#19. Templeton's Rescue

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Published: 7.05.2020
Level 3   |   Time: 2:13
Accent: American
Source: Charlotte's Web

(19 of 20) Wilbur begs Templeton to get Charlotte's egg sac before they go back to the farm.


    

triangle Directions


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

triangle Vocabulary


  • sick and twisted [exp] - having a strange and cruel (mean) personality
  • an egg sac [n] - a bag full of (spider) eggs
  • your tone [exp] - your way of speaking
  • hindquarters [n] - butt
  • peck [v] - hit (with a bird beak [bird mouth])
  • radiant [adj] - full of joy or happiness
  • occurred to you [exp] - entered your thinking
  • appreciation [n] - thanks or respect
  • dare I say [exp] - I want to say
  • dibs [n] - the rights to eat or use something
  • slop [n] - pig food
  • a ledge [n] - a narrow flat surface
  • a medal [n] - an award

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


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Wilbur Charlotte Templeton
  • Charlotte has just made her egg sack with 500 eggs.
  • Charlotte, Wilbur and Templeton are at the county fair.
  • The farmers will take Wilbur back to the farm/barn very soon.

triangle Questions


  1. Charlotte will die soon.
    True
    False

  2. Wilbur politely asks Templeton for help.
    True
    False

  3. Wilbur wants Templeton to help Charlotte go back to the barn.
    True
    False

  4. Templeton got attacked by birds in order to help Wilbur.
    True
    False

  5. Wilbur wants more appreciation from Templeton.
    True
    False

  6. Wilbur convinces Templeton to help him by offering him food for the rest of his life.
    True
    False

  7. Charlotte thanks Templeton for all of his help.
    True
    False

  8. Wilbur hides the egg sack in his mouth.
    True
    False


triangle Grammar (prepositions)


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

  • Templeton! Charlotte is very sick.
  • Yeah, and twisted.
  • She's dying! She can't go (Ø) home (with) us. So, I need you to help me take her egg sac (with) us.
  • Did you say eggs?
  • It's an egg sac. And it's right up there, and it has her children (in) it. And I can't just leave it here. What if something happened (to) them?
  • Now, I can't reach (Ø) it, so I need you to get it (for) me. And I need you to do it now.
  • I don't think I like your tone.
  • Can't you just once (in) your life think (of) someone other than yourself?
  • Once? Once?
  • Come on.
  • No, you come on! Who got his hindquarters pecked to make you "radiant," huh? Templeton, that's who.
  • And who interrupted (Ø) the gorging (of) a lifetime so you could be "humble"? Why, I think it was Templeton! Templeton! Templeton! Templeton!
  • And do I get thanked? No!
  • Well, has it ever occurred (to) you that even a rat might like a little appreciation? A little, dare I say, love?
  • Do it and you'll get dibs (on) my slop (for) the rest (of) my life.
  • Done.
  • Hurry! Up (in) the corner (on) the ledge. Templeton!
  • Come on!
  • Thank you, Templeton, (for) everything.
  • It's okay, just drop it. Hurry!
  • Here you go. Here's your medal.
  • (In) you go.
  • Time to go home, Wilbur.


triangle Script




Wilbur: Templeton! Charlotte is very sick.

Templeton: Yeah, and twisted.

Wilbur: She's dying! She can't go home with us. So, I need you to help me take her egg sac with us.

Templeton: Did you say eggs?

Wilbur: It's an egg sac. And it's right up there, and it has her children in it. And I can't just leave it here. What if something happened to them?

Wilbur: Now, I can't reach it, so I need you to get it for me. And I need you to do it now.

Templeton: I don't think I like your tone.

Wilbur: Can't you just once in your life think of someone other than yourself?

Templeton: Once? Once?

Wilbur: Come on.

Templeton: No, you come on! Who got his hindquarters pecked to make you "radiant," huh? Templeton, that's who.

Templeton: And who interrupted the gorging of a lifetime so you could be "humble"? Why, I think it was Templeton! Templeton! Templeton! Templeton!

Templeton: And do I get thanked? No!

Templeton: Well, has it ever occurred to you that even a rat might like a little appreciation? A little, dare I say, love?

Wilbur: Do it and you'll get dibs on my slop for the rest of my life.

Templeton: Done.

Wilbur: Hurry! Up in the corner on the ledge. Templeton!

Come on!

Charlotte: Thank you, Templeton, for everything.

Wilbur: It's okay, just drop it. Hurry!

Zuckerman: Here you go. Here's your medal.

Lurvy: In you go.

Zuckerman: Time to go home, Wilbur.

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Charlotte's Egg Sac (18)
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Charlotte's Children (20)
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