Learn English with Wednesday

#1. Nevermore

Published: 12.13.2022
Level 4   |   Time: 2:51
Accent: American, British

Improve your English with an ESL listening lesson from the popular Netflix program Wednesday.

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

  • ☐ ☐ ☐ give (us) the cold shoulder [exp] - not talk to (us), ignore (us)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ remind [v] - tell again
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a viper [n] - a dangerous, poisonous snake [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ following in (your) footsteps [exp] - do the same things that (you) did in the past
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ fencing [n] - sword fighting [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a prom [n] - a high school dance party
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a séance [n] - a ceremony in which people try to communicate with the spirits of dead people [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ merely [adv] - only
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ peers [n] - friends
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a boarding school [n] - a school where students live and study
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ nauseous [adj] - feel sick, feel like you want to vomit
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a nursery rhyme [n] - a poem for children
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ woe [n] - sadness
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ back in the day [exp] - in the past
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ your sanity intact [exp] - without becoming crazy
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ accept students mid-term [exp] - allow a student to enter a school midway through a year
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the board [n] - the board of directors, the leaders of a school
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ make an exception [exp] - allow someone to break the rules
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ assign [v] - set, designate, put in
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a dorm [n] - a dormitory, the place where students live
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ refresh my memory [exp] - tell me again
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Ophelia [n] - a character from the Shakespeare play Hamlet
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ be driven mad [exp] - make someone crazy

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

triangle Background 배경 O fundo Antecedentes

Wednesday Morticia Gomez Weems
Wednesday Morticia (Tish) Gomez Principal Weems
  • Wednesday Addams is a 16-year-old girl.
  • Morticia and Gomez are Wednesday's parents.
  • Principal Weems is the principal of Nevermore Academy.
  • Nevermore Academy is a school for outcasts (unusual students).
  • Morticia and Gomez both attended Nevermore when they were children.
  • Wednesday has to go to Nevermore because she tried to kill two students at her previous high school after they bullied her brother.

triangle Questions 문제 Questões Preguntas

  1. Wednesday is _______ about going to Nevermore.

  2. Morticia was NOT _______ when she attended Nevermore.
    the head cheerleader
    the queen of the dark prom
    the captain of the fencing team
    the president of the séance society

  3. Gomez and Morticia met and fell in love _______ attending Nevermore.

  4. Wednesday was born on a _______.

  5. Wednesday was named after _______.
    her grandmother
    Morticia's childhood cat
    a line from a children's poem
    the day that she was born on

  6. Morticia and Principal Weems used to be _______.
    in love

  7. Wednesday has been to _______ schools in _______ years.
    18, 5
    8, 5
    5, 8
    5, 5
    15, 8

  8. Wednesday had _______ grades at her previous schools.

  9. Wednesday will live _______.
    with Principal Weems
    in her mother's old dorm

  10. The character Ophelia killed _______.
    her family
    her teacher
    her classmates

triangle The Details 세부 사항 Os detalhes Los detalles

Directions: Test your ability to remember all of the details from the video.

Instrucciones: Compruebe su capacidad para recordar todos los detalles del video.

Instrucciones: Verifique sua capacidade de lembrar todos os detalhes do vídeo.

지시 사항 : 비디오의 모든 세부 사항을 기억하고 있는지 테스트해보세요.

  1. On what day and date was Wednesday born?

    Friday the 13th

  2. What is the name of the dorm that Wednesday has been assigned to?

    Ophelia Hall

  3. What is the driver's name?


  4. What three activities did Morticia participate in while she was at Nevermore?

    Fencing, the dark prom, the séance society

  5. What is the line from the nursery rhyme that inspired Wednesday's name?

    "Wednesday's child is full of woe."

  6. What two factors allowed Wednesday to enter Nevermore in the middle of the semester?

    Her perfect grades, her family's history at Nevermore

triangle Sentence Building 문장 만들기 Construção de sentença Construcción de oraciones [ ? ]


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

Wednesday / give / parent / cold / shoulder / because / she / not / want / go / Nevermore

Wednesday is giving her parents the cold shoulder because she doesn't want to go to Nevermore.

Sentence 2

Wednesday / not / want / follow / mother / footstep

Wednesday doesn't want to follow in her mother's footsteps.

Sentence 3

Morticia / hope / Wednesday / will / able / make / friend / Nevermore

Morticia hopes (that) Wednesday will be able to make (some) friends at Nevermore.

Sentence 4

Gomez / Morticia / meet / fall / love / Nevermore

Gomez and Morticia met and fell in love at Nevermore.

Sentence 5

Wednesday / name / come / Morticia / favorite / nursery / rhyme

Wednesday's name comes from Morticia's favorite nursery rhyme.

Sentence 6

principal / Weems / Morticia / roommate / back / day

Principal Weems and Morticia were roommates back in the day.

