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Fakroun Shahir Sunday 16th of May 2010

English H.W

J.K Rowling p.112 - 113

- Overall comprehension

1. This passage is situated at the beginning of the novel. We can confirm this by reading the passage; the passage explains the arrival of Harry Potter at Hogwarts.

In General the passage explains how things worked at the school and the character of a supervisor.2. The statement that best sums up the description of the school is:

b. Hogwarts is full of surprises for new students.

- Detailed comprehension

1. The building

a. There are one hundred and forty-two staircases; they aren’t all the same; on Fridays some staircases led to somewhere different.

. Some staircases with a vanishing step halfway up those students had to remember to jump.b. To open the doors I may have to ask them politely or tickled them.

c. Some walls pretended to be doors.

d. The people in the portraits kept going visiting each other and Harry was sure the coats of armor could walk.

e. Everything in the building has a life of its own.

2. The inhabitants


Nearly Headless Nick: A ghost that is nearly headless, he could detach his head whenhe wanted, He is helpful, He usually glided suddenly through a door you were trying to open and he was always happy to point new Gryffindors in the right direction.

Peeves: he was the poltergeist , He is tricky and liked to bother new students, If you were late for class he would drop waste-paper baskets on your head, pull rugs from under your feet, pelt you with bits of chalk or sneak upbehind you, invisible, grab your nose and screech, ‘’ GOT YOUR CONK ! ’’

They have weird names in common!

- Mrs. Norris is a woman. (False) Mrs. Norris is Filch’s cat.

- Argus filch was the caretaker. (True)

- Harry and Ron managed to be friends with Filch. (False) They managed to get on the wrong side of him on their very first morning.

- Argus Filch sounds relaxed(False) He had doubts.

- Mrs. Norris and Filch have nice eyes. (False) They have bulging lamp-like eyes.

- Mrs. Norris helped with the discipline. (True) If she saw anything wrong she would whisk off for Filch, and who’d appear, wheezing, two seconds later.

- Mrs. Norris is like by all the students. (False) The student all hated Argus and had all many ambitions to give Mr. Norrisa good kick.

c. Filch owned a cat called Mrs. Norris, a scrawny, dust-colored creature with bulging, lamp-like eyes just like Filch’s.

No it’s not it’s a negative comparison.

d. No because first you get scared you don’t know what could happen to you, and If you are in a group of three it would be better if something happens to one.

One could stay with the student and the other can goseek for help.

e. Magic is not easy as it may seem.

f. The trials and tribulations of learning witchcraft.

- Building up your vocabulary

1. Once

- Une fois que vous avez réussi à les trouver

- Il était une fois.

- Harry a une leçon de potions une fois par semaine

No, once doesn’t have the same meaning in the three sentences.

The first one means as soonas.

2. Magic Words

a. In Cinderella the witch turns a pumpkin into a coach by touching it with her wand.

b. In Hogwarts if you ask a door politely, it opens by magic.

c. Harry wants to become a wizard.

d. Fairy travel in the air on a broomstick.

e. In the TV series, Samantha doesn’t need a pointed hat to have magic powers.

Fakroun ShahirSunday 16th of May 2010

English H.W

Ghostbusters called in at Greyfriars

- Overall comprehension

1. The main topic of the article is ghosts and spirit.

‘’ Ghostbusters called in at Greyfriars ‘’

2. This takes place in the Greyfriars churchyard in Edinburgh, Scotland.

- Detailed comprehension

1. In the past

17th Century: the death of John...