(10 of 15) Charlotte needs another plan to save Wilbur from becoming Christmas dinner.
[n] - noun, [v] - verb, [phv] - phrasal verb, [adj] - adjective, [exp] - expression
Directions: 1) Read the script and choose the particle or preposition that best completes the sentence. 2) Listen again and check your answers.
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."