Scene 4: Zappo the Wonder Horse
Listen or download Scene 4 of our pantomime by clicking on the links below. As you listen, try to answer these comprehension questions:
- How many people are in Zappo the Wonder Horse?
- Does Zappo the Wonder Horse still fight crime?
- Will Zappo the Wonder Horse look for Apple?
The answers are at the bottom of this page.
to catnap – ‘Apple is being catnapped by that evil villain Franky Banky’
A cat version of to kidnap – to take a person away by force
‘Special rates apply’
this is used when a service charges more money than is usual. Calling Zappo the Wonder Horse costs more than a normal phone call.
to make an exception – ‘we could maybe make an exception, on this one last occasion’
to ignore a rule for a special situation. e.g.:
They said they didn’t normally accept entries on Saturdays, but that they would make an exception for me.
To run around after someone – ‘we’ll be running around after every pantomime villain on the block’
To work or do tasks for someone, e.g.:
I’m sick of running around after your friends! Next time they come over, you can cook dinner for them yourself!
on the block – ‘…every pantomime villain on the block.’
an American expression used for emphasis. A block is a building or group of buildings between two streets.
- Two - Top and Bottom.
- No. Bottom says, 'Top half and I have agreed to stop fighting crime ... It’s just far too dangerous.'
- Yes - Bottom eventually agrees that it will be bad if Franky Banky becomes Lord Mayor.