* Debate rules

Goal: Make strong and persuasive argument

Promote listening, SPEAKING and critical thinking

Debate Rules

Debate "for" and "against"

There are 4 teams

Team 1:  "For" 

Team 2:  "Against"

Team 3:  Judges

Team 4:  Audience 

Preparation:  30 minutes  

Critically Think 

predict on other team's argument points


2 minutes For 

2 minutes Against

1 minute rebuttal prep

2 minute crossfire

Last person  

2 minutes for For summary

2 minutes for Against summary

no cross fire

Audience: Clarification questions 2 mins each

Voting: Judges

Judge 1 elaborates on round 1 2 minutes

Judge 2 elaborates on round 2 2 minutes

Level of vocabularies

Eye contact, body language

How well prepared? 

pre-emp the opposite team?

Was the argument persuasive?


Open discussion