Learning Activity 5: Role of speakers In the previous unit or focus, we were introduced to the procedure of debating. We learnt that there are usually three members in each debate team. They divide the arguments among themselves according to their role and the content of their speeches. For example, the captain (as the opening speaker) may focus more on definition and introducing the main arguments while the 2nd speaker may focus more on rebutting the points the opponents made.
Each team would also try to think of what the other team will say and prepare rebuttals (questions or counter-arguments that challenge the points made by another team).
You are going to watch the video clip of a debate on the following motion: