Timothée Chalamet on the Wonka poster and the slogan "Every good thing in this world started with a dream."


Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 06 December 2023 > Ready to Use

Most pupils will be familiar with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and its main character: Willy Wonka. Yet, how much do we know about him? This new film by Paddington director Paul King– starring Timothée Chalamet as Wonka – explores Willy Wonka’s young adult life, his wishes and how he started his chocolate empire with a dream!

Analysing the film poster as well as the trailer will help your A1+ students discover Wonka’s world as well as work on a few grammar points and learn (and coin) new words.

Ready to enter Wonka’s world and taste his “absolutely insane” chocolate? Give it a try, it’s Christmas!

Vocabulary and grammar.

  • describing people’s personality: adjectives
  • describing a picture / actions: BE V-ING present + colours + prepositions (behind, next to, in front of..)
  • compound nouns and adjectives (chocolate-maker; funny looking..)
  • food: sweet, candy, chocolate, mushrooms...
  • nature: flowers, ladybug, cloud, trees, flowers...
  • voicing opinion and justifying it (I’d like to + BV because…)
  • dream of + V-ing
  • possibility: can
  • interdiction: it’s forbidden


  • chocolate /ˈtʃɒkəlɪt/


Coming soon: Look out in the springtime for our new Reading Guide for young learners on Roald Dahl's Matilda!