#334 | The Magical Life of Roald Dahl

English Learning for Curious Minds

19-01-2023 • 23 minutos

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He was best known for being the author of books such as "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "Mathilda", but he was also a critically acclaimed poet and adult fiction writer.

In this episode, we explore how this former airforce pilot went on to become one of the best-loved children's authors of all time.

  • Extract from "Boy"
  • The early life of Roald Dahl
  • The mischievous childhood of Roald Dahl
  • The Second World War
  • Moving to the United States
  • Roald Dahl as a spy?
  • His first work "The Gremlins" & Walt Disney
  • Switching to writing children's fiction
  • The impact of Roald Dahl's lived experience on his writing
  • The storytelling of Roald Dahl
  • The working life of Roald Dahl
  • His legacy

Full interactive transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/roald-dahl


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