#9. Some Pig

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Published: 3.27.2020
Level 4   |   Time: 2:18
Accent: American
Source: Charlotte's Web

(9 of 20) Charlotte makes a plan to save Wilbur's life.


    

triangle Directions


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

triangle Vocabulary


  • upside down [adv/adj] - with the upper part where the lower part should be
  • perk up [phv] - get energy
  • figure out [phv] - learn, know, create
  • a web [n] - a network of fine threads constructed by a spider
  • swing [v] - move from side to side while hanging from a rope or thread
  • nothing short of [exp] - 100%, fully
  • a miracle [n] - a surprising event that can't be explained by science
  • bonafide [adj] - genuine, real

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


triangle Background


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Charlotte Wilbur Templeton
  • Wilbur has recently found out that he will be killed and eaten at Christmas.
  • Charlotte has promised to save Wilbur's life.

triangle Questions


  1. Charlotte thinks more clearly when she is hanging upside down.
    True
    False

  2. Wilbur is worried about Christmas.
    True
    False

  3. Charlotte is confident that she can save Wilbur's life.
    True
    False

  4. The young man is surprised by what he sees in the barn.
    True
    False

  5. The farmer tries to kill Templeton.
    True
    False

  6. Charlotte wrote "So Me Pig" in her web.
    True
    False

  7. The farmer's wife thinks the web is a miracle.
    True
    False


triangle Grammar (s-v agreement)


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

  • Charlotte, what (are) you doing?
  • Thinking. I (do) my best thinking upside down. Blood (goes) to my head and (perks) me up.
  • I (have) been thinking, too, you know, about Christmas.
  • Don't worry, Wilbur. We'll figure something out.
  • Come on, lke. Come on.
  • Not to be too much trouble, but (have) you figured something out?
  • Not yet, but it's like a web. You (make) it, you (wait) , and something always (comes) .
  • Good night, Charlotte.
  • Good night, Wilbur.
  • And swing...
  • Mr. Zuckerman! Okay, you (have) got to come see this.
  • What's a "so me pig"?
  • It's "some pig."
  • It's a miracle. It's nothing short of a bonafide miracle.


triangle Script




Wilbur: Charlotte, what are you doing?

Charlotte: Thinking. I do my best thinking upside down. Blood goes to my head and perks me up.

Wilbur: I've been thinking, too, you know, about Christmas.

Charlotte: Don't worry, Wilbur. We'll figure something out.

Zuckerman: Come on, lke. Come on.

Wilbur: Not to be too much trouble, but have you figured something out?

Charlotte: Not yet, but it's like a web. You make it, you wait, and something always comes.

Wilbur: Good night, Charlotte.

Charlotte: Good night, Wilbur.

Charlotte: And swing...

Farmer: Mr. Zuckerman! Okay, you gotta come see this.

Farmer: What's a "so me pig"?

Zuckerman: It's "some pig."

Wife: It's a miracle. It's nothing short of a bonafide miracle.

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