Learn English with Charlotte's Web

#16. Bird Battle

6.20.2020   [ UPDATED APR 2022 ]
Level 4   |   Time: 2:19
Accent: American

Templeton defeats two crows and brings a new word to Charlotte and the county fair.


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

  • ☐ ☐ ☐ one-stop shopping [exp] - buying everything you need in one store
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ slopping [v] - eating trash
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ get (someone) off my back [exp] - make someone stop bothering me
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ cross-eyed [adj] - when both eyes cannot look in the same direction
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a cornfield [n] - a field where corn is grown
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ starving [adj] - very hungry
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ pork rinds [n] - cooked pig skin
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ draw a crowd [exp] - attract/bring a lot of people
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a birdbrain [n] - a stupid person
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ peck [v] - hit (with a bird beak [bird mouth])
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ buttons [n] - small disks (circles) on the front of shirts
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ straw [n] - long dry yellow pieces of grass
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ XXX rules [exp] - XXX is the best
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Your highness [exp] - a respectful title for a queen
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a hunk [n] - a large piece
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ be choked up [exp] - have trouble talking because of strong emotion
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the smokehouse [n] - the place where animals are cooked or smoked

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

triangle Background 배경 O fundo Antecedentes

picture picture picture
Wilbur Charlotte Templeton
  • Templeton is at the county fair.
  • Charlotte wants Templeton to find a new word that she can write in her web.
  • Brooksie and Elwyn are two crows (birds) that hate Templeton.

triangle Questions 문제 Questões Preguntas [ ? ]


These are guided listening questions. These questions are NOT designed to test or trick you. They are designed to guide you through the video.

TIP: If you don’t understand something in the video, click "Show Answers". You should be able to understand all of the important points of the video by reading the questions and the correct answers.


Estas son preguntas de escucha guiada. Estas preguntas NO están diseñadas para ponerte a prueba o engañarte. Están diseñados para guiarlo a través del video.

CONSEJO: Si no entiende algo en el video, haga clic en "Show Answers". Debería poder comprender todos los puntos importantes del video leyendo las preguntas y las respuestas correctas.


이것은 안내식 듣기 질문입니다. 이 질문들은 당신을 시험하거나 속이기 위한 것이 아닙니다. 동영상을 통해 안내하도록 설계되었습니다.

팁 : 동영상에서 이해가 되지 않는 부분이 있으면 "Show Answers"를 클릭하세요. 질문과 정답을 읽으면서 영상의 중요한 요점을 모두 이해할 수 있어야 합니다.


Estas são perguntas de escuta guiadas. Essas perguntas NÃO foram elaboradas para testar ou enganar você. Eles são projetados para guiá-lo através do vídeo.

DICA: Se você não entender algo no vídeo, clique em "Mostrar respostas". Você deve entender todos os pontos importantes do vídeo lendo as perguntas e as respostas corretas.

  1. Charlotte is sitting on Templeton's back.

  2. The two birds like Templeton.

  3. The two birds are hungry.

  4. The two birds hate corn.

  5. Templeton is looking for a new word.

  6. The two birds thought that the scarecrow was a real man.

  7. Charlotte is disappointed with the word that Templeton brings.

  8. Templeton says he really cares about Wilbur.

  9. Charlotte thinks that Templeton cares about Wilbur.

  10. Wilbur is confident that he will win the competition.

triangle Grammar 문법 Gramática Gramática (imperatives)

Directions: 1) Read the script and choose the best word or expression to complete the sentence. 2) Listen again and check your answers.

  • One-stop slopping. All right. (Let's go) and get the spider off my back.
  • How come I'm not in a cornfield, Elwyn? How come?
  • Hey, hey. They got all kinds of corn right here. You've got your popcorn, caramel corn, candy corn.
  • (Stop) torturing me! I'm starving here, and now I'm cross-eyed because of this pink stuff. If I ever see that rat again...
  • Words, words, words. "Pork rinds." That'll draw a crowd. This looks promising.
  • Hey! That rat!
  • I'm going to get me some rat!
  • Oh, not these birdbrains. (Let's get) rid of them once and for all.
  • ...and everything. Rat on three! Three!
  • Hey (Wait up) , Brooksie! I'm coming with you!
  • Little flamingoes! (Come) and get me!
  • It's scary guy!
  • Abort! Abort!
  • (Peck) him! (Peck) him, Elwyn!
  • (Wait) a minute. His eyes are buttons, and his hair is straw. This guy ain't real!
  • He's not?
  • No!
  • Oh, yeah! The rat rules! (Take) that!
  • (Do you know) what this means?
  • What?
  • We could've had corn!
  • Well, Your Highness, are you satisfied or what? 'Cause I've got a spitty hunk of pineapple upside-down cake out there with my name on it.
  • Yes, very satisfied. (Be) careful. If you keep this up, someone might think you care.
  • Gee, (I am) all choked up.
  • Charlotte? If (I don't win) the prize tomorrow, they're gonna send me to the smokehouse.
  • (You are) going to win, Wilbur. And you're going to see the snows of winter. I told you, I never break a promise.

triangle Summary 요약 Construção de sentença Resumen [ ? ]


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: Escreva frases sobre o videoclipe usando as palavras dadas. Você pode alterar a forma das palavras ou adicionar palavras, mas não pode alterar a ordem das palavras. Use o tempo 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 / begin / search / word / Charlotte

Templeton begins [searching/to search] for a word for Charlotte.
Templeton begins his search for a word for Charlotte.

