Learn English with Wednesday

#7. The Poe Cup

Published: 2.05.2023
Level 5   |   Time: 3:03
Accent: American

Wednesday decides to help Enid take down Bianca Barclay and win the Poe Cup.


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

  • ☐ ☐ ☐ scowl [v] - an angry face expression [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a kitty [n] - a small cat
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ take no prisoners [exp] - compete without mercy
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ scratch my own eyes out [exp] - remove my own eyes with my claws
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Howdy, roomie. [exp] - Hello, roommate.
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ flare [v] - make wide
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ whiskers [n] - the long hairs on a cat's face [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ droop [v] - hang down without life or energy [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a canoe [n] - a type of boat [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a foot chase [n] - a race on foot
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Edgar Allan Poe [n] - an American writer famous for dark stories (1809-1849) [ Link ]
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Grab a brush. [exp] - Take a paint brush
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ take a stab at... [exp] - try...
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ it will cut into... [exp] - it will take time away from...
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ No worries. [exp] - It is okay. Don't worry about it.
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ glare [v] - look at with anger [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Whatever works for you. [exp] - Do what you want to do.
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the infirmary [n] - a small medical building, like a hospital
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ She is behind it. [exp] - She is responsible for it. She did it.
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ take her down [phv] - defeat her
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ humiliate [v] - make her feel embarrassed
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ sink [v] - move down into the water [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ sabotage [v] - destroy or damage on purpose
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a siren [n] - a half-fish, half-woman (or man?) who can control people by singing [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ beat her at her own game [exp] - defeat her by using her own strategy
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ be up to [phv] - be doing
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ spoil the surprise [exp] - reveal a surprise
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ dating back [exp] - starting from
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ row [v] - move a boat forward with oars [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ hustle back [phv] - come back quickly
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ bragging rights [n] - the ability to talk proudly because you were the winner
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ privileges [n] - extra benefits, rights, or permissions

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

triangle Background 배경 O fundo Antecedentes

Wednesday Enid Weems
Wednesday Enid Principal Weems
  • Enid and Wednesday are roommates at Nevermore Academy.
  • Yoko is a vampire.
  • Bianca is a siren, half-woman, half-fish.
  • Bianca is Wednesday's nemesis (kind of like an enemy)
  • Edgar Allan Poe is a famous American author who wrote many dark and creepy stories.
  • For more background, watch the previous video:   #6. Cheering Up Enid

triangle Questions 문제 Questões Preguntas

  1. Yoko is painting _______ and _______ on the canoe.

  2. ______ won the Poe Cup last year.
    Edgar Allan Poe
    Bianca Barclay

  3. The Poe Cup is a land and water race with ______.
    many rules
    only one rule
    no rules

  4. Wednesday can't help Enid because she wants to ______.
    find Yoko
    stab people
    do some writing

  5. Yoko is in the infirmary because _______.
    she ate garlic
    someone stabbed her
    she fell out of a canoe
    she spent too much time in the sun

  6. Wednesday thinks that Bianca ______ responsible for Yoko's accident.

  7. Wednesday is going to help Enid because ______.
    Enid is her friend
    she wants to beat Bianca
    she thinks it will be exciting
    she wants to win the Poe Cup

  8. Bianca has been successful in the past because she ______ and ______.
    is a siren
    used sabotage
    is afraid of the water
    had help from Principal Weems

  9. Wednesday is wearing her costume except for ______.
    the tail
    the teeth
    the mask
    the whiskers

  10. The Poe Cup started _______.
    last year
    more than a hundred years ago
    when Weems became the principal
    when Wednesday's mother was a student at Nevermore

  11. During the Poe Cup, teams must ______, ______, and ______.
    swim to Raven Island
    row to Raven Island
    find a flag
    find a key
    take it to the crypt
    bring it back to the start of the race

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. When did the Poe Cup begin?

    125 years ago

  2. What food did Yoko eat?

    Garlic bread

  3. Who is painting the whiskers?


  4. What is the inspiration for the images on the canoe?

    An Edgar Allan Poe short story

  5. What is the name of Enid's team?

    The Black Cats

  6. What is the name of the island that they must row to?

    Raven Island

  7. Who helped Wednesday last night?


triangle Summary 요약 Construção de sentença Resumen [ ? ]


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: Escreva frases sobre o videoclipe usando as palavras dadas. Você pode alterar a forma das palavras ou adicionar palavras, mas não pode alterar a ordem das palavras. Use o tempo 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

when / Wednesday / arrive / Enid / try / inspire / team

When Wednesday arrives, Enid is trying to inspire her team.

Sentence 2

Enid / explain / what / Poe / Cup / Wednesday

Enid explains what the Poe Cup is to Wednesday.

Sentence 3

Enid / invite / Wednesday / join / team / but / Wednesday / think / it / will / cut / write / time

Enid invites Wednesday to join [her/the] team, but Wednesday thinks (that) it will cut into her writing time.

Sentence 4

later / that / night / Wednesday / arrive / find / Enid / freak / their / room

Later that night, Wednesday arrives to find Enid freaking out in their room.
Later that night, Wednesday arrives and finds Enid freaking out in their room.

Sentence 5

Yoko / infirmary / because / she / allergic / reaction / garlic / bread

Yoko is in the infirmary because she had an allergic reaction to (some) garlic bread.

Sentence 6

Wednesday / sure / Bianca / behind / Yoko / accident

Wednesday is sure (that) Bianca was behind Yoko's accident.

