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A boy wizard grows up

1 QUICK QUIZ Which of these words are connected with magic? Write them into the cauldron.
spell magical prince witchcraft royalty tropical potions marriage wizard bewitched school Hogwarts

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2 WHAT DOES IT MEAN? Skim-read the article to find the words that fit in the gaps. The paragraph number is given to help you.
1. a word or action that is intended to make magic things happen __________________ (para 1) 2. when someones behaviour is controlled with magic or to make someone very interested in you __________________ (para 1) 3. Someone who is __________________ thinks they are better or more important than other people and behaves in a way that is rude and too confident. (para 4) 4. another word for strange and unusual __________________ (para 6) 5. a request you make to someone when you want them to marry you __________________ (para 6, 2 words) 6. When people are very interested in or attracted to, you they are __________________ by you. (para 7) 7. someone whose behaviour is considered to be a good example for other people to copy __________________ (para 8, 2 words) 8. Something that is __________________ is impossible to understand. (para 10) 9. When you are __________________ about something, you are very interested in it or excited by it. (para 12) 10. When something is used as a model for a film, the film is __________________ it. (All about Harry, 2 words) 11. A __________________ is a magic drink. (All about Harry) 12. things or people that are influenced or controlled by the devil or very bad powers __________________ (All about Harry, 2 words) Definitions from www.macmillandictionary.com

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A BOY WIZaRD GROWS UP
e at a film What is the weirdest thing a fan has don premiere? osals. Its quite weird that girls make marriage prop because Youve just got to remember that theyre here they love Harry. Why are people fascinated by you? Im in the Really, I have no idea at all. I think its because such a Its ld. wor er middle of this incredible Harry Pott huge thing. look up Do you worry that too many young people to you? model, I dont want people to think of me as a role y Potter is a because they dont know me. But I think Harr good role model. from your Do you keep your personal life separate public life? gs I dont The most interesting parts about me are thin tually even will te quo y want to talk about in public. Ever I that dy ebo come back at you in some way. I told som ng, e aski wrote poems. A few months later, people wer ! ever Not When can we see some? e What would it be like to spend a day insid your head? frantic. I It would be totally incomprehensible very things I the of one s have a very busy mind, and that ch off swit to dont really like about myself. I would like more. I wish I could be calmer, to be honest.
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by Jehan Casinader

last nine He has cast a spell over movielovers for the boy ous years. Since his first appearance as the fam nearly wizard, the Harry Potter films have earned ywood Holl ld. wor the nd $4.5 billion in cinemas arou most the cliffe is bewitched and named Daniel Rad can see fans powerful young actor in the world. Now, Prince, the him again in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood k series. sixth film from J.K. Rowlings best-selling boo ed 20 in turn who iel, And we cant wait to see what Dan July 2009, will do next.
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ert Grint as With Emma Watson as Hermione and Rup world of ical mag Ron, Daniel first brought to life the y in Harry Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardr . Daniel Potter and the Philosophers Stone back in 2001 role of was chosen from thousands of actors for the the of all read Harry even though he hadnt yet finished books! not just a And since then, Daniel has shown us that hes in the nt acce an trali wizard. In 2007 he tried out an Aus new for ing drama December Boys, about orphans look ie mov the TV families. In the same year, he also acted in ed to films. My Boy Jack. But Daniels success isnt limit that he has n show From London to NewYork City, hes spoke to what it takes to be a serious stage actor.We up in Daniel to find out what its been like to grow the spotlight. What is it like to be a child actor? ted as an In America, if youre a child actor, youre trea re treated actor first and a child second. In England, you right the is h whic nd as a child first and an actor seco treating are ple way to do it. If youre 11 years old and peo me beco g to you like royalty, then of course you are goin then you will arrogant. But if youre just treated as a kid, be all right, I think.
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11 How do you deal with failure? I ! time still is I dont think I have failed yet but there about acting. dont want people to think I am not serious failed. If I take a role for the wrong reasons, I will have 12 Will you ever get tired of acting? big a get I do. I t wha ut abo stic usia Im still madly enth as long as I kick out of being on the set and filming. So, t righ all be dont lose that feeling, I think Ill

Have you grown up too quickly? grown up I dont think Ive grown up too fast, but I have be an to have I like faster than others. Suddenly, I feel I and ns, mea adult. I dont know what being an adult dont know how to grow up.

