dangerous magic

Dangerous Magic



stage sort of the stage is yours
trick nuts (2) Royal Family
magic adorable win/won/won
crazy exciting dangerous
act chaotic repulsive
vote brilliant entertainment
guys expect anytime soon







David: Hello. What was your name, sir?
Tanba: My name is Tanba.
David: Tanba. And where are you from?
Tanba: I’m from Japan.
Alesha: How are you?
David: Why Britain’s Got Talent?
Tanba: Because Britain’s Got Talent is the BEST in the world!
David: Yes! Okay, well, the stage is your, sir.

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Tanba: My name is Tanba. I’m forty-three. And I do dangerous magic tricks.

Lady: Like how dangerous?
Tanba: Really, really, really dangerous.

I live in Tokyo, Japan with my wife and newborn baby.

Lady: So you came here just to do your magic.
Tanba: Yeah.
Lady: You came to London.
Tanba: Yeah: fifteen hours by plane.
Lady: Difficult.

When I perform, people say, how do I do that?

Next: Dangerous Magic!

I have always wanted to perform in Britain, in front of the Royal Family.

I want to win Britain’s Got Talent.

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Tanba: Thank you.
David: Simon. What did you think?
Simon: Amazing. I’ve never seen anything like that in my life. I don’t know whether I liked it or it was repulsive, it doesn’t matter — it’s one of the craziest things I’ve seen in this show; and that’s why I loved it.
Tanba: Thank you.
Amanda: You are nuts, but it was really exciting and really sort of chaotic. Yeah it was fantastic.
Tanba: Thank you very much.
Alesha: You are adorable. That was the act that was brilliant. Well done.
David: It was brilliant entertainment from start to finish. And we weren’t expecting to see that balloon any time soon.

Okay, guys, we’re going to vote. Simon.
Simon: Tanba, this is only of the easiest yeses I’ve given all day, so yes.
Amanda: Yes.
Alesha: Yes for me.
David: Four yeses.

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1. Tanba’s tricks are very safe. True or false?

2. Is he single or married? Is he a local or foreigner?

3. What was the first thing that he did?

4. Did he eat different things? What did he eat?

5. There was something strange about his drink. Is this right or wrong?

6. What Tanba do at the end?

7. Did the audience and judges like his act?


A. Were you shocked by Tanba’s performance?

B. Do you know anyone who does a dangerous sport or job?

C. I know some people who have big appetites. Yes or no? What do they eat?

D. When you have a party, are there many balloons?

E. Have you seen magic performances?

F. Are talent shows and competitions popular?

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