Notes On Debate Writing - CBSE Class 9 English Writing Skills
DEBATE What is debate? A debate is a formal discussion, or an argument on a subject on which people have different opinion.  POINTS TO REMEMBER:: Always focus on the topic that needs to be addressed or discussed. Avoid any kind of offensive words and be polite. Avoid any kind of repeatation and see that there is variety in your expression of ideas. Do not forget to mention either FOR or AGAINST the motion. Be convincing in what you write. And take both the sides. Purpose To show skill and ability in arguing. Format/Steps Salutation-‘Respected chairperson, honourable judges and all present…’. Introduction- views for/against-topic. Body- views, facts, Contradiction of opponent’s argument, rebutting the statement, questions etc. Conclusion- clarification of stand made. Common phrases I’d like to raise/the question/argue….. In my opinion……….. Nothing could be more illogical than I feel very strongly that……. I would like to draw attention to….. I fail to understand……. I submit that……. May I ask all present……. I strongly oppose…….. On the contrary…….

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DEBATE What is debate? A debate is a formal discussion, or an argument on a subject on which people have different opinion.  POINTS TO REMEMBER:: Always focus on the topic that needs to be addressed or discussed. Avoid any kind of offensive words and be polite. Avoid any kind of repeatation and see that there is variety in your expression of ideas. Do not forget to mention either FOR or AGAINST the motion. Be convincing in what you write. And take both the sides. Purpose To show skill and ability in arguing. Format/Steps Salutation-‘Respected chairperson, honourable judges and all present…’. Introduction- views for/against-topic. Body- views, facts, Contradiction of opponent’s argument, rebutting the statement, questions etc. Conclusion- clarification of stand made. Common phrases I’d like to raise/the question/argue….. In my opinion……….. Nothing could be more illogical than I feel very strongly that……. I would like to draw attention to….. I fail to understand……. I submit that……. May I ask all present……. I strongly oppose…….. On the contrary…….
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