Scene 8: Derring-do
Listen or download Scene 8 of our pantomime by clicking on the links below. As you listen, try to answer these comprehension questions:
- What did Apple miss, while he was in the Shed of Nightmares?
- What kind of weapon does Franky Banky have?
- What happens to Franky Banky at the end?
The answers are at the bottom of this page.
an old-fashioned, humorous word for acts of bravery. e.g.:
These accounts show the derring-do of ordinary soldiers in 1916.
crackle … rustle … swish ... smack
These are onomatopoeic nouns: they each describe the noise that they sound like. There are also verb forms of these, e.g.:
The leaves are rustling in the trees.
‘for every waking second’ – ‘I thought about you for every waking second’
this is used to emphasise that something has not stopped over a period of time
ordeal – ‘ I thought about you for every waking second of my ordeal!’
a very bad experience. We often use to go through or to get through with this word, e.g.:
They’re going through a really terrible ordeal.
If we can get through this ordeal, we can achieve anything!
To scram – ‘… we need to scram before Franky comes back!’
informal word meaning to run away or leave quickly
to hand over something / someone – ‘Hand over the gun, Franky’
to give somebody something or someone
- Birdsong, the rustle of trees and traffic noise
- An enormous electric chocolate stun gun - that will turn all the rats into chocolate mice
- He gets turrned into chocolate by the enormous electric chocolate stun gun. Top says 'I think we’ve just made Franky Banky a much sweeter man' and Apple says 'That is, without a doubt, the largest chocolate mouse I have ever seen in my life'.