Ten words you need to know when reading the first Harry Potter book

Harry Potter is so exciting to read that getting stuck on a word can be really annoying! Here are ten words with their meanings to help you out with the first book…

1. Wand:

An implement used by wizards to perform magic. Available from Ollivanders in Diagon Alley.

2. Muggle:

Person totally without magical powers. Most Muggles live in ignorance of the world of wizards and witches.

3. Galleon:

Gold wizarding money.

4. Poltergeist:

A mischievous spirit.

5. Herbology:

Study of magical plants. Professor Sprout is the Herbology teacher at Hogwarts.

6. Remembrall:

Magical glass ball, the size of a large marble, filled with white smoke. The smoke turns red to tell you that there is something you have forgotten to do.

7. Centaurs:

Half-man, half-horse creatures. Centaurs live in the Forbidden Forest.

8. Quidditch:

The wizarding national sport. Played on broomsticks by seven players.

9. Transfiguration:

The art of turning one thing into another.

10. Seeker:

Quidditch player who tries to catch the Golden Snitch.