The Witcher Wild Hunt Episode 01 | Witchers, Monsters and Dreams

Introduction

The life of a witcher may be full of contracts and monster killing, but Geralt of Rivia has a lot more in his destiny. We will meet Geralt in this first episode from English Plus The Witcher 3 Video Series in his quest to find Yennifer and Ciri. There will be dreams, visions, monsters and our hero, the witcher himself, Geralt of Rivia. We will also learn a lot of English along the way, and you can practice all you’re going to learn in this video on the website, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to have fun, enjoy a great story and learn English.

Video Episode

https://youtu.be/TWqoV9FApk0

Language Tip

As Soon As

So, we’re going to talk about how and when to use ‘as soon as’, but first let me remind with the context. Geralt brought Ciri back to Vesimir and Ciri who seemed to have escaped reading a long boring chapter about the difference between ghouls and alghouls, or at least that’s what Geralt thought, but when Vesemir asked her, she answered him confidently, so Geralt, amazed at the cunning little girl, asks her why she didn’t tell him that she had read the chapter, and that was her answer:

“Never pounce on an advantage as soon as it appears. Wait till it stands to have maximum effect.”

Let’s say for a moment that she replaced ‘as soon as‘ with ‘after‘, would that be so different? Well, actually, it would. You see, ‘as soon as‘ is pretty much like ‘after’ in meaning, but the big difference is that ‘as soon as‘ means ‘immediately after‘, so if you look back at the example and use ‘after’ instead of ‘as soon as’, you will know that it doesn’t work in this context. Let’s see:

“Never pounce on an advantage after it appears….” — that doesn’t make any sense, because when will you pounce on an advantage if not after it appears??? It can’t be before!

But here, what Ciri meant to say, “Never pounce on an advantage immediately after it appears, be patient and wait until it stands, wait for the right moment to strike…” so she used ‘as soon as‘ because it has exactly the meaning she wants to convey.

So, I hope that was useful and that you added ‘as soon as’ to your speaking and writing arsenal.

And now let’s see if you were paying attention while you were watching the episode. Check your understanding of what happened in the episode in the comprehension check below.

Comprehension Check

Let's see how much you remember of what happened in the episode.

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1. 
How did magic originate in the world according to the intro story?

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How did monsters came to be according to the intro story?

3. 
What are the witchers?

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Who are the new most terrifying threat to the world according to the intro story?

5. 
What is Geralt doing when we first meet him in the episode?

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According to Geralt's tracking and the visions of the battle, what happened to Yennifer?

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How did we go back to Kaer Morhen?

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Who was Geralt and Vesemir training back in Kaer Morhen?

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What creatures did Geralt and Vesemir did NOT fight in this epsiode?

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Where are Geralt and Vesemir heading next?

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