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Roald Dahl Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Everybody is London is talking about the new film of Roald Dahls story, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory starring Johnny Depp. The story is about a poor boy called Charlie Bucket who lives near Willy Wonkas chocolate factory. Charlie wins an invitation to visit the chocolate factory and his adventure begins You can read the exciting story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory before you see the film. It is in the Penguin Young Readers series at Level 3. Roald Dahl was born in Wales in the west of Britain in 1916. His parents were from Norway. His parents chose the name Roald, because of the famous Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen. Young Roald Dahl went to a famous school in England, called Repton School. It was close to the Cadbury chocolate factory. Sometimes, the factory sent new chocolates to Repton School for the boys. Mr Cadbury wanted the boys to taste the new chocolates and tell him if they were good. Roald dreamed of inventing a new chocolate and showing it to Mr Cadbury. After school Roald Dahl went to work for Shell Petroleum in Africa. In 1939, Roald Dahl joined the Royal Air Force and learned to be a pilot. He flew many aeroplanes during the Second World War and had many adventures. Once he crashed his aeroplane in the Libyan desert and he was hurt badly. He started writing about his adventures in the war. Then he wrote a book for children called The Gremlins. His next book was another childrens story: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Roald Dahl is famous for many different kinds of writing. His childrens stories like James and the Giant Peach, Matilda {Penguin Readers Level 3], The BFG (Big Friendly Giant), and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are very famous. He also wrote books of poems for children. His book Revolting Rhymes makes fun of traditional childrens stories like Cinderella. Roald Dahl also wrote short stories for adults. There are two collections of his stories at in the Penguin Readers series, Taste and Other Tales [Penguin Readers Level 5] and Man from the South and Other Stories [Penguin Readers Level 6]. His stories have a dark sense of humour and often a surprising twist at the end. Roald Dahl died in 1990 but luckily both children and adults can continue to enjoy his exciting and funny stories.

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Roald Dahl Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


Teachers Notes Roald Dahl is a very popular writer of stories for adults and children. You can find out more about Roald Dahl and find more teaching activities by visiting these websites: http://www.roalddahl.com/thesite.asp http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/dahl.htm http://www.roalddahlmuseum.org/ Using the dossier 1. Use the Before you read activities to introduce the topic. If you have pictures from the film of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or any books by Roald Dahl, you can show these to the learners. 2. Use the After you read activities. The answers are as follows. 1 Roald Dahl, 2 Johnny Depp, 3 Charlie Bucket, 4 Willy Wonka, 5 Roald Amundsen, 6 Mr Cadbury. 1g, 2h, 3a, 4b, 5e, 6c, 7d, 8f 3. Help the students with any words from the box in the drawing a writing exercise. Encourage them to exaggerate the characteristics and create some very strange characters. Let students make a display of their drawings and texts so that more students can enjoy them. If your students are more than 12 years old and not yet ready for Level 5 books, you might choose to read to them one of the stories from Taste and Other Tales. They will discover a very different side of Roald Dahl from the author of the stories for children. Your students might be interested to find out more about Roald Amundsen, the first person to reach the South Pole.

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Activities Before you read Discuss Do you like eating chocolate? Which chocolates do you like best? Tell your friends. The dossier this week is about a man called Roald Dahl. He wrote a story called Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. After Reading activities Complete the sentences with the correct names from the box. Roald Dahl Mr Cadbury Charlie Bucket Johnny Depp Willy Wonka Roald Amundsen 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. ______________ wrote the story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. ______________ stars in the film of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. ______________ is a poor boy who lives near a chocolate factory. ______________ invites Charlie to visit his chocolate factory. ______________ was a famous Norwegian explorer. ______________ had a chocolate factory near Roald Dahls school.

Find the words which complete the sentences. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Roald Dahls parents came from Roald Dahl was named after a famous Wales is in the west of . Roald Dahl went to a famous school in He worked for Shell Petroleum in During the war he learned to be a He crashed his aeroplane in the desert in He wrote stories for children and a) b) c) d) e) f) g) h) Britain England pilot Libya Africa adults Norway explorer

Roald Dahl said that people in his stories must be interesting. They must not be like ordinary people. They must be very bad, or very nasty or very ugly. Choose one of the adjectives from the box. Draw a picture and write a story about a person who is very ______________. Look in your dictionary if you dont know these words. thin dirty untidy unfashionable clever unlucky hungry dishonest hairy tall

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Activity 1 1 Roald Dahl wrote the story of Charlie and the Chocolate 2 Johnny Depp stars in the film of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Charlie Bucket is a poor boy who lives near a chocolate factory. 3 4 Willy Wonka invites Charlie to visit his chocolate factory. 5 Roald Amundsen was a famous Norwegian explorer. Mr Cadbury had a chocolate factory near Roald Dahls school. 6 Activity 2 1g 2h 3a 4b 5e 6c 7d 8f Activity 3 Free response

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