Video Length: 3:36
Updated on: 03/11/2020
Lesson Time: 1–2 hrs.
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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.
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.