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  1. Let's have a debate (1)

    Posted Oct 21st 2008, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... Written by John Millen This week Discussing the pros and cons of an issue in front of an audience can be fun A debate is a formal discussion with an exact framework. Organising and taking part in a debate is great fun but you have to make sure you know the rules or you will end up in a mess. The fun thing about a debate is fitting into a set structure and making it work so ...

  2. Debating improves language skills

    Posted Dec 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... When I hear people complaining that the English language skills of Hong Kong teenagers are declining due to lack of practice, I think about debating. Debating is a good way of enhancing language skills. The education system is exam-focused and separates our language learning into reading, writing, listening and oral. I think debating is the perfect way to bring them together. When ...

  3. Debating holds the answers

    Posted Dec 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... into sections such as writing, listening and oral doesn't help. I like to take part in debating competitions to improve my language skills. It works on all the exam sections. We have to read up about the topic and then write the speech. We have to deliver the speech and listen to our opponents. Debating is really the most effective way to develop our language ability. I recommend all ...

  4. Schools vie in debate competition

    Posted Feb 16th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch Eight schools will battle for debating glory at an interschool competition to begin on Tuesday. The West Island School Invitational Debating Competition will feature 20 teams ... schools. German Swiss will be looking to retain its title during the debates, which will see students argue whether 'beauty contests are degrading to women' and 'couples should ...

  5. Students to play candidates in mock presidential debate

    Posted Nov 01st 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Three local schools will battle it out in a mock-up of the US presidential debate today. The debate was proposed by Giancarlo Lee, a Year 13 student from South Island School. During the two-hour-long debate, at the General Chamber of Commerce, students from Hong Kong International School, South Island School and La Salle College will take turns playing Republican ...

  6. Debating students find their presidential voice

    Posted Nov 08th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau The cut and thrust of the US presidential election provided material for a lively debate among students last Saturday. In a mock presidential debate at the General Chamber ... said they aimed at the inherent weaknesses of McCain's campaign when preparing for the debate. 'His tax policy, which helped only rich people, and the presence of Sarah Palin ...

  7. Let's have a debate (2)

    Posted Oct 28th 2008, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... Written by John Millen This week In a debate, you are trying to prove you are right and your opponents are wrong The motion: This House believes that violent video games have a negative ... is a good one to debate. You should always choose a topic which will lead to a lively debate. Defending your corner 1 Whether you propose or oppose the motion, you must research your case well ...

  8. Great debaters win on children's rights

    Posted Sep 01st 2008, 12:00am by Sara Yin

    ... Sara Yin A team from Heep Yunn Secondary School argued their way past Diocesan Girls' School to win the Children's Rights Debate Competition organised by youth advocate Kids' Dream. After knocking out six other secondary schools, the two finalists fiercely debated whether there should be laws against corporal punishment of children. Heep Yunn, who argued ...

  9. Debate takes off as Dragonair pilots are stripped of their hats

    Posted Nov 01st 2008, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... of October to turn in their hats. The announcement - which Dragonair insists is in no way linked to cost-cutting although each hat costs around HK$500 - has generated colourful debate among pilots. ...

  10. Presidential debate all flash and no substance

    Posted Sep 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Rarely has a US presidential debate been as closely watched around the world as the one that took place at the University of Mississippi yesterday. Though only Americans can cast ballots ... yesterday's debate. With his unusual multicultural family background, Barack Obama is widely seen as being more willing to listen to diverse points of view. As an old-style politician, war hero ...




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