BtN – Debating Championships

Watch the BtN video and post a quality comment with the answers to the questions below .

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4239961.htm

1. The teams debating in the BtN story were competing in the…
2. In your own words, describe what a debate is.
3. How many speakers are there on each debating team?
4. How long did the students get to prepare their argument?
5. How can you make a good argument?
6. Who won the debate?
7. What advice do the students give about debating?
8. How does debating help students with their school work?
9. How can it help with different jobs?
10. What was surprising about this story?

23 Comments on BtN – Debating Championships

  1. elojon15
    October 5, 2015 at 11:49 am (2 years ago)

    Dear Miss May,
    I really enjoyed this activity because I learnt a lot and it was good to know. Here are my answers.
    1. The teams are debating in the 2015 national school debating championships.
    2. A debate is like an argument but a bit more complicated because when you are debating you have three speakers, also you are given a topic with an hour to prepare and what you have to do is when you are debating your debate has to have facts in it, it has to be logic and it has to make sense. Aswell spas this you have to prove that you are right and that the person you you are going against you have to prove that they are wrong.
    3. There are three speakers in each debating team.
    4. The students only get one hour to prepare.
    5. You can make a good argument by your argument having facts in it , being logic and making sense. You also have to make sure that you are right.
    6. The South Australian team won the debate.
    7. The advice that the students give is putting a face on it and thinking about who it would effect , also saying what your argument is what your going to do to fix it and why it would work.
    8. It helps students to write essays and prepare speeches.
    9. It can help students with jobs because a lot of company’s and other business their work involves arguing their point of view.
    10. O didn’t know that a debate can help with school work and in the future.
    Thanks.
    From Eloise

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  2. Ben m
    October 5, 2015 at 11:49 am (2 years ago)

    Dear Miss May,
    1. The teams were competing for the national debating championships in Adelaide.
    2. A debate is a type of argument a bit like persuading someone to do something. Eg Bahtering at Thailand to buy something.
    3. There’s 3 on each team so they can get ideas off each other.
    4.the competitors got an hour to prepare that’s tough.
    5.Maybe by changing the rules but I’m no really in to debating.
    6.I think the White team won but I’m not sure because they didn’t say who won.
    7.

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  3. edegra15
    October 5, 2015 at 11:50 am (2 years ago)

    Dear Miss May,
    I watched the video and here are my answers.
    1: The competition they were competing in was the 2015 National School Debating Championship.
    2. A debate is a discussion where you are trying to persuade people to do something. Ist is kind of like a argument where people might agree with you or disagree.
    3. There are three speakers in each team.
    4. The speakers got an hour to prepare their speech.
    5. To make a good argument you need to have good facts, good logic and you need to speak clearly.
    6. The negative South Australia team won the debate.
    7. The advice they gave was to put a face on, have evidence and explain the topic.
    8. It helps students with there school work because you need to know how to write an essay to be a debater.
    9. It can help people with jobs because if you run a business you need to know how to argue.
    10. It was surprising that you only get an hour to prepare you speech. It is also surprising that you need a face when you are talking.
    From Eden.

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  4. elltea15
    October 5, 2015 at 11:50 am (2 years ago)

    Dear Miss May,
    Here are my answers,
    1. The competition is the 2015 National School Debating Championship.
    2. A debate is were you argue a point for eg., if I think cats are better and my friend thinks dogs are better then you debate.
    3. There are three speakers in each team.
    4. The speakers have an hour to prepare.
    5. To have a good argument you need good facts, good logic and a clear voice.
    6. The negative South Australia team won.
    7. The advice was to put a face on and have evidence.
    8. It helps students with their school work because they need to know how to write an essay.
    9. It helps with jobs because you need to know how to argue.
    10. It was surprising because I learnt about debating

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  5. Deakin
    October 6, 2015 at 9:40 am (2 years ago)

    Dear Miss May,
    1. The national school debating championship
    2. It is an argument about getting people on your side so you win
    3. There are 3
    4. An hour
    5. By pursudind and giving facts, also to speak clearly
    6. WA won the debate
    7. Who would it effect and how would it help
    8. They could be more confident
    9. If your the boss then you’ll need to debate with your employees and make them like your idea
    10. It makes you want to debate
    From Deakin

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  6. Caitlyn
    October 6, 2015 at 9:46 am (2 years ago)

    Dear Miss May,
    1.The teams where completing in the debating championships.
    2. A dabate is like a argument, where you have two sides to one and they have to
    bing the other people on to there side to make there argument better.
    3.There are three people on each debating team.
    4.The students get one hour to prepare on there dabate.
    5.you can make a good argment by the argument, prestation and structure.
    6.In this debate the negitive side won the dabate.
    7.some tips are puting a face on it.
    8.It helps them develop there speacking and jobs because you will need to give lots of speaches in the future.
    9.It can help with your job because if you work as the goverment or the head of your compney you have to give lots of talks and prestations.
    10. I was suprised by all of the arugments that they gave and all the tips, also how they talked really clearly.
    From Caity

