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#4. Templeton the Rat

3.18.2020   [ UPDATED FEB 2022 ]
Level 4   |   Time: 2:34
Accent: American

Wilbur meet Templeton the Rat while he is looking for a new friend.


triangle Directions 목표 Direcciones Instruções


    It is important to read the vocabulary and background before you watch the video. This will improve your ability to understand the video. It will also help you understand how the new vocabulary is used naturally.

  2. WATCH the VIDEO

    The first time you watch the video, just try to understand the overall situation.


    First, try to answer all the questions from memory. Then rewatch the video and try to answer the questions that you missed.

  4. WATCH and READ the SCRIPT

    Watch the video again while you read the script. Reading and listening at the same time will help you hear each individual word and improve your listening accuracy.


    There are several different activities that focus on listening accuracy, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure.


    Es importante leer el vocabulario y los antecedentes antes de ver el video. Esto mejorará su capacidad para comprender el video. También le ayudará a comprender cómo se usa el nuevo vocabulario de forma natural.

  2. VER el VIDEO

    La primera vez que vea el video, intente comprender la situación general.


    Primero intente responder todas las preguntas de memoria. Luego, vuelva a ver el video e intente responder las preguntas que se perdió.


    Mire el video nuevamente mientras lee el guión. Leer y escuchar al mismo tiempo lo ayudará a escuchar cada palabra individual y mejorará su precisión auditiva.


    Hay una serie de actividades diferentes que se centran en la precisión auditiva, la pronunciación, el vocabulario, la gramática y la estructura de las oraciones.

  1. 어휘와 배경 읽기

    비디오를 보기 전에 어휘와 배경을 읽는 것이 중요합니다. 이렇게 하면 비디오를 이해하는 능력이 향상됩니다. 또한 새로운 어휘가 어떻게 자연스럽게 사용되는지 이해하는데 도움이됩니다.

  2. 비디오 보기

    비디오를 처음 볼 때 전체 상황을 이해하려고 노력하세요.

  3. 문제에 답하기

    먼저 모든 질문에 답을 해보세요. 그런 다음 비디오를 다시보고 놓친 질문에 답해보세요.

  4. 비디오 보면서 대본 읽기

    대본을 읽는 동안 비디오를 다시 보세요. 읽기와 듣기를 동시에 하면 각각의 단어를 듣고, 듣기 정확도를 향상시킬 수 있습니다.

  5. 액티비티 하기

    듣기 정확도, 발음, 어휘, 문법 및 문장 구조에 초점을 맞춘 다양한 액티비티가 있습니다.


    É importante ler o vocabulário e o histórico antes de assistir ao vídeo. Isso melhorará sua capacidade de entender o vídeo. Também ajudará você a entender como o novo vocabulário é usado naturalmente.


    Na primeira vez que assistir ao vídeo, tente entender a situação geral.


    Primeiro, tente responder todas as perguntas de memória. Em seguida, assista novamente ao vídeo e tente responder às perguntas que você errou.


    Assista ao vídeo novamente enquanto lê o roteiro. Ler e ouvir ao mesmo tempo ajudará você a ouvir cada palavra individualmente e a melhorar sua precisão auditiva.


    Existem várias atividades diferentes que se concentram na precisão auditiva, pronúncia, vocabulário, gramática e estrutura da frase.

triangle Vocabulary 어휘 Vocabulário Vocabulario

  • ☐ ☐ ☐ slop [n] - the food that pigs eat
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a rodent [n] - a small animal like a mouse or rat
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ moldy [adj] - has mold on it (old, bad condition)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ salami [n] - a type of sliced sandwich meat
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Charming! [exp] - Disgusting! (ironic)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ your kind [exp] - your type, your species
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Keep that in mind! [exp] - Remember that!
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ reduce (someone) to [exp] - say someone is unimportant or limited to
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ gnaw [v] - bite or chew continuously (like a rat)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ spy [v] - look at people secretly
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ ain't [v] - isn't, aren't, am not (informal)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ in a nutshell [exp] - a clear explanation using very few words

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

triangle Background 배경 O fundo Antecedentes

picture picture
Wilbur Templeton
  • Wilbur has just arrived in the barn.
  • He wants to find a friend.

triangle Questions 문제 Questões Preguntas

  1. Wilbur is hungry.

  2. Templeton thinks that the pig slop is disgusting.

  3. Templeton ate salami last night.

  4. The other animals like Templeton.

  5. Templeton is happy that there is a pig in the barn.

  6. Templeton is proud of being a rat.

  7. Templeton wants Wilbur to call him the rat.

  8. Templeton likes to play.

  9. Templeton likes to gnaw on things.

  10. Templeton likes to eat.

  11. Templeton likes to spy.

  12. Templeton likes to chat.

  13. Templeton thinks that he is ugly.

triangle Grammar 문법 Gramática Gramática (be vs. do)

Directions: Choose the word or expression that best completes the sentence.

