Learn English with Charlotte's Web

#18. Charlotte's Egg Sac

6.30.2020   [ UPDATED APR 2022 ]
Level 4   |   Time: 2:08
Accent: American

Charlotte explains to Wilbur why she can't go back to the barn with him.


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

  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a magnum opus [n] - a great work, a masterpiece (Latin)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ make it back [phv] - return successfully
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ nutrient-filled [adj] - full of healthy substances
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ an egg sac [n] - a bag full of (spider) eggs
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ radiant [adj] - full of joy or happiness
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ languish [v] - in great pain, suffering
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ when our time comes [exp] - when it is the end of our life
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the rest of the way [exp] - the remaining distance
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ in doing so [exp] - by doing this
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a miracle [n] - a surprising and welcome event that can't be explained by science

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

triangle Background 배경 O fundo Antecedentes

picture picture picture
Wilbur Charlotte Fern
  • Wilbur and Charlotte are at the fair.
  • Wilbur has just won a special prize at the fair.

triangle Questions 문제 Questões Preguntas

  1. Wilbur is worried about Fern.

  2. Wilbur understands the expression magnum opus.

  3. Charlotte's egg sac is waterproof.

  4. There are more than 500 eggs in Charlotte's egg sac.

  5. Charlotte plans to leave her egg sac here (at the fair).

  6. Charlotte tells Wilbur that she will die soon.

  7. Charlotte wants Wilbur to carry her back to the barn.

  8. Charlotte feels very weak.

  9. Wilbur offers to stay at the fair with Charlotte.

  10. Charlotte thinks that Wilbur made the other animals like her.

  11. Wilbur is very proud of everything that he has accomplished.

  12. Charlotte believes that her webs are the real miracles.

triangle Grammar 문법 Gramática Gramática (verb tenses)

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

  • Charlotte, look how happy she (is) ! Isn't that great?
  • Yes, it (is) wonderful.
  • Hey, what (is) that?
  • This (is) my magnum opus.
  • What (is) a magnet opus?
  • Magnum opus. It (means) "great work." It's a nutrient-filled, waterproof egg sac.
  • Really? There (is [are]) eggs in there?
  • My babies, 514 of them.
  • Wow! With 514 baby spiders all over the place, it (is going to be) really radiant in the barn!
  • Wilbur, I (am) afraid they (aren't going to make) it back to the barn.
  • What? What are talking about? You (aren't going to leave) them here alone, (are you) ?
  • I (have) no choice. I'm languishing.
  • What (does) that mean?
  • It means I am dying.
  • What? You can't die!
  • Wilbur, we (are) born, we (live) , and, when our time comes, we (die) . It's just the natural cycle of life.
  • No! No, just climb down. I (will carry) you the rest of the way. We (will go) go back to the barn, and I (will take) care of you.
  • No, Wilbur. I (don't) even have the strength to climb down.
  • You have to. You've done so much for me!
  • And it (was) my great pleasure.
  • Please come down, Charlotte. Please. There must be something I can do.
  • 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.
  • I (didn't do) anything, Charlotte. You (did) it all.
  • No. My webs (were) no miracle, Wilbur. I was only describing what I (saw) . The miracle (is) you.

triangle Sentence Building (Summary) 문장 만들기 Construção de sentença Construcción de oraciones [ ? ]


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: Escribe oraciones sobre el videoclip usando las palabras dadas. Puede cambiar la forma de las palabras o agregar palabras, pero no puede cambiar el orden de las palabras. Usa tiempo 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

Wilbur / ask / Charlotte / egg / sac

Wilbur asks Charlotte about her egg sac.

Sentence 2

weak / voice / Charlotte / call / egg / sac / Magnum / Opus

[In/With] a weak voice, Charlotte calls her egg sac her Magnum Opus.

Sentence 3

it / nutrient / fill / waterproof / egg / sac

It is a nutrient-filled, waterproof egg sac.

Sentence 4

Charlotte / will / not / able / bring / egg / sac / back / barn / because / she / die

Charlotte won't be able to bring [her/the] egg sac back to the barn because she is dying.

Sentence 5

Charlotte / try / explain / die / just / part / natural / cycle / life

Charlotte tries to explain (that) dying is just part of the natural cycle of life.

