Learn English with Charlotte's Web

#15. Big Uncle

6.15.2020   [ UPDATED MAR 2022 ]
Level 4   |   Time: 2:21
Accent: American

Charlotte meets Uncle, the pig that Wilbur must beat in the 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

  • ☐ ☐ ☐ filth [n] - dirt
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ be up against [exp] - competing against
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a spring pig [n] - a pig born in spring
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ huge [adj] - very big
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ humorous [adj] - funny
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ next door [adv] - beside us
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a beast [n] - a large animal
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a shoo-in [n] - a 100% chance of winning
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a tiebreaker [n] - a way to decide the winner in a tie/draw
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ harmoniously proportioned [exp] - good body shape
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ do your part [exp] - do your fair part of the work
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ pushy [adj] - try hard to persuade

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

triangle Background 배경 O fundo Antecedentes

picture picture picture
Wilbur Charlotte Templeton
  • Wilbur, Charlotte and Templeton have arrived at the fair.
  • Wilbur has to win at the fair, or the farmers will kill him and turn him into bacon.

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. Templeton wants to stay and rest with Wilbur.

  2. Charlotte visits another pig that Wilbur will compete against.

  3. The big pig's name is Uncle.

  4. Charlotte thinks that Uncle is older than Wilbur.

  5. Uncle is the same age as Wilbur.

  6. Uncle thinks that he is a chicken.

  7. Templeton thinks that Wilbur can beat Uncle.

  8. Charlotte thinks that Uncle is cleaner and more handsome than Wilbur.

  9. Wilbur is tired.

  10. Charlotte is worried that Wilbur will lose.

  11. Templeton says that he really cares about Wilbur.

triangle Grammar 문법 Gramática Gramática (comparisons)

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

  • Okay. Where’s the filth?
  • Have you heard that (good) things come to those who wait?
  • No. (Good) things come to those who find it and shove it in their mouth.
  • Oh, my. Is that what we're up against?
  • Excuse me. What is your name? When someone wants to get your attention, what is it they call out?
  • Uncle.
  • Tell me, Uncle, what is the date of your birth? Your birthday? For heaven's sake, all I want to know is if you're a spring pig.
  • Of course. What did you think I was – a spring chicken?
  • Huge and humorous. Aren't we (talented) .
  • Spring chicken.
  • Charlotte, who are you talking to?
  • The pig next door.
  • Oh. Should I be worried?
  • Of course not. What (good) would that do?
  • Whoa! Have you seen the beast next door? I think his mama was part hippo. If I had to name five of (the fattest) pigs I've ever seen, he'd be three of them. He's a shoo-in.
  • Please. That pig is not nearly (as handsome as) Wilbur, or as harmoniously proportioned, and not nearly (as clean) .
  • There's a real tiebreaker.
  • We just have to prove that (the finest) pig is not necessarily (the fattest) . And you can do your part, Wilbur, by getting some rest.
  • I'm not (tired) , Charlotte.
  • Okay. Well, could you excuse me for just a minute, please?
  • All right, Templeton, you're right. That pig over there is a shoo-in. So, I need words that are even (better) than that pig is fat. Special words, and lots of them.
  • How about "pushy" and "demanding"?
  • Templeton, please! This is our last chance to save Wilbur's life.
  • You do realize I'm just here for the food, right?
  • Of course.

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

Templeton / jump / out / crate / and / start / look / filth

Templeton jumps out of the crate and starts [looking/to look] for filth.

Sentence 2

Charlotte / notice / huge / pig / next / stall / and / ask / him / name

Charlotte notices a huge pig in the next stall(,) and (she) asks him (for) his name.

Sentence 3

Charlotte / also / want / know / Uncle / spring / pig

Charlotte also wants to know [if/whether] Uncle is a spring pig.

Sentence 4

Uncle / make / joke / not / be / spring / chicken

Uncle makes a joke about not being a spring chicken.

Sentence 5

Templeton / think / Uncle / shoo-in / win / because / he / so / big

Templeton thinks (that) Uncle is a shoo-in to win because he is so big.

Sentence 6

even / though / Charlotte / agree / Uncle / shoo-in / she / tell / Wilbur / he / cleaner / and / handsome

Even though Charlotte agrees that Uncle is a shoo-in, she tells Wilbur (that) he is cleaner and more handsome.

Sentence 7

Charlotte / want / prove / fine / pig / not / necessary / fat / pig

Charlotte wants to prove (that) the finest pig is not necessarily the fattest.

Sentence 8

Charlotte / tell / Wilbur / get / rest

Charlotte tells Wilbur to get some rest.

Sentence 9

then / she / pressure / Templeton / find / lot / special / word

Then she pressures Templeton to find [lots of/a lot of] special words.

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 17 - UNCLE

While Wilbur was being unloaded and taken out of his crate and into his new pigpen, crowds gathered to watch. They stared at the sign ZUCKERMAN'S FAMOUS PIG. Wilbur stared back and tried to look extra good. He was pleased with his new home. The pen was grassy, and it was shaded from the sun by a shed roof.

Charlotte, watching her chance, scrambled out of the crate and climbed a post to the under side of the roof. Nobody noticed her.

Templeton, not wishing to come out in broad daylight, stayed quietly under the straw at the bottom of the crate. Mr. Zuckerman poured some skim milk into Wilbur's trough, pitched clean straw into his pen, and then he and Mrs. Zuckerman and the Arables; walked away toward the cattle barn to look at purebred cows and to see the sights. Mr. Zuckerman particularly wanted to look at tractors. Mrs. Zuckerman wanted to see a deep freeze. Lurvy wandered off by himself, hoping to meet friends and have some fun on the midway.

