouldn’t have been surprised if it had died of boredom. It had no company except stupid people banging their fingers on the glass. It was worse than having a cupboard as a bedroom, where the only visitor was Aunt Petunia banging on the door to wake you up. But at least Harry could visit the rest of the house.

Suddenly the snake opened its little eyes. Very slowly, it raised its head and then it winked at Harry.

Harry quickly looked around to see if anyone else saw. They didn’t. He looked back and winked at the snake. It looked at Uncle Vernon and Dudley and then gave Harry a look that clearly said: ‘I get that all the time.’

‘I know, it must be really annoying,’ Harry murmured through the glass although he wasn’t sure if the snake could understand him.

The snake nodded yes.

‘Where do you come from, anyway?’ Harry asked.

The snake pointed at a little sign next to the glass with its tail. “Boa Constrictor, Brazil.”

‘Was it nice there?’

The snake pointed its tail at the sign again. Then Harry saw: This specimen was bred in the zoo.

“So you’ve never been to Brazil?”

As the snake shook its head, a loud shout coming from behind Harry made both of them jump. ‘DUDLEY! MR DURSLEY! LOOK AT THIS SNAKE! YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHAT IT’S DOING!’

Dudley walked towards them as fast as he could.

‘Move, you,’ he said, punching Harry in the stomach. Surprised, Harry fell hard onto the floor.

Then suddenly, as Piers and Dudley were leaning right up close to the glass, it disappeared. The great snake was quickly uncoiling itself, and it slithered out on to the floor. People screamed and started running for the exits.

As the snake slid past him, Harry could almost hear a low, hissing voice say, ‘Brazil, here I come … Thankssss, amigo.’

The reptile house attendant was still in shock. ‘The glass?’ he kept saying. ‘Where did the glass go?’

Embarrassed, the zoo director made Aunt Petunia a cup of tea while he apologised again and again. Although the snake had only snapped playfully at their heels as it passed, Piers and Dudley were still scared speechless. By the time they were back in the car, Dudley was explaining how it had almost bitten off his leg. Piers was swore it had tried to squeeze him to death. But the worst thing of all, for Harry at least, was Piers was able to ask, ‘You were talking to it, weren’t you, Harry?’

After Piers was safely out of the house, Uncle Vernon moved his focus to Harry. He was so angry he could barely speak. But at last he managed, ‘Go - cupboard - stay - no meals!’ Then he collapsed into his chair with a large glass of brandy.


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triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión


  1. In your opinion. which of the three people treats Harry the worst?
  2. How are the lives of Harry and the snake similar?
  3. How do you think Uncle Vernon will punish Harry?
  4. Do you know any "spoiled" children like Dudley? Describe them.
  5. Harry can talk to snakes. What animal would you like to be able to talk to?

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto


Harry: Up. Get up. Now!

Dudley: Wake up, cousin! We're going to the zoo!

Harry: Oh, here he comes, the birthday boy!

Vernon: Happy birthday, son.

Harry: Why don't you just cook the breakfast, and try not to burn anything.

Harry: Yes, Aunt Petunia.

Harry: I want everything to be perfect for my Dudley's special day.

Vernon: Hurry up! Bring my coffee, boy!

Harry: Yes, Uncle Vernon.

Dudley: How many are there?

Vernon: Thirty-six. Counted 'em myself.

Dudley: Thirty-six?! But last year last year I got thirty-seven!!

Vernon: Yes, well, some of them are quite a bit bigger than last year!

Dudley: I don't care how big they are!

Harry: Oh, now, now, now. This is what we're going to do, is that when we go out we're going to buy you two new presents! How's that, Pumpkin?



Vernon: I'm warning you now, boy. Any funny business, any at all, and you won't have any meals for a week. Get in.



Dudley: Make it move.

Vernon: Move!

Dudley: MOVE!

Harry: He's asleep!

Dudley: He's boring.

Harry: Sorry about him. He doesn't understand what it's like, lying there day after day, watching people press their ugly faces in on you.

Harry: Can you hear me? It's just I've never talked to a snake before. Do you...I mean...do you talk to people often? You're from Burma, aren't you? Was it nice there? Do you miss your family?

Sign: Bred in Captivity

Harry: I see. That's me as well. I never knew my parents, either.

Dudley: Mummy, dad, come here! You won't believe what this snake is doing!!

Dudley: Whoa! Ahh! Ahh!!

Snake: Thankssssssss.

Harry: Anytime.

Man: SNAKE!

Dudley: Mum, mummy!

Dudley: Mum, help! Help me!

Harry: My darling boy! How did you get in there?!

Harry: How did you get in there? Dursley, oh, Dursley!



Harry: It's all right. It's all right.

Harry: Ow!

Vernon: What happened?

Harry: I swear I don't know! One minute the glass was there and then it was gone! It was like magic!

Vernon: There's no such thing as magic!

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