Sentence 6

Wilbur / offer / carry / Charlotte / back / barn

Wilbur offers to carry Charlotte back to the barn.

Sentence 7

by / make / Charlotte / friend / Wilbur / make / Charlotte / beautiful / everyone / barn

By making Charlotte his friend, Wilbur made Charlotte beautiful to everyone in the barn.

Sentence 8

Charlotte / insist / web / no / miracle

Charlotte insists (that) her webs were no miracle.

Sentence 9

she / tell / Wilbur / he / miracle

She tells Wilbur (that) he is the miracle.

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?

Chapter 19 - THE EGG SAC

Next morning when the first light came into the sky and the sparrows stirred in the trees, when the cows rattled their chains and the rooster crowed and the early automobiles went whispering along the road, Wilbur awoke and looked for Charlotte. He saw her up overhead in a corner near the back of his pen. She was very quiet. Her eight legs were spread wide. She seemed to have shrunk during the night. Next to her, attached to the ceiling, Wilbur saw a curious object. It was a sort of sac, or cocoon. It was peach-colored and looked as though it were made of cotton candy.

"Are you awake, Charlotte?" he said softly.

"Yes," came the answer.

"What is that nifty little thing? Did you make it?"

"I did indeed," replied Charlotte in a weak voice.

"Is it a plaything?"

"Plaything? I should say not. It is my egg sac, my magnum opus."

"I don't know what a magnum opus is," said Wilbur.

"That's Latin," explained Charlotte. "It means 'great work." This egg sac is my great work - the finest thing I have ever made."

"What's inside it?" asked Wilbur. "Eggs?"

"Five hundred and fourteen of them," she replied.

"Five hundred and fourteen?" said Wilbur. "You're kidding."

"No, I'm not. I counted them. I got started counting so I kept on - just to keep my mind occupied."

"It's a perfectly beautiful egg sac," said Wilbur, feeling as happy as though he had constructed it himself.

"Yes, it is pretty," replied Charlotte, patting the sac with her two front legs. "Anyway, I can guarantee that it is strong.

It's made out of the toughest material I have. It is also waterproof. The eggs are inside and will be warm and dry."

"Charlotte," said Wilbur dreamily, "are you really going to have five hundred and fourteen children?"

"If nothing happens, yes," she said. "Of course, they won't show up till next spring." Wilbur noticed that Charlotte's voice sounded sad.

"What makes you sound so down-hearted? I should think you'd be terribly happy about this."

"Oh, don't pay any attention to me," said Charlotte. "I just don't have much pep anymore. I guess I feel sad because I won't ever see my children."

"What do you mean you won't see your children! Of course you will. We'll all see them. It's going to be simply wonderful next spring in the barn cellar with five hundred and fourteen baby spiders running around all over the place. And the geese will have a new set of goslings, and the sheep will have their new lambs ..."

"Maybe," said Charlotte quietly. "However, I have a feeling I'm not going to see the results of last night's efforts. I don't feel good at all. I think I'm languishing, to tell you the truth."

Wilbur didn't understand the word "languish" and he hated to bother Charlotte by asking her to explain. But he was so worried he felt he had to ask.

"What does 'languishing' mean?"

"It means I'm slowing up, feeling my age. I'm not young anymore, Wilbur. But I don't want you to worry about me. This is your big day today. Look at my web - doesn't it show up well with the dew on it?"

Charlotte's web never looked more beautiful than it looked this morning.

triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión

  1. What did Charlotte do that was miraculous (through the whole story)?
  2. What did Wilbur do that was miraculous (through the whole story)?
  3. Who is the real "miracle" of Charlotte's Web: Wilbur or Charlotte?
  4. Charlotte taught Wilbur many new words. Which ones can you remember?
  5. Below are some famous masterpieces. What are they? Who made them?
    ↪  1984
    ↪  Akira
    ↪  The Dark Side of the Moon
    ↪  The Great Gatsby
    ↪  Guernica
    ↪  One Hundred Years of Solitude
    ↪  The Handmaid's Tale
    ↪  The Marriage of Figaro
    ↪  The Mona Lisa
    ↪  La Sagrada Familia
    ↪  Schindler's List
    ↪  The Two Fridas
  6. What is your magnum opus?

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto

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.

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