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    Any good ideas for classroom debate topics?Interesting and appropriate...


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    These are tried and tested in 3 countries, with a range of ages and abilities:
    1. Cats are better pets than dogs.
    2. School uniforms should not be compulsory.
    3. School canteens/cafeterias should only sell healthy foods.
    (Junk food should be banned in schools)
    4. It's better to get a job than to go to university.
    5. Everyone should be vegetarian.
    6. It's better to be a boy than to be a girl.
    7. TV is better than books.
    8. Beauty is better than brains.
    9. Club activities are a waste of time.
    10. You should respect the elderly.
    More where that came from...
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    I think it's hard to find a topic that will be interesting for both you and the kids.

    I would suggest 'English should be an official language in Japan'.

    Its actually a real topic that has come up in the past and watching the ultra nationalist kids versus the 'i want to marry a gaijin' girls would be pretty entertaining for all involved.
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    OK, Dombay, in deference to you, how about
    "It's better to live in the country than to live in the city"?
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    Ah see but I would never argue that! What I would argue is that people who have never lived in the country and then bitch about it should shut up.

    I would argue that there is good and bad points to both. I'd also argue that trying to make yourself feel better by comparing your inakaness to others is tragic.

    See none of that makes a good debate Its all very tame and inconclusive
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