Презентация "Joanne Kathleen Rowling" 9 класс


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Joanne Kathleen Rowling

One of the most successful modern

English writers

 

 

"I am an extraordinarily lucky person, doing what I love best in the world. I'm sure that I will always be a writer. It was wonderful enough just to be published. The greatest reward is the enthusiasm of the readers."

Jo. K.Rowling

Joanne Kathleen Rowling was born on July 31, 1965 in Bristol, England.

Joanne Kathleen Rowling was born on July 31, 1965 in Bristol, England.

Childhood & Youth

Childhood & Youth

  • Joanne Kathleen Rowling was born on July 31, 1965, in England.
  • Her mother, Ann, was a book-loving lab technician, her father, Peter, worked as an aircraft factory manager.
  • She has a little sister, Di (short for Dianne). Di loved reading stories written by Jo.
  • Joanne wrote her first book at the age of six – a story about a rabbit called Rabbit.
  • Jo and her family moved twice in her childhood.
  • Joanne’s favourite subjects at school were English and foreign languages.

  • After leaving school Joanne went to Exeter University to study French.
  • After graduating from the University she moved to Portugal to teach English as a second language.
  • In 1992, she married Jorge Arantes, a Portuguese man.
  • In 1993, her daughter, Jessica, was born.

On 26 December 2001, Rowling married Neil Michael Murray (born 30 June 1971), an anaesthetist. This was a second marriage for both Rowling and Murray. They have two daughters and one son: Jessica (1993г.), Mackenzie Jean (январь, 2005г.) and David Gordon (март, 2003г.).

On 26 December 2001, Rowling married Neil Michael Murray (born 30 June 1971), an anaesthetist. This was a second marriage for both Rowling and Murray. They have two daughters and one son: Jessica (1993г.), Mackenzie Jean (январь, 2005г.) and David Gordon (март, 2003г.).

J.K. Rowling is known all over the world. She is the 136th richest person in the world. She is the 13th richest woman in England.

J.K. Rowling is known all over the world. She is the 136th richest person in the world. She is the 13th richest woman in England.

Her books about Harry Potter, which are read by children of different countries and of different ages, have become the best-sellers. The characters are taken from the real life. These are people whom the writer remembers from her childhood.

Writing the book

In 1990, Joanne Rowling started to write Harry Potter and Sorcerer’s Stone (the word "Philosopher" was changed to "Sorcerer" for its publication in America). The book is about an 11-year old boy named Harry Potter who goes to a school called Hogwarts to learn how to become a wizard. In 1998 it was printed.

Main characters

  • Harry Potter
  • twelve-year-old boy with messy hair and glasses
  • famous in wizard community
  • represents good intentions, innocence, and the fantasies of childhood.

Main characters

  • Ron Weasly
  • tall, red-haired, and from a respected but poor family
  • uses experience and a process of trial-and-error to solve most mysteries
  • often overshadowed by Harry's, but always manages to succeed.

Main characters

  • Hermione Granger
  • young girl with curly brown hair
  • the top student in her class
  • clever and well-read

Pictures from the film

Awards

  • She won over twenty six awards.
  • She garnered awards from France, Italy and Britain.
  • Some awards were given to her twice for her other books.
  • Carnegie Medal
  • Nestle Smarties Book Prize
  • British Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year
  • Children’s book award
  • Guardian children’s fiction prize

Harry Potter series

  • "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (26 June 1997)
  • "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" (2 July 1998)
  • "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" (8 July 1999)
  • "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" (8 July 2000)
  • "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" (21 June 2003)
  • "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" (16 July 2005)
  • "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" (21 July 2007)

A magic mother

The Harry Potter storybooks are popular with children and adults all over the world. So far, these books have sold millions of copies in more than sixty languages. Each exciting book is filled with fun, magic, and surprising stories. A lot of wise words are found in these books. Who is Harry Potter? He was made up by a woman writer J. K. Rowling. Before she began writing the Harry Potter storybooks, Rowling had a very difficult time. She didn’t have a job and she had to write stories to make money and take care of her baby daughter by herself at the same time.

Reading

She had no money for a computer or a typewriter, so she could only use pen and paper. After Harry Potter was introduced to the world, she became not only successful but also rich. The road to success was hard for Rowling, but finally she made it. Her advice to people is simple: Try your best. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? She also says that if you really want to succeed, you will. Be ready for mistakes ─ but learn from them. Most important of all, you have to be strong and never give up.

Reading

Reading Comprehension: Choose the correct answers.

Practice 1

Who is J. K. Rowling?

(A) She is a successful doctor.

(B) She is a friend of Harry Potter.

(C) She is the writer of Harry Potter.

(D) She is a popular doctor in the world.

When did J. K. Rowling write Harry Potter?

(A) She wrote Harry Potter when she felt bored.

(B) She wrote Harry Potter when she had meals.

(C) She wrote Harry Potter while her daughter was crying.

(D) She wrote Harry Potter while her daughter was

sleeping.

Practice 1

What did J. K. Rowling use to write Harry Potter?

(A) A computer. (B) A typewriter.

(C) Pens and paper. (D) Her magic power.

How can people become successful?

(A) They have to be rich.

(B) They have to give up.

(C) They have to try their best.

(D) They have to make a lot of money.

Which is true about Harry Potter?

(A) Harry Potter teaches people magic.

(B) Only children like to read Harry Potter.

(C) Harry Potter is popular only in Taiwan.

(D) Harry Potter is liked by people of all ages.