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All drugs should be decriminalised

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The common perception is that such substances should be banned in order to protect society from their harmful effects. But do these issues really limit the …

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Teachers should be allowed to teach creationism in schools

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In 2012 a US state passed a law which protects teachers who choose to teach creationism. This is a theory that the Earth and the universe …

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Advertising is harmful

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In 2011 Google was reported to say that online advertising alone could be worth more than $24 billion a year. It has grown significantly and in …

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Every child should have a mobile phone?

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Should children have mobile phones (or cell phones in American English). This doesn’t mean they must have one and carry it with them everywhere. It is …

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Wildlife trafficking should be banned

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At the core of the illegal wildlife trafficking is a strong and rapidly expanding demand for a variety of products from around the world, such as …

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University education should be free

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Many countries provide free education to children under 16, which is generally accepted. When it comes to university education there is a great variation as some …

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Reality television does more harm than good

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Reality shows are incredibly popular. With blockbusting shows like Survivor, Big Brother, The Apprentice, and American Idol all attracting massive audiences each week. Documentaries trying to …

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Pets should be allowed in nursing homes

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Many assisted living facilities and nursing homes are allowing residents to bring their pets to live in their housing communities. Nursing homes are starting to bring …

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Net neutrality – All internet traffic should be treated equally

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The internet is a large network of computers working together to bring data to its users. This network functions efficiently because each member – or node …

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Modern technology is harming society

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Carl Henegan once said “Life was so simple when apples and blackberries were fruit, a tweet was the sound of nature, and facebooks were photo albums”. …

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Cosmetic surgery should be banned

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Cosmetic surgery is different from critical or reconstructive surgery because it is used to ‘enhance’ or ‘make different’ someone’s physical appearance. In this way, it is …

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Single-sex schools are good for education

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Single-sex schools are schools that only admit those of one specific gender, believing that the educational environment created by a single gender is more helpful to …

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How to use Free Debate Lesson Plans from ESLDebates

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This plan is for Free Debate Lesson Plans which can be found here. The ESLDebates team we would like to thank you for downloading our free …