#4. Templeton the Rat

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Published: 3.18.2020
Level 4   |   Time: 3:02
Accent: American
Source: Charlotte's Web

(4 of 20) Wilbur meet Templeton the rat while he is looking for a new friend.


    

triangle Directions


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

triangle Vocabulary


  • slop [n] - the food that pigs eat
  • a rodent [n] - a small animal like a mouse or rat
  • moldy [adj] - has mold on it (old, bad condition)
  • salami [n] - a type of sandwich meat
  • Charming! [exp] - Disgusting! (ironic)
  • your kind [exp] - your type, your species
  • Keep that in mind! [exp] - Remember that!
  • reduce (someone) to [exp] - say someone is something limited or small
  • gnaw [v] - bite continuously (like a rat)
  • spy [v] - look at people secretly
  • ain't [v] - isn't

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


triangle Background


picture picture
Wilbur Templeton
  • Wilbur has just arrived in the barn.
  • He wants to find a friend.

triangle Questions


  1. Wilbur is hungry.
    True
    False

  2. Templeton thinks that the pig slop is disgusting.
    True
    False

  3. Templeton ate salami last night.
    True
    False

  4. The other animals like Templeton.
    True
    False

  5. Templeton is proud of being a rat.
    True
    False

  6. Templeton likes to play.
    True
    False

  7. Templeton likes to gnaw on things.
    True
    False

  8. Templeton likes to eat.
    True
    False

  9. Templeton likes to spy.
    True
    False

  10. Templeton thinks he is ugly.
    True
    False


triangle Grammar (be vs. do)


Directions: 1) Read the script and choose the verb that best completes the sentence. 2) Listen again and check your answers.

  • I (am) not hungry. I just wanted someone to play with me.
  • What (is) that? What (is) ... Could it (be) ? Slops!
  • Oh, joy. It seems the pig slop has brought out the rodent.
  • Moldy cheese. Oh, yeah. (Did) I have salami last night? Yep. I guess I (did) .
  • Oh, charming.
  • Disgusting creature!
  • Hi, there.
  • Oh, you're a pig. You're a pig. Pig equals slop. The rat (is) happy.
  • My name's Wilbur. (Do) you have a name? Or (is) it just "the rat"?
  • (Did) you say "just the rat"? For your information, pig, the rat rules. We (were) here long before your kind, and we'll (be) here long after. So, you just keep that in mind next time you feel like reducing me to "just the rat."
  • You called yourself "the rat."
  • I can call me that. You can't.
  • So you (don't) have a name?
  • Of course I (do) . It's Templeton.
  • Templeton? Great name!
  • Oh, gee, thanks.
  • Hey! (Do) you want to play, Templeton?
  • For so many reasons, no. See, I (don't) play. I gnaw, I spy, I eat, I hide. Me in a nutshell.
  • Couldn't you just stay and chat?
  • Chat? Let me see. Gnaw, spy, eat, hide. Nope, "chat" (ain't) on the list.
  • The rat (is) handsome. Tonight I dream of slop!


triangle Script




Wilbur: I'm not hungry. I just wanted someone to play with me.

Templeton: What's that? What is... Could it be? Slops!

Sheep: Oh, joy. It seems the pig slop has brought out the rodent.

Templeton: Moldy cheese. Oh, yeah. Did I have salami last night? Yep. I guess I did.

Sheep: Oh, charming.

Cow: Disgusting creature!

Wilbur: Hi, there.

Templeton: Oh, you're a pig. You're a pig. Pig equals slop. The rat is happy.

Wilbur: My name's Wilbur. Do you have a name? Or is it just "the rat"?

Templeton: Did you say "just the rat"? For your information, pig, the rat rules. We were here long before your kind, and we'll be here long after. So, you just keep that in mind next time you feel like reducing me to "just the rat."

Wilbur: You called yourself "the rat."

Templeton: I can call me that. You can't.

Wilbur: So you don't have a name?

Templeton: Of course I do. It's Templeton.

Wilbur: Templeton? Great name!

Templeton: Oh, gee, thanks.

Wilbur: Hey! You want to play, Templeton?

Templeton: For so many reasons, no. See, I don't play. I gnaw, I spy, I eat, I hide. Me in a nutshell.

Wilbur: Couldn't you just stay and chat?

Templeton: Chat? Let me see. Gnaw, spy, eat, hide. Nope, "chat" ain't on the list.

Templeton: The rat is handsome. Tonight I dream of slop!

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