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Debate: Rebuttal Speech

Debate: Rebuttal Speech

Students practice and create a rebuttal speech for a debate resolution. An ESL debate lesson practicing how to give a speech and debate rebuttal.

Level:  Advanced

Topic:  Debate

Time:  60 minutes

Preparation

Procedure

1

Ask the students to work in groups of three to five.

2

Give each student the Rebuttal Speech Handout.

3

Ask students to read the Handout and do the task in their groups. Students should use the previous handouts to prepare the negative rebuttal speech.


Rebuttal: the final speech of a debate, which basically says why your team has won.

4

Ask two groups to get together to present their rebuttal speeches to each other.

5

Then, ask the two groups to decide which rebuttal speech was better and why.

6

Ask the groups to report to the whole class about what makes a good rebuttal speech.

Notes:

This activity is best to do after completing Organizing the Opinion, Refuting an Argument, and First Negative Constructive.

Printable Worksheets

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