Изучение английского языка по аудиокниге 'Гарри Поттер и философский камень'.
Глава вторая 'Исчезнувшее стекло' (The Vanishing Glass). Вторая часть
Фрагмент текста на английском языке:
Harry moved in front of the tank and looked intently at the snake.
He wouldn't have been surprised if it had died of boredom itself
no company except stupid people drumming their fingers on the glass trying to disturb it all day long.
It was worse than having a cupboard as a bedroom, where the only visitor was Aunt Petunia hammering on the door to wake you up;
at least he got to visit the rest of the house. The snake suddenly opened its beady eyes.
Slowly, very slowly, it raised its head until its eyes were on a level with Harry's. It winked. Harry stared.
Then he looked quickly around to see if anyone was watching. They weren't. He looked back at the snake and winked, too.
The snake jerked its head toward Uncle Vernon and Dudley, then raised its eyes to the ceiling.