– Hello, our dear friends! My name is Charlie.
– Hello, everyone! I’m Kevin. And this is Frankie.
– Welcome to our lesson.
– We are happy to see you!
– Guys, take your school bags, please, and let’s go to school! It’s 8 o’clock already.
– Oh, you’re absolutely right! Our English lesson starts in 12 minutes.
– We need to hurry, or we will be late for the lesson.
– Yeah! And Mr. Reynolds will be mad at us!
– It’s true! Let’s run, boys!
– Oh, what a relief! We are right on time.
– Hello, students!
– Hello, Mr. Reynolds!
– Sit down, please!
– Mr. Reynolds, what are we going to do today?
– Well… Today I would like to learn more about each one of you! That’s why I’m going to ask you different questions. And your task is to answer my questions.
– Oh, okay, Mr. Reynolds.
– Great! Charlie, what do you usually do in the evening?
– Well… I usually watch TV and read different books in the evening.
– Okay. Kevin, what about you?
– I usually listen to music and read my book of fairy tales.
– Okay. Frankie, what about you?
– Well… I usually play computer games and read different stories.
– Oh, okay. James, what do you usually do in the evening?
– Mr. Reynolds, I usually ride my bike and read some interesting books and comics.
– Oh, I see. Benjamin, what about you? What do you usually do in the evening?
– I usually play football with my friends, watch cartoons and read different books.
– Wow, boys, I’m so impressed! You do lots of different things in the evening.
– Yes, that’s right, Mr. Reynolds.
– Students, now answer the following question, please! Have you noticed that there’s one thing that unites all of you?
– Yes, we have.
– Great! And what is this thing?
– Well… We all like reading books.
– Yes, you are absolutely right, Charlie! And since you all like to read, today we are going to talk about your favourite literary characters.
– Oh, sounds great!
– Fantastic! In this case, let’s start!
So, today in the lesson we will:
● talk about different literary characters;
● put the knowledge into practice.
– Charlie, let’s start with you! Who is your favourite literary character? And why?
My favourite literary character is Sherlock Holmes.
Sherlock Holmes is a fictional character created by Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887. He is tall and thin. Sherlock Holmes is usually dressed neatly. He’s an English consulting detective living in London. Sherlock Holmes tracks down different criminals alongside his assistant and friend Dr. Watson. Holmes has the ability to gather evidence using his observation skills. He sees things that most normal people would usually miss. That’s why I like this character so much!
– Oh, wow! I like him too. Kevin, what about you? Who is your favourite literary character? And why?
My favourite character is Harry Potter.
Harry Potter is a fictional character created by Joanne Kathleen Rowling. He has got a thin face, black hair and green eyes. Harry Potter wears round glasses. The only thing he likes about his own appearance is a very thin scar on his forehead. The scar is shaped like a bolt of lightning. Harry Potter is an orphan who is mistreated by his guardian aunt and uncle and their son. On his 11th birthday the boy discovers that his parents were wizards, and he is a wizard himself. At the same time Harry begins to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Here he finds new friends and learns more about magic.
– Kevin, thank you so much for your answer, but you haven’t answered my second question.
– Oh, I’m sorry, Mr. Reynolds. What was the question?
– Why do you like this character?
– Oh, it’s easy!
I like Harry Potter, because he is very brave and kind-hearted. He is a good and reliable friend. Harry is very honest, and he doesn’t like to lie. This character is always ready to help his friends and other people who need his help.
– Oh, Kevin, that was interesting!
– Thank you, Mr. Reynolds.
– All right! Let’s continue! Frankie, who is your favourite literary character? And why?
My favourite character is Hermione Granger.
Hermione Granger is one of Harry Potter’s best friends. She’s got a bossy sort of voice. The girl has got brown eyes, lots of bushy brown hair and rather large front teeth. I like Hermione Granger, because she’s extremely intelligent and clever. The girl likes to study, and she spends a lot of time in front of books. Hermione regularly helps Harry and Ron in their studies and explains the material to them. She is a brave and courageous girl who is ready to help her friends.
– Thank you for your answer, Frankie. Who’s next?
– Mr. Reynolds, may I tell everyone about my favourite literary character?
– Yes, of course, James!
My favourite literary character is Snow White.
Snow White is a beautiful princess. Her skin is as white as snow. She’s got red lips and black hair. Her stepmother is jealous of her beauty and orders a man to kill her. He feels pity for the girl and leaves her alive in a forest, where she lives happily with seven dwarfs. The stepmother discovers that Snow White is alive and gives her an apple full of poison. The princess falls asleep after eating it and doesn’t wake up until a prince kisses her, and all ends happily. Snow White is my favourite literary character, because she’s very friendly, thoughtful and sensitive. I also like this character for her beauty, kindness and optimism.
– Thank you for your answer, James. Now it’s your turn, Benjamin.
– Oh, okay, Mr. Reynolds!
– Benjamin, who is your favourite literary character? And why?
My favourite character is Little Red Riding Hood.
Little Red Riding Hood is a young girl who likes to wear her red-hooded cloak. One day she goes to visit her sick grandmother in the forest. There she meets a wolf and tells him where she’s going. The wolf runs to this place, eats the granny, puts on her clothes and pretends to be her. When Little Red Riding Hood comes to granny, the wolf eats her too. After that the hunter comes and saves the girl and her grandmother. I like Little Red Riding Hood, because she’s got a kind and loving heart. She loves her mother and grandmother. Little Red Riding Hood is a very obedient and caring person. She is always ready to help other people.
– Mr. Reynolds, we’ve just told you about our favourite literary characters.
– Yes, that’s right, Charlie!
– Now we would like to check your knowledge if you don’t mind.
– Oh, really?! Students, I should probably remind you that I am the teacher here!
– Yes, we know that, Mr. Reynolds.
– All right, boys! I agree. Let’s do that!
Match the boys with their favourite literary characters!
Let’s check the right answers!
Kevin’s favourite literary character is Harry Potter.
James likes Snow White.
Benjamin’s favourite character is Little Red Riding Hood.
Charlie likes Sherlock Holmes.
Frankie’s favourite character is Hermione Granger.
Match the literary characters with their descriptions!
Let’s check the right answers!
Little Red Riding Hood is… a young girl who likes to wear her red-hooded cloak.
Hermione Granger is… a clever, intelligent and brave girl who is ready to help her friends.
Harry Potter is… a brave, kind-hearted and honest boy who wears round glasses.
Snow White is… a thoughtful and beautiful princess who has got red lips and black hair.
Sherlock Holmes is… an English consulting detective living in London.
– Well done, Mr. Reynolds!
– Thank you, boys! That was an interesting experience for me.
– Oh, we’re glad to hear that.
– All right, everyone! The lesson is over. Goodbye, students!
– Goodbye, Mr. Reynolds!
– That’s all for today, boys and girls!
– See you soon.