magic act

The Magic Act



bit full-time best of luck
luck amazing confidence
slick fantastic congratulations
sword puncture handkerchief
poke pierce fly/flew/flown
kimono balance (3)







Ant, Side Host: “Good luck.”
Dec, Side Host: “Have fun.”

Judge David Williams: “Hello.”
James Moore: “Hello there.”
Judge David Williams: “What’s your name?”
James Moore: “James Moore.”
Judge David Williams: “How old are you, James?”
James Moore: “I’m twenty-four (24).”
Judge David Williams: “Is this what you do full-time or do you have a day job?”
James Moore: “It’s now full-time for me. I’ve been a bit of magic since I was eight.”
Judge David Williams: “Simon LOVES magic.”
James Moore: “I know how much he love it.”
Judge Simon Cowell: “I DO love magic — when it’s good.”
Judge David Williams: “Okay. Best of luck.”

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Judge David Williams: “It was amazing.”
Judge Simon: “Great. You’ve got fantastic confidence. Very slick. Definitely going to say ‘yes’.”
Judge David Williams: “Four, big, fat ‘YESES’. Congratulations.”

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1. Who is the performer? What’s his name? How old is he?

2. Magic performances are a hobby for James Moore; during the day, he works as an art teacher. True or false?

3. Does Judge Simon absolutely love all magic performances?

4. For his first trick, James made a white dove appear. Is this right or wrong?

5. Did he perform alone, or did he have assistants?

6. With a sword, James chopped up apples, pineapples and watermelons. Is this correct or incorrect? What happened in his act?

7. Did James live or die?

8. What was the reaction of the audiences and the judges?


A. Have you seen a performance like this before?

B. My friends and I would like to be magician. Yes or no?

C. Have you seen ninja in movies or TV shows?

D. What do you associate with ninjas? What can they do? What weapons or equipment do they have?

E. What might happen in the future?


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