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Listed under:  Language  >  Language modes  >  Speaking  >  Spoken texts  >  Oral presentations  >  Public speaking

That's debatable

Learn how to construct an effective rebuttal for a primary debate.


Discovering definitions

Learn how to define the topic in a primary school debate.


Considering responsibility in debates

Students learn how to discuss responsibility when debating.


Crafting persuasive arguments

Develop persuasive arguments for a primary debate using the PEEL model.


Deep diving into definitions

Explore definitions in debating from the negative team's perspective.


Find your voice

Students learn about, compose and perform slam poetry.


Characterisation in debates

Students learn how to use characterisation and descriptive language in debating.


Roles and rules of debating

Students explore debating rules and the role of each speaker.


Painting pictures with words

Learn about the art of performance poetry and compose your own slam poem.


Marvellous mechanisms

Students develop skills in how to use mechanisms in a debate.


Impressive impromptus

Do you think impromptu speaking is impossible? Learn how to captivate your audience and make the most of your speaking opportunities and how to deliver impressive impromptus.


Best manners

Develop student confidence in speaking in a debate.


Strictly Speaking

A public speaking resource including videos of student speeches, interviews, adjudicator comments, adults talking about their public speaking experiences, and support activities.


Whaia McClutchie, female orator, 1989

This is a black and white photograph of Whaia McClutchie (1922-1992), speaking in 1989 at the wharenui (meeting house) called Porourangi, at Waiomatatini on the East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand. She stands in front of a doorway, on the porch, holding a broad-brimmed hat in her left hand and pointing with her ...