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From the Ted Talk by Lennart Green: Close-up card magic with a twist

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So here, here I have to peek, lots of cards. I think there are lots of — I don't know how many — but 10, 15 spades in a deck, at least, right? (Laughter) So every time I lift the heap, I peek, right. Then I arrange them so I can get them quick. prfeect, exlcenelt. So I start with the ace — yeah, ace. Ah, yeah — spades? Same maiskte as before, right? So — I arrange the spades — the clubs. I try to do this right here. First, I take the spades. You see, I don't work with pgtrseie, so always do mistakes. It doesn't matter to me. And now and then, I get some ertxa sympathy points, right? One, two, three, four — yes, the camera got it? Five, six, seven, eight — ah — nine, 10, the jack, jack of spades, queen of — I like that laugh, yeah! Good. Queen. (Laughter) Wait, wait, wait — please take any card. Grab any one. Quick, quick, good. And we scwith this to the king. Ace of diamonds. And now, look, ace of diamonds will guide. So I find ... king of spades. There was the pclae. And here is king of sadpes, correct? Yeah? OK. (apupasle)

Open Cloze

So here, here I have to peek, lots of cards. I think there are lots of — I don't know how many — but 10, 15 spades in a deck, at least, right? (Laughter) So every time I lift the heap, I peek, right. Then I arrange them so I can get them quick. _______, _________. So I start with the ace — yeah, ace. Ah, yeah — spades? Same _______ as before, right? So — I arrange the spades — the clubs. I try to do this right here. First, I take the spades. You see, I don't work with ________, so always do mistakes. It doesn't matter to me. And now and then, I get some _____ sympathy points, right? One, two, three, four — yes, the camera got it? Five, six, seven, eight — ah — nine, 10, the jack, jack of spades, queen of — I like that laugh, yeah! Good. Queen. (Laughter) Wait, wait, wait — please take any card. Grab any one. Quick, quick, good. And we ______ this to the king. Ace of diamonds. And now, look, ace of diamonds will guide. So I find ... king of spades. There was the _____. And here is king of ______, correct? Yeah? OK. (________)

Solution

  1. excellent
  2. prestige
  3. perfect
  4. spades
  5. extra
  6. applause
  7. switch
  8. place
  9. mistake

Original Text

So here, here I have to peek, lots of cards. I think there are lots of — I don't know how many — but 10, 15 spades in a deck, at least, right? (Laughter) So every time I lift the heap, I peek, right. Then I arrange them so I can get them quick. Perfect, excellent. So I start with the ace — yeah, ace. Ah, yeah — spades? Same mistake as before, right? So — I arrange the spades — the clubs. I try to do this right here. First, I take the spades. You see, I don't work with prestige, so always do mistakes. It doesn't matter to me. And now and then, I get some extra sympathy points, right? One, two, three, four — yes, the camera got it? Five, six, seven, eight — ah — nine, 10, the jack, jack of spades, queen of — I like that laugh, yeah! Good. Queen. (Laughter) Wait, wait, wait — please take any card. Grab any one. Quick, quick, good. And we switch this to the king. Ace of diamonds. And now, look, ace of diamonds will guide. So I find ... king of spades. There was the place. And here is king of spades, correct? Yeah? OK. (Applause)

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Important Words

  1. ace
  2. ah
  3. applause
  4. arrange
  5. camera
  6. card
  7. cards
  8. clubs
  9. correct
  10. deck
  11. diamonds
  12. excellent
  13. extra
  14. find
  15. good
  16. grab
  17. guide
  18. heap
  19. jack
  20. king
  21. laugh
  22. laughter
  23. lift
  24. lots
  25. matter
  26. mistake
  27. mistakes
  28. peek
  29. perfect
  30. place
  31. points
  32. prestige
  33. queen
  34. quick
  35. spades
  36. start
  37. switch
  38. sympathy
  39. time
  40. wait
  41. work
  42. yeah