#6. A Spider's Meal

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Published: 3.22.2020
Level 4   |   Time: 2:11
Accent: American
Source: Charlotte's Web

(6 of 20) Charlotte explains to Wilbur how she turns a fly into a meal.


    

triangle Directions


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

triangle Vocabulary


  • Hold that thought. [exp] - Wait a moment.
  • a nip [n] - a small bite
  • anesthetize [v] - giving a drug that makes someone sleep or feel no pain
  • throw in [phv] - give for free (no cost)
  • say grace [exp] - say thank you to God before eating
  • a pail [n] - a bucket
  • Royal treatment [exp] - treated like a queen or king
  • The way I see it, [exp] - In my opinion,
  • salutations [exp] - a fancy way of saying hello

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


triangle Background


picture picture
Wilbur Charlotte
  • Wilbur, a pig, has just made a new friend named Charlotte.
  • Charlotte is a pig.

triangle Questions


  1. This is the first time Wilbur has met a spider.
    True
    False

  2. Charlotte has been making the web for many days.
    True
    False

  3. Wilbur thinks Charlotte's web is disgusting.
    True
    False

  4. Charlotte says she tries to make the fly more comfortable.
    True
    False

  5. Charlotte says she says grace before having a fly.
    True
    False

  6. Charlotte eats the fly.
    True
    False

  7. Wilbur thinks Charlotte's meal is disgusting.
    True
    False

  8. Charlotte says she is a hunter.
    True
    False

  9. The horse is scared of Charlotte.
    True
    False

  10. Charlotte thinks she is helping others by trapping flies.
    True
    False

  11. Wilbur thinks that "Salutations" means goodbye.
    True
    False

  12. Wilbur thinks Charlotte is disgusting.
    True
    False


triangle Grammar (determiner + noun)


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

  • Well? Still want to chat, or are you gonna join them?
  • I've never met (a spider) before. Did you make that? Is that what you were concentrating on last night?
  • Yes.
  • It's amazing. Think you could teach me how to make one of those?
  • Hold that thought, please.
  • What are you doing?
  • Making (breakfast) .
  • Oh, boy.
  • 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) .
  • So, you eat (flies) ?
  • No, no, no. I drink (their blood) .
  • That's disgusting.
  • 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.
  • Please don't hurt me.
  • 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)
  • Except for (the fly) .
  • Yes. Except for (the fly) . I think now is (the time) for me to say salutations.
  • What?
  • Salutations.
  • Okay. I'll leave.
  • No, Wilbur. "Salutations" is just (a fancy way) of saying hello.
  • Oh! Hello. Hey, you know my name! What's yours?
  • My name? My name is Charlotte. Charlotte A. Cavatica.
  • Charlotte. Great name!
  • Thank you. I've always thought so.


triangle Script



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?

Charlotte: Yes.

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: What?

Charlotte: 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.

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