29 terms

Debate

STUDY
PLAY
regulated
Alcohol is legal in the U.S. but is ________. = rules about how, when, where, and by whom something can be done
controversial
Abortion is very ________ in the U.S. = something that many people disagree about
depend
Rules about speed limits _______ on the the state and the area. = the answer is connected to something else
allows
Animal testing _______ scientists to test drugs without hurting people. = to make it possible for something to happen or for someone to do something
rebuttal
In a debate, the _______ is when one team says why the ideas of the other team are not true or effective.
pros and cons
They discussed the __________ of school uniforms. (3 words) = the advantages and disadvantages.
argue
Our team is going to _________ for school uniforms. = to state, giving clear reasons, that something is true, should be done
closing statement
At the end of a debate, each side gives their _______. = the last part, which is a kind of conclusion
while
__________ cats are quite clean, dogs are much friendlier. = This is true but... Similar to 'although'
although
__________ dogs are quite friendly, they often get the house dirty. = = This is true but... Similar to 'while'
benefit
One _________ of having a dog is that they can protect the house. = good point; advantage
drawback
One ________ of having a dog is that the own must take for a walk everyday.
respond
We need to _________ to their first point about dogs. = to say or write something as a reply
challenge
We need to _________ their first idea about cats being unfriendly. = to show that something is not true or right
evidence
You need to give ________ to support your opinion. = facts or examples that show clearly that something exists or is true
proposition
In a debate, the side that argues for something is the ________.
opposition
In a debate, the people who argue against something are called the ___________.
right
People have a _______ to vote. = something you should be able to do
back up
You need to ______ your opinions with facts. (2 words) = to show that what someone is saying is true by giving evidence
support
You need examples and reasons to ________ your idea. = to give information that shows that something is correct or true
respectful
In debates, it is important to be _________. = treating people in a way that is polite and not rude.
bring up
You ________ an interesting point. (2 words) = introduce something to a conversation.
claimed
He ________ that animal testing was painless. = to state that something is true, even though it has not been proved
fallacy
It's a __________ that all fat people are fat simply because they eat too much.= a weakness in someone's argument or ideas which is caused by a mistake in their thinking
logical
This is not ________. People sneeze when they have colds. Joe sneezed. Therefore, Joe has a cold. (Joe could have sneezed for another reason!) = using a thinking process in which facts and ideas are connected in a correct way
hypothetical
"What would you do if you had a million dollars?" is a __________ question. = imaginary situation; not real
reliable
You need to find _________ sources to support your ideas. = good quality that can be trusted
prove
He had some interesting examples, but they didn't _______ his idea. = to show that something is true by providing facts, information
outweigh
Overall, the benefits of having a cat _________ the drawbacks. = to be more important or valuable
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