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J.K. Rowling | Mini Bio

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Video Length: 1:45

Updated on: 09/20/2020

Lesson Time: 1–2 hrs.

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Lesson Description

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a short biography about British author, J. K. Rowling, who used a paper napkin to write Harry Potter. It includes discussion questions, conversation, and other activities about reading, books, and fantasy entertainment, like Harry Potter. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms, phrases, and prepositions from the video. There is also a section on pronunciation. There are additional speaking tasks included, as well as a quiz and review section with a bonus activity.

Video Description

J. K. Rowling is the writing wizard behind Harry Potter; the best-selling book series of all time. Most authors stick to pen and paper, but Rowling? She’ll write her stories on almost anything! The idea for Harry Potter came to her while riding a train to London, so she scribbled it down on a paper napkin.

Lesson Activities

Reading, Books, Fantasy, Harry Potter
Short Answers, Vocabulary Phrases
Verbs, Phrasal Verbs, Adjectives, Phrases
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity

Lesson Topics

Reading, Books, Fantasy, Harry Potter

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