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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 1: a cat and his man

Scene 1 - A cat and his man

Listen or download Scene 1 of our pantomime by clicking on the links below. As you listen, try to answer these comprehension questions:

  1. Does Dick have a good job?
  2. What happens to the winner of the rat-catching contest?
  3. Who is Apple?
  4. Will Apple help Dick?

The answers are at the bottom of this page.



Vocabulary

fortune - ‘…I came here last year looking for my fortune’
a lot of money. To look for or seek your fortune is an old-fashioned phrase meaning to become successful in some way.

old thing – ‘Sorry old thing’
this isn’t a rude phrase but an old-fashioned term of endearment, like ‘mate’ or ‘dear’

to get/be held up – ‘I got held up at the office’
to be delayed

to keep your fur on - ‘All right, all right keep your fur on’
this is Apple’s way of saying Keep your hair on. This phrase means Calm down – don’t be so angry.

ragout – ‘Oh, rat ragout again!’
a stew, a mixture of boiled vegetables and meat

food groups - ‘…all the main food groups are present on that plate’
the main kinds of nutrition – fat, carbohydrate, protein etc.

to have a laugh – ‘You’re having a laugh ain’t cha?’
a British expression meaning to kid someone, to lie for fun

ain’t cha – ‘You’re having a laugh ain’t cha?’
London slang meaning aren’t you?

Answers
  1. No. At first, Dick says he has a good job, but then he admits he doesn't. He is Assistant Paperclips Officer.
  2. The winner becomes Lord Mayor of London.
  3. Apple is Dick's cat.
  4. Yes. After Dick promises Apple a tuna steak, he agrees to help.
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