Debating is an activity that challenges our logical thinking, observation, language organizing and teamwork abilities. Our Grade 8 and 9 students had a wonderful class debate after full preparation. In the activity, some students acted as debaters and some acted as the audience. The atmosphere of the whole debate was tense at times and relaxed in others. During the competition, the students put their
grammar, vocabulary and sentence skills to use. In this activity, students listening ability will be improved, as well as their oral expression, strain, thinking, and teamwork abilities. More importantly, after the debate, students reflect on their performance in the team. I think this is the perfect way of teaching for the IB!