Dictation Sentences from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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- And I said, “Give it to me, quick!”
- He smiled at them, a small sad smile.
- Three days went by, and we had no luck.
- On this day, and no other, you must come in the morning.
- There's more than two! There's one, two, three, four, five!
- It's on its way.
- He seems to know more about it than we do.
- That's why we're glad they fell.
- Which room shall it be next?
- I can't hear a word you're saying.
- I just love gum. I can't do without it.
- Take it home, quickly, before you lose it! Run all the way and don't stop.
- At last, when he could stand it no longer, he took a bite.
- He is pleased to meet you.
- Now the fun is really going to start.
- He opened his mouth to speak, but no words came out.
- You must get ready, my boy!
- You mean you’re the only one left?
- Very slowly, the great gates began to swing open.
- “Come up one at a time, please,” he called out, “and give me your name. Who’s first?”
- You can hear them in there now.
- It’s time to go to school. Come on, or you’ll be late.
- He opened the door and stepped out into the room.
- I think you’ve gone just a shade too far this time.
- Part of it was under the snow, but he saw at once what it was.
- There’s no knowing where they’re going.
- He will try to do things his own way and not mine.
- He’ll come out of it just fine. You wait and see.
- It was very sad. I never saw him again.
- I’m afraid you can’t stop them singing.
- Charlie’s heart stood still.
- He didn’t believe a word they said.
- Just so long as it’s a piece of gum and I can chew it, then that’s for me!
- I have a feeling you needed a break like this. I’m glad you got it. Good luck to you.
- It didn’t take them long to tell him what had happened.
- “What’s the matter? Hasn’t there been anything to eat in your house lately?” he asked.
“Not much,” said Grandpa Joe.
- I think we’d better get out of this room quickly before we lose anyone else!
- Charlie took the money, and slipped quickly out of the room.
- You must get ready, my boy! You must get ready for the biggest day of your life.
- The people became suddenly quiet.
- The big fat boy stepped up.
- She grabbed the stick of gum and popped it into her mouth.
- Isn’t he going to get any bigger?
- It doesn’t really matter, anyway, because we’ll soon fatten him up again.
- His eyes were wide open, shining with joy.
- The sun was shining on the morning of the big day, but the ground was still white with snow and the air was very cold.
- When I went out there, I found them living in tree houses.
- There was no saving her now.
- My feet are getting tired.
- My little girl got more and more upset every day.
- Everyone will be buying candy bars in hope of finding one.
- Charlie didn’t say anything.
- “You’d better go ahead and open it up, or you’ll be late for school,” Grandpa Joe said.
- Suddenly, he did a funny little skipping dance in the snow.
- The old man was sitting in the back and little Charlie Bucket was right beside him.
- Everything is made of glass so that you can see out.
- In the summertime, this wasn’t too bad, but in the winter, it was awful.
- Everything he did now, he did slowly and carefully.
- Aren’t they wonderful, they way they get those nuts out?
- We’re going to the most wonderful place in the world!
- “Make this awful thing stop!” said the man.
“Can’t do that,” said Mr. Wonka. “It won’t stop until we get there.”
- What on earth’s going to happen to them now?
- Twice a day, on his way to and from school, little Charlie Bucket had to walk right past the gates. And every time he went by, he would begin to walk very, very slowly, and he would hold his nose high in the air and take long deep sniffs.
- They loved this little boy. He was the only bright thing in their lives, and his evening visits were something they looked forward to all day long.
- “You’d better go ahead and open it up, or you’ll be late for school,” Grandpa Joe said.
“You might as well get it over with,” Grandpa George said.
“Open it, my dear,” Grandma Georgina said. “Please open it. You’re making me jumpy.”
- Come and look at this, everybody! The kids’ found the last one! There it is! It’s right there in his hands!
- I’ll get it right one day, you wait and see.
- And now, very slowly, the screen began to get brighter and brighter.
“Here he comes!” yelled Mr. Wonka. “Yes, that’s him all right!”
“Is he all in one piece?” cried Mrs. Teavee.
“I’m not sure,” said Mr. Wonka. “It’s too early to tell.”
- It was a strange feeing to be standing on clear glass high up in the sky. It made you feel that you weren’t standing on anything at all.
- For the next few days, he would allow himself only to look at it, but never to touch it.
- “Charlie, dear,” Mrs. Bucket called out from where she was standing, “it’s time for bed. That’s enough for tonight.”
“But mother, I must hear….”
“Tomorrow, my dear….”
“That’s right,” said Grandpa Joe, “I’ll tell you the rest of it tomorrow evening.”
- Everything that Charlie touched seemed to be made of ice.
- His feet didn’t seem to be touching the ground at all.
- Off he went, running through the snow as fast as his legs would go.
- He called out, “Welcome, my little friends! Welcome!”
- I can’t get it for you this second. I’ll see you have one before the day is out.
- She’s still quite young. It’s not too late.
- Down he went, just as his wife had done before him.
- There’s even less time to lose now than there was before.
- Faster! Faster! If we don’t go any faster than this, we shall never get through!
- They can all help to run it until Charlie is old enough to do it himself.
