We're starting our debates from now, and you will do two debates by the end of our course.
Opinion and Refuting Expressions:
After speed discussion, we reviewed expressions for opinion giving and refuting. For your debates, you will have to use these expressions.
If you ask me, ...
In my opinion, ...
As I see it, ...
That's not important.
That's not relevant.
That's easy to solve.
That's not true.
That's not always true.
That's not necessarily true.
For both debate topics, you can find information about the "for" and "against" positions in the Discussion Skills --> debate topics section.
If you need more information to complete your worksheet, you can do your own research. This is a useful website with additional information for your debates: http://www.procon.org
For your debates, you will use two types of structures: opinions and attacks.
Each debater will give two reasons for his/her position. However, each debater will have to attack the reason (=disagree) of his/her partner.
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