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Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data, or knowledge, intended to present complex information quickly and clearly. In this section, we take a look at a variety of infographics that have been produced to include the phenomenon of the Harry Potter series in the data collected.

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"Harry Potter" vs. "Twilight"

"Harry Potter" vs. "Twilight"

Everybody knows the runaway success of Harry Potter and Twilight as book and movie franchises, but as this infographic points out, vampires and wizards are now conquering the tourism industry too.

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Potterheads are bowled over when they visit Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter, located at Leavesden Studios in Hertfordshire, England, for a number of reasons. These studios provided sets and locations for all eight movies, and offer fans an exclusive insight into the movie production process as well as the chance to have a look at actual set pieces and props. Highlights of the tour include The Great Hall and Professor Dumbledore’s intricately designed office. Prior to its grand opening, fansites including MuggleNet and The Leaky Cauldron were treated to an all-access visit and gave glowing reports about the range of attractions on offer in the studios. MuggleNet also added a good introduction to the tour, letting you know what to expect during your visit. Meanwhile, further inspiration can be gleaned from more Potter-mad websites such as the Pottermore Insider as well as DanRadcliffe.com and SnitchSeeker.com.

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Fans of the Twilight series are free to visit Forks and tour the places that feature in the books written by Stephenie Meyer. Literally – it doesn’t cost a dime. All they have to do is stop off at the Forks Chamber of Commerce Visitor Centre and get their hands on a free Twilight pack. The pack includes fun trivia tests from all four books as well as a Forks Twilight map to allow you to find the most famous locations. Before you get to Forks however, it might be worth doing your research on fansites such as the Twilight Lexicon – you’ll want to make sure that you cover all bases during your time in this corner of Washington. Other websites worth sinking your teeth into include BellaAndEdward.com, EdwardAndBella.net, HisGoldenEyes.com, and Intoxicated-Twilight.com – great for Twilight travel tips as well as re-living great moments from the series.

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The Cost of Being the Ultimate "Harry Potter" Fan

The Cost of Being the Ultimate "Harry Potter" Fan

Movie franchises are big business – and they don’t come any bigger than Harry Potter. This epic series has grossed almost £5 billion from its eight cinematic releases alone; then there are the plentiful takings from video and DVD sales, merchandising, licensing, and the small matter of some 450 million books sold worldwide. For devotees of any popular movie franchise, proving your dedication and delight doesn’t come cheap – particularly if you want to claim the title of the Ultimate Fan.

Even being an average Harry Potter fan can be a costly business. To demonstrate your love for all things Hogwarts, you’ll need the bare minimum of eight movie tickets, eight DVDs, a mini library of hefty books, and maybe a broom and a plastic wand.

But to claim the title of the Ultimate Harry Potter Fan (or “Number 1 Potterhead”), you’ll need a staggering £54,000. Before you reach for the credit card, take a look at our list of everything that you’ll need, from a life-sized Dobby statue to a personalized Hogwarts acceptance letter.

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How to Learn English

How to Learn English

Harry Potter is a MAJOR influence

Kaplan asked hundreds of people what helped them learn English. Did watching television shows, listening to music, or playing video games help? Read our infographic to learn some interesting facts about what has helped people learn the English language.

Do you agree with their research? Why not leave a comment and tell us what has helped you learn English. Was it the things that have been mentioned in the infographic or was it something else? We might even include your comments in our next infographic!

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How To Teach English

How To Teach English

Harry Potter is a MAJOR influence

Kaplan loves researching the world of ESL education and finding out more about how people learn English. We surveyed more than 500 ESL teachers, including our own, from around the world to discover what tools they use to enhance their lessons.

On using films to help teach English: Dr. Carmen Herrero, Head of Spanish at Manchester Metropolitan University and Co-director of Film in Language Teaching Association (FILTA), said:

Films are perfect vehicles for introducing students to different types of popular culture and engaging them with critical questions about the relationship between information and power, through the critical analysis of socio-political issues and intercultural relationships.

Take a look at the results in our infographic! Do you agree with the findings? Let us know by leaving a comment.

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Similarities to "Lord of the Rings"

Similarities to "Lord of the Rings"

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The Astronomy of "Harry Potter"

The Astronomy of "Harry Potter"

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