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Terrific (11)

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Published: 4.01.2020
Level 3   |   Time: 2:25
Accent: American
Source: Charlotte's Web

(11 of 15) Wilbur becomes famous again after Charlotte writes a new word in her web.


    

triangle Directions


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

triangle Vocabulary


  • pay off [phv] - bring good results
  • just as clear as day [exp] - easy to see
  • Gather 'round folks. [exp] - Come close to me, people.
  • Dare I say it? [exp] - I am surprised.
  • Time was running out. [exp] - There wasn't a lot of time left.
  • get used to [exp] - become accustomed to
  • busted [adj] - broken
  • a smokehouse [n] - the place where animals are cooked or smoked
  • get a jump on (something) [exp] - start something immediately
  • a hinge pin [n] - a piece of equipment (on a door)
  • damper [n] - a piece of equipment (on a chimney)
  • smoke (meat) [v] - cook meat using smoke
  • the holidays [v] - the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas (late November and December)

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


triangle Background


picture picture picture
Wilbur Charlotte Templeton
  • The farmers are planning to kill and eat Wilbur around Christmas time.
  • Charlotte has been writing words about Wilbur in her web to try to save Wilbur.
  • Charlotte has just written the word "Terrific" in her web.

triangle Questions


  1. Templeton wants to pay for the garbage that he is eating.
    True
    False

  2. The farmer thinks that more people will come to see this (the second) web.
    True
    False

  3. The woman thinks that "terrific" is a difficult word to spell.
    True
    False

  4. The farmer wants to sell his berries.
    True
    False

  5. The cow thinks that Charlotte's plan will save Wilbur.
    True
    False

  6. The sheep thinks that Wilbur looks average.
    True
    False

  7. People soon forgot about the words written in Charlotte's web.
    True
    False

  8. The farmers didn't like all the people coming to see the web.
    True
    False

  9. The farmers want to fix the smokehouse before Christmas.
    True
    False

  10. The farmers want to make ham.
    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.

  • This web thing is really paying off.
  • Mr. Zuckerman!
  • There it is, side to side, right in (the) same place. "Terrific."
  • It was (the) most amazing thing! Last time we had hundreds of (Ø) people. This time it's going to be thousands!
  • It says "terrific" just as clear as (Ø) day. T-E-double-R-l-F-l-C. I mean, can you imagine (a) spider being able to spell that word? I don't think I could spell that word till (the) 10th grade.
  • Fifty cents.
  • Do you like that one, sir?
  • That's going to be $1.
  • Gather 'round, folks! Remember, you saw it right here at Zuckerman's. And, before you leave, don't forget to take some of our berries home with you!
  • So, you think this might work?
  • Nope.
  • Dare I say it? He looks "terrific."
  • Look at them all!
  • Yeah. Smile pretty. I wish (Ø) geese had (Ø) teeth.
  • As (Ø) summer ended, so did (the) excitement about (the) web. Charlotte needed to think of (Ø) something special. Special enough to change (the) way (Ø) people saw (the) world, or at least one pig in (the) world, anyway. (The) truth is, Charlotte feared she would never find (a) word that could do all that. And she had to hurry. (Ø) time was running out for her. But once (a) promise is made, it needs to be kept.
  • Still no web, huh?
  • Nope. I haven't seen one in, I'd say, at least (a) month.
  • Funny how you get used to all those people being around (the) place. Kind of quiet without them, isn't it?
  • I noticed (the) hinge pin's busted on (the) damper in (the) smokehouse. Do you want me to order (a) new one?
  • Suppose you better. That's (a) special order. We’d better get (a) jump on that if were gonna smoke any ham before (the) holidays.


triangle Script




Templeton: This web thing is really paying off.

Farmer: Mr. Zuckerman!

Farmer: There it is, side to side, right in the same place. "Terrific."

Farmer: It was the most amazing thing! Last time we had hundreds of people. This time it's going to be thousands!

Wife: It says "terrific" just as clear as day. T-E-double-R-l-F-l-C. I mean, can you imagine a spider being able to spell that word? I don't think I could spell that word till the 10th grade.

Wife: Fifty cents.

Farmer: Do you like that one, sir?

That's going to be $1.

Farmer: Gather 'round, folks! Remember, you saw it right here at Zuckerman's. And, before you leave, don't forget to take some of our berries home with you!

Cow: So, you think this might work?

Cow: Nope.

Sheep: Dare I say it? He looks "terrific."

Gussy: Look at them all!

Gander: Yeah. Smile pretty. I wish geese had teeth.

Narrator: As summer ended, so did the excitement about the web. Charlotte needed to think of something special. Special enough to change the way people saw the world, or at least one pig in the world, anyway. The truth is, Charlotte feared she would never find a word that could do all that. And she had to hurry. Time was running out for her. But once a promise is made, it needs to be kept.

Farmer: Still no web, huh?

Farmer: Nope. I haven't seen one in, I'd say, at least a month.

Farmer: Funny how you get used to all those people being around the place. Kind of quiet without them, isn't it?

Farmer: I noticed the hinge pin's busted on the damper in the smokehouse. Do you want me to order a new one?

Farmer: Suppose you better. That's a special order. We’d better get a jump on that if were gonna smoke any ham before the holidays.

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