tumbling performance

Tumbling Performance



no more break (2) how are you doing
surgery of course introduce
act (3) tumbling dangerous
accident ligament obviously
mistake honestly tear/tore/tore
knee welcome performance
pretty (2)






Heidi Klum: Hello boys. Welcome to America’s Got Talent. How are you doing?
Fratelli Rossi: Pretty good.
Heidi: Why don’t you introduce yourselves?
Ricardo Rossi: My name is Ricardo Rossi.
Alejandro Rossi: My name is Alejandro Rossi.
Ricardo Rossi: We are the Fratelli Rossi.
Heidi: And you are brothers, obviously.
Alejandro: Of course.
Heidi: So what is your act? What will you be doing for us today?
Alejandro: We will be doing a tumbling act.
Simon: We have had a lot of mistakes today, so how dangerous is this act, honestly?
Alejandro: I was performing a show, and I fell down — a small accident — and I tore my ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament). I had an ACL surgery six months ago, on my right knee, and tonight is my first performance since then.
Simon: Wow.


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Heidi: Oh my god!
Mel B: Did he break it again?
Simon: Are you alright?
Mel B: Are they okay? Wow!
Mel B: No, don’t; you’ve not doing it again. No more, no more.
Howie: No more, no more.
Mel B: No, don’t do it again. They’ve done it already. Ohhhhhhh.
Mel B: Oh, my god!
Heidi: Oh . . . my . . . god!


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1. Ricardo and Alejandro are classmates. True or false?

2. Were all the acts that day perfect, without flaws?

3. Did Alejandro previously require hospitalization?

4. What was their performance? What did they do?

5. Everything went smoothly, without a hitch. Is this right or wrong?

6. The audience and judges wanted them to resume (continue) their performance. Is this correct or incorrect? How did the judges and audience feel?

7. What happened in the end? How did the audience react?


A. I have seen similar circus or acrobatic performances. Yes or no?

B. I wish I could do such performances.

C. How were the Rossi Brothers able to do their performance?

D. Is there a lesson from this act?

E. What will happen in the future?

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