Debate, skills to debate, public speaker, debating, opinion
The document is a practical guide / course material on how to debate over a controversial subject.
There are some examples of 1 minute funny debates.
[...] Debating Skills DEBATING 1/WARM UP : What's a debate? What skills do you need to debate? A debate is a discussion on a particular matter, normally in a public meeting, in which you oppose arguments. To debate you need to have oral skills and be a good speaker. You need to know the vocabulary to state an opinion, to agree and disagree with someone. To be a good speaker, you need to be comfortable at speaking in public, use oratory skills like your voice, body language. [...]
[...] Then you will randomly pick a topic. You will have 5 minutes to think and find the adequate vocabulary (you can use your phone). Write only key words and a few disagreeing expressions to have them with you while debating. SALT OR PEPPER ? MATHS OR FRENCH ? VANILLA OR CHOCOLATE ? US OR UK ? SHIRT OR TSHIRT ? CAMPING OR HOTEL ? CREPES OR PANCAKES ? REALLY SMALL OR REALLY TALL? WEDDING OR FREE UNION ? JEANS OR TROUSERS ? [...]
[...] You'll present it to the class. CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES Uniforms at school. Legalizing cannabis/marijuana. Mobile phone jammer at school. Single-sex classes. Abortion. Going on a gap year. Multigenerational homes. Legalizing prostitution. Gun control. Death penalty. Euthanasia and assisted suicide. Tablets vs textbooks. Gay adoption. Social networking: good or bad? Drinking age: lower it? Cigarettes:10 euros a packet. Good or bad? Giving money to charity. Immigration. The opioid crisis transhumanism Vaccines Animal rights Universal healthcare Schools starting later Banning phones at school Darwin theory: for or against? [...]
[...] SAVOURY (with salt) OR SWEET? HOMEMADE OR RESTAURANT? MOTORCYCLE OR CAR? SEASIDE OR MOUNTAIN? HOT OR COLD? SMELLY FEET OR SMELLY BREATH? TO HEAR OR TO SEE? SHOPPING OR NATURE? 5/staging of a debate on TV Work in a group of 3. You'll choose a topic you'd like to work on. You will then assign the different roles. One is the journalist introducing the topic with a current piece of news and moderate the 2 "experts". One is for the topic. [...]
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