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David Blaine

David Blaine

Date: May 16 2006


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He has been buried alive, frozen in a block of ice, and locked in a box for 44 days without food. He is David Blaine, an illusionist and stunt performer from New York.

Last week, David Blaine spent seven days under water in a big, water-filled ball in New York City. After the seventh day, he came out of the water, was locked up in chains, and was then pushed back into the water tank.

Listen to Logan and Kayla talk about David Blaine’s lastest stunt.


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2. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.





Logan:  Have you ever heard of David Blaine before?

Kayla:  No, I guess I have. I just, kind of, forgot about him.

Logan:  Well, now, I guess, he’s going to do, ah, what? He’s going to submerge himself for a week in water, and then…

Kayla:  So, basically, this guy is crazy.

Logan:  Yeah.

Kayla:  Okay. Got it.

Logan:  And so now he’s going to try to break the world record for holding his breath under water, which is nine minutes.

Kayla:  Oh, he’s holding his breath? Wow.

Logan:  For nine minutes, which would be a world record, so.



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Starting on May 1, 2006, David Blaine spent seven days under water. On May 8, he came out of the water, was locked up in chains, and was then pushed back into the water tank. He attempted to stay under water for nine minutes while freeing himself from the chains.

Unfortunately, he couldn’t hold his breath long enough and he had to be rescued.

David Blaine is now in the hospital recovering from his seven days under water.



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I have heard a lot of crazy things he did in the past 2 years.
Still i think he is a awesom guy!

05:28 AM Apr 16 2008 |



hi logan
i like to improve english with you would you help me please

11:55 AM Apr 14 2007 |




Too short.

02:54 AM May 16 2006 |



kinda short, tho..

01:52 AM May 16 2006 |

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