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English Debate Club

This week's topic:

Vulnerability of our societies - is it increasing, and if so what can we do about it?

As our societies get more advanced, interconnected and sped up we may actually put ourselves in grave danger.

It is easy to think that the prosperity, peace and calm we currently experience in increasingly larger parts of the world, is something we should get accustomed to and may rely upon for our ever brighter futures.

However some critical voices are heard that claim that many of the things we do now may come back to haunt us sooner or later. These things include, but are not limited to:

Are these threats real or are some of them overblown? Are there others not mentioned here? What can we do to mitigate them?

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.

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!

 

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  • Massimo M.

    Interesting and engaging

    1 · July 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    oops, seems I can not make it today. So sorry. next times

    July 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My very first time to participate such kind of debate in English. Don´t how would it play out. like to listen more before adding fuel into it.

    July 23, 2013

  • Thomas W.

    I wanted to come this week, but have had to drop out. Sorry folks, have a good session.

    July 23, 2013

  • Jorgen

    Update: Found just now some ideas about that we had the same temperatures an Co2 levels we're heading or a couple of million years ago: http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/8294/20130722/global-warming-five-million-years-ago-antarctic-drastically-raised-sea.htm

    July 23, 2013

  • Hélène P.

    A very interesting topic! I will try to give my opinion this time! Have a nice week!

    July 17, 2013

  • Jorgen

    Topic has been set: Vulnerability of our societies - is it increasing, and if so what can we do about it?

    See details in the text further up on the page!

    July 17, 2013

  • Massimo M.

    I am interested in any topics related to culture, lifestyle, social organizations, economics and welfare.

    July 16, 2013

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