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Reading and Writing – Classes 336 to 365

Prepared Reading

 

Class 336 – Prepared Reading (adult performers)

For performers aged 19 and over. Performers will receive an adjudication but no comparison will be made between performances.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 15-21) – not to exceed 4 minutes.

 

Class 337 – Prepared Reading (16 – 18)

Test Piece: Chocolat (pages 72-73) Joanne Harris (Black Swan)

from “I traced the dim outline . . .” to “. . . staring fixedly at the window of La Praline.”

 

Class 338 – Prepared Reading (14 & 15)

Test Piece: The Killables (pages 330-332) Gemma Malley (Bloomsbury)

from “There was a knock at the door. . .” to “We don’t have much time!”

 

Class 339 – Prepared Reading (12 & 13)

Test Piece: The Prince Who Walked with Lions (pages 48-50) Elizabeth Laird

(Macmillan Children’s Books) from “I gasped at the sight. . .” to “. . . I shall conquer!”

 

Class 340 – Prepared Reading (11)

Test Piece: Holes (pages 14-15) Louis Sachar (Bloomsbury)

from “Breakfast is served at 4.30. . .” to “. . . thirsty for the next eighteen months.”

 

Class 341 – Prepared Reading (10)

Test Piece: Stormbreaker (pages 124-125) Anthony Horowitz (Walker Books)

from “The two of them sat. . .” to “Know me for who I am.”

 

Class 342 – Prepared Reading (9)

Test Piece: Running Wild (pages 317-318) Michael Morpurgo (Harper Collins Children’s Books)

from “You’re quite a celebrity. . .” to “. . . touching my hair.”

 

Class 343 – Prepared Reading (8)

Test Piece: Supercat vs the Chip Thief (page 35) Jeanne Willis (Harper Collins Children’s Books)

from “It was a total shock. . .” to “Did you skip school dinner.”

 

Class 344 – Prepared Reading (7)

Test Piece: My Hamster is an Astronaut (page 97) Dave Lowe (Templar Publishing)

from “I fished something out of my pocket. . .” to “. . . what do you have to be

nervous about.”

 

Class 345 – Prepared Reading (6)

Test Piece: Snow White and the Seven Aliens (Seriously Silly Stories – page 6) Laurance Anholt

(Orchard) from “Snow White had a beautiful voice. . .” to “. . . nose is too small

 

Bible Reading

 

Class 346 – Bible Reading (adult performers)

For performers aged 19 and over.

Test Piece: Own choice of a passage from any translation of the Bible (see regulations 15-21)

– not to exceed 3 minutes.

 

Class 347 – Bible Reading (16 – 18)

Test Piece: Ruth chapter 1, verses 3-17 King James Bible (Collins)

 

Class 348 – Bible Reading (14 & 15)

Test Piece: 1 Corinthians chapter 13, verses 1-13 King James Bible (Collins)

 

Class 349 – Bible Reading (12 & 13)

Test Piece: 1 Samuel chapter 17, verses 45-51 King James Bible (Collins)

 

Class 350 – Bible Reading (10 & 11)

Test Piece: Matthew chapter 14, verses 13-21 King James Bible (Collins)

 

Class 351 – Bible Reading (8 & 9)

Test Piece: John chapter 9, verses 1-7 King James Bible (Collins)

(Collins)

 

Sight Reading

Class 352 – Sight Reading (adult performers)

For performers aged 19 and over.

Class 353 – Sight Reading (16 – 18)

 

Class 354 – Sight Reading (14 & 15)

 

Class 355 – Sight Reading (12 & 13)

 

Class 356 – Sight Reading (11)

 

Class 357 – Sight Reading (10)

 

Class 358 – Sight Reading (9)

 

Class 359 – Sight Reading (8)

 

Class 360 – Sight Reading (7)

Class 356 – Sight Reading (8)

 

Class 357 – Sight Reading (7)

 

Write your own poem

 

Class 361 – Write Your Own Poem (adult performers)

For performers aged 19 and over.

Test Piece: Performers should submit an original poem of not less than 10 and not more than

50 lines. The manuscript should be submitted to the Secretary attached to the Entry

Form. The adjudicator will assess the poems prior to the Festival. The author or a

nominee will read or recite the poem at the Festival.

Class 362 – Write Your Own Poem (16 – 18)

Test Piece: Performers should submit an original poem of not less than 10 and not more than

50 lines. The manuscript should be submitted to the Secretary attached to the Entry

Form. The adjudicator will assess the poems prior to the Festival. The author or a

nominee will read or recite the poem at the Festival.

 

Class 363 – Write Your Own Poem (12 – 15)

Test Piece: As for class 362.

 

Class 364 – Write Your Own Poem (9 – 11)

Test Piece: As for class 362.

 

Class 365 – Write Your Own Poem (8 and under)

Test Piece: As for class 362.

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