#4. Bilbo vs. Trolls

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Published: 5.25.2021
Level 5   |   Time: 3:58
Accent: British
Source: The Hobbit

Bilbo tries to rescue some ponies from three large trolls.


    

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  • a pony [n] - a small horse (not a baby horse)
  • encounter [v] - meet
  • a burglar [n] - a thief [image]
  • look into [phv] - examine, investigate
  • uproot a tree [exp] - rip a tree out of the ground
  • a troll [n] - an ugly giant humanlike creature [image]
  • run into trouble [exp] - have problems
  • hoot [v] - make a sound like an owl
  • an owl [n] - a large bird that hunts at night
  • a barn owl [n] - [image]
  • a brown owl [n] - [image]
  • mutton [n] - sheep meat
  • blimey [exp] - damn
  • nags [n] - old horses
  • gripe [v] - complain
  • all skin and bone [exp] - an skinny animal with no meat or fat
  • skinned and boned [exp] - remove the skin and bones from an animal
  • gut [v] - remove the organs (heart, stomach, etc...) from an animal
  • stinky [adj] - having a bad smell
  • your cake hole [n] - your mouth
  • my hooter [n] - my nose
  • a squirrel [n] - a small rodent with a large bushy tail [image]

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


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Bilbo Fili Kili
  • Bilbo (a hobbit) has joined a group of dwarves on an adventure.
  • Bilbo is the official burglar (thief).

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  1. What is Kili's and Fili's problem?
    They are lost.
    They are hungry.
    The ponies are hungry.
    Some ponies are missing.

  2. Who are Daisy and Bungle?
    Two dwarves
    Two ponies
    Two trolls

  3. Why do Fili and Kili want Bilbo to investigate the problem?
    He has good eye sight.
    He is the official burglar.
    He is an excellent (pony) rider.

  4. Why does Kili think that Bilbo is perfectly safe?
    Bilbo is good fighter.
    Bilbo is small.
    Bilbo is fast.
    Trolls are friendly.
    Trolls are stupid.
    Trolls are slow.

  5. What is the signal to call for help?
    Throw a rock
    Hoot like an owl
    Whistle like a bird

  6. What things are the trolls complaining about?
    Horses smell bad.
    The ponies are too small.
    One troll is very hungry.
    Their chickens escaped.
    Hobbits don't taste good.
    One troll is scared of dwarves.
    They eat mutton (sheep) every day.
    Horse meat doesn't have enough fat.
    The farmer that one troll ate was too skinny.
    Everything they cook tastes like chicken.

  7. What does the troll think will improve the flavor of his soup?
    Meat (from a sheep)
    Snot (from a troll's nose)
    Hair (from a dwarf's beard)
    An eyeball (from a hobbit)

  8. Where does the troll think Bilbo came from?
    His nose
    The trees
    The mountains

  9. What does the troll think Bilbo is?
    A dwarf
    A child
    A pony
    A squirrel

  10. What do they want to make with Bilbo?
    A pie
    A salad
    A sandwich
    Some soup


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