The Harry Potter books and films are perhaps the most popular books and films in the world. Many of us have read or seen them. Have you read or seen any?
Which character in these do you like best? Why? Why do you think that the Harry Potter books and films are so popular around the world?
Look at the film poster and answer the questions.
1. What’s the film called? 2. Who directs it? 3. Who stars in it? 4. When did it come out? Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Chris Columbus. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint. In 2001.
Do you like Harry Potter? Which actor or actress do you like best in the film? Why?
The Harry Potter film series is a British-American film series based on the Harry Potter novels by the British author J. K. Rowling. The series is distributed by Warner Bros. and consists of seven fantasy films beginning with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001).
Read the review and divide it into several parts. Summarize the main idea of each part.
Part 1 Part 2 Paras. 1-3 brief introduction of the film’s plot Paras. 4-5 the writer’s commentary on the special effects and acting in the film
Part 3 Part 4 Paras.6-7 complaints about of the film Para. 8 the recommendation of the writer
Work in groups of four and discuss the questions in Part B.
However, he later finds out that his father was a wizard and that his mother was a witch, both of whom were murdered by an evil wizard – the same wizard who gave Harry the scar. 句中 finds out 后接两个由 that 引导的宾语从 句，儿 both of whom 引导非限定性定语从 句， whom 指代 his father 和 his mother ；破 折号后面的 the same wizard 是 an evil wizard 的同位语。 Language points
Watching Harry zoom around on a flying broom could make you feel dizzy, and the school sport of Quidditch is fantastic. 本句是并列句。在第一个分句中，动 名词短语 watching Harry zoom around on a flying broom 用作主语。句中 Quidditch 指的是小说里虚构的一种体 育运动。
zoom v. 急速移动；嗡嗡作响 They got into the car and zoomed away. We heard a jet plane zooming overhead. zoom back 移后
J. K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter books, approved the final script of the film. approve vt. 批准，通过，认可 The organization committee finally approved the plan. vi. 常与 of 连用，赞成，同意 His tutor did not approve of his idea. approval n. 同意；批准；认可；赞同
Her mother doesn’t ___ of her going to study in the United Stated alone. A. admit B. agree C. prove D. approve D
I think this is more to show off the special effects than to help the film’s plot. show off 炫耀，卖弄 She likes to show off her fine clothes. He wrote in that style just to show off.
show in 领进 ( 客人等 ) show off 卖弄, 炫耀 陈列 ; 使显眼 show out 送出 ( 客人 ) show up 到席, 露面 ; 显眼 ; 暴露 ; 揭发 ; 嘲 笑 ; 使人难堪
– I waited for two hours. --- When did she _________? A. show off B. show up C. show on D. show about B
This shows that the film-makers did not give enough thought to who the audience of the film would be. give thought to 认真考虑，思考 I will give thought to your orders.
collect one’s thoughts 集中思想 distract sb.’s thought 使某人分心 express thoughts 表达思想 give up the thoughts of 抛弃 … 的想法 keep one’s thoughts to oneself 把想法闷在 自己肚里 read sb.’s thoughts 看出 … 的心思 pour out one’s thoughts 倾诉自己的思想