Learn English with Wednesday

#3. The Outcast Cliques

Published: 12.24.2022
Level 5   |   Time: 2:16
Accent: American

Enid tells Wednesday about the cliques and the gossip at Nevermore.

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 quad [n] - a shape with four sides, the central open area at a university [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a pentagon [n] - a shape with five sides [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ snarky [adj] - mean or unkind in a sarcastic way
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a Goth girl [n] - a girl who wears black clothing, white and black makeup, and/or who listens to sad dark rock music [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a normie school [n] - a high school for normal children
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Let me give you a wiki on... [exp] - Let me tell you about...
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ tribal adolescent clichés [exp] - the typical way that teenagers hang out in groups and are unkind to each other
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a bottomless pit of disdain [exp] - lots and lots of hate
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ an outcast [n] - an outsider, someone who is not accepted by society
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a clique [n] - a small group of people with similar interests and features who do not allow others to join them
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ fangs [n] - the two long teeth of wolves or snakes or vampires [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ fur [n] - hair (on animals)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a stoner [n] - a person who uses a lot of drugs
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ scales [n] - the small pieces covering a fish's body [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ AKA [exp] - also know as
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ decades [n] - a long time (10s of years)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ knuckleheads [n] - idiots
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a werewolf [n] - a person who turn into wolf [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ wolf out [phv] - turn into a wolf
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a siren [n] - a half fish, half woman (or man?) who can control people by singing [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ royalty [n] - kings and queens, or the most important people in a group
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ her crown has been slipping [exp] - she has become less popular
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a tortured artist [exp] - an artist who seems unusual, unfriendly, or unhappy
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the dirt [n] - rumors, gossip
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ chow down on [phv] - eat very fast
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ fillet [v] - cut into pieces with a knife
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a menagerie [n] - a collection of animals
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ an Instagram filter [n] - a way to edit or alter photos on Instagram
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a gorgon [n] - a creature with snakes for hair that can turn people into stone with its gaze [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ stoned [adj] - drunk from using drugs
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ clueless [adj] - stupid
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ soul-sucking [adj] - very sad, very boring, making you disinterested in life
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a void [n] - emptiness, nothing, useless
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ an affirmation [n] - a statement that states that something is good

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

triangle Background 배경 O fundo Antecedentes

Wednesday Enid
Wednesday Enid
  • Wednesday Addams is a 16-year-old girl.
  • Her parents have enrolled her in Nevermore Academy.
  • Nevermore is a school for outcast (strange, magical) students.
  • Enid is Wednesday's new (roomie) roommate.
  • For more background, watch the previous video:   #2. The New Roomie

triangle Questions 문제 Questões Preguntas

  1. What does Enid call her explanation about Nevermore?
    Her AKA
    Her vlog
    Her wiki
    Her bottomless pit

  2. How does Wednesday feel about hearing Enid's explanation?
    She is angry.
    She is curious.
    She is confused.
    She is uninterested.

  3. What are vampires called at Nevermore?

  4. What are werewolves called at Nevermore?

  5. When does it get really loud at Nevermore?
    At night
    After class
    On weekends
    During full moons

  6. What are sirens called at Nevermore?

  7. Who is the most popular student at Nevermore?

  8. Why did Xavier and Bianca break up?
    He cheated.
    She tortured him.
    She didn't like his art.
    No one knows.

  9. What rumor did Ajax hear about Wednesday?
    She eats humans.
    She likes Goth music.
    She doesn't use Instagram.
    She has many strange pets.

  10. What are gorgons called at Nevermore?

  11. What social media does Enid recommend to Wednesday?

  12. How does Wednesday feel about social media?
    It is depressing.
    It is a waste of time.
    It has no real benefits.
    People use it to make themselves feel good.

triangle The Details 세부 사항 Os detalhes Los detalles

Directions: Test your ability to remember all of the details from the video.

Instrucciones: Compruebe su capacidad para recordar todos los detalles del video.

