Wizarding world of Harry Potter

Are you a fan of Harry Potter? If so, check out this video and learn more about JK Rowling's amazingly successful creations.  


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Presenter: It’s a story that put black robes back in fashion, made owls the world's coolest animal and made everyone obsessed with sticks and brooms. Of course, I'm talking about Harry Potter – and CBBC finally got a chance to visit the world that made wizarding utterly magical. 

For close to two decades now, JK Rowling’s stories of Harry Potter and the rest of the wizarding world have dominated popular culture. Along the way they've amassed arguably the largest and most passionate fanbase in the world.

CBBC Visits The Wizarding World started off with The Vamps giving us a recap of all the Harry Potter films in one minute.


Speaker one: Voldemort kills Harry's parents …

Speaker two: ... but Harry's a bit of a bad man so he doesn't actually die.

Speaker three: He gets adopted by his auntie and uncle …

Speaker two (again): … but then he gets a letter through that gives him the chance to go to Hogwarts.

Speaker four: Hagrid comes and boots the door down and picks him up and goes, ‘You’re coming with me, mate.’

Presenter: I have quite a few bones to pick with that recap. What about the flying car, the Patronuses, the Dementors, the golden snitch, the Triwizard Tournament, Ron and Hermione? See – a minute is not enough!

Anyway, we're not just here to talk about Harry Potter, because we have a new wizard to fall in love with – Newt Scamander, from JK Rowling's new film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Eddie Redmayne: Newt Scamander is a British, self-proclaimed magizoologist.

Presenter: A maga-what now?

Eddie Redmayne: A magizoologist.

Presenter: A magawhoppalis?

Eddie Redmayne: A magizoologist.

Presenter: A mega-hyped cheap florist?!

Eddie Redmayne: A magizoologist.

Presenter: A mighty-fly con artist? Honestly, guys, I’m not hearing the difference. Moving on – Eddie Redmayne, who plays Newt Scamander, starts talking wands. Wands!

Eddie Redmayne: When I first got cast they came with all these designs and possible ideas and ... and we talked it through and I got super method on my wand.

Presenter: I always wondered what my wand would look like. How would my tastes and ideals influence the making of such an important instrument?

Finally, a wand fit for a vlogger.

Let’s try this out. Lumos! Ahhh! Oww, ow, ow ow.

Harry Potter truly is one of the biggest stories of all our generations and CBBC Visits The Wizarding World reminds us that it's only become this big because of us, the fans. So, let's hope that Fantastic Beasts proves itself to be just as magical with a magizoologist. Hey, guys, I said it right … magizohopotis! Ahhh!



Do you like Harry Potter? Have you read any of the books or watched any of the films? 

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Submitted by LC on Wed, 06/02/2021 - 20:47

I dont like harry Potter but i see a film

Submitted by TR790 on Sun, 05/24/2020 - 14:13

I love Harry Potter!!! The stories are so exciting and magical. I have watched all the films but I haven't read all the books yet.
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Submitted by JoModerator on Wed, 07/29/2020 - 12:04

Hi samoiset,

I'm sorry but we can't publish links to other sites on LearnEnglish Teens. I hope that you manage to watch the Harry Potter films :-)


Jo (LearnEnglish Teens team)

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Submitted by JustScribblez on Mon, 07/30/2018 - 14:45

Me ,trying 4 the first time : Magizoohoptamist (?!?!) Help meeeeeeeeeeeeee...
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