Christmas 2007
 

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- Pantomime Introduction

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- Pantomime Scene 8

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- Pantomime Scene 9
Scene 8: Derring-do

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:

  1. What did Apple miss, while he was in the Shed of Nightmares?
  2. What kind of weapon does Franky Banky have?
  3. What happens to Franky Banky at the end?

The answers are at the bottom of this page.



Vocabulary

Derring-do
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

Answers
  1. Birdsong, the rustle of trees and traffic noise
  2. An enormous electric chocolate stun gun - that will turn all the rats into chocolate mice
  3. 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'.
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