#10. Wilbur's Fame

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Published: 3.30.2020
Level 4   |   Time: 2:34
Accent: American
Source: Charlotte's Web

(10 of 20) Charlotte needs another plan to save Wilbur from becoming Christmas dinner.


    

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  1. READ the VOCABULARY + BACKGROUND

    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.

  3. ANSWER the QUESTIONS

    First try to answer all of 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.

  5. DO the ACTIVITIES

    There are a number of different activities that focus on listening accuracy, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure.

  1. LEA el VOCABULARIO y ANTECEDENTES.

    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.

  3. RESPONDE a las PREGUNTAS

    Primero intente responder todas las preguntas de memoria. Luego, vuelva a ver el video e intente responder las preguntas que se perdió.

  4. MIRAR Y LEER

    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.

  5. HACER LAS ACTIVIDADES

    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. VOCABULARY와 BACKGROUND 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. QUESTIONS에 답하기

    먼저 모든 질문에 답을 해보세요. 그런 다음 비디오를 다시보고 놓친 질문에 답해보세요.

  4. 비디오 보면서 SCRIPT 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.

triangle Vocabulary


  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a phenomenon [n] - a situation that exists or can be seen, but that is difficult to explain
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ nice touch [exp] - good job with a small detail
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ wear off [phv] - lose effectiveness or intensity.
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ an ungodly hour [exp] - a terrible time (very late at night or very early in the morning)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ end up [phv] - happen in the end
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ carry on [phv] - continue
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ lose out [phv] - lose the opportunity
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ affection [n] - feeling of fondness or liking
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ slaughter [v] - kill (violently)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ old chap [exp] - buddy, friend
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ your ilk [exp] - people (animals) like you
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ harmoniously proportioned [exp] - having shape and size that is natural and correct
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ bust through [phv] - break through
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ crispy [adj] - cooked food with a firm, dry, and brittle texture
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ bull's-eye [exp] - good aim; you hit it perfectly

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



triangle Background


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Wilbur Charlotte Templeton
  • Charlotte wrote "some pig" in her web so that the farmer Zuckerman would hot kill and eat Wilbur.
  • Gussy is the female goose.

triangle Questions


  1. Wilbur knows what "some pig" means.
    True
    False

  2. Charlotte is impressed with Wilbur's performance in front of the people.
    True
    False

  3. People soon forget about the "miracle" web.
    True
    False

  4. The animals have their meeting in the middle of the day.
    True
    False

  5. Wilbur is the only animal that Zuckerman will likely kill for food.
    True
    False

  6. All the animals understand what Charlotte is saying.
    True
    False

  7. Charlotte wants the other animals to help Wilbur escape.
    True
    False

  8. Wilbur offers to run away.
    True
    False

  9. Templeton tries to help Charlotte choose a good word to write in her web.
    True
    False

  10. Charlotte completely likes Gussy's suggestion.
    True
    False

  11. Charlotte does not have enough web to write three words.
    True
    False

  12. The sheep thinks that Wilbur is terrific.
    True
    False



triangle Grammar (phrasal verbs)


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

  • Charlotte, what does a "some pig" do?
  • This isn't for what you do. It's for what you are. Some pigs might smile a bit. The lifting of the head, nice touch!
  • After a few weeks, the phenomenon of the web wore (off) . Nobody cared anymore, and what was amazing yesterday was suddenly ordinary again today. It looked (like) Wilbur might not see snow after all.
  • Excuse me, but why are we here? I mean, yes, barn meeting and so on and so forth. I understand that. But must this concern us? And at such an ungodly hour!
  • You know, Wilbur's not the only one who could end (up) being Christmas dinner with an apple in his mouth.
  • Good point. Yes. Carry (on) , then.
  • As we have all seen, humans have very short attention spans, and there's just too much time between now and Christmas. Certainly enough time for Zuckerman to find (Ø) his affection for a pig losing (out) to his hunger for Ham.
  • That spider can talk (Ø) !
  • Yeah. What did she say, exactly?
  • She said the farmer might possibly still slaughter the pig. Sorry, old chap, but it is a common fate for your ilk.
  • I could just bust (through) the fence again.
  • No. Once was enough for that. I just have to get the right word written. Something that makes Wilbur so special that Zuckerman will never think (about) killing him again.
  • How about "harmoniously proportioned"? Stop that! Stop that! You're following (Ø) again.
  • Please, all of you! What's the perfect word for Wilbur?
  • How about "delicious"? Or "nutritious"? Or "extra crispy"?
  • How about...
  • Did you get him?
  • Yep. Bull's-eye.
  • How about "terrific, terrific, terrific"?
  • Good. Much too long, though. I've only got (Ø) so much web. But one "terrific" might work.
  • It simply isn't true. The pig is not terrific. Look (at) him! He's absolutely average. If you wish to be truthful, then that is the word you should write. "Average."



triangle Script


Wilbur: Charlotte, what does a "some pig" do?

Charlotte: This isn't for what you do. It's for what you are. Some pigs might smile a bit. The lifting of the head, nice touch!

Narrator: After a few weeks, the phenomenon of the web wore off. Nobody cared anymore, and what was amazing yesterday was suddenly ordinary again today. It looked like Wilbur might not see snow after all.

Sheep: Excuse me, but why are we here? I mean, yes, barn meeting and so on and so forth. I understand that. But must this concern us? And at such an ungodly hour!

Charlotte: You know, Wilbur's not the only one who could end up being Christmas dinner with an apple in his mouth.

Sheep: Good point. Yes. Carry on, then.

Charlotte: As we have all seen, humans have very short attention spans, and there's just too much time between now and Christmas. Certainly enough time for Zuckerman to find his affection for a pig losing out to his hunger for Ham.

Gander: That spider can talk!

Horse: Yeah. What did she say, exactly?

Sheep: She said the farmer might possibly still slaughter the pig. Sorry, old chap, but it is a common fate for your ilk.

Wilbur: I could just bust through the fence again.

Charlotte: No. Once was enough for that. I just have to get the right word written. Something that makes Wilbur so special that Zuckerman will never think about killing him again.

Sheep: How about "harmoniously proportioned"? Stop that! Stop that! You're following again.

Charlotte: Please, all of you! What's the perfect word for Wilbur?

Templeton: How about "delicious"? Or "nutritious"? Or "extra crispy"?

Cow: How about...

Cow: Did you get him?

Cow: Yep. Bull's-eye.

Gussy: How about "terrific, terrific, terrific"?

Charlotte: Good. Much too long, though. I've only got so much web. But one "terrific" might work.

Sheep: It simply isn't true. The pig is not terrific. Look at him! He's absolutely average. If you wish to be truthful, then that is the word you should write. "Average."

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