Learn English with Charlotte's Web

#13. Fern's Plan

4.13.2020   [ UPDATED MAR 2022 ]
Level 4   |   Time: 2:32
Accent: American

Fern tries to save Wilbur's life by entering him in the county fair.


triangle Directions 목표 Direcciones Instruções


    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.


    First, try to answer all 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.


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


    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.


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


    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.


    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. 어휘와 배경 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. 문제에 답하기

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

  4. 비디오 보면서 대본 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.


    É importante ler o vocabulário e o histórico antes de assistir ao vídeo. Isso melhorará sua capacidade de entender o vídeo. Também ajudará você a entender como o novo vocabulário é usado naturalmente.


    Na primeira vez que assistir ao vídeo, tente entender a situação geral.


    Primeiro, tente responder todas as perguntas de memória. Em seguida, assista novamente ao vídeo e tente responder às perguntas que você errou.


    Assista ao vídeo novamente enquanto lê o roteiro. Ler e ouvir ao mesmo tempo ajudará você a ouvir cada palavra individualmente e a melhorar sua precisão auditiva.


    Existem várias atividades diferentes que se concentram na precisão auditiva, pronúncia, vocabulário, gramática e estrutura da frase.

triangle Vocabulary 어휘 Vocabulário Vocabulario

  • ☐ ☐ ☐ 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 on 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] - a very good...
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ steal the show [exp] - attract all the attention in a situation

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

triangle Background 배경 O fundo Antecedentes

picture picture picture
Wilbur Charlotte Fern
  • Fern saved Wilbur from being killed when he was a baby.
  • 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 문제 Questões Preguntas [ ? ]


These are guided listening questions. These questions are NOT designed to test or trick you. They are designed to guide you through the video.

TIP: If you don’t understand something in the video, click "Show Answers". You should be able to understand all of the important points of the video by reading the questions and the correct answers.


Estas son preguntas de escucha guiada. Estas preguntas NO están diseñadas para ponerte a prueba o engañarte. Están diseñados para guiarlo a través del video.

CONSEJO: Si no entiende algo en el video, haga clic en "Show Answers". Debería poder comprender todos los puntos importantes del video leyendo las preguntas y las respuestas correctas.


이것은 안내식 듣기 질문입니다. 이 질문들은 당신을 시험하거나 속이기 위한 것이 아닙니다. 동영상을 통해 안내하도록 설계되었습니다.

팁 : 동영상에서 이해가 되지 않는 부분이 있으면 "Show Answers"를 클릭하세요. 질문과 정답을 읽으면서 영상의 중요한 요점을 모두 이해할 수 있어야 합니다.


Estas são perguntas de escuta guiadas. Essas perguntas NÃO foram elaboradas para testar ou enganar você. Eles são projetados para guiá-lo através do vídeo.

DICA: Se você não entender algo no vídeo, clique em "Mostrar respostas". Você deve entender todos os pontos importantes do vídeo lendo as perguntas e as respostas corretas.

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

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

  3. There will be a county fair with an animal competition soon.

  4. Only pigs can enter the animal competition at the county fair.

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

  6. Fern can enter Wilbur in the county fair by herself.

  7. Many people come to see the new web.

  8. Zuckerman doesn't want to enter Wilbur in the county fair.

  9. Wilbur is worried about going to the fair.

  10. The other animals are proud of Wilbur and Charlotte.

  11. Charlotte thinks that she is ugly.

triangle Grammar 문법 Gramática Gramática (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 Summary 요약 Construção de sentença Resumen [ ? ]


This activity is designed to improve sentence accuracy and complexity. Most students can produce the key content words in a sentence. However, they have difficulty with accuracy because the functional words are difficult or can seem unimportant. This activity will help learners eliminate problems with these functional words by giving them immediate feedback on the mistakes they are making. It will also help students develop their use of more natural, varied and complex sentence structures.

TIP: Say the sentence out loud. Notice the types of mistake you make often. Focus on those types of errors. (singular/plural, subject-verb agreement, article use, prepositions, gerunds and infinitives, noun clauses, adjective clauses, word order, and word forms.)