Instrucciones: Elija la palabra o expresión que mejor complete la oración.

Instrucciones: Escolha a palavra ou expressão que melhor completa a oração.

지시 사항 : 문장을 가장 잘 완성하는 단어나 표현을 선택하십시오.

  • I (am) not hungry. I just wanted someone to play with me.
  • What (is) that? What (is) ... Could it (be) ? Slops!
  • Oh, joy. It seems the pig slop has brought out the rodent.
  • Moldy cheese. Oh, yeah. (Did) I have salami last night? Yep. I guess I (did) .
  • Oh, charming.
  • Disgusting creature!
  • Hi, there.
  • Oh, you're a pig. You're a pig. Pig equals slop. The rat (is) happy.
  • My name's Wilbur. (Do) you have a name? Or (is) it just "the rat"?
  • (Did) you say "just the rat"? For your information, pig, the rat rules. We (were) here long before your kind, and we'll (be) here long after. So, you just keep that in mind next time you feel like reducing me to "just the rat."
  • You called yourself "the rat."
  • I can call me that. You can't.
  • So you (don't) have a name?
  • Of course I (do) . It's Templeton.
  • Templeton? Great name!
  • Oh, gee, thanks.
  • Hey! (Do) you want to play, Templeton?
  • For so many reasons, no. See, I (don't) play. I gnaw, I spy, I eat, I hide. Me in a nutshell.
  • Couldn't you just stay and chat?
  • Chat? Let me see. Gnaw, spy, eat, hide. Nope, "chat" (ain't) on the list.
  • The rat (is) handsome. Tonight I dream of slop!

triangle Sentence Building (Summary) 문장 만들기 Construção de sentença Construcción de oraciones [ ? ]


This activity is designed to improve sentence accuracy and complexity. Most students can produce the key content words in a sentence. However, they have difficulty with accuracy because the functional words are difficult or can seem unimportant. This activity will help learners eliminate problems with these functional words by giving them immediate feedback on the mistakes they are making. It will also help students develop their use of more natural, varied and complex sentence structures.

TIP: Say the sentence out loud. Notice the types of mistake you make often. Focus on those types of errors. (singular/plural, subject-verb agreement, article use, prepositions, gerunds and infinitives, noun clauses, adjective clauses, word order, and word forms.)


Esta actividad está diseñada para mejorar la precisión y complejidad de las oraciones. La mayoría de los estudiantes pueden producir las palabras clave del contenido en una oración. Sin embargo, tienen dificultades con la precisión porque las palabras funcionales son difíciles o pueden parecer poco importantes. Esta actividad ayudará a los alumnos a eliminar problemas con estas palabras funcionales al brindarles retroalimentación inmediata sobre los errores que están cometiendo. También ayudará a los estudiantes a desarrollar su uso de estructuras de oraciones más naturales, variadas y complejas.

CONSEJO: Diga la oración en voz alta. Observe los tipos de errores que comete con frecuencia. Concéntrese en ese tipo de errores. (singular / plural, concordancia entre sujeto y verbo, uso del artículo, preposiciones, gerundios e infinitivos, cláusulas sustantivas, cláusulas adjetivas, orden de las palabras y formas de las palabras).


이 액티비티는 문장의 정확성과 복잡성을 개선하기 위해 고안되었습니다. 대부분의 학생들은 문장에서 핵심 내용 단어를 생성 할 수 있습니다. 그러나 기능적 단어가 어렵거나 중요하지 않은 것처럼 보일 수 있기 때문에 정확성에 어려움이 있습니다. 이 액티비티는 학습자가 실수에 대한 즉각적인 피드백을 제공함으로써 이러한 기능적 단어의 문제를 제거하는 데 도움이 됩니다. 또한 학생들이 보다 자연스럽고 다양하며 복잡한 문장 구조를 사용하는 데 도움이 됩니다.

