Debating Question Time Guidelines


While the adjudicator is adding up his/her marks and preparing feedback, we thought that we would have a fun exercise for the debaters.

It’s called Question Time. This is an informal exercise that is not marked. All divisions from Year 5 to Senior will participate in this format.

No preparation is required for students.


  1. Students may remain seated.
  2. The Affirmative Team starts first. Anyone on the team can ask a question about the debate.
  3. Anyone on the Negative Team can answer.
  4. Then the Negative Team can ask a question and the Affirmative Team answers.
  5. Each team takes turns.
  6. After 3 minutes, Question Time finishes.