(18 of 20) Charlotte explains to Wilbur why she can't go back to the barn with him.
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Directions: 1) Read the script and choose the best word or expression to complete the sentence. 2) Listen again and check your answers.
Wilbur: Charlotte, look how happy she is! Isn't that great?
Charlotte: Yes, it's wonderful.
Wilbur: Hey, what's that?
Charlotte: This is my magnum opus.
Wilbur: What's a magnet opus?
Charlotte: Magnum opus. It means "great work." It's a nutrient-filled, waterproof egg sac.
Wilbur: Really? There's eggs in there?
Charlotte: My babies, 514 of them.
Wilbur: Wow! With 514 baby spiders all over the place, it's going to be really radiant in the barn!
Charlotte: Wilbur, I'm afraid they're not going to make it back to the barn.
Wilbur: What? What are you talking about? You're not going to leave them here alone, are you?
Charlotte: I have no choice. I'm languishing.
Wilbur: What does that mean?
Charlotte: It means I'm dying.
Wilbur: What? You can't die!
Charlotte: Wilbur, we're born, we live, and, when our time comes, we die. It's just the natural cycle of life.
Wilbur: No! No, just climb down. I'll carry you the rest of the way. We'll go back to the barn, and I'll take care of you.
Charlotte: No, Wilbur. I don't even have the strength to climb down.
Wilbur: You have to. You've done so much for me!
Charlotte: And it was my great pleasure.
Wilbur: Please come down, Charlotte. Please. There must be something I can do.
Charlotte: No, Wilbur. Don't you know what you've already done? You made me your friend, and, in doing so, you made a spider beautiful to everyone in that barn.
Wilbur: I didn't do anything, Charlotte. You did it all.
Charlotte: No. My webs were no miracle, Wilbur. I was only describing what I saw. The miracle is you.