As soon as the people were gone, Charlotte spoke to Wilbur. "It's a good thing you can't see what I see," she said.

"What do you see?" asked Wilbur.

"There's a pig in the next pen and he's enormous. I'm afraid he's much bigger than you are."

"Maybe he's older than I am, and has had more time to grow," suggested Wilbur. Tears began to come to his eyes.

"I'll drop down and have a closer look," Charlotte said. Then she crawled along a beam till she was directly over the next pen. She let herself down on a dragline until she hung in the air just in front of the big pig's snout.

"May I have your name?" she asked, politely.

The pig stared at her. "No name," he said in a big, hearty voice. "Just call me Uncle."

"Very well, Uncle," replied Charlotte. "What is the date of your birth? Are you a spring pig?"

"Sure I'm a spring pig," replied Uncle. "What did you think I was, a spring chicken? Haw, haw - that's a good one, eh, Sister."

"Mildly funny," said Charlotte. "I've heard funnier ones, though. Glad to have met you, and now I must be going."

She ascended slowly and returned to Wilbur's pen. "He claims he's a spring pig," reported Charlotte, "and perhaps he is. One thing is certain, he has a most unattractive personality. He is too familiar, too noisy, and he cracks weak jokes. Also, he's not anywhere near as clean as you are, nor as pleasant. I took quite a dislike to him in our brief interview. He's going to be a hard pig to beat, though, Wilbur, on account of his size and weight. But with me helping you, it can be done."

"When are you going to spin a web?" asked Wilbur.

"This afternoon, late, if I'm not too tired," said Charlotte. "The least thing tires me these days. I don't seem to have the energy I once had. My age, I guess."

Wilbur looked at his friend. She looked rather swollen and she seemed listless.

"I'm awfully sorry to hear that you're feeling poorly, Charlotte," he said. "Perhaps if you spin a web and catch a couple of flies you'll feel better."

"Perhaps," she said, wearily. "But I feel like the end of a long day." Clinging upside down to the ceiling, she settled down for a nap, leaving Wilbur very much worried.

All morning people wandered past Wilbur's pen. Dozens and dozens of strangers stopped to stare at him and to admire his silky white coat, his curly tail, his kind and radiant expression. Then they would move on to the next pen where the bigger pig lay. Wilbur heard several people make favorable remarks about Uncle's great size. He couldn't help overhearing these remarks, and he couldn't help worrying. "And now, with Charlotte not feeling well ..." he thought. "Oh, dear!"

All morning Templeton slept quietly under the straw. The day grew fiercely hot.

CHAPTER 18 - The Cool of the Evening

In the cool of the evening, when shadows darkened the Fair Grounds, Templeton crept from the crate and looked around. Wilbur lay asleep in the straw. Charlotte was building a web. Templeton's keen nose detected many fine smells in the air. The rat was hungry and thirsty. He decided to go exploring. Without saying anything to anybody, he started off.

"Bring me back a word!" Charlotte called after him. "I shall be writing tonight for the last time."

The rat mumbled something to himself and disappeared into the shadows. He did not like being treated like a messenger boy.

triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión

  1. What are three things that we learn about the pig next door?
  2. Why do Charlotte and Templeton think Uncle is a shoo-in?
  3. Wilbur and Uncle are competing in a livestock competition. How do you think they will be judged or evaluated? Who do you think will win? [ Link ]
  4. Templeton says that he only came to the fair for the food. Do you believe him? Do you think he cares about Wilbur? Why?
  5. Charlotte says that "Good things come to those who wait." Do you agree? Why?

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto

Templeton: Okay. Where’s the filth?

Charlotte: Have you heard that good things come to those who wait?

Templeton: No. Good things come to those who find it and shove it in their mouth.

Charlotte: Oh, my. Is that what we're up against?

Charlotte: Excuse me. What is your name? When someone wants to get your attention, what is it they call out?

Uncle: Uncle.

Charlotte: Tell me, Uncle, what is the date of your birth? Your birthday? For heaven's sake, all I want to know is if you're a spring pig.

Uncle: Of course. What did you think I was – a spring chicken?

Charlotte: Huge and humorous. Aren't we talented!

Uncle: Spring chicken.

Wilbur: Charlotte, who are you talking to?

Charlotte: The pig next door.

Wilbur: Oh. Should I be worried?

Charlotte: Of course not. What good would that do?

Templeton: Whoa! Have you seen the beast next door? I think his mama was part hippo. If I had to name five of the fattest pigs I've ever seen, he'd be three of them. He's a shoo-in.

Charlotte: Please. That pig is not nearly as handsome as Wilbur, or as harmoniously proportioned, and not nearly as clean.

Templeton: There's a real tiebreaker.

Charlotte: We just have to prove that the finest pig is not necessarily the fattest. And you can do your part, Wilbur, by getting some rest.

Wilbur: I'm not tired, Charlotte.

Charlotte: Okay. Well, could you excuse me for just a minute, please?

Charlotte: All right, Templeton, you're right. That pig over there is a shoo-in. So, I need words that are even better than that pig is fat. Special words, and lots of them.

Templeton: How about "pushy" and "demanding"?

Charlotte: Templeton, please! This is our last chance to save Wilbur's life.

Templeton: You do realize I'm just here for the food, right?

Charlotte: Of course.