Learn English Through Story ★ Subtitles: The Phantom of the Opera (Level 1)

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It is 1880, in the Opera House in Paris. Everybody is talking about the Phantom of the Opera, the ghost that lives somewhere under the Opera House. The Phantom is a man in black clothes. He is a body without a head, he is a head without a body. He has a yellow face, he has no nose, he has black holes for eyes. Everybody is afraid of the Phantom – the singers, the dancers, the directors, the stage workers…

But who has actually seen him?



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  1. alone: not with other people
  2. angel: a messenger from God, or a very special, wonderful person
  3. box: a small ‘room’ with three walls in a theatre; you can watch the stage from a box, but other people can’t see you
  4. chandelier: a very big, heautiful light, which has lots of little lights in it
  5. clever: quick to understand and learn
  6. crash: (v) to fall or hit something hard and noisily
  7. dancer: someone who dances (moving the body to music)
  8. dangerous: something dangerous can hurt or kill you
  9. director: somebody who is the head person in a company, theatre, etc.
  10. doorkeeper: (in this story) a person who looks after the boxes in a theatre
  11. enemy: the opposite of a friend
  12. floor: all the rooms on the same level in a building
  13. fool: someone who is stupid, not quick at understanding or learning
  14. ghost: people can see the ghost of a dead person
  15. ground: the ground is under our feet
  16. hole: a small opening in something
  17. joke: something people say or do to make other people laugh
  18. kiss: to touch someone lovingly with your mouth
  19. lake: a big area of water, with land all round it
  20. light: (n) to see in the dark, you need a light
  21. mad: ill in the head
  22. mask: a cover that you put over the face to hide it
  23. mirror: a piece of glass where you can see yourself (some special mirrors you can also look through, like a window)
  24. missing: (adj) if something or someone is missing, you can’t find them
  25. music: when you sing or play an instrument, you make music
  26. neck: the part of the body between the head and the shoulders
  27. opera: a play in a theatre which has singing and music
  28. passage: a long narrow place in a building between rooms
  29. phantom: a ghost
  30. rope: very thick, strong string
  31. scream: to cry out in a very loud, high voice
  32. secret: something that you do not tell other people
  33. shadow: a place or thing that is dark because there is something between it and the light
  34. shout: to speak or cry very loudly and strongly
  35. stage: the part of a theatre where actors, singers, and dancers stand and move
  36. stare: to look at someone or something for a long time
  37. terrible: very, very bad
  38. toad: a small animal, like a frog, that lives in wet places
  39. torture: (n) doing very painful, terrible things to people’s bodies
  40. ugly: not beautiful
  41. voice: you talk of sing with your voice
  42. whisper: to speak very, very quietly
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2 Responses

  1. Anushka says:

    all are good stories to build up our vocabulary and English language..Thanks a lot dear sir and madam,

  2. Good job. Great videos . Is it possible to have the transcription of this video to use in class? Thank you very much.

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