팁 : 문장을 크게 말하세요. 자주 저지르는 실수 유형과, 이러한 유형의 오류에 집중하세요. (단수 / 복수, 주어-동사 일치, 관사 사용, 전치사, 동명사 및 부정사, 명사절, 형용사절, 어순 및 단어 형태)


Esta atividade foi desenvolvida para melhorar a precisão e a complexidade das frases. A maioria dos alunos pode produzir as palavras-chave do conteúdo em uma frase. No entanto, eles têm dificuldade com precisão porque as palavras funcionais são difíceis ou podem parecer sem importância. Esta atividade ajudará os alunos a eliminar problemas com essas palavras funcionais, dando-lhes feedback imediato sobre os erros que estão cometendo. Também ajudará os alunos a desenvolver o uso de estruturas de sentenças mais naturais, variadas e complexas.

DICA: Diga a frase em voz alta. Observe os tipos de erro que você comete com frequência. Concentre-se nesses tipos de erros. (singular/plural, concordância sujeito-verbo, uso de artigos, preposições, gerúndios e infinitivos, cláusulas substantivas, cláusulas adjetivas, ordem das palavras e formas das palavras.)

Directions: Write sentences about the video clip using the words given. You can change the word form or add words, but you cannot change the word order. Use a present time frame (tense).

Instrucciones: Escriba oraciones sobre el videoclip usando las palabras dadas. Puede cambiar la forma de la palabra o agregar palabras, pero no puede cambiar el orden de las palabras. Usa el tiempo presente.

Instrucciones: Escribe oraciones sobre el videoclip usando las palabras dadas. Puede cambiar la forma de las palabras o agregar palabras, pero no puede cambiar el orden de las palabras. Usa tiempo presente.

지시 : 주어진 단어를 사용하여 비디오 클립에 대한 문장을 씁니다. 어형을 변경하거나 단어를 추가할 수 있지만 어순은 변경할 수 없습니다. 현재 시제를 사용합니다.

Sentence 1

Templeton / rat / climb / out / hole / and / jump / into / trough

Templeton the rat climbs out of [his/a] hole and jumps into the trough.

Sentence 2

Templeton / burp / and / re-taste / dinner / last / night

Templeton burps and re-tastes his dinner from last night.

Sentence 3

other / animal / barn / think / Templeton / disgusting

The other animals in the barn think (that) Templeton is disgusting.

Sentence 4

Templeton / happy / because / pig / mean / there / slop

Templeton is happy because [the/a] pig means (that) there [is/will be] slop.

Sentence 5

Wilbur / try / introduce / self / Templeton

Wilbur tries to introduce himself to Templeton.

Sentence 6

Templeton / get / angry / when / Wilbur / call / him / the rat

Templeton gets angry when Wilbur calls him the rat.

Sentence 7

Wilbur / ask / Templeton / he / want / play

Wilbur asks Templeton if he wants to play.

Sentence 8

Templeton / tell / Wilbur / he / only / gnaw / spy / eat / hide

Templeton tells Wilbur (that) he only gnaws, spies, eats and hides.

Sentence 9

Templeton / happy / climb / back / hole / lie / down / and / drink / cola

Templeton happily climbs back into his hole, lies down, and drinks [a/some] cola.

triangle Compare the Book 책을 비교하다 Compare o livro Comparar el libro

The text below is from the [ original novel ].

  1. Which parts of the video are the same as the novel?
  2. Which parts of the video are different from the novel?
  3. Which parts of the novel are not in the video?

Chapter 4 - Loneliness

Breakfast would be finished at seven.

From seven to eight, Wilbur planned to have a talk with Templeton, the rat that lived under his trough. Talking with Templeton was not the most interesting occupation in the world but it was better than nothing.

From eight to nine, Wilbur planned to take a nap outdoors in the sun.

From nine to eleven he planned to dig a hole, or trench, and possibly find something good to eat buried in the dirt.

From eleven to twelve he planned to stand still and watch flies on the boards, watch bees in the clover, and watch swallows in the air.

Twelve o'clock - lunchtime. Middlings, warm water, apple parings, meat gravy, carrot scrapings, meat scraps, stale hominy, and the wrapper off a package of cheese. Lunch would be over at one.

From one to two, Wilbur planned to sleep.

From two to three, he planned to scratch itchy places by rubbing against the fence.

From three to four, he planned to stand perfectly still and think of what it was like to be alive, and to wait for Fern.

