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…….

Summary

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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