Sentence 2

two / crow / talk / different / kind / corn

Two crows are talking about different kinds of corn.

Sentence 3

while / Templeton / search / word / newspaper / fall / out / man / back / pocket

While Templeton is searching for a word, a newspaper falls out of a man's back pocket.

Sentence 4

when / crow / see / Templeton / they / start / chase / him

When the crows see Templeton, they start [chasing/to chase] him.

Sentence 5

Templeton / trick / crow / fly / scarecrow

Templeton tricks the crows into flying into a scarecrow.

Sentence 6

crow / get / trap / under / net / with / scarecrow / and / realize / it / not / real / person

The crows get trapped under a net with the scarecrow(,) and (they) realize (that) it is not a real person.

Sentence 7

Templeton / drag / scrap / paper / back / Charlotte

Templeton drags a scrap of paper back [to/for] Charlotte.

Sentence 8

Charlotte / satisfy / paper / Templeton / bring / her

Charlotte is satisfied with the paper (that/which) Templeton brought (for) her.

Sentence 9

Charlotte / reassure / Wilbur / he / will / win / prize / fair / and / survive

Charlotte reassures Wilbur (that) he will win a prize at the fair and survive.

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?


"Bring me back a word!" Charlotte called after him. "I shall be writing tonight for the last time."

The rat mumbled something to himself and disappeared into the shadows. He did not like being treated like a messenger boy.

After the heat of the day, the evening came as a welcome relief to all. The Ferris wheel was lighted now. It went round and round in the sky and seemed twice as high as by day. There were lights on the midway, and you could hear the crackle of the gambling machines and the music of the merry-go-round and the voice of the man in the beano booth calling numbers. The children felt refreshed after their nap. Fern met her friend Henry Fussy, and he invited her to ride with him in the Ferris wheel. He even bought a ticket for her, so it didn't cost her anything.

When Mrs. Arable happened to look up into the starry sky and saw her little daughter sitting with Henry Fussy and going higher and higher into the air, and saw how happy Fern looked, she just shook her head.

"My, my!" she said. "Henry Fussy. Think of that!"

Templeton kept out of sight. In the tall grass behind the cattle barn he found a folded newspaper. Inside it were leftovers from somebody's lunch: a deviled ham sandwich, a piece of Swiss cheese, part of a hard-boiled egg, and the core of a wormy apple.

The rat crawled in and ate everything. Then he tore a word out of the paper, rolled it up, and started back to Wilbur's pen.

Charlotte had her web almost finished when Templeton returned, carrying the newspaper clipping. She had left a space in the middle of the web.

At this hour, no people were around the pigpen, so the rat and the spider and the pig were by themselves.

"I hope you brought a good one," Charlotte said. "It is the last word I shall ever write."

"Here," said Templeton, unrolling the paper.

triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión

  1. How does Templeton outsmart the crows?
  2. What are three or four adjectives that you would choose to describe the two crows' personalities?
  3. The two crows (Brooksie and Elwyn) are not in the book. Why do you think the film makers added them to the movie?
  4. Does Charlotte like Templeton? Does Templeton like Charlotte? Give some evidence.
  5. What is your favorite type of corn?

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto

Templeton: One-stop slopping. All right. Let's go (and) get the spider off my back.

Brooksie: How come I'm not in a cornfield, Elwyn? How come?

Elwyn: Hey, hey. They got all kinds of corn right here. You've got your popcorn, caramel corn, candy corn.

Brooksie: Stop torturing me! I'm starving here, and now I'm cross-eyed because of this pink stuff. If I ever see that rat again...

Templeton: Words, words, words. "Pork rinds." That'll draw a crowd. This looks promising.

Brooksie: Hey! That rat!

Elwyn: I'm going to get me some rat!

Templeton: Oh, not these birdbrains. Let's get rid of them once and for all.

Brooksie: ...and everything. Rat on three! Three!

Elwyn: Wait up, Brooksie! I'm coming with you!

Templeton: Little flamingoes! Come and get me!

Brooksie: It's scary guy!

Elwyn: Abort! Abort!

Brooksie: Peck him! Peck him, Elwyn!

Elwyn: Wait a minute. His eyes are buttons, and his hair is straw. This guy ain't real!

Brooksie: He's not?

Elwyn: No!

Templeton: Oh, yeah! The rat rules! Take that!

Brooksie: Do you know what this means?

Elwyn: What?

Brooksie: We could've had corn!

Templeton: Well, Your Highness, are you satisfied or what? 'Cause I've got a spitty hunk of pineapple upside-down cake out there with my name on it.

Charlotte: Yes, very satisfied. Be careful. If you keep this up, someone might think you care.

Templeton: Gee, I'm all choked up.

Wilbur: Charlotte? If I don't win the prize tomorrow, they're gonna send me to the smokehouse.

Charlotte: You're going to win, Wilbur. And you're going to see the snows of winter. I told you, I never break a promise.