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#5. Wilbur's New Friend

3.19.2020   [ UPDATED FEB 2022 ]
Level 4   |   Time: 3:02
Accent: American

While Wilbur is looking for someone to play with in the barn, he finally meets his new best friend Charlotte.


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

  • ☐ ☐ ☐ nocturnal [v] - active at night
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ converse [v] - talk, chat
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ I have a long day ahead of me. [exp] - I have to do a lot of work.
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Keep your distance! [exp] - Don't come close. Stay away!
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ creepy [adj] - disgusting
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ menfolk [n] - people, humans

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

triangle Background 배경 O fundo Antecedentes

picture picture
Wilbur Charlotte
  • Wilbur has just arrived in a new barn.
  • He has no friends and he is very lonely.
  • Charlotte is a spider.

triangle Questions 문제 Questões Preguntas

  1. Charlotte is invisible.

  2. Charlotte is busy at night.

  3. Charlotte doesn't like Wilbur.

  4. Wilbur knows what "converse" means.

  5. Charlotte promises to talk to Wilbur tomorrow.

  6. Wilbur is eagerly waiting for morning.

  7. Charlotte is in the corner of the doorway of the barn.

  8. The horse is scared of spiders.

  9. Wilbur is scared of spiders.

  10. Gussy (the goose) is rude to Charlotte.

  11. Most of the animals are eager to meet Charlotte.

  12. Charlotte is surprised and angry about how the other animals react.

triangle Grammar 문법 Gramática Gramática (word order)

Directions: Choose the word or expression that best completes the sentence.

Instrucciones: Elija la palabra o expresión que mejor complete la oración.

Instrucciones: Escolha a palavra ou expressão que melhor completa a oração.

지시 사항 : 문장을 가장 잘 완성하는 단어나 표현을 선택하십시오.

  • Good night. Good night. Good night!
  • Good night.
  • Huh? Who (said that) ? Who (are you) ? Where (are you) ? (Are you) invisible?
  • No, I'm nocturnal, which means I work at night, when (you should) be sleeping. Now, I need to concentrate, so, good night.
  • But (I can't) sleep now! Please, tell me who (you are) . I'm just really lonely.
  • So I've seen. Look, you seem like a very nice pig, so I'll tell you what. If you go to sleep right now and let me work, we can converse tomorrow.
  • Converse?
  • I think your word was "chat."
  • Oh. Great! All right.
  • Good night. Good night. Good night. Good night.
  • Come on. Come on. Just a little further. I'm speaking to (whoever spoke) to me last night.
  • I suppose (that would) be me.
  • Okay. I can't see you.
  • Up here, in the corner. The other corner.
  • I'm sorry. I still can't see you.
  • Move a little closer. I'll come down.
  • Oh. Hi. You're a...
  • Look, (I have) got a long day ahead of me and (I am) trying to get a little... Spider! Spider! Get it away from me! Get it away! Get it away!
  • All right, keep your distance there.
  • (That thing is) creepy.
  • Golly! (You are not) being rude, (are you) ?
  • No, no, no. I meant "creepy" in a nice way. You know, creepy good.
  • Disgusting!
  • They eat their menfolk, (you know) .
  • I know!
  • Well? Still want to chat, or (are you) going to join them?

triangle Sentence Building (Summary) 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

Wilbur / say / good / night / everyone / barn

Wilbur says good night to everyone in the barn.

Sentence 2

Charlotte / say / good / night / Wilbur

Charlotte says good night to Wilbur.

Sentence 3

Charlotte / tell / Wilbur / she / nocturnal

Charlotte tells Wilbur (that) she is nocturnal.

Sentence 4

because / Charlotte / work / night / she / not / converse / Wilbur / until / tomorrow

Because Charlotte works at night, she can't converse with Wilbur until tomorrow.

Sentence 5

Wilbur / eager / wait / sun / come / up

Wilbur eagerly waits for the sun to come up.

Sentence 6

when / sun / come / up / Wilbur / call / out / Charlotte

When the sun comes up, Wilbur calls out to Charlotte.

Sentence 7

Wilbur / not / see / Charlotte / because / she / so / small

Wilbur can't see Charlotte because she is so small.

Sentence 8

Charlotte / offer / come / down / Wilbur / that / he / see / her

Charlotte offers to come down to Wilbur so that he can see her.

Sentence 9

other / animal / scared / Charlotte / because / she / spider

The other animals are scared of Charlotte because she is a spider.

Sentence 10

Charlotte / ask / Wilbur / he / still / want / chat

Charlotte asks Wilbur if he still wants to chat.

triangle Compare the Book 책을 비교하다 Compare o livro Comparar el libro

The text below is from the [ original novel ].

  1. Which parts of the video are the same as the novel?
  2. Which parts of the video are different from the novel?
  3. Which parts of the novel are not in the video?

