Debating SA Shop
We have created some templates that debaters can use to prepare their speeches. These include cue card formats that can be printed on plain paper or cardboard (we recommend 200gsm) and cut out.
This rubric is used by adjudicators to assess speeches during the debate.
Important: This document is provided solely for the use of Debating SA participants as well as teachers in schools for educational purposes. It must not otherwise be used or otherwise copied without express and prior written consent.
These sheets will help speakers to ensure that they have reasons to support their arguments. It also outlines a basic structure for the argument component of a speech.
This sheet is used by the Chairman to introduce the debate and each of the speakers. The timekeeper records the length of each speech. This is then handed to the adjudicator at the end of the debate.
A worksheet exercise to help students become familiar with debating terminology. Answers included.
A helpful guide of what to do and not do in a debate.
This document outlines the jobs of each of the six speakers in a debate.