Week 6 – Active Listening

Developing Debating Skills (12+)

In Lesson 6, we started thinking about different strategies we can use to win debates. One of these strategies is listening! By listening to your team and the opposing team, you can offer strong Rebuttals and Points of Information, and persuasive PEEL speeches.

Watch the video below where Sir David Attenborough delivers a speech for the United Nations Climate Summit 2019. Whilst watching the video, have a go at writing down 5 important points that he makes. Once you have done this, try ranking the points you have chosen in order from least important to most important. Think about what the most persuasive part of his speech is!

Challenge: Using an idea from Sir David Attenborough’s speech, try and create a PEEL speech for Team Proposition on the motion “This House believes that it is everyone’s responsibility to protect the environment”.