What does ‘personality’ mean?
Can you change your personality? What is a potion?
? Your personality is your whole character and nature. ? She has such a kind, friendly perso
? A potion is a drink that contains medicine, poison, or something that is supposed to have magic powers.
Do you know…?
the author the range the theme
? Danny would rather read detective stories than play with friends. He would like to … ? 1. … ? 2. … ? 3. … ? Then, what happened?
?Read the first chapter. ?Pay attention to the intonation and tone.
? ? ? ? ? ? Kit Kane, Kid Detective The empty seat The potion Do I seem different? The big scene The truth
to stand in front of others audition
to speak to Laura
? What do you usually do to overcome fears and embarrassment? ? Is being special a good thing or a bad thing?
Further reading activities Language Appreciation
Powerful Verbs Common Alternatives
burst open (P4)
drawled (P8) banged (P20) frothed and fizzed (P27) examined (P31)
spoke knocked bubbled looked at
? Think of something that you believe could bring you good luck, and write a story about it. You can use the words and phrases learnt in the story.
You will need to make notes that:
? introduce the characters and the problem situation; ? introduce the idea of the lucky charm / mascot / clothing; ? think of an incident when the lucky charm / mascot / clothing worked; ? think of a more important incident where the lucky charm / mascot / clothing gets lost forgotten / doesn’t seem to work; ? write what happens as a result.
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