Chapter 4 - Loneliness

Darkness settled over ever thing. Soon there were only shadows and the noises of the sheep chewing their cuds, and occasionally the rattle of a cow-chain up overhead. You can imagine Wilbur's surprise when, out of the darkness, came a small voice he had never heard before. It sounded rather thin, but pleasant. "Do you want a friend, Wilbur?" it said. "I'll be a friend to you. I've watched you all day and I like you."

"But I can't see you," said Wilbur, jumping to his feet.

"Where are you? And who are you?"

"I'm right up here," said the voice. "Go to sleep. You'll see me in the morning."

Chapter 5 - Charlotte

About half an hour before dawn, Wilbur woke and listened.


"Attention, please!" he said in a loud, firm voice. "Will the person who addressed me at bedtime last night kindly make himself or herself known by giving an appropriate sign or signal!"

Wilbur paused and listened. All the other animals lifted their heads and stared at him. Wilbur blushed. But he was determined to get in touch with his unknown friend.

"Attention, please!" he said. "I will repeat the message.

Will the person who addressed me at bedtime last night kindly speak up. Please tell me where you are, if you are my friend!"

The sheep looked at each other in disgust.

"Stop your nonsense, Wilbur!" said the oldest sheep. "If you have a new friend here, you are probably disturbing his rest; and the quickest way to spoil a friendship is to wake somebody up in the morning before he is ready. How can you be sure your friend is an early riser?"

"I beg everyone's pardon," whispered Wilbur. "I didn't mean to be objectionable."

He lay down meekly in the manure, facing the door. He did not know it, but his friend was very near. And the old sheep was right - the friend was still asleep.

Soon Lurvy appeared with slops for breakfast. Wilbur rushed out, ate everything in a hurry, and licked the trough. The sheep moved off down the lane, the gander waddled along behind them, pulling grass. And then, just as Wilbur was settling down for his morning nap, he heard again the thin voice that had addressed him the night before.

"Salutations!" said the voice.

Wilbur jumped to his feet. "Salu-what?" he cried.

"Salutations!" repeated the voice.

"What are they, and where are you?" screamed Wilbur. "Please, please, tell me where you are. And what are salutations?"

"Salutations are greetings," said the voice. "When I say 'salutations,' it's just my fancy way of saying hello or good morning. Actually, it's a silly expression, and I am surprised that I used it at all. As for my whereabouts, that's easy. Look up here in the corner of the doorway! Here I am. Look, I'm waving!"

At last Wilbur saw the creature that had spoken to him in such a kindly way. Stretched across the upper part of the doorway was a big spiderweb, and hanging from the top of the web, head down, was a large grey spider. She was about the size of a gumdrop. She had eight legs, and she was waving one of them at Wilbur in friendly greeting. "See me now?" she asked.

"Oh, yes indeed," said Wilbur. "Yes indeed!

triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión

  1. Wilbur lives in a barn full of animals. Why is he lonely?
  2. Why are the animals scared of Charlotte?
  3. What small creatures are you most afraid of? Spiders? Cockroaches? Rats? Snakes? Something else? Why?
  4. Are you nocturnal? Do you have more energy early in the morning or late at night? Has this changed over time?

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto

Wilbur: Good night. Good night. Good night!

Charlotte: Good night.

Wilbur: Huh? Who said that? Who are you? Where are you? Are you invisible?

Charlotte: No, I'm nocturnal, which means I work at night, when you should be sleeping. Now, I need to concentrate, so, good night.

Wilbur: But I can't sleep now! Please, tell me who you are. I'm just really lonely.

Charlotte: So I've seen. Look, you seem like a very nice pig, so I'll tell you what. If you go to sleep right now and let me work, we can converse tomorrow.

Wilbur: Converse?

Charlotte: I think your word was "chat."

Wilbur: Oh. Great! All right.

Wilbur: Good night. Good night. Good night. Good night.

Wilbur: Come on. Come on. Just a little further. I'm speaking to whoever spoke to me last night.

Charlotte: I suppose that would be me.

Wilbur: Okay. I can't see you.

Charlotte: Up here, in the corner. The other corner.

Wilbur: I'm sorry. I still can't see you.

Charlotte: Move a little closer. I'll come down.

Wilbur: Oh. Hi. You're a...

Horse: Look, I've got a long day ahead of me and I'm trying to get a little... Spider! Spider! Get it away from me! Get it away! Get it away!

Sheep: All right, keep your distance there.

Gander: That thing is creepy.

Gussy: Golly! You're not being rude, are you?

Gander: No, no, no. I meant "creepy" in a nice way. You know, creepy good.

Cow: Disgusting!

Cow: They eat their menfolk, you know.

Cow: I know!

Charlotte: Well? Still want to chat, or are you going to join them?

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