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A New Home (2)

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Published: 3.16.2020
Level 3   |   Time: 2:51
Accent: American
Source: Charlotte's Web

(2 of 15) As Wilbur gets bigger, it becomes clear that he cannot live with Fern anymore.


    

triangle Directions


  1. REVIEW the vocabulary / background.
  2. WATCH the video.
  3. ANSWER the questions.
  4. CHECK your answers. (Show Answers)

triangle Vocabulary


  • harvesting equipment [n] - expensive farming machinery
  • let (someone) out [phv] - release (someone)
  • make room for [exp] - find space for
  • right across [exp] - directly across (nearby)
  • typical stuff [n] - normal, ordinary things
  • a runty pig [n] - a small pig
  • sick of (someone) [exp] - see someone too much

[n] - noun,  [v] - verb, [phv] - phrasal verb,  [adj] - adjective,  [exp] - expression


triangle Background


picture picture picture picture
Fern Pop Avery Wilbur
  • Fern has rescued Wilbur and promised to take care of him.

triangle Questions


  1. Wilbur will soon be too big to live in the house.
    True
    False

  2. Pop plans to sell all his animals soon.
    True
    False

  3. Fern made a promise to her father.
    True
    False

  4. They decide to move Wilbur to Uncle Homer's farm.
    True
    False

  5. Uncle Homer's farm is very far away.
    True
    False

  6. Uncle Homer's barn was very special.
    True
    False

  7. Uncle Homer's barn was full of life.
    True
    False

  8. Fern promises to visit Wilbur every day.
    True
    False

  9. Avery brings Fern's lunch.
    True
    False


triangle Language Review (articles)


Directions: 1) Read the script and choose the word that best completes the sentence. 2) Listen again and check your answers.

  • Fern, I'm really sorry, honey, but it's been long enough.
  • What?
  • Look, he's not (a) baby anymore. I can't have you keeping what will soon be (a) 300-pound pet around the house.
  • No. Can't he stay in (the) barn? Please, Dad?
  • No.
  • Please?
  • No. Fern, look. You know I've been selling (the) animals to get (the) new harvesting equipment. Pretty soon there's gonna be no place in (the) barn for (a) pig.
  • I promised I'd take care of him.
  • Well, I'm letting you out of your promise.
  • I didn't promise you. I promised Wilbur.
  • What about Homer? He has (Ø) animals.
  • Uncle Homer?
  • I'm sure he could make room for (a) pig.
  • Yeah.
  • He'd be right across (the) road.

  • Fern had walked across (the) road to her uncle's barn hundreds of times before, but it had never felt so far away. It was just (a) big red barn full of (Ø) typical stuff.
  • Come to think of it, it couldn't have been more ordinary. But sometimes, when you take two ordinary things and put them together at just the right time, there's (a) chance they'll become two less ordinary things.
  • That runty pig, for instance, and that big old smelly barn. One sniff, and you knew it was (the) place full of (Ø) living things.
  • But that didn't necessarily mean it was full of (Ø) life. Nope. For that, this barn needed (a) pig. Only no one knew it yet.
  • Don't be afraid. You'll be okay. I'll come see you every day. I'll be around so much you'll be sick of me.
  • I love you.
  • Avery, (the) bus is here! Did you remember your sister's lunch?
  • Got it!


triangle Script



Pop: Fern, I'm really sorry, honey, but it's been long enough.

Fern: What?

Pop: Look, he's not a baby anymore. I can't have you keeping what will soon be a 300-pound pet around the house.

Fern: No. Can't he stay in the barn? Please, Dad?

Pop: No.

Fern: Please?

Pop: No. Fern, look. You know I've been selling the animals to get the new harvesting equipment. Pretty soon there's gonna be no place in the barn for a pig.

Fern: I promised I'd take care of him.

Pop: Well, I'm letting you out of your promise.

Fern: I didn't promise you. I promised Wilbur.

Mom: What about Homer? He has animals.

Fern: Uncle Homer?

Mom: I'm sure he could make room for a pig.

Pop: Yeah.

Mom: He'd be right across the road.



Narrator: Fern had walked across the road to her uncle's barn hundreds of times before, but it had never felt so far away. It was just a big red barn full of typical stuff.

Narrator: Come to think of it, it couldn't have been more ordinary. But sometimes, when you take two ordinary things and put them together at just the right time, there's a chance they'll become two less ordinary things.

Narrator: That runty pig, for instance, and that big old smelly barn. One sniff, and you knew it was a place full of living things.

Narrator: But that didn't necessarily mean it was full of life. Nope. For that, this barn needed a pig. Only no one knew it yet.

Fern: Don't be afraid. You'll be okay. I'll come see you every day. I'll be around so much you'll be sick of me.

I love you.

Mom: Avery, the bus is here! Did you remember your sister's lunch?

Avery: Got it!

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