Sentence 7

Wednesday / want / take / Bianca / down / humiliate / her / so / she / join / Enid / team

Wednesday wants to take Bianca down and humiliate her, so she joins Enid's team.

Sentence 8

Thing / Wednesday / up / all / night / prepare / Poe / Cup

Thing and Wednesday were up all night preparing for the Poe Cup.
Thing and Wednesday stayed up all night preparing for the Poe Cup.

Sentence 9

in / Poe / Cup / each / team / must / row / Raven / Island / get / flag / and / hustle / back / without / sink / or / sunk

In the Poe Cup, each team must row (across) to Raven Island, get a flag, and hustle back without sinking or being sunk.

Sentence 10

team / win / get / brag / right / year / as / well / special / privilege

The team that wins gets bragging rights for a year as well as (some) special privileges.

Sentence 11

principal / Weems / fire / gun / and / race / begin

Principal Weems fires [her/a] gun, and the race begins.

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: Reproduza o clipe de áudio e tente repetir o que ouviu. Clique em "Mostrar" para ver o texto.

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

Clip 1

If Bianca Barclay wins again this year, I will literally scratch my own eyes out!

Clip 2

What is the Poe Cup anyway?

Clip 3

Each dorm has to pick an Edgar Allan Poe short story for inspiration.

Clip 4

Ms. Thornhill's just ordered pizza. (Do you) Want to take a stab at being social?

Clip 5

I do like stabbing. The social part, not so much.

Clip 6

No worries. Just as long as you're at lakeside cheering us to victory on race day.

Clip 7

Or you can just glare uncomfortably. Whatever works for you.

Clip 8

She had a major allergic reaction, which means she is out of the Poe Cup, and I don't have a co-pilot.

Clip 9

How do you know?

Clip 10

You and I are going to take her down tomorrow.

Clip 11

Yeah, but mostly you're doing it because we're friends, right?

Clip 12

Tell me how she keeps winning.

Clip 13

The past two years, no other boat has made it across the lake and back without sinking.

Clip 14

Do you want to tell me what you two were up to all night?

Clip 15

OMG, you look purr-fect!

Clip 16

Ask again, and you'll be down to eight lives.

Clip 17

Each team must row across to Raven Island, pull a flag from Crackstone's Crypt, and hustle back without sinking or being sunk.

Clip 18

First team to cross the finish line with their flag wins the cup and bragging rights for a year.

triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión

  1. What is the Poe Cup (origin, objectives, inspiration, rules)?
  2. Yoko had an allergic reaction to garlic because she is vampire. What other things harm vampires?
  3. Are you allergic to any food? Is it a minor allergy, or will you have a major allergic reaction?
  4. Bianca has won the Poe Cup in the past because she sabotages the other boats. If you were in the Poe Cup, what would your strategy be?
  5. Do you think Enid and Wednesday are friends now, or still just roommates?
  6. Who is your best friend? How did you meet?
  7. Using the Internet, can you figure out which Edgar Allan Poe short story is the inspiration for Enid's team? What is the story about?

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto

Enid: Ladies, come on! Let's work on those teeth. More scowl. This kitty is taking no prisoners. If Bianca Barclay wins again this year, I will literally scratch my own eyes out!

Wednesday: I would pay money to see that.

Enid: Howdy, roomie! Yoko. Come on! Flare those whiskers. The Poe Cup droops for no one.

Wednesday: What is the Poe Cup anyway?

Enid: Only my entire reason for living right now. Part canoe race, part foot chase, no rules. Each dorm has to pick an Edgar Allan Poe short story for inspiration. You could grab a brush.

Enid: Ms. Thornhill's just ordered pizza. Want to take a stab at being social?

Wednesday: I do like stabbing. The social part, not so much. Besides, it'll cut into my writing time.

Enid: No worries. Just as long as you're at lakeside cheering us to victory on race day. Or you can just glare uncomfortably. Whatever works for you.

Enid: Where have you been? I'm literally having a heart attack right now. Yoko's in the infirmary!

Wednesday: What happened?

Enid: Garlic bread incident at dinner. She had a major allergic reaction, which means she is out of the Poe Cup, and I don't have a co-pilot.

Wednesday: It wasn't an accident. Bianca's behind it.

Enid: How do you know?

Wednesday: It doesn't matter. You and I are going to take her down tomorrow.

Enid: Wait. You're joining the Black Cats? You're willing to do that? For me?

Wednesday: I want to humiliate Bianca so badly that the bitter taste of defeat burns in her throat.

Enid: Yeah, but mostly you're doing it because we're friends, right?

Wednesday: Tell me how she keeps winning.

Enid: It's a real brain cramp. The past two years, no other boat has made it across the lake and back without sinking.

Wednesday: Sounds like sabotage.

Enid: There are no rules in the Poe Cup, and she is a siren, which makes her master of the water.

Wednesday: Then we just need to beat her at her own game.

Enid: We're all set.

Wednesday: Good. Thing's in position.

Enid: Do you want to tell me what you two were up to all night?

Wednesday: And spoil the surprise?

Enid: Speaking of surprises, your costume is in the tent.

Wednesday: Costume?

Enid: OMG, you look purr-fect! Only thing, where are your whiskers?

Wednesday: Ask again, and you'll be down to eight lives.

Weems: I want to welcome you all to the Edgar Allan Poe Cup. This is one of Nevermore's proudest annual traditions, dating back 125 years. Each team must row across to Raven Island, pull a flag from Crackstone's Crypt, and hustle back without sinking or being sunk. First team to cross the finish line with their flag wins the cup and bragging rights for a year, as well as some special privileges. Let the Poe Cup begin!

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