Primary School Debating

Created by Aimee Tang 2009

DEBATING - First Speaker Guide Topic Position Team-line Affirmative/Negative

Greeting and Introduction Good ___________ chairperson, opposition and audience. The topic for today's debate is that … We, the __________________ team, believe that this statement is true/false. State Topic and Define Key Words from the Topic

If negative, choose:

We agree with the definition given by the affirmative team.
OR

We disagree with the definition given by the opposition (explain why you disagree and provide the
definition that you think is better.)

Outline your team's case: a) Your points: I will be speaking about... • • • b) Second speaker's points: Our second speaker will be talking about.... • • • c) Third's speaker's role: Our third speaker will be summing up our team's case and refuting the arguments put forward by the affirmative/negative team.

. Why do you disagree with this point? (and) Why is this argument wrong? This is also wrong because....Primary School Debating Created by Aimee Tang 2009 Rebuttal against the speaker before you (ONLY if you are on the negative team) Their first point (what did they say?): The _____ speaker of the affirmative team has tried to tell you.. Their third point (what did they say?): He/she also tried to tell you..... Why do you disagree with this point? (and) Why is this argument wrong? This is wrong because. Why do you disagree with this point? (and) Why is this argument wrong? This is wrong because. .. Their second point (what did they say?): He/she also tried to tell you....

. ...Primary School Debating Created by Aimee Tang 2009 Your First Point State your argument: My first point is. opposition and members of the audience. What's your research that supports your argument? Give an example: Explain your argument further: Your Second Point State your argument: My second point is.... What's your research that supports your argument? Give an example: Explain your argument further: Closing statement Chairperson. in conclusion. What's your research that supports your argument? Give an example: Explain your argument further: Your Third Point State your argument: My third point is...

Primary School Debating Created by Aimee Tang 2009 .

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