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Dictation practice 6th Form Ms. Cecilia The Great Houdini Harry Houdini (1874-1926) was the most famous escape artist in the world. He was born in Hungary.

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2 Dictation practice 6th Form Ms. Cecilia

3 The Great Houdini Harry Houdini ( ) was the most famous escape artist in the world. He was born in Hungary but his family moved to the USA when he was four.

4 As a child, he had to work to help his family- he sold newspapers, cleaned shoes and performed tricks for money. He was only nine when he gave his first public show.

5 Houdini’s most famous acts were escapes. He could open locks and handcuffs without a key. He learnt to open locks when he couldn’t get an apple pie from his mother’s locked cupboard!

6 He escaped from boxes, underwater tanks and prisons all over the world. Once he escaped from a straitjacket when he was hanging on a rope from a high building.

7 END Many people tried to copy him but they couldn’t do his tricks. One man drowned when he was trying to escape from a milk tank.


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