How to debate in English – Join an online debate

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How to debate in English – Join an online debate

Join these debates:
Abortion – Should it be legal? –
Can a person be moral without religion? –
Is animal testing necessary? –
Should we tougher on drugs? –
Should there be more gun control? –
Does gender equality exist in the workplace? –

Ways to give your opinion:
I think that…
In my opinion…
I’m of the opinion (that)..
I like to think (that)…
I’m convinced (that)…

To emphasise a point:
I must stress (that)….

To repeat an important statement:
Just to reiterate…

To ask for opinion:
Where do you stand on…?
What’s your opinion on…?

How to agree with someone:
You’ve got a point.
I see your point.

To say that you agree with/support a general idea
I’m for…
I’m pro-…

How to disagree with someone:
I’m afraid I have to disagree (with…)
I’m not persuaded (that)…
I can’t agree with you.
It’s against what I believe.
I have to take issue with…

To disagree with a general idea:
I’m against…
I’m anti-…

To encourage further discussion:
Is it not therefore more beneficial to….?
Does it not make more sense to….?
Have you considered…?
Your opinion is biased.

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