7.30.2012

A word on English debating

from : es.imvu.com
A few years ago, debating was just like my daily routine. English debating has opened up the new possibilities for me, exploring more facts, evidence, reasoning and opinion on certain matters. A few days ago, some of my friends at my ex-senior high school asked me about how is the art of debating. Well, although I am not defined myself as a master in this field, but this is what I thought.


If you look at Wikipedia or some dictionaries, you may found that debate is contention in argument; dispute; controversy; discussion; esp. the discussion of questions of public interest in Parliament or in any assembly. So if u ask me, “so what is English debate?”. It will simply means contention in argument; dispute; controversy; discussion; esp. the discussion of questions of public interest in Parliament or in any assembly in ENGLISH. Heheh ^^.

In Indonesia English debating is kinda popular especially among senior high school and college students. It’s even outmatch the Bahasa Indonesia debating popularity in some cases,  I think this is because the  “the more you speak the unknown language, the cooler you are” perception. Well, whatever it is, I am also defined English debating as something cool, LOL J.

Actually the popularity of English debating is boosted by the numbers of the english debating competition that held annually. You can even find English debating competition held in every district in Bali Province. It’s amazing since you will hardly find any Balinese language debating competition around. Well, I am not writing a critic to the English debating activity, however, it is a tragic if we appreciate foreign language more than our natives.

What I am trying to write in the next few articles is a series of debating tutorial for beginner, the writing will solely based on my personal experience. So If you guys looking for some stories on English debating, I hope I will be able to jot it down real soon. So keep in touch. J


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