Instrucciones: Verifique sua capacidade de lembrar todos os detalhes do vídeo.

지시 사항 : 비디오의 모든 세부 사항을 기억하고 있는지 테스트해보세요.

  1. How many sides does the quad at Nevermore have?


  2. What are the four main cliques at Nevermore, and what group of outcasts (creatures) belong to them?

    Furs (werewolves), Fangs (vampires), Scales (sirens), Stoners (gorgons)

  3. What clique is Enid in?

    The Furs

  4. What clique is Bianca in?

    The Scales

  5. What does Wednesday claim that she does to her victims (two things)?

    Fillet their bodies, feed them to her pets

  6. What clique is Ajax in?

    The Stoners

  7. What do gorgons usually waste their time doing?

    Getting stoned (doing/using drugs)

triangle Sentence Building 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

Enid / want / give / Wednesday / wiki / Nevermore / social / scene

Enid wants to give Wednesday [her/the] wiki on Nevermore's social scene.
Enid wants to give Wednesday [her/the] wiki on the Nevermore social scene.

Sentence 2

although / Wednesday / state / she / disinterest / tribal / adolescent / cliché / Enid / carry / on

Although Wednesday states (that) she is disinterested in tribal adolescent clichés, Enid carries on.

* carry on = continue

Sentence 3

there / four / main / clique / Nevermore

There are four main cliques [at/in] Nevermore.

Sentence 4

Fang / vampire / Fur / werewolf / Scale / siren / Stoner / gorgon

(The) fangs are vampires, (the) Furs are werewolves, (the) Scales are sirens, and (the) Stoners are gorgons.

Sentence 5

it / get / pretty / loud / during / full / moon / because / Furs / wolf / out / those / night

It gets pretty loud during full moons because the Furs wolf out on those nights.

Sentence 6

Bianca / Barclay / most / popular / girl / Nevermore / but / crown / slip / lately

Bianca Barclay is the most popular girl at Nevermore, but her crown has been slipping lately.

Sentence 7

no / one / know / why / Bianca / Xavier / break

No one knows why Bianca and Xavier broke up.

Sentence 8

when / they / run / Ajax / he / tell / Enid / he / hear / Wednesday / like / eat / human / flesh

When they run into Ajax, he tells Enid (that) he heard (that) Wednesday likes [to eat/eating] human flesh.

Sentence 9

Enid / recommend / Wednesday / get / social

Enid recommends (that) Wednesday (should) get on social (media).

Sentence 10

Wednesday / tell / Enid / she / find / social / media / be / soul-sucking / void / meaningless / affirmation

Wednesday tells Enid (that) she finds social media to be a soul-sucking void of meaningless affirmation.

triangle Listen & Repeat 듣고 따라하기 Ouça e repita Escuchar y repetir [ ? ]

Listen & Repeat

This activity has two purposes.

The first purpose is to improve listening accuracy. Learners can often understand the general meaning of a video but still not hear and understand many of the words that are said. This is because native speakers tend to say the functional words unclearly. (eg. don’t know, going to, want to, can’t, must have) This activity is designed to help learners improve their ability to hear these words.

TIP: Learners should listen, and then try to repeat exactly what they hear. Then they should click “Show” and read the sentence. After reading the sentence, learners should listen again and try to hear each word.

The second purpose is to improve pronunciation.

TIP: Learners should listen to and read the sentences at the same time. Then learners should try to copy the pronunciation and intonation of the speaker exactly.

TIP: Exaggerating the intonation and feeling of the speaker is useful. It may feel awkward or funny, but it will help you sound more natural.

Escuchar y Repetir

Esta actividad tiene dos propósitos separados.

El primer propósito es mejorar la precisión auditiva. Los estudiantes a menudo pueden comprender el significado general de un video, pero aún no escuchan ni comprenden muchas de las palabras que se dicen. En particular, los hablantes nativos tienden a decir las palabras funcionales (p. Ej., No sé, voy a, quiero, no puedo, debe haberlo hecho) de manera poco clara. Esta actividad está diseñada para ayudar a los alumnos a mejorar su capacidad para escuchar estas palabras.

