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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 19-25) – not to exceed 4 minutes. Duration, author and title must be stated on the Entry Form.

Class 337 – Prepared Reading (16 – 18)

Test Piece: “To Kill a Mockingbird (pages 307-309) Harper Lee (Random House) from “Daylight . . . in my mind” to “Atticus, I wasn’t scared.

Class 338 – Prepared Reading (14 & 15)

Test Piece: “The Fellowship of the Ring (pages 43-44) J R R Tolkein (Harper Collins) from “You’ll keep an eye on Frodo . . .” to “. . . But not by you.

Class 339 – Prepared Reading (12 & 13)

Test Piece: “Inkheart (pages 533-535) Cornelia Funke (Chicken House) from “What are you doing?” to “. . . you’ll be left alone.

Class 340 – Prepared Reading (11)

Test Piece: “Wonder (pages 153-154) R J Palacio (Random House) from “I didn’t hear a word . . .” to “. . . right in the mouth.

Class 341 – Prepared Reading (10)

Test Piece: “The Midnight Gang (pages 136-138) David Walliams (Harper Collins) from “Robin, there is snow everywhere . . .” to “Amber loves making a speech.

Class 342 – Prepared Reading (9)

Test Piece: “The Chocolate Factory Ghost (Dundoodle Mysteries, pages 4-5) David O’Connell (Bloomsbury) from “‘Oh, Archie!’, said Mum” to end of chapter 1.

Class 343 – Prepared Reading (8)

Test Piece: “Secrets (The Puffin Book of Stories for Eight-Year-Olds, pages 94-96) Anita Desai (Puffin) from “‘You’re early,’ she said in surprise.” to “. . . even his mother had vanished.

Class 344 – Prepared Reading (7)

Test Piece: “The Snowman (The Puffin Book of Stories for Seven-Year-Olds, pages 70-71) Mabel Marlowe (Puffin) from “Are you feeling warmer now?” to “. . . and he went to fetch the map.

Class 345 – Prepared Reading (6) (non-competitive)

Performers will receive an adjudication but no comparison will be made between performances.

Test Piece: “How to Get Rich (Funny Stories for Six Year Olds, pages 12-13) David Henry Wilson (Macmillan Children’s Books) from “I’ll tell you what . . .” to “‘. . . Any chocolate have you?’ asked Jeremy James.

Bible Reading

Class 346 – Bible 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 of a passage from any translation of the Bible (see regulations 19-25) – not to exceed 3 minutes. The selected passage and translation must be stated on the Entry Form.

Class 347 – Bible Reading (16 – 18)

Test Piece: 2 Corinthians chapter 13 (whole chapter) King James Bible (Collins)

Class 348 – Bible Reading (14 & 15)

Test Piece: Genesis chapter 22, verses 7-18 King James Bible (Collins)

Class 349 – Bible Reading (12 & 13)

Test Piece: Acts chapter 3, verses 1-10 King James Bible (Collins)

Class 350 – Bible Reading (10 & 11)

Test Piece: Luke chapter 18, verses 35-43 King James Bible (Collins)

Class 351 – Bible Reading (8 & 9)

Test Piece: Isaiah chapter 12, verses 2-5 King James Bible (Collins)

Sight Reading

Class 352 – Sight Reading (adult performers)

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

Test Piece: A simple passage of prose or verse. Each performer will be allowed one attempt with two minutes’ silent study prior to reading.

Class 353 – Sight Reading (16 – 18)

Test Piece: A simple passage of prose or verse. Each performer will be allowed one attempt with two minutes’ silent study prior to reading.

Class 354 – Sight Reading (14 & 15)

Test Piece: A simple passage of prose or verse. Each performer will be allowed one attempt with two minutes’ silent study prior to reading.

Class 355 – Sight Reading (12 & 13)

Test Piece: A simple passage of prose or verse. Each performer will be allowed one attempt with two minutes’ silent study prior to reading.

Class 356 – Sight Reading (11)

Test Piece: A simple passage of prose or verse. Each performer will be allowed one attempt with two minutes’ silent study prior to reading.

Class 357 – Sight Reading (10)

Test Piece: A simple passage of prose or verse. Each performer will be allowed one attempt with two minutes’ silent study prior to reading.

Class 358 – Sight Reading (9)

Test Piece: A simple passage of prose or verse. Each performer will be allowed one attempt with two minutes’ silent study prior to reading.

Class 359 – Sight Reading (8)

Test Piece: A simple passage of prose or verse. Each performer will be allowed one attempt with two minutes’ silent study prior to reading.

Class 360 – Sight Reading (7)

Test Piece: A simple passage of prose or verse. Each performer will be allowed one attempt with two minutes’ silent study prior to reading.

Write your own poem

Class 361 – Write Your Own Poem (adult performers)

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

Test Piece: Performers should submit an original poem of not less than 10 and not more than 50 lines, not more than five minutes’ duration. 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, not more than five minutes’ duration. 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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