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List of Connectives

In debates, it is important to remain dispassionate and to use logical and factual information. This can and usually does increase the length of...

Idioms for Debating and How to Use Them

Being able to mean what you say and say what you mean in a debate can cost you victory. Having short and memorable phrases...

Using Socratic Questions in the ESL/TEFL Classroom

Studies have shown that passive engagement in a class or activity does not lead to better learning. In some cases it may have the...

Using Socratic Questions in the ESL/TEFL Classroom

Studies have shown that passive engagement in a class or activity does not lead to better learning. In some cases it may have the...

List of Connectives

In debates, it is important to remain dispassionate and to use logical and factual information. This can and usually does increase the length of...

How to Make Debates More Informal

It often pays off to be formal in your speech, whether at a job interview, business conference or even at a wine bar. There...

Idioms for Debating and How to Use Them

Being able to mean what you say and say what you mean in a debate can cost you victory. Having short and memorable phrases...

Common Debating Phrases

Using the right language at the appropriate time is essential for any debate worth its salt. Use these phrases to help shore up your...

30 Ways to Avoid Using the Word ‘Very’

How to make point as concise and as detailed as possible. A common mistake is to use very with adjectives to stress its importance in...

Linking Words

Linking words are an essential part in debates to expand your sentences and to avoid repeating the subject. Here we have complied a list...

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