The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Chapter 5 Back on this Side of the Door


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.

suit of armor

jeering and nagging



Listen to Chapter 5 being read to you in English:

READ ALOUD to your tutor

First page+ in Chapter 5

Because the game of hide-and-seek was still going on, it took Edmund and Lucy some time to find the others. But when at last they were all together (which happened in the long room, where the suit of armor was), Lucy burst out:
“Peter! Susan! It’s all true. Edmund has seen it too. There is a country you can get to through the wardrobe. Edmund and I both got in. We met one another in there, in the wood. Go, Edmund, tell them all about it.” 

Last paragraph in Chapter 5

“Quick!” said Peter, “there’s nowhere else,” and flung open the wardrobe. All four of them bundled inside it and sat there, panting, in the dark. Peter held the door closed but did not shut it; for, of course, he remembered, as every sensible person does, that you should never never shut yourself up in a wardrobe.” 

DISCUSS with your Tutor

  1. What is the meanest and most spiteful thing Edmund did according to the story? 
  2. How unpleasant was the evening?
  3. Why did the kids go to the Professor?
  4. From past experience, did Peter and Susan feel Lucy or Edmund was more reliable and truthful? 
  5. Logically speaking, what three possibilities did the Professor give them?
  6. What was the Professor’s “one plan which no one has yet suggested and which is well worth trying”? 
  7. How did the kid’s second adventure begin? 

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