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  7. jaspic15
    October 6, 2015 at 9:50 am (2 years ago)

    Dear Miss May,
    1.They were competing in the national schools debating championships.
    2. A debate is is an argument that is more complex.
    3. On each debating team there are three people.
    4. Each student has one hour to prepare for the debat.
    5. To make a good argument what your argument is and how you’re going to solve it.
    6. The school that one the debat was team from South Australia.
    7. The students advice was to how it’s going to work and useing evidence, useing examples and useing structure.
    8. It helps there persuasive writing.
    9. Debating helps when being in a company.
    10. The thing that surprised me in that clip was that they have debating competitions.

    From Jason

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  8. liaplu15
    October 6, 2015 at 9:50 am (2 years ago)

    Dear Miss May,
    1. The the debating competing was held in 2015.
    2. A debate is where you compete with other people and you are against people. You have yo try and win the debate. Eg like if you want school fees and the other group didn’t you can debate about the school fees.
    3. The are two people you your team but all together there six people. Three on your team.
    4. All the students had to prepare the speech in only one hour.
    5. You need to have facts, you need your debate to show it works and make sure it’s clearly.
    6. The negative side won the debate but the debate was close.
    7. You need to tell the ordinance that your debate can help what your helping and how it will work.
    8. You would learn different things to in your class and it can help you with jobs and presidents aslo do it.
    9. Because it makes your decision become stronger and become a rule. It helps you with your company.
    10. I never knew that debating would help you with jobs and company’s and they have debating compositions.
    From Liam P

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  9. thedun15
    October 6, 2015 at 9:55 am (2 years ago)

    Dear Miss.May,
    Here are my answers:
    1. The teams were debating in the Australian National Debating Championships.
    2. A debate is were people argu politly against each other to prove that there right and there opponent is wrong.
    3. There are three people on one debating team.
    4. They get on e hour to prepare there argument.
    5. To make a good argument you have to include Facts, Logic and say it clearly so your audience can understand what your saying.
    6. The Negitive Side From Soust Australia won the Australian National Debating Championships
    7. Some of the advice that the students gave was you have to include facts, put a face on it?
    8.?
    9.In a job it can help when say if you and someone else disagree in something you can debate about it.
    From Theodora

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  10. Marcus
    October 6, 2015 at 9:58 am (2 years ago)

    1. The National Debyating Championships in Adelaide
    2. A debate is like an argument or a discussion on a topic between two groups.
    3. There are 3 people on a debating team
    4. The students have one hour to prepare their speeches

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  11. Name*
    October 6, 2015 at 10:04 am (2 years ago)

    Dear Miss May
    1 The people that were debating in the video were in the be debating champion ships just saying it says it on the blog post
    2 It’s an argument and it has a positive and negative side it’s different to some one fighting over something
    3 on each debating team there should only be three speakers
    4 the students only got one our top repair there speach
    5 you can make a good argument by being prepared
    6 the people in white jackets i think it was western Aus
    7 the student gave advice and one of them said to inform the people on what you think is right
    8it helps students with their school work because when they are older they might do it
    9 because some jobs have to make very important desicoins
    10 that high school kids think it’s fun!
    From Lily-Jade

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  12. Alexie
    October 6, 2015 at 10:20 am (2 years ago)

    Dear Miss May,
    I really liked this btn because it was interesting and I also learnt a lot from this video. Now I finally know what debating is.
    1. The teams were completing in the schools highest debating school in the whole country.
    2. A debate is when there is 3 people speaking in a group and you all get different things to talk about and you ague the point out with your other team that you are debating about and that is what I think debating is.
    3. There are 3 people in each debating team.
    4. The students had an hour to prepare what they were going to say.
    5. You can make a good augment out of not being rude, writing it before you say it and heaps more things.
    6. The people that won the debate were to the negative side from south Australia.
    7. The people fave the advise about think before you say it and have a real aguing face on. Also try not to be rude.
    8. It can help kids with there school work because it helps with there team work and also with there jobs when they get older, it can also be helpful because now they know how to debate.
    9. It can help with different jobs because people have lots of different jobs that also include debating.
    10. The thing that was interesting about this story is that I never new how to debate so now I know how to debate what to know for when I do.
    From Alexie

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  13. Ben H
    October 6, 2015 at 10:21 am (2 years ago)

