metal hoops

The Metal Hoops



wow originally see/saw/seen
act (2) perform win/won/won
luck go wrong opportunity
blimey amazing spin/spun/spun (2)
danger slightly good luck
versus ring (3) disappointed
fear fearless know/knew/known
sort of through entertaining
hoop cool (2) work out (2)






Judge Simon: “Good to see you. What’s your name?”
Kai Hou: “My name is Kai Hou.”
Judge Simon: “Kai Hou. Great name. And where are you from?”
Kai Hou: “Originally from China. But now I live in Germany.”
Judge Simon: “Oh wow. And are you the act or are there others?”
Kai Hou: “It’s my act.”
Judge Simon: “Just you? And what would winning mean to you?”
Kai Hou: “It’s very important. I’ll have more opportunities to do things. And I’d love to perform for the Royal Family.”
Judge Simon: “You would? Okay. Good luck!”
Kai Hou: “Thank you very much.”

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Audience Member: “I can’t work out what he’s going to be doing here.”

Judge Amanda: “Oh, blimey!”

Judge Amanda: “Oh my god!”

Audience member: “It’s spinning!”

Audience Member: “He’ll do it again.”

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Judge David: “Stop it!”
Judge Simon: “Thank you! This was the only time I really wanted one of these danger acts to go wrong. So I’m slightly disappointed. The act is very, very, very cool! And so are you — although the rings needs to be on fire.”
Judge Ayesha: “I knew you were going to say that.”
Kai Hou: “I will do them on fire next time.”
Judge Amanda: “You’ll do it on fire next time?”
Judge Ayesha: “Clearly Kai, you’re fearless. You’re put on a great show, and I’ve got a good feeling about you.
Well done!”
Kai Hou: “Thank you.”
Judge David: “Who knew that jumping through hoops could be so entertaining? It’s sort of man versus hoop.
So Kai, let me be the first to give you a big, fat YES!”
Judge Ayesha: “It’s a ‘yes’ for me, Kai.”
Judge Amanda: “It’s a ‘yes’ for me.”
Judge Simon: “You’ve got four ‘yeses’.”

Side Host: “That was amazing!”
Kai Hou: “I was shaking my hands.”
Side Host: “It was so good.”

Judge Simon: “I thought that was amazing.”

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1. Kai Hou currently resides (lives) in Hong Kong. True or false?

2. Did he do a singing performance?

3. Kai Hou did a single act. Is this right or wrong? Were they easy, difficult or extremely difficult?

4. In his second and fourth act, he dived through a hoop, like people dive into a lake. Is this right or wrong?

5. Did he jump through one hoop in his third jump?

6. For the high stack of hoops, Kai Hou succeeded the first time. Is this correct or incorrect?

7. For his final act, did Kai ask a female judge come up on the stage? What happened in his final act?

8. How did the judges and audience feel about Kai Hou’s performance?

9. What will Kai do the next time?

A. I was amazed by Kai’s performance. It was incredible. Yes or no?

B. I know someone who can perform acrobatics. Do you know anyone who practices gymnastics?

C. Are gymnastics clubs and performances popular?

D. My friends and I would like to perform on a talent show on TV.

E. What might happen in the future?

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