Esta actividad está diseñada para mejorar la precisión y complejidad de las oraciones. La mayoría de los estudiantes pueden producir las palabras clave del contenido en una oración. Sin embargo, tienen dificultades con la precisión porque las palabras funcionales son difíciles o pueden parecer poco importantes. Esta actividad ayudará a los alumnos a eliminar problemas con estas palabras funcionales al brindarles retroalimentación inmediata sobre los errores que están cometiendo. También ayudará a los estudiantes a desarrollar su uso de estructuras de oraciones más naturales, variadas y complejas.

CONSEJO: Diga la oración en voz alta. Observe los tipos de errores que comete con frecuencia. Concéntrese en ese tipo de errores. (singular / plural, concordancia entre sujeto y verbo, uso del artículo, preposiciones, gerundios e infinitivos, cláusulas sustantivas, cláusulas adjetivas, orden de las palabras y formas de las palabras).


이 액티비티는 문장의 정확성과 복잡성을 개선하기 위해 고안되었습니다. 대부분의 학생들은 문장에서 핵심 내용 단어를 생성 할 수 있습니다. 그러나 기능적 단어가 어렵거나 중요하지 않은 것처럼 보일 수 있기 때문에 정확성에 어려움이 있습니다. 이 액티비티는 학습자가 실수에 대한 즉각적인 피드백을 제공함으로써 이러한 기능적 단어의 문제를 제거하는 데 도움이 됩니다. 또한 학생들이 보다 자연스럽고 다양하며 복잡한 문장 구조를 사용하는 데 도움이 됩니다.

팁 : 문장을 크게 말하세요. 자주 저지르는 실수 유형과, 이러한 유형의 오류에 집중하세요. (단수 / 복수, 주어-동사 일치, 관사 사용, 전치사, 동명사 및 부정사, 명사절, 형용사절, 어순 및 단어 형태)


Esta atividade foi desenvolvida para melhorar a precisão e a complexidade das frases. A maioria dos alunos pode produzir as palavras-chave do conteúdo em uma frase. No entanto, eles têm dificuldade com precisão porque as palavras funcionais são difíceis ou podem parecer sem importância. Esta atividade ajudará os alunos a eliminar problemas com essas palavras funcionais, dando-lhes feedback imediato sobre os erros que estão cometendo. Também ajudará os alunos a desenvolver o uso de estruturas de sentenças mais naturais, variadas e complexas.

DICA: Diga a frase em voz alta. Observe os tipos de erro que você comete com frequência. Concentre-se nesses tipos de erros. (singular/plural, concordância sujeito-verbo, uso de artigos, preposições, gerúndios e infinitivos, cláusulas substantivas, cláusulas adjetivas, ordem das palavras e formas das palavras.)

Directions: Write sentences about the video clip using the words given. You can change the word form or add words, but you cannot change the word order. Use a present time frame (tense).

Instrucciones: Escriba oraciones sobre el videoclip usando las palabras dadas. Puede cambiar la forma de la palabra o agregar palabras, pero no puede cambiar el orden de las palabras. Usa el tiempo presente.

Instrucciones: Escreva frases sobre o videoclipe usando as palavras dadas. Você pode alterar a forma das palavras ou adicionar palavras, mas não pode alterar a ordem das palavras. Use o tempo presente.

지시 : 주어진 단어를 사용하여 비디오 클립에 대한 문장을 씁니다. 어형을 변경하거나 단어를 추가할 수 있지만 어순은 변경할 수 없습니다. 현재 시제를 사용합니다.

Sentence 1

Fern / upset / because / she / hear / Zuckerman / talk / slaughter / Wilbur

Fern is upset because she heard Zuckerman talking about slaughtering Wilbur.

Sentence 2

Pop / point / Wilbur / not / belong / Fern / anymore

Pop points out (that) Wilbur doesn't belong to Fern anymore.

Sentence 3

if / Fern / know / they / going / kill / Wilbur / she / not / sell / him

If Fern had known (that) they were going to kill Wilbur, she wouldn't have sold him.

Sentence 4

at / school / Fern / hear / livestock / competition / county / fair

At school, Fern hears about the livestock competition at the county fair.

