This week's topic:
At one of the previous debates, we talked about consumer power, and how it wasn't all that easy to know if what you were doing was right: It might even be detrimental. So this debate’s topic is:
Is it possible to be a good person?
- Are do-gooders more trouble than good?
- Are we surrounded by holier-than-thou types who think they are better than you because they recycle their plastics?
- Do you care about being a good person and if not, why not?
- Should people be good by their own volition and from their own hearts or forced through taxes or other means?
The English Debate Club:
Challenge and improve your English skills with lively discussions and debates! Sometimes we stick to debate format, other times it evolves into a general discussion.
Topics will be set at least a week in advance (please feel free to message the group leader with topic suggestions) and participants are welcome to prepare beforehand or wing it - but everyone will be encouraged to contribute to the discussion. Teams will be assigned on the night, so be prepared to argue either side of the debate. There will be some preparation time once teams are assigned.
Focus will be on crafting arguments in English, phrasing for emphasis and expanding vocabulary at an advanced level. Native English speakers who would like to brush up on their debating skills very welcome also!