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Charlie and the

Chocolate Factory
By Roald Dahl

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Mr Wonka was standing all alone just inside the gates of

the factory. What an extraordinary little man he was! He had a black top hat on his head. He
wore a tail coat made of a beautiful plum-coloured velvet. His trousers were bottle green. His
gloves were pearly grey and in one hand he carried a fine gold-topped walking cane. Covering
his chin, there was a small, neat, pointed black-beard – a goatee. Oh, his eyes – his eyes were
most marvellously bright. They seemed to be sparkling and twinkling at you all the time. The
whole face, in fact, was alight with fun and laughter.
How clever he looked! How quick and
sharp and full of life! He kept making quick
jerky little movements with his head, cocking it
this way and that, and taking everything in
with those bright twinkling eyes. He was like a
squirrel in the quickness of his movements, like
a quick clever old squirrel from the park.
Suddenly, he did a funny little skipping dance in the snow and he spread his arms wide
and he smiled at the five children who were clustered near the gates and he called out,
“Welcome, my little friends! Welcome to
the factory!” His voice was high. “Will you
come forward one at a time please,” he

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

By Roald Dahl


Who is the author of the text?
Who is the main character of the extract?
Is he the main character of the book?

What type of text is this?

- A description - Informative - A biography

Find the adjectives and names for the different elements of his clothes:


What about his face? What is the description?

Complete the description about Willy Wonka: clever, quick, extraordinary, little, jerky

Willy Wonka is described as a(n) , man.

He looks and he is compared to a squirrel because he is
and .
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
By Roald Dahl

Willy Wonka is like the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland, remember him?
Using the picture, write your own description in the style of the
text (many adjectives to describe his physical characteristics and
personality and movements!)


Extraordinary little man character
Beautiful plum-coloured Tail coat
Bottle green trousers
Pearly grey gloves
Fine gold-topped Walking cane
Small, neat, pointed goatee
Marvellously bright eyes
Sparkling twinkling
Black Top Hat
Alight with fun and face
clever looked
Quick jerky like a squirrel movements
Funny skipping dance
wide Spread arms