CONSEJO: Los alumnos deben escuchar y luego intentar repetir exactamente lo que se dijo. Luego deben hacer clic en "Show" y leer la oración. Después de leer la oración, los alumnos deben volver a escuchar e intentar escuchar cada palabra.

El segundo propósito es mejorar la pronunciación.

CONSEJO: Los alumnos deben escuchar y leer las oraciones al mismo tiempo. Luego, los alumnos deben intentar copiar la pronunciación y la entonación del hablante.

CONSEJO: Es útil exagerar la entonación y el sentimiento del hablante. Puede parecer incómodo o divertido, pero te ayudará a sonar más natural.

듣고 따라하기

이 액티비티에는 두 가지 목적이 있습니다.

첫 번째 목적은 청취 정확도를 높이는 것입니다. 학생들은 종종 비디오의 일반적인 의미를 이해할 수 있지만 여전히 많은 단어를 듣고 이해하지 못합니다. 특히 원어민은 기능적 단어 (예 : 모르겠다, 갈 것, 갖고 싶어, 가질 수 없어야 한다)를 불분명하게 말하는 경향이 있습니다. 이 액티비티는 학습자가 이러한 단어를 듣는 능력을 향상시킬 수 있도록 고안되었습니다.

팁 : 학습자는 듣고 나서 말한 내용을 정확하게 반복해야 합니다. 그들은“Show”를 클릭하고 문장을 읽어야 합니다. 문장을 읽은 후 학습자는 다시 듣고 각 단어를 들어야 합니다.

두 번째 목적은 발음을 향상시키는 것입니다.

팁 : 학습자는 동시에 문장을 듣고 읽어야 합니다. 그런 다음 학습자는 화자의 발음과 억양을 따라 해 보아야 합니다.

팁 : 화자의 억양과 느낌을 과장하는 것이 유용합니다. 어색하거나 재미있게 느껴질 수 있지만 더 자연스럽게 들리는 데 도움이 됩니다.

Ouvir e repetir

Esta atividade tem dois propósitos.

O primeiro objetivo é melhorar a precisão auditiva. Os alunos geralmente podem entender o significado geral de um vídeo, mas ainda não ouvem e entendem muitas das palavras que são ditas. Isso ocorre porque os falantes nativos tendem a dizer as palavras funcionais de forma pouco clara. (por exemplo, não sei, vou, quero, não posso, devo ter) Esta atividade é projetada para ajudar os alunos a melhorar sua capacidade de ouvir essas palavras.

DICA: os alunos devem ouvir e tentar repetir exatamente o que ouviram. Em seguida, deveriam clicar em “Mostrar” e ler a frase. Depois de ler a frase, os alunos devem ouvir novamente e tentar ouvir cada palavra.

O segundo objetivo é melhorar a pronúncia.

DICA: os alunos devem ouvir e ler as frases ao mesmo tempo. Em seguida, os alunos devem tentar copiar exatamente a pronúncia e a entonação do falante.

DICA: É útil exagerar na entonação e no sentimento do falante. Pode parecer estranho ou engraçado, mas ajudará você a soar mais natural.

Directions: Play the audio clip and try to repeat what you hear. Click "Show" to see the text.

Instrucciones: Reproduce el clip de audio e intenta repetir lo que escuchas. Haga clic en "Show" para ver el texto.

Instrucciones: Reproduzca el clip de audio e intente repetir lo que escucha. Haga clic en "Mostrar" para ver el texto.

지시 사항 : 오디오 클립을 재생하고 들리는 내용을 반복해 보십시오. 텍스트를 보려면 "Show" 를 클릭하십시오.

Clip 1

The whole snarky Goth girl thing might have worked at normie school.

Clip 2

Let me give you a wiki on Nevermore's social scene.

