Cumulative Choral Speaking






Cumulative Choral Speaking :


In cumulative choral speaking various sections of a rhyme are recited by different groups, that is, each group says a few lines. To ensure a paced and emotive rendering there should be no more than four to five groups. The force of voices in a group makes for effective choral speaking. The rendering of the following rhyme is an example of this type of speaking.

GROUP 1 : There was an old lady, who swallowed a fly,
I don’t know why she swallowed a fly,
Perhaps she will die.

GROUP 2 : There was an old lady who swallowed a spider,
that wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her;
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly; I don’t
know why she swallowed a fly, perhaps she will die.

GROUP 3 : There was an old lady who swallowed a frog, What a hog, she swallowed the spider to catch the fly. I don’t know why she swallowed a fly perhaps she will die.

GROUP 4 : There was an old lady who swallowed a cat, fancy that, she swallowed a cat to catch the frog. She swallowed the spider to catch the fly. I don’t know why she swallowed a fly perhaps she will die.

GROUP 5 : There was an old lady who swallowed a dog. What a hog, she swallowed the dog to catch the cat. She swallowed a cat to catch the frog. She swallowed the frog to catch the spider. She swallowed the spider to catch the fly. I don’t know why she swallowed a fly perhaps she will die.

GROUP 1-5 : There was an old lady who swallowed a horse, she’s dead ofcourse.

ONE, TWO , BUCKLE MY SHOE

GROUP 1 : One, two,
buckle my shoe.

GROUP 2 : Three, four,
Knock at the door.

GROUP 3 : Five, Six,
Pick up Sticks.

GROUP 4 : Seven, eight
Lay them straight

ALL : Nine, ten, A big fat hen.




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