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Reading & translating competition 2

1. Read the first lines of The lightning thief, by Rick Riordan.

2. Answer the quiz.

3. Read page 1 of the graphic novel and translate Percys reply to the teachers question.


The lightning thief

Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 1

Chapter 1 – I accidentally vaporize my pre-algebra teacher

Look, I didn’t want to be a half-blood.

If you’re reading this because you think you might be one, my advice is: close this book right now. Believe whatever lie your mom or dad told you about your birth, and try to lead a normal life.

Being a half-blood is dangerous. It’s scary. Most of the time, it gets you killed in painful, nasty ways.

If you’re a normal kid, reading this because you think it’s fiction, great. Read on. I envy you for being able to believe that none of this ever happened.

But if you recognize yourself in these pages – if you feel something stirring inside – stop reading immediately. You might be one of us. And once you know that, it’s only a matter of time before they sense it too, and they’ll come for you.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

My name is Percy Jackson.

Adapted from the novel Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book One: The Lightning Thief.

Text to translate [PDF]



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