【雅思阅读素材】哈利·波特出新故事迎圣诞 - 启程雅思

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今天雅思阅读素材给大家带来的是趣味阅读:据外国媒体报道:《哈利•波特》系列故事要有新料了  !小说原作者J.K.罗琳透露  ,圣诞期间她会更新一系列相关的小故事  。而有报道称  ,其中一个的主角会是人气反派德拉科·马尔福 ,少爷的粉丝圣诞有“福”了 !


在给自己的官方网站Pottermore用户的邮件中  ,罗琳透露  ,圣诞期间从12月12日起  ,她每天将在Pottermore上发布1个HP相关的小故事 ,共有12个  ,内容会写到《混血王子》 ,巫师钱币“加隆”甚至一两种新魔药  。还有报道称  ,其中一个故事的主角是哈利波特的对头、人气很高的德拉科马尔福  。

罗琳给HP粉丝“发糖”可说是相当积极  ,今年万圣节  ,她就写到了霍格沃茨的教授多洛雷斯•简•乌姆里奇的故事  。前段时间的世界杯那会儿  ,她更借写“魁地奇世界杯”的小故事之机  ,写到了时年34岁、已长出白发的哈利 ,和另外几个小伙伴的结局  。

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It's going to be a magical Christmas, after all.

J.K. Rowling will release 12 Harry Potter short stories this month in celebration of the 12 days of Christmas, The Telegraph reports. At least one of the stories will reportedly focus on Harry's nemesis Draco Malfoy.

The author made the announcement in a newsletter to Harry Potter publishing website Pottermore members on Friday. The installments will be posted online daily beginning on Friday, December 12 at 5 a.m. PT until Christmas Eve.

Pottermore teased "wonderful writing by J.K. Rowling in Moments from 'Half-Blood Prince,' shiny gold Galleons and even a new potion or two."

Rowling wrote 5,000 words for Pottermore on Halloween about another character, Dolores Umbridge -- a teacher at Hogwarts.

Rowling revealed that the much-hated character of Umbridge is based on a teacher to whom she took an instant dislike, but whose name she has not disclosed.

Umbridge, played by actress Imelda Staunton in the film adaptations of the hugely popular fantasy series, is the seemingly sweet but innately vicious teacher at Hogwarts who bans young Harry from playing Quidditch and forces him to write the words "I must not tell lies" on the back of his hand.

In the essay, Rowling says that the character of Umbridge was based on a person "whom I disliked intensely on sight."

"The woman in question returned my antipathy with interest. Why we took against each other so instantly, heartily and (on my side, at least) irrationally, I honestly cannot say," she wrote.