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Rebuttal - Let's Practice!
The hardest thing to do in our debaters is to rebut the opposition's points - but we can practice to grow in confidence and get better at it... let's try these:

(Remember, our response has to be very quick indeed and brief. Address the point and then shoot it down. I have placed girl or boy as the speaker because you might like to use SHE or HE in the response - it is really effective to make the response personal - don't just use 'they' or 'the opposition' )

Every student should learn a musical instrument because it is fun and enjoyable. 
(1st Affirm boy)
The 1st affirmative speaker told us that learning a musical instrument is fun and enjoyable. We disagree because the stress caused from learning new skills and pieces is not fun at all and certainly not enjoyable.
(The first sentence is addressing the point and the second sentence is shooting it down)

Our PE program has so many different sports in it that we just don't have time to include dance. 
(1st Negative girl)
Response: The 1st Negative speaker told us that there was not enough time to include dance in the PE program. We believe this is wrong because if you believe the activity is important enough, as we believe dance is, then you can make time in the program.(The first sentence identified the point made and the second sentence made an answering statement - argument shot down again!)

Have a look at these points and see if you can make a response to them:
1. Learning a musical instrument can make you smarter. (2nd Affirm girl)
2. Dance is only for girls to learn. (1st Neg girl)
3. Everyone enjoys the challenge of learning a harder musical piece. (1st Affirm boy)
4. Dance is just as important as running, throwing and catching. (2nd Affirm boy)

Can you make a statement which will shoot these down?

i can shoot down the witty remark about dancing only being for girls as i recall a couple of dance styles were invented by and for men

ps: hope this helped :)

Daniel Mcainsh, Again

also i think i have to ask, why are the negative team consistently relating to dance when i thought the debate was about learning a musical instrument

patrick kleeman

I think the debates might be mixed up

Mr. G.

It was just an example - it wasn't connected to the topic.


i also wish to inform you that i really want to do this website, i have ben looking to do something like this for YEARS!

please please let me be manager
because i will take this job seriously and keep the students informed.

Maddy Meeks

You spelt my name wrong again cant wait till next debate I will do a better job this time now that I know topic

Daniel McAinsh

BTW a heads up, the way to spell maddie meeks is maddy meeks
ps hope this helped :) i am sooooooooo looking forward to dwtd and i cant wait to peform


i realy like this website and i have a question: are there going to be blogs for other subjects such as DWTD


why is you name anonymous


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