Clip 3

I'm not interested in participating in tribal adolescent clichés.

Clip 4

Then use it to fill your obviously bottomless pit of disdain.

Clip 5

But the four main cliques are Fangs, Furs, Stoners, and Scales.

Clip 6

That bunch of knuckleheads are Furs, AKA werewolves.

Clip 7

That's when Furs, like, wolf out.

Clip 8

Although her crown has been slipping lately.

Clip 9

She used to date our resident tortured artist, Xavier Thorpe.

Clip 10

My vlog is, like, the number one source for Nevermore gossip.

Clip 11

You're not going to believe the dirt I heard about your new roommate.

Clip 12

You (had) better watch your back.

Clip 13

I actually fillet the bodies of my victims, then feed them to my menagerie of pets.

Clip 14

You know, it's a small school, and there wasn't much online about you.

Clip 15

Oh, you know, you should really get on Insta, Snapchat, and TikTok.

Clip 16

I find social media to be a soul-sucking void of meaningless affirmation.

triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión

  1. Nevermore has four main cliques. Werewolves are Furs. Vampires are Fangs. Sirens are Scales. Gorgons are Stoners. Can you explain the meaning of each clique's name?
  2. Stoners has a double meaning in this TV show. Can you explain both meanings?
  3. Which clique would you want to be part of? Why?
  4. Bianca is a siren. She can control people with her voice. Xavier can make his painting come to life. Why do you think they broke up? Be creative.
  5. What rumor has Ajax heard about Wednesday? Is it true? What does Wednesday tell him? Why?
  6. Were you in a clique in high school? Middle school? Were you:
    • a jock (into sports)
    • a preppy (rich family, expensive clothes, want to be popular)
    • a stoner (into drugs)
    • a nerd (study a lot)
    • a goth (wear all black, dye your hair dark)
    • a socialite (into parties, socializing)
    • an outsider / a loner
    • something else?
    Read more about cliques [ here ].
  7. Wednesday calls social media a "soul-sucking void of meaningless affirmation." What does she mean? Do you agree with her?
  8. What social media do you use? What social media do you avoid? Why?

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto

Enid: Welcome to the quad.

Wednesday: It's a pentagon.

Enid: The whole snarky Goth girl thing might have worked at normie school, but here things are different. Let me give you a wiki on Nevermore's social scene.

Wednesday: I'm not interested in participating in tribal adolescent clichés.

Enid: Well, then use it to fill your obviously bottomless pit of disdain. There are many flavors of outcasts here, but the four main cliques are Fangs, Furs, Stoners, and Scales.

Enid: Those are the Fangs, AKA vampires. Some of them have literally been here for decades.

Enid: That bunch of knuckleheads are Furs, AKA werewolves. Like me! Full moons get pretty loud around here. That's when Furs wolf out. I suggest you pick up noise-cancelling headphones.

Wednesday: I'm assuming Scales are sirens?

Enid: You catch on quick. And that girl, Bianca Barclay, is the closest thing Nevermore has to royalty. Although her crown's been slipping lately.

Enid: She used to date our resident tortured artist, Xavier Thorpe. But they broke up at the beginning of the semester. Reason unknown.

Wednesday: Fascinating.

Enid: I know, right? My vlog is, like, the number one source for Nevermore gossip.

Ajax: Yo, Enid! You're not going to believe the dirt I heard about your new roommate. She eats human flesh. Chowed down on that kid she murdered. You better watch your back.

Wednesday: Quite the contrary. I actually fillet the bodies of my victims, then feed them to my menagerie of pets.

Enid: Ajax, this is my new roommate, Wednesday.

Ajax: Whoa. You're in black and white. Like a living Instagram filter.

Enid: Ignore him. Gorgons spend way too much time getting stoned. He's cute, but clueless. You know, it's a small school, and there wasn't much online about you. Oh, you know, you should really get on Insta, Snapchat, and TikTok.

Wednesday: I find social media to be a soul-sucking void of meaningless affirmation.

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