Sentence 7

Wednesday / attend / eight / school / past / five / year

Wednesday has attended eight schools in the past five years.

Sentence 8

Nevermore / not / usually / allow / student / enroll / middle / semester

Nevermore doesn't usually allow students to enroll in the middle of [a/the] semester.

Sentence 9

however / Principal / Weems / make / exception / Wednesday / base / perfect / grade / and / family / history

However, Principal Weems (has) made an exception for Wednesday based on her perfect grades and (her) family history.

Sentence 10

Wednesday / will / live / same / dorm / mother / once / live

Wednesday will live in the same dorm (that/which) her mother once lived in.
Wednesday will live in the same dorm in which her mother once lived.
Wednesday will live in the same dorm where her mother once lived.

triangle Listen & Repeat 듣고 따라하기 Ouça e repita Escuchar y repetir [ ? ]

Listen & Repeat

This activity has two purposes.

The first purpose is to improve listening accuracy. Learners can often understand the general meaning of a video but still not hear and understand many of the words that are said. This is because native speakers tend to say the functional words unclearly. (eg. don’t know, going to, want to, can’t, must have) This activity is designed to help learners improve their ability to hear these words.

TIP: Learners should listen, and then try to repeat exactly what they hear. Then they should click “Show” and read the sentence. After reading the sentence, learners should listen again and try to hear each word.

The second purpose is to improve pronunciation.

TIP: Learners should listen to and read the sentences at the same time. Then learners should try to copy the pronunciation and intonation of the speaker exactly.

TIP: Exaggerating the intonation and feeling of the speaker is useful. It may feel awkward or funny, but it will help you sound more natural.

Escuchar y Repetir

Esta actividad tiene dos propósitos separados.

El primer propósito es mejorar la precisión auditiva. Los estudiantes a menudo pueden comprender el significado general de un video, pero aún no escuchan ni comprenden muchas de las palabras que se dicen. En particular, los hablantes nativos tienden a decir las palabras funcionales (p. Ej., No sé, voy a, quiero, no puedo, debe haberlo hecho) de manera poco clara. Esta actividad está diseñada para ayudar a los alumnos a mejorar su capacidad para escuchar estas palabras.

CONSEJO: Los alumnos deben escuchar y luego intentar repetir exactamente lo que se dijo. Luego deben hacer clic en "Show" y leer la oración. Después de leer la oración, los alumnos deben volver a escuchar e intentar escuchar cada palabra.

El segundo propósito es mejorar la pronunciación.

CONSEJO: Los alumnos deben escuchar y leer las oraciones al mismo tiempo. Luego, los alumnos deben intentar copiar la pronunciación y la entonación del hablante.

CONSEJO: Es útil exagerar la entonación y el sentimiento del hablante. Puede parecer incómodo o divertido, pero te ayudará a sonar más natural.

듣고 따라하기

이 액티비티에는 두 가지 목적이 있습니다.

첫 번째 목적은 청취 정확도를 높이는 것입니다. 학생들은 종종 비디오의 일반적인 의미를 이해할 수 있지만 여전히 많은 단어를 듣고 이해하지 못합니다. 특히 원어민은 기능적 단어 (예 : 모르겠다, 갈 것, 갖고 싶어, 가질 수 없어야 한다)를 불분명하게 말하는 경향이 있습니다. 이 액티비티는 학습자가 이러한 단어를 듣는 능력을 향상시킬 수 있도록 고안되었습니다.

팁 : 학습자는 듣고 나서 말한 내용을 정확하게 반복해야 합니다. 그들은“Show”를 클릭하고 문장을 읽어야 합니다. 문장을 읽은 후 학습자는 다시 듣고 각 단어를 들어야 합니다.

두 번째 목적은 발음을 향상시키는 것입니다.

팁 : 학습자는 동시에 문장을 듣고 읽어야 합니다. 그런 다음 학습자는 화자의 발음과 억양을 따라 해 보아야 합니다.

팁 : 화자의 억양과 느낌을 과장하는 것이 유용합니다. 어색하거나 재미있게 느껴질 수 있지만 더 자연스럽게 들리는 데 도움이 됩니다.

Ouvir e repetir

Esta atividade tem dois propósitos.

O primeiro objetivo é melhorar a precisão auditiva. Os alunos geralmente podem entender o significado geral de um vídeo, mas ainda não ouvem e entendem muitas das palavras que são ditas. Isso ocorre porque os falantes nativos tendem a dizer as palavras funcionais de forma pouco clara. (por exemplo, não sei, vou, quero, não posso, devo ter) Esta atividade é projetada para ajudar os alunos a melhorar sua capacidade de ouvir essas palavras.

DICA: os alunos devem ouvir e tentar repetir exatamente o que ouviram. Em seguida, deveriam clicar em “Mostrar” e ler a frase. Depois de ler a frase, os alunos devem ouvir novamente e tentar ouvir cada palavra.

O segundo objetivo é melhorar a pronúncia.

