Card tricks for teaching English: Guessing the 4th card


Welcome to TenTen 4 Kids I want to share a card trick that I have adapted for teaching English. As you see, I have cards here… lots of cards. Now, I will mix them and… I will try to find where the cards are Let’s cut the cards By looking at the fourth card here, I will try to guess the fourth card here. Can I really do it? Yes… Chair Oh, that’s right! Super.. Let’s try it once more I’m mixing the cards again But, it is not possible to mix them in this way with these cards 🙂 Yes I am looking at the fourth card here and guessing the fourth card here. Armchair Oh! That’s also right! Let’s try it again. This time, let’s change their places. I’m mixing the cards This time, let’s have a look at this pile and try to guess the fourth card here lamp Oh! Super! Weldone! Let’s do it once more. fourth card here shower, but here we have… toilet great! How is this possible then? Now, let me try to explain the trick yes… when Iwas showing the cards to you, I only memorized what the fourth card is. shower Then, when I was mixing the cards, I didn’t change the place of the first four cards The fourth card is still the fourth card here I am mixing, cutting them We know that the fourth card is “shower” Now, I am looking at the fourth card here. Tube, bathtube and I call out the fourth card here “shower” Then, bathtube! I am putting this pile at the top and again mixing the cards don’t forget the card “bathtube”! I ask my students to cut the cards. Cut the cards wherever you want. The fourth card at the top is bathtube They cut the cards By looking at the fourth card here I guess the fourth card here Table What was the fourth card? Bathtube! and, our fourth card! Can you guess the next fourth card? Yes, of course, it is “table” again I am mixing the cards, but not changing the places of the first four cards at the top again cutting the cards. This time let’s have a look at the fourth card here and try guess the fourth one here 🙂 What is it? Bathtube What will come next? Yes, table! Super! This trick will attract students attention Enjoy the card trick in your classes!




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