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  As a seasoned young magician from Taiwan,Liu is popular worldwide for his magic shows.Countries he has performed in include the United States,Japan,South Korea and the UK.

  Witnessing something impossible happen right before your eyes is the root of people‘s love for magic.

  Liu is known for his interaction with his audiences.He has a unique understanding of showmanship. “It‘s actually thinking rather than one’s manipulation skills,that is more important to achieving a successful magic show.I think carefully about how to design the shows creatively,to make them appear more interesting,” Liu said .

  Liu Qian‘s success dated back to his childhood.Born in 1976 in Taiwan,he found himself attracted to a magic toy in a shop when he was seven years old.At the age of 12,he won Taiwan’s Youth Magic Contest,which was judged by the great American magician,David Copperfield.

  Yet,Liu never planned on becoming a professional magician.He studied Japanese literature at university and only hoped to be an amateur magician in his spare time.However,his failure to find a proper job after graduation pushed him towards magic as a career.

  To refine his performing skills,he has performed on streets,roads and fields,for passers-by,policemen and farmers. “Street shows are the biggest challenge for us magicians.We have to deal with unexpected situations and tough crowds, ” Liu said.

  1.The story is about________________.

  A.how Liu Qian became China‘s hottest magician

  B.why people love magic C.what magic tricks are D.how fashionable magic is

  2.Which of the following is the key reason that Liu Qian decided to make magic his career?

  A.He was interested in magic when he was little

  B.He had won Taiwan‘s Youth Magic Contest.

  C.He became all amateur magician in his spare time.

  D.He couldn‘t find an acceptable job after graduation.

  3.From the story we know that_______________.

  A.Liu Qian competed in many magic competitions

  B.Liu Qian often invites audiences to be in his magic show

  C.Liu Qian performs on streets in order to increase his fame

  D.Liu Qian does street show to make money

  4. What does the word “seasoned” in Paragraph 2 mean?

  A.季节性的 B.刚出道的 C.老练的 D.职业的

  5. Choose the best answer, Witnessing:

  A. see sth B. hear sth C. do sth D. smell sth

  6. Choose the best answer, amateur:

  A. 专业的 B. 业余的 C. 艺术的 D. 文学的

  7. Choose the best answer, refine:

  A. make sth worse B. increase the value C. to improve D. none of the above

  ADBCABC

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