The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Chapter 11 Aslan is Nearer


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 11 being read to you in English:

READ ALOUD to your tutor

First paragraph in Chapter 11

Edmund meanwhile had been having a most disappointing time. When the dwarf had gone to get the sledge ready he expected that the Witch would start being nice to him, as she had been at their last meeting. But she said nothing at all. And when at last Edmund plucked up his courage to say, “Please, your Majesty, could I have some Turkish Delight? You — you — said –” she answered, “Silence, fool!” Then she appeared to changed her mind and said, as if to herself, “And yet it will not do to have the brat fainting on the way,” and once more clapped her hands. Another dwarf appeared.

Last two paragraphs in Chapter 11

“This is no thaw,” said the dwarf, suddenly stopping. “This is Spring. What are we to do? Your winter has been destroyed, I tell you! This is Aslan’s doing.”
“If either of you mentions that name again,” said the Witch, “he shall instantly be killed.”

DISCUSS with your Tutor

  1. Instead of Turkish Delight, what did the White Witch give Edmund to eat? 
  2. What orders did the White Witch give to Maugrim? 
  3. How did the animals answer the Witch Queen when she found them having a party? 
  4. What happened that made Edmund for the first time in this story feel sorry for someone other than himself?  
  5. Fill in the blank. “This is no thaw,” said the dwarf, suddenly stopping. “This is _______…”

SHARE with your Tutor

Which of the four seasons is your favorite season of the year?  Why?