Peter Pan - cloze

Tanya Lacey
Activity set by Tanya Lacey

First, do these vocabulary activities: Verbs and Other. Listen to the MP3 recording if necessary: MP3. Fill in all the gaps with the missing words, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. Click the this button again for another letter. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints! Then, do this Cloze. Finally, do the Quiz.

Primero, haz las actividades de vocabulario. Luego escucha la grabación si es necesario. Rellena los espacios en blanco con las palabras que faltan. Haz click en "Check" para comprobar tus aciertos. Si te resulta difícil la respuesta utiliza el botón "Hint" y te revelará una letra de la casilla en la que te encuentres, puedes clickear varias veces en "Hint" y te dará cada vez una letra más de la palabra. Para obtener ayuda también puedes clickear en el botón "[?]" y te dará una pista. Perderás puntos con las pistas. Luego haz el Cloze y el Quiz.

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Peter Pan is a character created by Scottish novelist and J.M.Barrie. A mischievous boy who can fly and who never . Peter Pan spends his never-ending childhood adventuring on the small island of Neverland as the leader of his , the Lost Boys interacting with mermaids, fairies, pirates and ordinary children from the world outside of Neverland.
The character's best-known adventure first appeared on 27 December 1904, in form of a stage play Peter Pan, or the boy who wouldn´t grow up. The notion of a boy who would never grow up was based on J.M. Barrie's older brother, who died in an ice-skating accident the day before he 14, and thus always remained a young boy in his mother's mind. Barrie describes him as a beautiful boy with a beautiful smile, "clad in skeleton leaves and the juices that from trees".
Peter is mainly an exaggerated stereotype of a and careless boy. He is quick to point out how great he is, even when such are questionable. In the book and play, as well as both film adaptations, Peter personifies the selfishness of childhood, shown in Barrie's work through constant and self-centred behaviour.
Peter has a nonchalant attitude, and is fearlessly when it comes to putting himself in danger. With his attitude towards death, he says, "To die will be an awfully big adventure". He repeats this line as an adult in the film Hook (1991), during the battle with Hook near the film's climax. He then the phrase at the film's very end claiming, "To live will be an awfully big adventure".
In the Disney adaptation (1953), Peter appears very and pompous . Nonetheless, he has a strong sense of justice and is always quick to assist those in danger.
Barrie writes that there is almost nothing that Peter cannot do. Peter's ability to fly is what he is best known for. He teaches the Darling children to fly using a combination of "lovely wonderful thoughts" and fairy .
He is a skilled , rivalling even Captain Hook, whose hand he cut off in a duel. He has keen vision and hearing. He is skilled in , copying the voice of Hook, and the tick-tock of the Crocodile. In the 2003 film, the mermaids speak by making dolphin-like noises, which Peter can both understand and speak.
His best friend is Tinker Bell, a common fairy who is often protective of him. His arch-enemy is Captain Hook, whose hand he cut off in a duel.
Peter does not know his parents. Barrie wrote that he left them as an , and seeing the window closed and a new baby in the house when he returned some time later, he they no longer wanted him. In Hook, Peter remembers his parents, specifically his mother, who wanted him to grow up and go to the best schools in London to become a judge like his father and have a family of his own. After Peter "ran away" to Neverland, he returned to find his parents had forgotten about him and had had another child .
Peter Pan has appeared in a number of adaptations and . These include the 1953 Disney animated feature film Peter Pan, various stage musicals, live-action feature films Hook (1991) and Peter Pan (2003), and the authorised sequel novel Peter Pan in Scarlet (2006 ).