DICA: os alunos devem ouvir e ler as frases ao mesmo tempo. Em seguida, os alunos devem tentar copiar exatamente a pronúncia e a entonação do falante.

DICA: É útil exagerar na entonação e no sentimento do falante. Pode parecer estranho ou engraçado, mas ajudará você a soar mais natural.

Directions: Play the audio clip and try to repeat what you hear. Click "Show" to see the text.

Instrucciones: Reproduce el clip de audio e intenta repetir lo que escuchas. Haga clic en "Show" para ver el texto.

Instrucciones: Reproduzca el clip de audio e intente repetir lo que escucha. Haga clic en "Mostrar" para ver el texto.

지시 사항 : 오디오 클립을 재생하고 들리는 내용을 반복해 보십시오. 텍스트를 보려면 "Show" 를 클릭하십시오.

Clip 1

Darling, how long do you intend on giving us the cold shoulder?

Clip 2

I have no interest in following in your footsteps.

Clip 3

I merely meant that finally you will be among peers who understand you.

Clip 4

You guys are making me nauseous. Not in a good way.

Clip 5

I'm guessing it was the day of the week you were born?

Clip 6

Her name comes from a line from my favorite nursery rhyme.

Clip 7

Wednesday's child is full of woe.

Clip 8

You always had a unique perspective on the world, Morticia.

Clip 9

Did your mother tell you we were roommates back in the day?

Clip 10

And you graduated with your sanity intact? Impressive.

Clip 11

You've certainly had a very interesting educational journey.

Clip 12

They haven't built one strong enough to hold me.

Clip 13

I believe what our daughter is trying to say is that she greatly appreciates the opportunity.

Clip 14

I've assigned you to your mother's old dorm. Ophelia Hall.

Clip 15

Ophelia is the one who kills herself after being driven mad by her family, correct?

Clip 16

Should we go meet your new roommate?

triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión

  1. What two adjectives would you use to describe Wednesday? Morticia? Gomez? Principal Weems?
  2. How are Morticia and Wednesday similar? How are they different?
  3. Morticia and Gomez are very affectionate with each other. Were (Are) your parents affectionate with each other? If so, did (does) it bother you?
  4. Wednesday does not want to follow in her mother's footsteps. Do (or did) you want to follow in your parents' footsteps? How? Why?
  5. Nevermore is a boarding school. (Students live there.) What are the pros and cons of attending a boarding school? Would you consider sending your children to a boarding school?
  6. Wednesday is one of the most successful Netflix shows ever. Why do you think it is so popular?
  7. On which day of the week were you born? You can calculate your birth day [ here ] .

    According to this nursery rhyme, what does the day you were born on say about you? Is it accurate?

    Monday's child is fair of face,
    Tuesday's child is full of grace.
    Wednesday's child is full of woe,
    Thursday's child has far to go.
    Friday's child is loving and giving,
    Saturday's child works hard for a living.
    And the child born on the Sabbath day
    Is bonny and blithe, good, and gay.

    You can read more about the meaning of the nursery rhyme [ here ] .

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto

Morticia: Darling, how long do you intend on giving us the cold shoulder?

Wednesday: Lurch, please remind my parents that I'm no longer speaking to them.

Gomez: I promise you, my little viper, you will love Nevermore. Won't she, Tish?

Morticia: Of course. It's the perfect school for her.

Wednesday: Why? Because it was the perfect school for you? I have no interest in following in your footsteps. Becoming captain of the fencing team, Queen of the Dark Prom, President of the Séance Society.

Morticia: I merely meant that finally you will be among peers who understand you. Maybe you'll even make some friends.

Gomez: Nevermore is like no other boarding school. It's a magical place. It's where I met your mother. And we fell in love.

Wednesday: You guys are making me nauseous. Not in a good way.

Principal Weems: Wednesday is certainly a unique name. I'm guessing it was the day of the week you were born?

Wednesday: I was born on Friday the 13th.

Morticia: Her name comes from a line from my favorite nursery rhyme: "Wednesday's child is full of woe."

Principal Weems: You always had a unique perspective on the world, Morticia. Did your mother tell you we were roommates back in the day?

Wednesday: And you graduated with your sanity intact? Impressive.

Principal Weems: You've certainly had a very interesting educational journey. Eight schools in five years.

Wednesday: They haven't built one strong enough to hold me. I bet this place won't be any different.

Gomez: I believe what our daughter is trying to say is that she greatly appreciates the opportunity.

Principal Weems: Nevermore doesn't usually accept students mid-term, but given Wednesday's perfect grades and your family's long history with the school, I've spoken with the board, and we've made an exception.

Principal Weems: I've assigned you to your mother's old dorm. Ophelia Hall.

Wednesday: Refresh my memory. Ophelia's the one who kills herself after being driven mad by her family, correct?

Principal Weems: Should we go meet your new roommate?

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