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2 Harry Potter 哈利.波特 Harry Potter Mania 哈利.波特热 All around the world millions of people are eagerly waiting for the 16th of July.

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Harry Potter 哈利.波特 Harry Potter Mania 哈利.波特热 All around the world millions of people are eagerly waiting for the 16th of July. That’s because it is the day when the sixth Harry Potter novel will be published worldwide. If you are one of the few people who have never read any of the Harry Potter novels, they can be summarised as the magical adventures of a boy wizard who attends a wonderful school for wizards. The first Harry Potter novel was published in 1997. Since then the Harry Potter series has become a publishing phenomenon, selling over 250 million copies worldwide. The Harry Potter books are sold in more than 200 countries and have been translated into 60 different languages from Hindi to Ancient Greek. The novels have also been successfully adapted for the big screen. The first three films have all been smash hits at the box office. The most recent film ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’ broke records in the UK, taking £11.5 million in its first three days on release. It went on to take more than $750 million worldwide! It has been an incredible journey for the author of the books, JK Rowling. Just seven years ago she was a single mother writing her books in a café. Now she is a multi-millionaire, Britain’s richest woman and ranked as the world’s best-paid author. It is difficult to pinpoint the secret to the Harry Potter series’ success. For whatever reason, the books have captured the imagination of millions of readers from around the world. Fans are passionate about the books and films, and there are many websites devoted to Harry and his friends and enemies. Indeed, there has been a great deal of gossip and speculation surrounding the new book. However, for the moment the story remains a well-guarded secret. If you want to know what happens in the sixth Harry Potter book, you’ll just have to read it!

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Glossary 词汇表 novel - 小说

published worldwide – 全球出版发行

wizard – 男)魔法师;男巫 the big screen – 荧屏 box office – 票房 single mother – 单身母亲

publishing phenomenon – 出版业的 奇迹 smash hits – 巨大成功 on release – 出版;发行

captured the imagination – 捕获…

to pinpoint – 精确查明

的想像力;使…极度着迷

gossip – 闲话;流言蜚语

speculation – 猜测

well-guarded secret – 严守的秘密

1. Reading Quiz 阅读测验 Are these sentences true or false? Circle the correct answer. 以下句子哪句是真?哪句是假?请圈出正确答案。 1. The 5th Harry Potter novel will be published in July 2005. True / False 2. The Harry Potter series of novels have become worldwide best-sellers. True / False 3. Although they have been successful novels, the Harry Potter films have not been popular. True / False 4. The author of the Harry Potter novels writes the books in her local café. True / False 5. The plot of the latest Harry Potter book is explained on many fans’ websites. True / False

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2. Phrasal verbs 短语动词 Look at the phrasal verbs below. Can you match them to their definitions? 请看下列短语动词,请将它们与各自的定义对应起来。 1. to dream up (an idea)

a. to reveal a secret

2. to come out (film/book/CD)

b. to become popular with the public

3. to give away (a secret)

c. to invent a new idea

4. to take off

d. to become available for public viewing or purchase

Now complete the sentences below by using one of the phrasal verbs. 现在请用以上的某个短语动词完成下列句子。 1. ‘I can’t wait for the new Harry Potter novel to ________. I’m sure it will be as good as the previous books. 2. It was in the early 1990s that JK Rowling first ________ the character of Harry Potter. 3. The novels and films about the boy wizard, Harry Potter, are enormously popular all over the world – they have really ________ in a big way. 4. When you have finished reading the latest Harry Potter book, whatever you do, don’t ________ what happens in the end. Otherwise you will spoil the surprise for other readers.

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3. Prepositions 介词 Complete the following sentences by writing the correct preposition in the gap. 用正确的介词填空,以完成以下句子。 1. ‘I am such a big fan of the Harry Potter books. I really hope that I won’t be disappointed ____ the latest one.’ 2. It is certain that on the day when the book is finally published, many bookshops will be crowded ____ people. 3. The Harry Potter publishing company has announced a significant increase ____ profits. 4. Although there are many theories, nobody can explain the reason ____ the Harry Potter novels’ popularity. 5. JK Rowling must be very proud ____ her fictional creations. They are some of the most popular ever created. 6. ‘I’ve heard so much about Harry Potter in the news that I’m getting bored ____ it now.’

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4. Wordsearch 单词搜索 Try to find the words associated with books and publishing in the puzzle below. There are ten words to find. Words can be written horizontally (g), vertically (i) or diagonally (m) 请在下面的字谜游戏中,找出与书籍出版有关的英语单词来。 共有10个单词,其组成方式可能以水平的 (g) 垂直的 (i) 或对角的 (m) 形式出现。

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Answers 答案 1. Reading Quiz 阅读测验

2. Phrasal verbs 短语动词

Are these sentences true or false? Circle the correct answer.

Look at the phrasal verbs below. Can you match them to their definitions?

以下句子哪句是真?哪句是假?请圈出正确答案。

请看下列短语动词,请将它们与各自的定义对应起来。

1. The 5th Harry Potter novel will be published in July 2005. False

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2. The Harry Potter series of novels have become worldwide best-sellers. True 3. Although they have been successful novels, the Harry Potter films have not been popular. False

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Now complete the sentences below by using one of the phrasal verbs. 现在请用以上的某个短语动词完成下列句子。

4. The author of the Harry Potter novels writes the books in her local café. False

1. ‘I can’t wait for the new Harry Potter novel to come out. I’m sure it will be as good as the previous books.

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2. It was in the early 1990s that JK Rowling first dreamed up the character of Harry Potter. 3. The novels and films about the boy wizard, Harry Potter, are enormously popular all over the world – they have really taken off in a big way. 4. When you have finished reading the latest Harry Potter book, whatever you do, don’t give away what happens in the end. Otherwise you will spoil the surprise for other readers.

3. Prepositions 介词

4. Wordsearch 单词搜索

Complete the following sentences by writing the correct preposition in the gap. 完成下列句子,把正确的介词填入空格中。

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5. JK Rowling must be very proud of her fictional creations. They are some of the most popular ever created. 6. ‘I’ve heard so much about Harry Potter in the news that I’m getting bored of it now.’

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