- Then one afternoon, his eye was caught suddenly by a piece of paper in the snow.
- “Mr. Wonka doesn’t seem to think so!” cried Mrs. Gloop. “Just look at him! He’s laughing his head off!”
- They’re always laughing! They think everything’s a joke! Jump in, all of you! Come on!
- “Anything to eat?” cried Charlie, laughing. “Oh, you just wait and see!”
- During the next two weeks, the weather turned very cold. It began very suddenly one morning.
- “I’m going to be sick!” she yelled, turning green in the face.
- Three days went by, and we had no luck. Oh, it was terrible! My little girl got more and more upset each day. She would lie for hours on the floor, kicking and yelling. On the evening of the fourth day, one of my women workers yelled, “I’ve got it! A Golden Ticket!” And I said, “Give it to me, quick!”
- She stopped dead in the middle of the room and stood staring at the place where her son had been.
- I have something very important to talk to you about.
- He told all the workers he was sorry, but they would have to go home.
- You’ll have to hurry!
- Hurry up, everybody!
- I’ve always been lucky so far.
- People in the town stopped and stared. “What’s going on?” they cried.
- In the mornings, he left the house ten minutes earlier so that he could walk slowly to school, without ever having to run.
- This is the center of everything, the heart of the whole business! And so beautiful! In we go, then! But do be careful, my dear ones! Don’t lose your heads!
- Don’t drink it outdoors! There’s no knowing how high up you’ll be carried if you do that.
- Mr. Bucket was the only person in the family with a job.
- At this point, the door opened, and Mr. Bucket walked into the room. He was cold and tired, and he looked it. All day long, he had been working in the streets.
- At this point, Mr. Salt stepped forward.
- “They only light it every other day,” said Mr. Wonka. “Perhaps this is one of the days when they let it go out. You never know. They might be lucky.”
- Could you send a real live person from one place to another in the same way?
- It had one hundred rooms, and everything was made of either light or dark chocolate.
- There used to be thousands of people working there.
- “He certainly seems well enough,” Mrs. Bucket said, laughing. “Yes, perhaps you’re right after all. Perhaps Grandpa Joe should be the one to go with him. I certainly can’t go myself and leave the other three old people all alone in bed for a whole day.”
- They still wear the same kind of clothes they wore over there.
- These two very old people are the father and mother of Mr. Bucket. Their names are Grandpa Joe and Grandma Josephine.
And these two very old people are the father and mother of Mrs. Bucket. Their names are Grandpa George and Grandma Georgina.
This is Mr. Bucket. This is Mrs. Bucket.
Mr. And Mrs. Bucket have a small boy whose name is Charlie Bucket.
- The lucky person was a small girl who lived with her rich parents in a great city far away.
- “You mean he’s really all right?” asked Charlie. “Even after going up that awful pipe?”
“He’s very much all right,” said Mr. Wonka.
“He’s changed!” said Grandpa Joe. “He used to be fat! Now he’s thin as a straw!”
“Of course he’s changed,” said Mr. Wonka, laughing. He got squeezed in the pipe.
- I really am giving it to you. That’s all right, isn’t it?
- “I’m afraid my mother won’t come with us,” Charlie said sadly.
“Why ever not?”
“Because she won’t leave my grandparents.”
“But they must come, too.”
“They can’t,” Charlie said. “They’re very old and they haven’t been out of bed for twenty years.”
“Then we’ll take the bed along as well, with them in it,” said Mr. Wonka. “There’s room in here for a bed.”
“You couldn’t get the bed out of the house,” said Grandpa Joe. “It won’t go through the door."
- The whole of this family live together in a small house on the edge of a great town. The house wasn’t nearly large enough for so many people. There were only two rooms in the place altogether, and there was only one bed. The bed was given to the four old grandparents because they were so old and tired. They were so tired, they never got out of it.
- Come over here and sit close to me and we’ll open it together.
- They went out through a small secret door.
- The minute she entered the room, one hundred animals stopped what they were doing and turned their heads and stared at her with small black eyes. Then all at once, they pulled her to the ground and started carrying her across the floor.
- Why can’t I send a real bar of chocolate through the air in tiny pieces and then put the pieces together at the other end, all ready to be eaten?
- He may come through any minute.
- Never again! I’m throwing the TV set right out the window the minute we get home. I’ve had enough!
- “The first day of February!” cried Mrs. Bucket. “But that’s tomorrow! Today is the last day of January. I know it is!"
- Talk to me, Mike! Say something! Tell me you’re all right!
- Although his father and mother often went without their dinner so that they could give it to him, it still wasn’t nearly enough for a growing boy.
- Often, Charlie’s mother and father would come in as well, and stand by the door, listening to the stories the old people told. For perhaps half an hour every night, this room would become a happy place, and the whole family would forget that it was hungry and poor.
- Oh, yes he did. He told all the workers that he was sorry, but they would have to go home. Then, he shut the main gates and fastened them.
- “Read it aloud,” said Grandpa Joe, climbing back into bed again at last.
- They spent every minute of their days climbing through the treetops looking for other things to eat.
