#16. Bird Battle

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Published: 6.20.2020
Level 4   |   Time: 2:19
Accent: American
Source: Charlotte's Web

(16 of 20) Templeton defeats two crows and brings a new word to Charlotte and the counry fair.


    

triangle Directions


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

triangle Vocabulary


  • one-stop shopping [exp] - buying everything you need in one store
  • slopping [v] - eating trash
  • get (someone) off my back [exp] - make someone stop bothering me
  • cross-eyed [adj] - when both cannot look in the same direction
  • a cornfield [n] - a field where corn is grown
  • starving [adj] - very hungry
  • pork rinds [n] - cooked pig skin
  • draw a crowd [exp] - attract/bring a lot of people
  • a birdbrain [n] - a stupid person
  • peck [v] - hit (with a bird beak [bird mouth])
  • buttons [n] - small disks (circles) on the front of shirts
  • straw [n] - long dry yellow pieces of grass
  • XXX rules [exp] - XXX is the best
  • Your highness [exp] - a respectful title for a queen
  • a hunk [n] - a large piece
  • be choked up [exp] - have trouble talking because of strong emotion
  • the smokehouse [n] - the place where animals are cooked or smoked

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


triangle Background


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Wilbur Charlotte Templeton
  • Templeton is at the county fair.
  • Charlotte wants Templeton to find a new word that she can write in her web.
  • Brooksie and Elwyn are two crows (birds) that hate Templeton.

triangle Questions


  1. Charlotte is sitting on Templeton's back.
    True
    False

  2. The two birds like Templeton.
    True
    False

  3. The two birds are hungry.
    True
    False

  4. The two birds hate corn.
    True
    False

  5. Templeton is looking for a new word.
    True
    False

  6. The two birds thought that the scarecrow was a real man.
    True
    False

  7. Charlotte is disappointed with the word that Templeton brings.
    True
    False

  8. Templeton says he really cares about Wilbur.
    True
    False

  9. Charlotte thinks that Templeton cares about Wilbur.
    True
    False

  10. Wilbur is confident that he will win the competition.
    True
    False


triangle Grammar (imperatives)


Directions: 1) Read the script and choose the best word or expression to complete the sentence. 2) Listen again and check your answers.

  • One-stop slopping. All right. (Let's go) and get the spider off my back.
  • How come I'm not in a cornfield, Elwyn? How come?
  • Hey, hey. They got all kinds of corn right here. You've got your popcorn, caramel corn, candy corn.
  • (Stop) torturing me! I'm starving here, and now I'm cross-eyed because of this pink stuff. If I ever see that rat again...
  • Words, words, words. "Pork rinds." That'll draw a crowd. This looks promising.
  • Hey! That rat!
  • I'm going to get me some rat!
  • Oh, not these birdbrains. (Let's get) rid of them once and for all.
  • ...and everything. Rat on three! Three!
  • (Wait up) , Brooksie! I'm coming with you!
  • Little flamingoes! (Come) and get me!
  • It's scary guy!
  • Abort! Abort!
  • (Peck) him! (Peck) him, Elwyn!
  • (Wait) a minute. His eyes are buttons, and his hair is straw. This guy ain't real!
  • He's not?
  • No!
  • Oh, yeah! The rat rules! (Take) that!
  • (Do you know) what this means?
  • What?
  • We could've had corn!
  • Well, Your Highness, are you satisfied or what? 'Cause I've got a spitty hunk of pineapple upside-down cake out there with my name on it.
  • Yes, very satisfied. (Be) careful. If you keep this up, someone might think you care.
  • Gee, (I am) all choked up.
  • Charlotte? If (I don't win) the prize tomorrow, they're gonna send me to the smokehouse.
  • (You are) going to win, Wilbur. And you're going to see the snows of winter. I told you, I never break a promise.



triangle Script




Templeton: One-stop slopping. All right. Let's go (and) get the spider off my back.

Brooksie: How come I'm not in a cornfield, Elwyn? How come?

Elwyn: Hey, hey. They got all kinds of corn right here. You've got your popcorn, caramel corn, candy corn.

Brooksie: Stop torturing me! I'm starving here, and now I'm cross-eyed because of this pink stuff. If I ever see that rat again...

Templeton: Words, words, words. "Pork rinds." That'll draw a crowd. This looks promising.

Brooksie: Hey! That rat!

Elwyn: I'm going to get me some rat!

Templeton: Oh, not these birdbrains. Let's get rid of them once and for all.

Brooksie: ...and everything. Rat on three! Three!

Elwyn: Wait up, Brooksie! I'm coming with you!

Templeton: Little flamingoes! Come and get me!

Brooksie: It's scary guy!

Elwyn: Abort! Abort!

Brooksie: Peck him! Peck him, Elwyn!

Elwyn: Wait a minute. His eyes are buttons, and his hair is straw. This guy ain't real!

Brooksie: He's not?

Elwyn: No!

Templeton: Oh, yeah! The rat rules! Take that!

Brooksie: Do you know what this means?

Elwyn: What?

Brooksie: We could've had corn!

Templeton: Well, Your Highness, are you satisfied or what? 'Cause I've got a spitty hunk of pineapple upside-down cake out there with my name on it.

Charlotte: Yes, very satisfied. Be careful. If you keep this up, someone might think you care.

Templeton: Gee, I'm all choked up.

Wilbur: Charlotte? If I don't win the prize tomorrow, they're gonna send me to the smokehouse.

Charlotte: You're going to win, Wilbur. And you're going to see the snows of winter. I told you, I never break a promise.

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