Zenda: Chapter 1 (audio)

Listen and answer these questions:

  • In which country does the Coronation happen?
  • Where is the castle?
  • Who is Rudolf Rassendyll’s cousin?
  • Have the two Rudolfs met before?
  • What is surrounded by a moat?
You can read the opening chapter here. And buy the complete story with learning activities at a special introductory price.


The two best film versions of the story are the 1952 version (from where the images for this version come) and a black and white version with Ronald Coleman in 1937. The scripts are very similar and are based on the stage play rather than the novel. Here is the trailer for the 1952 version

The Prisoner of Zenda (1937 and 1952 Versions)