Sentence 5

Fern / puts / flyer / fair / all / over / farm / that / Zuckerman / think / enter / Wilbur

Fern puts flyers about the fair all over the farm so that Zuckerman will think of entering Wilbur.

Sentence 6

meanwhile / Charlotte / put / new / word / web

Meanwhile, Charlotte [puts/is putting] a new word in her web.

Sentence 7

next / morning / Zuckerman / announces / he / will / enter / Wilbur / county / fair

The next morning, Zuckerman announces (that) he will [enter/be entering] Wilbur in the county fair.

Sentence 8

all / animal / praise / Charlotte / hard / work

All of the animals praise Charlotte for her hard work.
All of the animals praise Charlotte's hard work.

triangle Compare the Book 책을 비교하다 Compare o livro Comparar el libro

The text below is from the [ original novel ].

  1. Which parts of the video are the same as the novel?
  2. Which parts of the video are different from the novel?
  3. Which parts of the novel are not in the video?

Chapter 11 - THE MIRACLE

The news spread. People who had journeyed to see Wilbur when he was "some pig" came back again to see him now that he was "terrific."

That afternoon, when Mr. Zuckerman went to milk the cows and clean out the tie-ups, he was still thinking about what a wondrous pig he owned.

"Lurvy! " he called. "There is to be no more cow manure thrown down into that pigpen. I have a terrific pig. I want that pig to have clean, bright straw every day for his bedding. Understand?"

"Yes, sir," said Lurvy.

"Furthermore," said Mr. Zuckerman, "I want you to start building a crate for Wilbur. I have decided to take the pig to the County Fair on September sixth. Make the crate large and paint it green with gold letters!"

"What will the letters say?" asked Lurvy.

"They should say Zuckerman's Famous Pig."

Lurvy picked up a pitchfork and walked away to get some clean straw. Having such an important pig was going to mean plenty of extra work, he Could see that.

Chapter 15 - THE CRICKETS

Wilbur was now the center of attraction on the farm. Good food and regular hours were showing results: Wilbur was a pig any man would be proud of. One day more than a hundred people came to stand at his yard and admire him. Charlotte had written the word RADIANT, and Wilbur really looked radiant as he stood in the golden sunlight. Ever since the spider had befriended him, he had done his best to live up to his reputation. When Charlotte's web said SOME PIG, Wilbur had tried hard to look like some pig. When Charlotte's web said TERRIFIC, Wilbur had tried to look terrific. And now that the web said RADIANT, he did everything possible to make himself glow.

It is not easy to look radiant, but Wilbur threw himself into it with a will. He would turn his head slightly and blink his long eye-lashes. Then he would breathe deeply. And when his audience grew bored, he would spring into the air and do a back flip with a half twist. At this the crowd would yell and cheer. "How's that for a pig? " Mr. Zuckerman would ask, well pleased with himself. "That pig is radiant."

Some of Wilbur's friends in the barn worried for fear all this attention would go to his head and make him stuck up. But it never did. Wilbur was modest; fame did not spoil him. He still worried some about the future, as he could hardly believe that a mere spider would be able to save his life. Sometimes at night he would have a bad dream. He would dream that men were coming to get him with knives and guns. But that was only a dream. In the daytime, Wilbur usually felt happy and confident. No pig ever had truer friends, and he realized that friendship is one of the most satisfying things in the world. Even the song of the crickets did not make Wilbur too sad. He knew it was almost time for the County Fair, and he was looking forward to the trip.

If he could distinguish himself at the Fair, and maybe win some prize money, he was sure Zuckerman would let him live.

triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión

  1. What was Fern's plan? Was the plan successful?
  2. Describe the relationship between Fern and her father. Is your relationship with your father similar or quite different?
  3. Is Charlotte beautiful? Do you think spiders are beautiful? Are there any (other) insects that you think are beautiful?
  4. A spider has written about Wilbur in her web three times - three miracles. Why do all the adults still want to eat Wilbur? Are they crazy?
  5. Do you know what happens at a county fair? Have you ever been to something like a county fair in your country?

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto

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.