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A BOY WIZaRD GROWS UP

Level 13 Elementary Level Advanced

by Jehan Casinader

All about Daniel


Birthday: 23 July 1989 Home: south-west London Money: has more than 20 million Hobbies: acting, writing poems What you didnt know: Daniel has a disease called dyspraxia, s or do which makes it hard for him to tie his shoe . other things that need fine-motor skills r of Films: David Copperfield (1999), TheTailo December 11), 1-20 (200 Panama (2001), Harry Potter is the ney Jour The 7), (200 Jack Boys (2007), My Boy e) com (to ion Destinat who has a Theatre: starred in Equus, about a boy es strange relationship with hors

All about Harry


Film: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint Directed by: DavidYates Opened: 16 July 2009 based on the sixth Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is the film, Harry finds In n. seve of s serie s ling book in J.K. Row the mysterious Halfto a book of potions that once belonged evil into the world. se relea ons Blood Prince. Some of the poti ol, Professor And while Harry must deal with life at scho him on a journey s send ter, mas head ols scho Dumbledore, the ys best friends Harr ile nwh Mea es. forc evil the nst to fight agai ger (Emma Gran ione Herm Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) and ers of a love pow the nst agai , own r thei of t Watson) are in a figh potion. 2007. The final book, The book series came to an end in July be made into two will , ows Harry Potter and the Deathly Hall Part II in July 2011. and 2010 er emb films Part I opens in Nov www.spoton.de 8, 200 y Spot on, Ma

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3 FIND THE INfORMATION


1. How many books are there in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling? 2. How many films will there be? 3. How old is Daniel Radcliffe? 4. When was the first Harry Potter film made? 5. How many years will there be between the first and last films opening in the cinemas? 6. What are the names of Harrys two best friends? 7. Who is Harrys headmaster and what does he send Harry out to do? 8. What is the complete name of the school Harry attends?

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4 TEEN TALK: GET A KICK (OUT OF ...)
Look back at the article and complete the sentence. Daniel Radcliffe says that he gets a big kick out of ______________________.

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To get a kick out of something means... a. ...that it can hurt you. b. ...that it thrills and excites you. c. ...that you hate it. What do you get a kick out of? ________________________________________________________

5 WRITING: ALL ABOUT ME Look again at the file, All about Daniel and then complete the file below for yourself.

All about _______________


Birthday: Home: Money: Hobbies: What you didnt know:

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WEBQUEST

Choose either Emma Watson or Rupert Grint and do research on the internet so that you can complete the file. Half the class should complete the file for Emma, and the other half for Rupert.

All about Emma / Rupert


Birthday: Home: Money: Hobbies: What you didnt know:

(choose one and cross out the other name)

ROLE-PLAY: INTERVIEwS

Prepare questions that when asked will give the information you need to fill in the box. If you chose Emma in task 6 now interview someone who chose Rupert (and then swap roles). You can continue this task by preparing more files for the main characters from the books: Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, and then taking turns to be the characters and the interviewer. Use your imagination and invent any information you do not know. And dont forget to interview each other too!

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KEY
1 4 Daniel Radcliffe says that he gets a big kick out of being on the set and filming. b. To get a kick out of something means that it thrills and excites you. bewitched Hogwarts

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magical witchcraft potions

spell wizard

2 1. spell 2. bewitched 3. arrogant 4. weird 5. marriage proposal 6. fascinated 7. role model 8. incomprehensible 9. enthusiastic 10. based on 11. potion 12. evil forces 3 1. 7 2. 8 3. 20 4. 2001 5. 10 6. Hermione and Ron 7. Professor Dumbledore; he sends Harry out to fight against the evil forces 8. Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

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