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Smoothini: Magician on America’s Got Talent

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Video Length: 3:36

Updated on: 03/11/2020

Lesson Time: 1–2 hrs.

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Lesson Description

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about 'Smoothini' - a bar magician performing on America's Got Talent. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about magic, magicians, and performances. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms, phrases, and expressions from the video. The grammar exercise features the usage of the present perfect continuous. There is a quiz and review section with a bonus activity.

Video Description

Smoothini describes himself as ‘The Ghetto Houdini”. A charming guy who was formerly in the marines but now does magic full-time to support his son. Watch him go on the big stage on America's Got Talent and blow people’s minds with his simple ‘bar’ magic.

Lesson Activities

Magic, Magicians, Performances
Short Answers, Matching Sentences
Definition Matching, Usage of 'Smooth' and 'Ghetto', Context Usage
Present Perfect Continuous
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity

Lesson Topics

Magic, Performance

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