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Houdini does it again!


Before we look at the text for the week, I would like you to look at the following word and phrases. Make sure you check the meaning of any unfamiliar terms, as this will help with your understanding of the text.




daring stunts

atmosphere was electric

after eight long minutes limped by

wild cheers and thunderous applause



Once you know the meaning of these terms, read this week's text: Houdini does it again! This is an example of a newspaper report. Which features of newspaper reports can you see?