    Dear Miss May,
    1. They were competing in the 2015 Debating Championship.2. A debate is something your argue over you winning and trying to convince people.3. I each debating team there is 3 team members.4. The students prepare there topic for an hour.5. To make a good argument you need to state your points and try to convince the Audience.6. The team that won the debate was the South Australian team.7. The students tell us tips where or where not we are debating they said make good arguments and state your points and try to convince the crowd.8. To get there confidence up by speaking to big crowd.9. It can help by debating on how much money they get and also it can help because when they are giving speeches they will be very good at it.10. That there is a debating teams in Australia and they do competitions against each other.
    From Ben H

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  14. haybri15
    October 7, 2015 at 9:33 am (2 years ago)

    Dear miss may,
    I think I know a lot about debating
    1.the debating teams where competing in the 2015 de abating championship
    2.a debate is an argument that you have to prove that your right
    3. On each debating teams have three people no more no less
    4. The students only have one hour to perpre the speakers
    5. To make a good argument you have to use facts, logic and you also have to speak clearly so every one in the room can hear you
    6. The team that won was the negative side from South Australia
    7. You have to tell the ordinance how this would effect most and how this would help
    8. Debating helps students with theri school work because they could be debate about how schools could help the student for a job by pretending that they have a job so the can see what they have a bright further doing
    9. It can help with diferent jobs because they might be talking about a type of job and they might be talking about what they think is bad about the type of job and how to fix the problem
    10. The thing that was surprising about the story was that it was such an important sport and that it look like so much fun and I am going to do it in the near further.
    Thank you Miss May for having this as one of the many activates that we do in the class room
    From Hayden:)

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  15. kylche15
    October 7, 2015 at 9:33 am (2 years ago)

    To miss may
    Theese are my awnsers to your questions
    1.the teams in btn were competing in the Australian debating championship.
    2. A debate is like a argument where people try to pursuad for people to be on their side.
    3. There are 3 speakers in each debating team.
    4. In the video they got 1 hour to prepare.
    5. You need to. Show that you are right and your opponent is wrong.
    6 the team who was on the negatives.
    7. You need to tell that there is something wrong that you need to solve.
    8.they help you to be more confident.
    9. A lot of politics and big companies debate to se what to do.
    10. The there were debating championships
    From Kyle Yi

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  16. kyamar15
    October 7, 2015 at 9:34 am (2 years ago)

    Dear Miss May,
    1. The teams were debating in the Debating Championship.
    2. A debate is like an argument by more complicated.
    3. There are 3 people in a debating team.
    4. The students got 1 hour to write their argument.
    5. You need to prove your idea is right and the other teams idea is wrong. You need fact, good logic and be clear.
    6. The winners were South Australia.
    7. They said to tell the people your talking to that there is something wrong with the world and your trying the solve it.
    8. It helps them by them learning things that not many people would learn, it also help you with jobs.
    9. It can help you because some job need you to know how to debate.
    10. I was surprised by the fact that high school kids could enter such a big championship.
    From Kyan

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  17. jacbar15
    October 7, 2015 at 9:35 am (2 years ago)

    Dear Miss May,
    1. The teams were debating in the debating world champions ships.
    2.A debate is like an argument but with lots of facts, logic and it needs to be clear.
    3.There are three speakers in a team.
    4. The students were given an hour to prepare for the argument.
    5.You can make a good argument with Facts, logic, a clear voice, not getting personal, not being rude and proving the other person wrong.
    6. The negative side from South Australia won the debate.
    7. Putting a face on saying who it will a affect, why it well affect and you will need to tell them what your argument is.
    8. It helps students with there school because a speech and an SA are very similar
    9.Debating helps students become excellent debaters so they
    can become a judge and lawyer.
    10. That debating helps you with your school work.
    From Jack 🙂

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  18. will.m
    October 7, 2015 at 9:38 am (2 years ago)

    Dear Miss May,
    1: The Australian, National, debating championships.
    2: A debate is like an argument and people are trying to win the debate.
    3: On each debating team there are three people.
    4: The students who were competing only got an hour to prepare.
    5: To have a good argument you need to have facts logic and you need to be clear.
    6: the students who won were the negative side from South Australia.
    7: The advice that’s the students have were all ways having a face.
    8: The kids who debate know a lot more than what a average student knows.
    9: Debating is a good thing to learn if you want to be involved in politics.
    10: the thing that I was surprised about was I never new that there was a national debating team.
    From Will.M

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  19. Lauren
    October 7, 2015 at 9:40 am (2 years ago)

