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Wilbur's Fame (10)

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Published: 3.30.2020
Level 3   |   Time: 2:34
Accent: American
Source: Charlotte's Web

(10 of 15) Charlotte needs another plan to save Wilbur from becoming Christmas dinner.


    

triangle Directions


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

triangle Vocabulary


  • a phenomenon [n] - a situation that exists or can be seen, but that is difficult to explain
  • nice touch [exp] - good job with a small detail
  • wear off [phv] - lose effectiveness or intensity.
  • an ungodly hour [exp] - a terrible time (very late at night or very early in the morning)
  • end up [phv] - happen in the end
  • carry on [phv] - continue
  • lose out [phv] - lose the opportunity
  • affection [n] - feeling of fondness or liking
  • slaughter [v] - kill (violently)
  • old chap [exp] - buddy, friend
  • your ilk [exp] - people (animals) like you
  • harmoniously proportioned [exp] - having shape and size that is natural and correct
  • bust through [phv] - break through
  • crispy [adj] - cooked food with a firm, dry, and brittle texture
  • bull's-eye [exp] - good aim; you hit it perfectly

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


triangle Background


picture picture picture
Wilbur Charlotte Templeton
  • Charlotte wrote "some pig" in her web so that the farmer Zuckerman would hot kill and eat Wilbur.
  • Gussy is the female goose.

triangle Questions


  1. Wilbur knows what "some pig" means.
    True
    False

  2. Charlotte is impressed with Wilbur's performance in front of the people.
    True
    False

  3. People soon forget about the "miracle" web.
    True
    False

  4. The animals have their meeting in the middle of the day.
    True
    False

  5. Wilbur is the only animal that Zuckerman will likely kill for food.
    True
    False

  6. All the animals understand what Charlotte is saying.
    True
    False

  7. Charlotte wants the other animals to help Wilbur escape.
    True
    False

  8. Wilbur offers to run away.
    True
    False

  9. Templeton tries to help Charlotte choose a good word to write in her web.
    True
    False

  10. Charlotte completely likes Gussy's suggestion.
    True
    False

  11. Charlotte does not have enough web to write three words.
    True
    False

  12. The sheep thinks that Wilbur is terrific.
    True
    False


triangle Language Review (phrasal verbs)


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

  • Charlotte, what does a "some pig" do?
  • This isn't for what you do. It's for what you are. Some pigs might smile a bit. The lifting of the head, nice touch!
  • After a few weeks, the phenomenon of the web wore (off) . Nobody cared anymore, and what was amazing yesterday was suddenly ordinary again today. It looked (like) Wilbur might not see snow after all.
  • Excuse me, but why are we here? I mean, yes, barn meeting and so on and so forth. I understand that. But must this concern us? And at such an ungodly hour!
  • You know, Wilbur's not the only one who could end (up) being Christmas dinner with an apple in his mouth.
  • Good point. Yes. Carry (on) , then.
  • As we have all seen, humans have very short attention spans, and there's just too much time between now and Christmas. Certainly enough time for Zuckerman to find (Ø) his affection for a pig losing (out) to his hunger for Ham.
  • That spider can talk (Ø) !
  • Yeah. What did she say, exactly?
  • She said the farmer might possibly still slaughter the pig. Sorry, old chap, but it is a common fate for your ilk.
  • I could just bust (through) the fence again.
  • No. Once was enough for that. I just have to get the right word written. Something that makes Wilbur so special that Zuckerman will never think (about) killing him again.
  • How about "harmoniously proportioned"? Stop that! Stop that! You're following (Ø) again.
  • Please, all of you! What's the perfect word for Wilbur?
  • How about "delicious"? Or "nutritious"? Or "extra crispy"?
  • How about...
  • Did you get him?
  • Yep. Bull's-eye.
  • How about "terrific, terrific, terrific"?
  • Good. Much too long, though. I've only got (Ø) so much web. But one "terrific" might work.
  • It simply isn't true. The pig is not terrific. Look (at) him! He's absolutely average. If you wish to be truthful, then that is the word you should write. "Average."


triangle Script




Wilbur: Charlotte, what does a "some pig" do?

Charlotte: This isn't for what you do. It's for what you are. Some pigs might smile a bit. The lifting of the head, nice touch!

Narrator: After a few weeks, the phenomenon of the web wore off. Nobody cared anymore, and what was amazing yesterday was suddenly ordinary again today. It looked like Wilbur might not see snow after all.

Sheep: Excuse me, but why are we here? I mean, yes, barn meeting and so on and so forth. I understand that. But must this concern us? And at such an ungodly hour!

Charlotte: You know, Wilbur's not the only one who could end up being Christmas dinner with an apple in his mouth.

Sheep: Good point. Yes. Carry on, then.

Charlotte: As we have all seen, humans have very short attention spans, and there's just too much time between now and Christmas. Certainly enough time for Zuckerman to find his affection for a pig losing out to his hunger for Ham.

Gander: That spider can talk!

Horse: Yeah. What did she say, exactly?

Sheep: She said the farmer might possibly still slaughter the pig. Sorry, old chap, but it is a common fate for your ilk.

Wilbur: I could just bust through the fence again.

Charlotte: No. Once was enough for that. I just have to get the right word written. Something that makes Wilbur so special that Zuckerman will never think about killing him again.

Sheep: How about "harmoniously proportioned"? Stop that! Stop that! You're following again.

Charlotte: Please, all of you! What's the perfect word for Wilbur?

Templeton: How about "delicious"? Or "nutritious"? Or "extra crispy"?

Cow: How about...

Cow: Did you get him?

Cow: Yep. Bull's-eye.

Gussy: How about "terrific, terrific, terrific"?

Charlotte: Good. Much too long, though. I've only got so much web. But one "terrific" might work.

Sheep: It simply isn't true. The pig is not terrific. Look at him! He's absolutely average. If you wish to be truthful, then that is the word you should write. "Average."

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