Learn English with English, baby!

Join for FREE!


Learn English with this spiders English lesson

Date: Aug 28 2018

Grammar: Adjectives


1. Learn Vocabulary - Learn some new vocabulary before you start the lesson.

Go Super to Listen Go Super!

2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.

Go Super to Listen Go Super!

Spiders get a bad rap, but are they so bad? Sure, they’re covered in hair and have eight eyes. Yes, some spiders are poisonous and a few can kill you. But there are thousands of harmless and beneficial spiders in the world that eat bugs we don’t like. If there were no spiders, the world would have way too many insects.

It’s easy to understand why some people have arachnophobia. And there are almost 44,000 kinds of spiders in the world, so they’re definitely everywhere you look. Spiders have amazing skills, though. Perhaps the most interesting fact about spiders is how they catch their dinner with webs. People have certainly learned a thing or two from these creepy creatures.

Who is scared of spiders, Marni or Rafael? Find out by reading today’s English lesson!


1. Listen and Read - Listen to the audio and read the dialog at the same time.

Log in to Listen

2. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.





Marni:  Oh!

Rafael:  What happened? Are you OK?

Marni:  I just saw a spider.

Rafael:  You’ve got to love spiders. Don’t be afraid of them.

Marni:  Are you serious? I have arachnophobia. I can’t stand them!

Rafael:  They may be poisonous, but they’re also industrious. Let me put it this way. I have tons of ants and flies in my house. The spiders will catch them for you and they’ll eat them.

Marni:  Yeah, and so will chemicals.

Rafael:  I think spiders, in general, just get a bad rap. Most of them are harmless, anyway.

Marni:  Hmm. I don’t know. They’re not all poisonous, but they sure can be creepy. Think about the big, hairy ones. And you travel internationally, and you see these spiders that you’ve never seen before. And you don’t know if they’re poisonous. Some spiders could actually kill you. It’s so creepy.

Rafael:  OK. One word, Marni. Biodiversity. It’s beneficial.

Marni:  I guess, but oh!


Grammar Point

Go Super to learn "Adjectives" from this lesson Go Super!


Go Super to take Quiz Go Super!


Lesson MP3

Go Super to download full lesson MP3 Go Super!

The iTEP® test

  • Schedule an iTEP® test and take the official English Practice Test.

    Take Now >


Go Super to Listen Go Super!

Marni is afraid of spiders. They make her uncomfortable, and she doesn’t like not knowing which ones are poisonous and which ones are harmless. Marni says that it’s a particular problem when traveling to a country where you don’t know the spiders. She has serious arachnophobia.

Rafael tries to make Marni feel more comfortable around spiders. He appreciates the spiders in his house because they eat ants and flies. Rafael likes that spiders are hard-working and feels that they are helpful for the environment. Without spiders, there would be a lot more insects in his home!

How do you feel about spiders? Talk about the most interesting spider you have ever seen.



Log in to Comment

rabindra shrestha


I’m so sorry
I cannot sleep I cannot dream tonight
I need somebody and always
This sick strange darkness 
Comes creeping on so haunting every time
And as I stared I counted 
Webs from all the spiders
Catching things and eating their insides
Like indecision to call you
and hear your voice of treason-this song is really good by blink 182 don’t forget to listen this song.

03:18 AM Aug 27 2014 |




I love spiders. This is my favorite animal in the world. Spiders are great hunters, they are intelligent, persistent and skilful.

Moreover, Spiderman is Cool!!!

02:41 AM Aug 27 2014 |

Likes (20):

See all >

Share this lesson:

  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on Bebo
  • Share on Myspace
  • Share on Twitter
  • Email this to a friend
  • Share on Sina

Post Ebaby! lessons on your blog:

Ebaby! Cast