Title, Discover Debate: Basic Skills for Supporting and Refuting Opinions. Author, Michael H. Lubetsky. Illustrated by, Ty Semaka. Publisher, Crane Publishing. Discover Debate: Basic Skills for Supporting and Refuting Opinions. Front Cover. Michael Lubetsky, Charles LeBeau, David Harrington. Language Solutions. Discover Debate has 9 ratings and 2 reviews. This book is an answer to a much debated question: Is debate possible for low level learners Michael Lubetsky.

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He has attended the Discovet University Debate Championships six times as both a debater and judge, and sat on the Grand Final Adjudication Panel in After four years of teaching and writing, he has embarked on a new career in Her Majesty’s Canadian Foreign Service. Since landing in Japan inhe has taught in both the university and corporate worlds.

David has taught students of almost every age and circumstance from pre-schoolers to graduate students. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Discover Debate: Basic Skills for Supporting and Refuting Opinions

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Discover Debate makes discussion and debate skills accessible, fun, and exciting. Then, students learn how to examine, debxte, and refute opinions.

Ultimately, students are ready to support, defend, and refute opinions in a debate setting. Each unit follows a six-step learner-friendly format: Discover debate and rediscover dialog! Read more Read less. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. About the Author Michael H. Product details Audio CD: February 18, Language: I’d like to read this book on Lubetsly Don’t have a Kindle?

Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Showing of 7 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. The quality of this text could be vastly improved simply by removing half the content. The pages are busy in layout and lubets,y are longer than they need to be to get the teaching point across.

For example, an execise will have 11 questions where 5 would have been enough. If you are teaching a class with this text 3 hours a week, it would take several years to finish the book if you do every page. Furthermore, at pages long, the first actual debate activity doesn’t appear until page you could teach from this book for a full academic year and well into another without actually DEBATING anything.


Discover Debate : Basic Skills for Supporting and Refuting Opinions

See the “From the Author” section above for an example of disocver I mean. There is good material here, but you have to sift through reams of fluff to get to it. I don’t have time for that. Good book with great activities for beginner debaters. It’s a very useful resource for teaching debating skills, with lots of resources for activities.

The authors equate setting up a debate with the metaphor of building a house. This helpful tip eliminates the tedious task of trying to put in the best information and instead lays out basic ways to convey information. These ways include creating an opinion of the topic at hand while also having evidence that one stance has more validity than the other. Examples given in this book are helpful to show the intricacies and grey areas that come with debating a wide array of topics.

Topics in this book include the simplest subjects from country vs.

As a new teacher starting out I recommend this book to any student needing help forming a solid opinion on a subject that seems complicated to articulate and also to new teachers to learn how to conduct a debate that involves just as much evidence as it does opinion. One person found this helpful. I taught this book to 4 class over a span of two semesters at a Korean university, and had success in the class. The concepts were easy to understand and to follow.

The students really did get a grasp of what it takes to research, prepare and debate successfully. I would dehate that the book is taught to intermediate to advanced speakers of English.

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Also, this book could also be used at the high school level for native English speakers, as the concepts in the book are not overly advanced. Please note that in Korea, the book is published by “Compass Publishing”. I teach at a University in Japan. It turned out to be great for my students bound for U.

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It teaches listening and note taking, but what I like most about it is that it teaches the structures of logical argumentation in a very simple, down to earth way. It also has a clear sense of direction lacking in many classroom texts. Starting out with Just opinion exchange activities, the book ends with a full blown debate. I believe that Discover Debate will not only help my students present their ideas verbally in class, but will help them write more effectively out of class.


This is one of the best books I have found for preparing students for an overseas college experience. This book is fantastic. For many ESL students it is not only the language of debate that is a challenge, but the concept itself. This book begins at the very beginning — the first unit is titled “Have an Opinion”!

It moves smoothly and sequentially from there. Anyone interested in teaching debate, or using debate as a forum for teaching English conversation, should have this book on their shelf and encourage their students to buy it. I have used some of the concepts with my senior high school Japanese students and they have “clicked” with them more than any other projects we have done so far.

The students are motivated and enthusiastic to learn more. See all 7 reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

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