    Dear Miss May
    Here are my answers to the question from the BTN story.
    1. In the BTN story the teams were competing in the Debating Championships.
    2. A debate is kind of an augment between somthing that is right or wrong.
    3. There are 3 speakers in each debating team.
    4. The students had one hour to prepare there arguments.
    5. To make a good augment you have to prove your answers are right and your oppositions are wrong.
    6. The negative side from South Australia won the debate
    7. The students said that you need to tell them exactly what you argument is and you need to think what you are saying before you say it.
    8. Debating can help with your essays
    9. Debating can help with jobs because many people running companies or working in courtrooms have to be able to argue well.
    10. I found it suprising that there is a debating championship
    From Lauren

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  20. Nick
    October 7, 2015 at 9:40 am (2 years ago)

    Dear Miss May
    1. They where in the Australian National Debating Championships
    2. A debate is where two or more people are disagreeing to something
    3. There are three speakers
    4. The students where given one hour to prepare
    5. To make a good debate you need to speck clearly, use logic,tell facts you also have to prove that the opposition is wrong
    6. The winning team was the team from South Australia
    7. The advice that the students gave was to put a face on, you have to tell them that there is something wrong that you are trying to solve,who have to tell them what the argument is, you need to tell them what you are going to do about it, you need to tell them why that solution is going to work
    8. This helps you because when you write a essa you need how to write a speech
    9. It can help with jobs because lots of them are to do with debating
    10. This story was surprising because I never know that they had a debate companion
    From Nick

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  21. louvan15
    October 7, 2015 at 9:41 am (2 years ago)

    Dear Miss May,
    1.This video was very interesting, and I learnt a lot.
    2.They were competing in the round six, 2015 National Schools Debating Competition.
    3.I think a debate is when two groups of people come together and argue about important things.
    4.There are three speakers in each team.
    5.The students only got one hour to prepare their arguments.
    6.To make a good argument, you have to prove your answers are right, and your oppositions are wrong.
    7.The negative side from South Australia won the debate.
    8.Some advice the debaters talked about were if you had a solution, you had to justify why you think that solution is a good idea. Think about what you are going to say before you say it. Also, think about who this would effect, and to who would this be helpful.
    9.Debating can help with your school work by writing essays, because you need to know how to write a speech. Also, you learn things that your classmates think wouldn’t be learning.
    10.This can help with your jobs because when your older, you might run a company, or work in a courtroom. You would have to be able to argue with good reasons why.
    I think that this video was surprising because I didn’t know that schools debated against each other. Also, I didn’t know that there was a National Schools Debating Competition.
    From Louise.

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  22. Kevin
    October 7, 2015 at 9:41 am (2 years ago)

    Dear Miss May,
    1. They went to Adelaide to win the Australian National Debating Championship.
    2. A debate is sort of like a argument and you don’t write it to someone, you talk to them directly.
    3. There were three people in each debating team.
    4. They only got one hour to prepare for the debate.
    5. You need to prove that you ideas are right and they others are not right, also show ping your ideas make sense.
    6. South Australia had won the debate.
    7. You need to tell them what you really think, think what kind of people will want your ideas and thinking carefully before you say it.
    8. This helps schoolwork because you would be learning you classmates wouldn’t be learning. For example example if you’re writing an essay, you would have to know the speech and the evidence and structure
    9. It will help different jobs because the people who run companies or work in the court room need to know how to argue.
    10. There is so many things you really need to know to make a good debate, also a lot of people is doing it too.
    From Kevin

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  23. alecol15
    October 7, 2015 at 9:42 am (2 years ago)

    Dear Miss May,
    I really enjoyed this video because I didn’t really know what debating was about.
    1. The teams debating in the BTN video were competing in the 2015 National Schools Debating Championships.
    2. Debating is like an argument but you have to sort of persuade people that your idea or plan is better and you are given a topic to do the debate about. There is a for and against side too.
    3. On each debating team there are three speakers.
    4. The students only got one hour to prepare their argument.
    5. You can make a good argument by showing that your idea is right and you opponent’s is wrong. You can do this by using lots of facts, explaining arguments clearly and making sure your idea makes sense.
    6. The winners of the 2015 National Schools Debating Championships were… The Negative side from South Australia! It was a tough debate though.
    7. The advice the students gave about debating were to think about the people you were going to help, make your argument clear and tell them how it is going to work and thinking about what you are going to say before you say it.
    8. Debating helps students with their school work because it lets the debating students learn things that other students wouldn’t be learning and it is exactly like an essay so it helps with writing skills and speaking skills.
    9. Debating can help with different jobs by using your debating skills it could really help you run a company or if you worked in a courtroom because you would need to make arguments all the time to get things right.
    10. I found when they said debating is used all the time for different jobs surprising because I didn’t know that debating was used as frequently and I thought it was just used in courts and at school.
    From Aleecia

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