#5. Wilbur's New Friend

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Published: 3.19.2020
Level 4   |   Time: 3:02
Accent: American
Source: Charlotte's Web

(5 of 20) While Wilbur is looking for someone to play with in the barn, he finally meets his new best friend Charlotte.


    

triangle Directions


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

triangle Vocabulary


  • 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] - men

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


triangle Background


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


  1. Charlotte is invisible.
    True
    False

  2. Charlotte is busy at night.
    True
    False

  3. Charlotte doesn't like Wilbur.
    True
    False

  4. Wilbur knows what "converse" means.
    True
    False

  5. Charlotte promises to talk to Wilbur tomorrow.
    True
    False

  6. Wilbur is eagerly waiting for morning.
    True
    False

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

  8. The horse is scared of spiders.
    True
    False

  9. Wilbur is scared of spiders.
    True
    False

  10. Gussy (the goose) is rude to Charlotte, the spider.
    True
    False

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

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


triangle Grammar (word order)


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

  • 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 (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) 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 Script



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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