Never cry wolf


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Part 4


A Carroll Ballard Film
Chapter 6: Company

Chapter 7: Feel Wonder)

[53.26 to 1:18:19]
Part 4 starts with the wolf pups near the den. Part 4 ends after Ootek sitting inside a circle of rock beats his drum, and we then see a snow peak in the distance of the tundra.
After watching Part 4 of this movie, you will do the following:

  1. study vocabulary

  2. prepare notes for two topics – select topic 1 and topic 3, or select topic 2 and topic 3

  3. write a short composition from your notes about each topic

Topic 1: Ootek's life and feelings

Topic 2: Mike's life and feelings

Topic 3: The creation myth of the tuktu and the amarok (OR) A different creation story

(Include -- What is the story about and what does the story tells us about real life?)
(See course web site for more information.)

The Creation of the Tuktu and the Amarok

Inuit Folk Tale

There was nothing in the world except for a man and a woman. The woman came to a hole in the ice. She reached in and felt something, and so she pulled it out. It was a tuktu, which is the caribou. It was this animal that the Inuit needed for their food and clothing.

For many years there were so many caribou that the people called them lice, but soon the hunting killed off all the fat, healthy animals. The only ones left over were the sick ones. Soon they began to breed and multiply, and the herd got weak and sick.

So the people came back to the woman to ask her what to do. She went back to the hole in the ice because she needed a tool to cut the sickness out of the herd, and the amarok was born. The wolves hunted the caribou and they killed off all the weak, sick ones. The people had all the caribou that they needed.

Never Cry Wolf

Vocabulary: Part 4

adopted v(T) accepted into a family and raised as a child of that family

alpha n(C) leader; first in order of importance

amarok (Inuit language) N wolf

apparently adv. probably

asserting v(T) insisting on; demanding

assertions n(C) actions to prove (his own) beliefs

attuned adj. aware of

bassoon n(C) a musical instrument that is a type of horn

bound adj. almost sure (to happen)

breed v(I)
have sex to have babies

broke camp v(idiom) took down and packed up their camping supplies

capture v(T) describe

carnivore n(C) meat-eating animal

challenged adj. seriously in danger of losing

challenges n(C) contests; fights

clamp n(C) tool for holding things together

conducting v(T) doing

deeply adv. very

detached adj. not together with other people

devoured v(T) took over; swallowed up

dominant adj. most powerful; leading; top

endurance n(U) ability to work a long time without getting tired and giving up

envy v(T) am jealous of; wish to be like

expectations n(C) goals to accomplish; things expected to happen

experiment n(C) scientific test to learn what will happen

exposed adj. shown; visible

fleetingly adv. passing quickly

herd n(C) group of animals living together

impatience n(U) inability to wait for something to happen; not able to do things without complaining

Inuit N the group of people native to the Pacific Northwest Arctic

investigate v(I) find out what is happening

isolated adj. alone

journal n(C) written record; diary

kabloona (Inuit language) N white person

lenses n(C) curved glass which makes things look clear
lice n(C) parasites that live in the hair of humans and the fur of animals

multiply v(I)
increase in number

offspring n(U) children; babies

once adv. long ago

once conj. When

orphans n(C) children whose parents are dead

outsider n(C) someone who is not accepted as a member of a group

pack n(C) group of wolves

parasites n(C) tiny animals that live on and eat on larger animals

particular adj. special

pelt n(C) fur; skin of an animal

protection n(U) shelter; safe cover

recognize v(T) accept or admit that something is true

reluctant adj. hesitating; uncertain

rifle n(C) long gun used for hunting

scat n(U) wolf droppings; bowel movements

senses n(C) sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell

settled v(I) started living

signs n(C) information from movements, sights, sounds, smells, tastes

spirit n(U) life force within human beings; soul

sustained v(T) helped (someone) to stay alive; was the food for

symbolic adj. important but not having any real effect

syringe n(C) a tool used to put fluids in or take fluids out of the body

traditionally adv. in this culture

translates v(I) interprets; changes from one language to another

trek n(C) long trip; journey

triplicate forms n(phrase) three exact copies of papers with spaces to write information

tuktu (Inuit language) N caribou

tundra n(U) treeless area of the arctic where the earth is always frozen

universe n(C) world

whether conj. if (if something is or is not possible)

wonder n(U) a feeling of surprise and respect for something very beautiful or new

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