老先生的论述，一针见血。我看到小学 5、6 年级孩子，在家长督促下，边查字典，边啃原版书，甚是辛苦，毅力感人。可惜，孩子啃完书之后，仅能了解故事梗概，书中大量英文难点，并没有得到解决。换言之，孩子仅仅看了一个外国故事，少了很多语言上的收获。
下面的文字，选自《哈利波特与魔法石》第 10 课，孩子反复听我讲读，是独立通读类似文字的基础。
cupboard much later, wishing he had a watch. He didn't know what time it was and he couldn't be sure the Dursleys were asleep yet. Until they were, he couldn't risksneaking to the kitchen for some food.
miserable years, as long as he could remember, ever since he'd been a baby and his parents had died in that car crash. He couldn't remember being in the car when his parents had died. Sometimes, when he strainedhis memory during long hours in his cupboard, he came up with a strange vision: a blindingflash of green light and a burning pain on his forehead. This, he supposed, was the crash, though he couldn't imagine where all the greenlight came from. He couldn't remember his parents at all. His aunt and uncle never spoke about them, and of course he was forbiddento ask questions. There were no photographs of them in the house.
unknown relation coming to take him away, but it had never happened; the Dursleys were his only family. Yet sometimes he thought (or maybe hoped) that strangers in the street seemed to know him. Very strange strangers they were, too. A tiny man in a violet top hat had bowed to him once while out shopping with Aunt Petunia and Dudley. After asking Harry furiously if he knew the man, Aunt Petunia had rushed them out of the shop without buying anything. A wild-looking old woman dressed all in green had waved merrily at him once on a bus. A bald man in a very long purple coat had actually shaken his hand in the street the other day and then walked away without a word. The weirdest thing about all these people was the way they seemed to vanish the second Harry tried to get a closer look.