Debate Phrase

Topics: Logic, Argumentation theory, Argument Pages: 2 (573 words) Published: August 14, 2013
  Useful Debating Phrases  (in not quite as small print)     (1) 1st Proposition opening, definition, teamline,  own arguments (3) 2nd Proposition rebuttal of 1st Opp., rebuild own case, own  arguments (5) 3rd Proposition general rebuttal, rebuild own case (8) Proposition Reply (1st or 2nd speaker) biased summary (2) 1st Opposition accepting definition / redefinition, teamline,  rebuttal of 1st Proposition, own arguments (4) 2nd Opposition rebuttal of 2nd Prop., rebuild own case, own  arguments (6) 3rd Opposition general rebuttal, rebuild own case (7) Opposition Reply (1st or 2nd speaker) biased summary

opening the debate: ● [some nice opening, e.g. quote] on the fact that ... ● Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to  ● And our third speaker, ..., will do the  this debate. rebuttal. ● Welcome from this side of the  rebutting arguments, rebuilding your case: house... ● But before I come to my own  ● The motion for debate today is: ... arguments, let us first have a look at  defining the motion: what ... has said. ● Now we as today's  ● I will continue our case in a minute,  proposition/opposition strongly  but before that there are some things  believe that this is true/not true, but  about the ... speech that need to be  before we come to our actual  addressed. argumentation, let us first define  ● The first prop/opposition speaker has  some important terms in this debate. told us ...; on the contrary ... ● We believe that what is meant by ... is  ● He/She also said that ...; but in fact..  ... / that ... are ...  ● He/She was claiming that ...; but as  ● When we say ... should ... we mean  my first speaker already told you, ... that ... introducing arguments: presenting the teamline: ● Let me come to my  ● We as todays proposition/opposition  first/second/.../next argument:  have structured our case as follows: [concise label of argument] ● I, as the first speaker, will be talking  ● My first/... argument is: about ... ● The first/... reason why we're  ●...
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