Motion: ______________________________________________________________Introduction (First Speaker)Good morning respected j...
Arguments (Pros/Cons: Second and Third Speakers)With the key terms explained, let us examine our motion once again. ______...
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  1. 1. Motion: ______________________________________________________________Introduction (First Speaker)Good morning respected judge, my honourable opponent and members of theaudience.Today, we are indeed honoured and privileged to stand before you to presentour views on the motion of the house: ‘_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________.(write down the motion)First, let me introduce my team. I am ________________________ and am the firstspeaker. I will define the key terms of the motion and set the boundaries for my team’sdebate. My second, third and fourth speakers will strengthen our arguments bypresenting various points supporting our arguments. My last speaker will summarise ourteam’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 __________________________________________________________________________________________________(main reasons).Thank you. 1
  2. 2. Arguments (Pros/Cons: Second and Third Speakers)With the key terms explained, let us examine our motion once again. ________________________________________________________________________ (state motion)In the light of our definitions, is this a valid proposition? Let us consider somearguments in favour of this proposition.Argument #1____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________(State your argument)______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________(Support your argument with (i) example from your own/others experience, (ii) common sensethat everyone should know, (iii) statistics, or (iv) expert opinion)Argument #2____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________(State your argument)______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2
  3. 3. (Support your argument with (i) example from your own/others experience, (ii) common sensethat everyone should know, (iii) statistics, or (iv) expert opinion)Argument #3____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________(State your argument)______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________(Support your argument with (i) example from your own/others experience, (ii) common sensethat everyone should know, (iii) statistics, or (iv) expert opinion)Conclusion: (Fourth Speaker)Dear honourable judge, fellow debaters and members of the floor, I have presented myarguments for and against the topic. However, I would like to conclude my speech byfirmly stating my stand about the motion. I believe that ________________________________________________________________________________________________(state your motion). However, _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________This, therefore, is my stand that ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Thank you. 3

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