retired builder

The Retired Builder



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My name is Greg. I’m sixty-one (61) years old. I’m from Daytona Beach, Florida.

And I have a passion for danger.

In my family, we were always raised to work hard, get a career, follow that line through life . . .

But you know, deep inside, I’ve always had a passion for danger and risk.

My act requires a lifetime of preparation, not only physically, but mentally.

Judges are always asking for bigger, more explosive, more dangerous stuff, and I’m here to give them that. If I don’t get this just right, I could be going home in an ambulance.

Children, do not try this at home.


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Howie: Good evening, sir. Hi, what’s your name?
Greg: My name’s Greg.
Howie: And what do you do, Greg, for a living?
Greg: Well, I’m retired now, but before I worked in construction for a long time, but I’ve always had a passion for the big stage here.
Howie: So what you’re gonna do tonight is a passion project?
Greg: Yes.
Howie: How long have you been doing what it is that you do?
Greg: You know it’s been a lifetime in preparation, a few moments of inspiration, and tonight will be the culmination.
Simon: Is this something you think could win the whole competition? I believe it can, yes.
Simon: I think it’s going to be dangerous.
Howie: Okay, let’s see what you do. Good luck.
Simon: He looks nervous.


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Heidi: Is it gonna be dangerous for us, right here?
Howie: Oh no . . . what’s in there?
Heidi: Is that it?


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Simon: Possibly the worse thing we’ve seen on America’s Got Talent. You know, I’m going home. I’ve had it. Good night everyone.
Heidi: You jump in Nick! Nick! Nick! Nick!

Nick: Good night, everybody!


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1. Greg is a teenager. True or false?

2. Is he lazy and only plays, parties, dances, sings and listens to music?

3. What is his occupation, job or profession?

4. Greg says he practiced his act only a few times. Is this right or wrong?

5. Did he say his act is very safe, safe, in the middle, dangerous or very dangerous?

6. What did Greg do?

7. What did the judges think? What did they do?


A. Nobody watched this video. This video was not popular on YouTube. What do you think?

B. I have an outdoor pool. Yes or no?

C. Is there something you have practiced all your life? Do you know anyone who has practiced something all their lives?

D. Do you have a passion? What is your passion?

E. What will happen to Greg now?

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