- “Row on,” shouted Mr. Wonka. “There’s no time to answer silly questions.”
- Now it was beginning to climb.
- Just a minute, now! Listen to me! I want everybody to be very careful in this room.
- Listen to what’s happened!
- “But that’s impossible!” said little Charlie, staring at his grandfather.
“Of course it’s impossible!” cried Grandpa Joe.
- “I don’t believe it!” he said. “It’s not possible.”
- “Go slower!” panted Mrs. Salt.
“Impossible,” said Mr. Wonka. “We should never get there in time if I did.”
“Get where?” asked the girl.
“Never you mind,” said Mr. Wonka. “You just wait and see.”
- Nobody sees him anymore. He never comes out. The only things that come out of that place are chocolates and candies. They come out through a special trap door in the wall.
- “Now this, my dear children,” said Mr. Wonka, “is the main hall.”
- So I shipped them all over here, every man, woman and child.
- “There’s no time for arguing! Press on, press on!” But five seconds later, when a bright red door came into sight ahead, he suddenly shouted, “Stop!"
- “Yes, yes!” the children cried. “We won’t touch a thing!”
- Don’t argue, my dear child, please don’t argue! It’s such a waste of time!
- “Oh, look,” he cried, pointing down, “there go the other children! They’re returning home!”
- Looking down now, Charlie could see the children and their parents standing in a little group just inside the gates.
- I’m an old man. I’m much older than you think. I can’t go on forever. I’ve got no children of my own, no family at all. So who is going to run things when I get too old to do it myself?
- “Are you sure you want to spend your money on that, Grandpa?” Charlie asked.
- He turned away and started running as fast as he could towards the other end of the room.
- Bring it straight back to me, and we’ll open it together.
- Take it straight home, quickly, before you lose it! Run all the way and don’t stop until you get there, you understand?
- They passed another door, then another and another.
- Why do we have to go rushing past all these lovely rooms?
- There’s no time for arguments.
- There wasn’t any question of them being able to buy a better house. They were far too poor for that.
- Walking to school in the mornings, Charlie could see great pieces of chocolate piled up high in the shop windows. He would stop and stare and press his nose against the glass, his mouth watering like mad. Many times a day, he would see other children taking chocolate bars out of their pockets and eating them happily.
- Outside the walls, for half a mile around in every direction, the air smelled of melting chocolate.
- Then one afternoon, his eye was caught suddenly by a piece of paper that was lying in the snow. Part of it was under the snow, but he saw at once what it was. It was a dollar bill!
- You’re the one who found your ticket only yesterday, aren’t you? Yes, yes. I read all about it in this morning’s papers! Just in time, my dear boy! I’m so glad!
- He took a key from his pocket and unlocked the door.
- The town had gone wild with excitement.
- “Well, that’s that!” said Grandpa Joe brightly. “It’s just what we expected.”
- “Have you got it?” whispered Grandpa Joe, his eyes shining with excitement.
- All the children, except Charlie, had both their mothers and fathers with them.
- This is going to be such an exciting day! I do hope you enjoy it! I’m sure you will! I know you will!
- Mr. Wonka himself had suddenly become even more excited than usual, and anyone could see that this was the room he loved best of all. He was hopping about like a child, not knowing which thing to look at first.
- His eyes were shining with excitement.
- The old man’s face was shining with excitement as he watched every move that Mr. Wonka made.
- It took quite a time for them to explain to everyone what had been happening to them all day.
- Be patient! You shall see everything as we go along! Are all of you inside? Good! Would you mind closing the door? Thank you!
- Just imagine when I start using this across the country.
- In less than half a minute, the whole thing had disappeared.
- They change color once a week! And they never get any smaller! They never disappear. NEVER! At least I don’t think they do.
- Don’t drink it outdoors! There’s no knowing how high up you’ll be carried if you do that. I gave some to an old Oompa-Loompa once out in the back yard and he went up and up and disappeared out of sight! It was very sad. I never saw him again.
- “The chocolate’s gone!” shouted Grandpa Joe, waving his arms.
He was quite right! The whole bar of chocolate had disappeared completely into thin air.
“It’s on its way!” cried Mr. Wonka.
- The picture of Mike appeared on the screen.
- “He’s brilliant!” cried Grandpa Joe. “Just imagine what will happen now! The whole world will be searching for those Golden Tickets! Everyone will be buying candy bars in the hope of finding one! He’ll sell more than ever before! Oh, how exciting it would be to find one!”
- Her face and hands and legs and neck, in fact the skin all over her body, had turned a brilliant blue.
- Little Charlie looked slowly around at each of the four old faces, one after the other, and they all looked back at him. They were friendly smiling faces, but they were also quite serious.
- “Do you love it, too, Charlie?” he asked.
“Oh, yes,” cried Charlie. “I think it’s the most wonderful place in the whole world!”
“I am very pleased to hear you say that,” said Mr. Wonka, looking more serious than ever. He went on staring at Charlie. “Yes,” he said, “I am very pleased indeed to hear you say that. And now I shall tell you why.” Mr. Wonka smiled. “You see, my dear boy, I have decided to make you a present of the whole place."
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