The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Chapter 10 The Spell Begins to Break


Highlight in yellow (or any color you like) words in the book that you do not understand. Look up the word and write its meaning in the margin of your book. Here are some words that are possibly new to you.


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Listen to Chapter 10 being read to you in English:

READ ALOUD to your tutor

First paragraph in Chapter 10

Now we must go back to Mr. and Mrs. Beaver and the three other children. As soon as Mr. Beaver said, “There’s no time to lose,” everyone began bundling themselves into coats, except Mrs. Beaver, who started picking up sacks and laying them on the table and said: “Now, Mr. Beaver, just reach down that ham. And here’s a packet of tea, and there’s sugar, and some matches. And if someone will get two or three loaves out of the crock over there in the corner.” 

Last paragraph in Chapter 10

So down the steep bank they went and back to the cave, and Mr. Beaver cut some of the bread and ham into sandwiches and Mrs. Beaver poured out the tea and everyone enjoyed themselves. But long before they had finished enjoying themselves Mr. Beaver said, “Time to be moving on now.”

DISCUSS with your Tutor

  1. What sound did the children and Mr. & Mrs. Beaver hear when they awoke from their sleep in the cave? 
  2. Who was driving the sledge?  Describe him. 
  3. What gifts did he give each of the children?  

SHARE with your Tutor

Do you like surprises?  What is the best surprise you have ever had?