Posted by: crisdiaz24 | March 26, 2009

J. K. ROWLING

AN INTERVIEW WITH J. K. ROWLING

1. Where is J. K. Rowling at the beginning of the episode? What is she doing?

2. Why is Harry Potter more than a children’s story?

3. What is James Runcie trying to discover about J. K. Rowling?

4. What is, in her opinion, the most important virtue?

5. What vice does she most despise?

6. What features does she share with the character of Harry Potter?

7. Why are both sisters embarrassed while looking at their old photographs?

8. What anecdote does she mention about her parents?

9. What are the advantages of the forest?

10. What did she live next door to?

11. How did both sisters earn pocket money when they were little girls?

12. How much were they paid?

VOCABULARY

Crooked: not forming a straight line; having many sharp bends.

Hatchet: a small axe (= tool with a blade which cuts when you hit things with it).

Bigot: a person who has strong, unreasonable beliefs and who thinks that anyone who does not have the same beliefs is wrong.

Bigotry: noun [U] DISAPPROVING: religious/racial bigotry.

Hatred: an extremely strong feeling of dislike.

Short views: Lacking in breadth or scope.

Fringe: an area of hair hanging over the forehead that is cut shorter than the rest of the hair.

To stomach: to be able to accept an unpleasant idea or watch something unpleasant.

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