Template for Debate

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Motion: ______________________________________________________________ Introduction (First Speaker)
Good morning respected judge, my honourable opponent and members of the audience. Today, we are indeed honoured and privileged to stand before you to present our views on the motion of the house: ‘_______________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________. (write down the motion)

First, let me introduce my team. I am ________________________ and am the first speaker. I will define the key terms of the motion and set the boundaries for my team’s debate. My second, third and fourth speakers will strengthen our arguments by presenting various points supporting our arguments. My last speaker will summarise our team’s arguments and firmly state that _______________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________. (rephrase the motion in your own words) Let me now define the key terms of the motion. ________________________________ are the key terms of the motion in our view. (write down the key terms of the motion) The word ‘__________________’ according to __________________________ (source) refers to _______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________

The word ‘__________________’ in the case of the motion means ________________ _____________________________ according to (source) _______________________ ______________________________________________________________________.

What about the word ‘________________’? It means ‘_________________’, ‘_____________’ and ‘________________’. __________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I strongly speak for the proposition that ______________________________________ (motion in your own words) because...
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