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Christmas 2007
 

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- Calendar 2008

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- Advent Calendar

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- 12 Days of Christmas

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- Downloadable Gifts

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- Santa's Sack

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- Pantomime Introduction

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- Pantomime Scene 1

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- Pantomime Scene 2

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- Pantomime Scene 3

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- Pantomime Scene 4

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- Pantomime Scene 5

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- Pantomime Scene 6

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- Pantomime Scene 7

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- Pantomime Scene 8

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- Pantomime Scene 9
Scene 4: Zappo the Wonder Horse

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:

  1. How many people are in Zappo the Wonder Horse?
  2. Does Zappo the Wonder Horse still fight crime?
  3. Will Zappo the Wonder Horse look for Apple?

The answers are at the bottom of this page.



Vocabulary

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.

Answers
  1. Two - Top and Bottom.
  2. No. Bottom says, 'Top half and I have agreed to stop fighting crime ... It’s just far too dangerous.'
  3. Yes - Bottom eventually agrees that it will be bad if Franky Banky becomes Lord Mayor.
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