Describe a story someone told you and you remember
You should say:
– What the story was about
– Who told you this story
– Why you remember it
– And how you feel about it
Here, I am going to talk about a story of a greedy businessman. This story is about a shop keeper in a small town who used to cheat everyone by giving them goods at high price to earn more profit.
My grandfather told me this story as usual every evening I used to spend time with him and he used to tell me different stories about animals, kings, wars, and gods I always was eager for evening time as my grandfather used to come home and tell me stories sometimes he kept telling a story and I used to get the original felling of the story.
I remember this story as it had a very strong moral. At the end of the story one intelligent person teaches him a lesson and from that day he stopped to cheat the poor villagers. I feel so blessed to hear such stories from my grandpa. He taught me very important lessons of life like never tell a lie, respect elders and animals, treat everyone with equality and never practice discrimination.
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1. Has storytelling changed over a period of time?
Yes, definitely. Everything changes with time. My grandmother used to tell me stories from her memory and had no book in her hand. Now, I see my sister reads out stories to her children from the various books she buys from the market. Telling stories to children has also largely been replaced by watching TV. Grandparents, parents and children are glued to the TV screen for long hours and there is no time left for storytelling.
2. Do you think that generally most of the people are good at storytelling?
It is very difficult to generalize and answer this question. One thing is sure, and that is that we all tell stories from time to time in our life. Some people are born story tellers and can bind their audiences for long periods of time. They can concoct stories on the spur of the moment. It is difficult to tell whether their stories are fake or real.
3. What makes storytelling effective?
The way the stories are told can make any story effective. The use of gestures also helps. Using the right pauses at the right places and good pronunciation makes the stories effective. But, perhaps the most important thing to see is to read the interest of the audience. Fairy tales may amuse children but may not create impact on adult listeners. Young people may be interested to hear stories related to their favourite celebs.
4. Is it important to tell stories?
Yes, it is very important to tell stories. They are a good means of communication. Sometimes a message may be conveyed through a story in a much better way than by a simple conversation.
5. Is reading books beneficial or watching documentaries better?
Both have their sets of pros and cons. But I think reading has an edge over watching a documentary. Reading is an active phenomenon, whereas watching a documentary is a passive activity. Reading is not only good for children, but also delays cognitive decline in the elderly. Dementias can be delayed if people read a lot. However, watching a documentary can make things easier to understand, and if made well, can have a long-lasting effect.
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