At four would come supper. Skim milk, provender, leftover sandwich from Lurvy's lunchbox, prune skins, a morsel of this, a bit of that, fried potatoes, marmalade drippings, a little more of this, a little more of that, a piece of baked apple, a scrap of upside down cake.

Wilbur had gone to sleep thinking about these plans. He awoke at six, and saw the rain, and it seemed as though he couldn't bear it.

"I get everything all beautifully planned out and it has to go and rain," he said.

For a while he stood gloomily indoors. Then he walked to the door and looked out. Drops of rain struck his face. His yard was cold and wet. His trough had an inch of rainwater in it. Templeton was nowhere to be seen.

"Are you out there, Templeton?" called Wilbur. There was no answer. Suddenly Wilbur felt lonely and friendless.

"One day just like another," he groaned. "I'm very young, I have no real friend here in the barn, it's going to rain all morning and all afternoon, and Fern won't come in such bad weather. Oh, honestly!" And Wilbur was crying again, for the second time in two days.


Sadly, Wilbur lay down and listened to the rain. Soon he saw the rat climbing down a slanting board that he used as a stairway.

"Will you play with me, Templeton?" asked Wilbur.

"Play?" said Templeton, twirling his whiskers. "Play? I hardly know the meaning of the word."

"Well," said Wilbur, "it means to have fun, to frolic, to run and skip and make merry."

"I never do those things if I can avoid them," replied the rat, sourly. "I prefer to spend my time eating, gnaw-ing, spying, and hiding. I am a glutton but not a merry-maker. Right now I am on my way to your trough to eat your breakfast, since you haven't got sense enough to eat it yourself." And Templeton, the rat, crept stealthily along the wall and disappeared into a private tunnel that he had dug between the door and the trough in Wilbur's yard. Templeton was a crafty rat, and he had things pretty much his own way. The tunnel was an example of his skill and cunning. The tunnel enabled him to get from the barn to his hiding place under the pig trough without coming out into the open. He had tunnels and runways all over Mr. Zuckerman's farm and could get from one place to another without being seen. Usually he slept during the daytime and was abroad only after dark.

Wilbur watched him disappear into his tunnel. In a moment he saw the rat's sharp nose poke out from underneath the wooden trough. Cautiously Templeton pulled himself up over the edge of the trough. This was almost more than Wilbur could stand: on this dreary, rainy day to see his breakfast being eaten by somebody else. He knew Templeton was getting soaked, out there in the pouring rain, but even that didn't comfort him. Friendless, dejected, and hungry, he threw himself down in the manure and sobbed.

triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión

  1. How would you describe Templeton? Try to describe his appearance and his personality.
  2. Why is Templeton happy that Wilbur is in the barn?
  3. Why does Templeton get angry when Wilbur calls him the rat?
  4. Why do none of the animals want to play with Wilbur?
  5. Templeton says he gnaws, spies, eats and hides. What four verbs best describe what you do. (What four verbs describe you in a nutshell?)

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto

Wilbur: I'm not hungry. I just wanted someone to play with me.

Templeton: What's that? What is... Could it be? Slops!

Sheep: Oh, joy. It seems the pig slop has brought out the rodent.

Templeton: Moldy cheese. Oh, yeah. Did I have salami last night? Yep. I guess I did.

Sheep: Oh, charming.

Cow: Disgusting creature!

Wilbur: Hi, there.

Templeton: Oh, you're a pig. You're a pig. Pig equals slop. The rat is happy.

Wilbur: My name's Wilbur. Do you have a name? Or is it just "the rat"?

Templeton: Did you say "just the rat"? For your information, pig, the rat rules. We were here long before your kind, and we\ll be here long after. So, you just keep that in mind next time you feel like reducing me to "just the rat."

Wilbur: You called yourself "the rat."

Templeton: I can call me that. You can't.

Wilbur: So you don't have a name?

Templeton: Of course I do. It's Templeton.

Wilbur: Templeton? Great name!

Templeton: Oh, gee, thanks.

Wilbur: Hey! You want to play, Templeton?

Templeton: For so many reasons, no. See, I don't play. I gnaw, I spy, I eat, I hide. Me in a nutshell.

Wilbur: Couldn't you just stay and chat?

Templeton: Chat? Let me see. Gnaw, spy, eat, hide. Nope, "chat" ain't on the list.

Templeton: The rat is handsome. Tonight I dream of slop!

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