#13. Fern's Plan

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Published: 4.13.2020
Level 4   |   Time: 2:32
Accent: American
Source: Charlotte's Web

(13 of 20) Fern tries to save Wilbur's life by entering him in the county fair.


    

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  4. WATCH and READ the SCRIPT

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  1. VOCABULARY와 BACKGROUND 읽기

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triangle Vocabulary


  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the smokehouse [n] - the place where animals are cooked or smoked
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ in the first place [exp] - at the beginning
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ out-argue (someone)[v] - beat someone in an argument
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the 4-H Club [n] - a youth club focused agriculture and animals
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ livestock [n] - farm animals
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ poultry [n] - chickens
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ rides [n] - amusement park rides (like a roller-coaster)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a county fair [n] - a public exhibition usually held once a year to exhibit agricultural and livestock
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ after all [adv] - to add surprising information
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ It just came to me. [exp] - I suddenly had this idea.
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a heck of a [exp] - very good
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ steal the show [exp] - take all the attention in a situation

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



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Wilbur Charlotte Fern
  • Fern saved Wilbur from being killed.
  • Zuckerman (a farmer) is planning to kill and eat Wilbur at Christmas.
  • Charlotte has already made two webs with the words "SOME PIG" and "TERRIFIC" in them.

triangle Questions


  1. Fern's father is surprised that Zuckerman (the farmer) want to kill (and eat) Wilbur.
    True
    False

  2. Fern's father thinks Fern will be able to beat him in an argument within a few years.
    True
    False

  3. There will be a county fair animal competition soon.
    True
    False

  4. Only pigs can enter the county fair animal competition.
    True
    False

  5. Fern wants to enter Wilbur in the county fair.
    True
    False

  6. Many people come to see the new web.
    True
    False

  7. Zuckerman decides to enter Wilbur in the county fair.
    True
    False

  8. Wilbur is worried about going to the fair.
    True
    False

  9. The other animals are proud of Wilbur and Charlotte.
    True
    False

  10. Charlotte thinks she is ugly.
    True
    False



triangle Grammar (verb tenses)


Directions: 1) Read the script and choose the idiom or phrasal verb that best matches the meaning of the underlined expressions. 2) Listen again and check your answers.

  • I (heard) them. I (heard) them talking about the smokehouse!
  • He (isn't) your pig anymore.
  • Well, I wouldn't have sold him in the first place if I knew this is what they were gonna do to him.
  • That's what (happens) to a pig on a farm, Fern. You (know) that.
  • I (will see) about that.
  • I've got maybe two, three years before she can out-argue me. Then I'm doomed.
  • And members of our own 4-H Club (will have) the opportunity to enter livestock and poultry in the competition. So, in addition to the rides and games, make sure you show them your support as well. Any questions? Rita.
  • Miss Lewis, can I bring my chickens?
  • Your chickens, I'm sure. Pigs, chickens, horses and cows. You certainly can, and I (hope) you win first prize.
  • Al right now – R.
  • Welcome to Zuckerman's! Thank you all for coming. Well, the web (says) it better than I ever could. That (is) some terrific, radiant pig! And for that reason, I (have decided) to enter Wilbur into the county fair.
  • (Did) you hear what they (said) , Charlotte? I (am going) to the fair!
  • Going to the fair!
  • Wilbur might just see Christmas after all.
  • (Is) it good? (Did) we do it?
  • Yes, Wilbur. It's very good. Now, smile.
  • The fair, Homer? What (has gotten) into you?
  • I (don't) know, Sis. It just come to me.
  • He's a runt, Homer. He doesn't stand a chance.
  • Well done! I never (had) a doubt!
  • That spider (did) a heck of a job. She's a hard worker.
  • Thank you, Charlotte. You should take a little bow.
  • And have my beauty steal the show? Now, go on and show them what a radiant pig can do.



triangle Script


Fern: I heard them. I heard them talking about the smokehouse!

Dad: He's not your pig anymore.

Fern: Well, I wouldn't have sold him in the first place if I knew this is what they were gonna do to him.

Dad: That's what happens to a pig on a farm, Fern. You know that.

Fern: I'll see about that.

Dad: I've got maybe two, three years before she can out-argue me. Then I'm doomed.

Teacher: And members of our own 4-H Club will have the opportunity to enter livestock and poultry in the competition. So, in addition to the rides and games, make sure you show them your support as well. Any questions? Rita.

Student: Miss Lewis, can I bring my chickens?

Teacher: Your chickens, I'm sure. Pigs, chickens, horses and cows. You certainly can, and I hope you win first prize.

Charlotte: Al right now – R.

Zuckerman: Welcome to Zuckerman's! Thank you all for coming. Well, the web says it better than I ever could. That is some terrific, radiant pig! And for that reason, I've decided to enter Wilbur into the county fair.

Wilbur: Did you hear what they said, Charlotte? I'm going to the fair!

Gander: Going to the fair!

Gussy: Wilbur might just see Christmas after all.

Wilbur: Is it good? Did we do it?

Charlotte: Yes, Wilbur. It's very good. Now, smile.

Sister: The fair, Homer? What's gotten into you?

Zuckerman: I don't know, Sis. It just come to me.

Wife: He's a runt, Homer. He doesn't stand a chance.

Sheep: Well done! Never had a doubt!

Horse: That spider did a heck of a job. She's a hard worker.

Wilbur: Thank you, Charlotte. You should take a little bow.

Charlotte: And have my beauty steal the show? Now, go on and show them what a radiant pig can do.

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Radiant (12)
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To the Fair (14)
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