LESSON 15. In this lesson, you will. enter the world of illusions and magic. study some tricks and learn what makes a good magician. read about the famous illusionist, Houdini . You will also learn. the names of occupations that end in –er, -or, -ist, -ian.
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enter the world of illusions and magic.
study some tricks and learn what makes a good magician.
read about the famous illusionist, Houdini .
the names of occupations that end in –er, -or, -ist, -ian.
the polite imperative “Let’s …”
vocabulary connected to the subject.
words with similar meanings.
When you focus on the black, you can see two heads facing one another.
Can you see them both?
It is also the ear of the young woman.
But magicians can also create illusions.
a disappearing act
a sword act
animals or birds
David Copperfield is a master of magic. He got an airplane to disappear, much to the surprise of the many people standing round it at the time.
David Copperfield also made an Orient Express train vanish in mid-air above a circle of amazed people.
If you want to be a successful magician, you have to remember a few basic rules. Let’s see what they are.
Keep the secret a secret.
Do the trick only once.
Practice before you perform.
a sword swallower
a fire eater
an escape artist
Draw a line from each illusionist to the right picture.
He was an escape artist. He could get out of what seemed to be impossible situations.
Wearing handcuffs, chains and leg irons, Houdini was placed inside a wooden box. The box was nailed shut and lowered into the East River in New York City. A minute later, his arms and legs free, Houdini appeared and waved to the crowd.
There was very little air inside the safe. When Houdini did not come out, the audience began to get very nervous. But after 45 minutes, Houdini walked out, to the audience.
Read these three statements and tick each one if you think it is correct.
Houdini certainly had style – and other masters of magic, like David Copperfield, have followed his words.
“Remember it is not the trick itself that is important, but the style and manner in which it is presented.”
Houdini collected and studied locks all his life. He understood how they worked.
He was also both strong and agile. From a young age, he practiced escaping from the ropes tied around him.
entered the word of illusions and magic.
studied some tricks and learnt what makes a good magician.
read about the famous magician, Houdini.