(6 of 20) Charlotte explains to Wilbur how she turns a fly into a meal.
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Directions: 1) Read the script and choose the question form that best completes the sentence. 2) Listen again and check your answers.
Charlotte: Well? Still want to chat, or are you gonna join them?
Wilbur: I've never met a spider before. Did you make that? Is that what you were concentrating on last night?
Wilbur: It's amazing. Think you could teach me how to make one of those?
Charlotte: Hold that thought, please.
Wilbur: What are you doing?
Charlotte: Making breakfast.
Wilbur: Oh, boy.
Charlotte: Relax. First, I give him a little nip to anesthetize him so he'll be more comfortable. It's a little service I throw in. Then I wrap him up. Then I just say grace because, well, that's always nice, and he'll make a perfectly delicious meal.
Wilbur: So, you eat flies?
Charlotte: No, no, no. I drink their blood.
Wilbur: That's disgusting.
Charlotte: Well, that's easy for you to say. You have all your meals brought to you in a pail. I don't get that kind of royal treatment. I am a trapper. I have to catch my food. Which is why I make my home near you.
Horse: Please don't hurt me.
Charlotte: Well, since you said "please." And just imagine how many bugs there would be in this barn, no, actually, in the world, if spiders didn't catch them. Insects would take over the planet! The way I see it, I'm doing everyone a favor.
Wilbur: Except for the fly.
Charlotte: Yes. Except for the fly. I think now is the time for me to say salutations.
Wilbur: Okay. I'll leave.
Charlotte: No, Wilbur. "Salutations" is just a fancy way of saying hello.
Wilbur: Oh! Hello. Hey, you know my name! What's yours?
Charlotte: My name? My name is Charlotte. Charlotte A. Cavatica.
Wilbur: Charlotte. Great name!
Charlotte: Thank you. I've always thought so.