TOPIC 7: EXPRESSING OPINIONS
Participating in a Debate on Familiar Issues
We express our opinions by participating in different debates. Debate is contention in argument; strife, dissension, quarrelling, controversy; especially a formal discussion of subjects before a public assembly or legislature, in Parliament or in any deliberative assembly. Debate is a method of formally presenting an argument in a disciplined manner.
Through logical consistency, factual accuracy and some degree of emotional appeal to the audience are elements in debating, where one side often prevails over the other party by presenting a superior "context" and/or framework of the issue. The outcome of a debate may depend upon consensus or some formal way of reaching a resolution, rather than the objective facts. In a formal debating contest, there are rules for participants to discuss and decide on differences, within a framework defining how they will interact.
A debate is comprising of a topic, (called motion) in which there are two sides, the opposing and proposing sides, each debate have a chairperson, (supervise the debate) secretary, (recording the points spoken) time keeper (make people to keep time per regulations) and language corrector(correct grammatical mistakes of speakers)
To avoid the wastage of time and people speaking out of time, all debates have a time limit; you cannot have a debate without time limit.
The debate starts with the chairperson introducing the audiences, participants, both sides, then participant start to explain their views on a certain motion. After all controversies’ of the two sides, the chairperson will read all point all point and declare the winning group.
Arrange a two groups with your fellow students and start a debate on whether having sex before marriage is right or wrong.