Quick Fire Debate Cards

Running out of time to prepare the next class? Relax and simply follow the procedure for this quick and easy debate class.


  1. Print this page out and cut out the debate topics into small card.
  2. Distribute the cards to each of the students and all them time to read and think of idea for their topic.
  3. Pair students up an give them 10 minutes to discuss each of the topics on their cards.
  4. Mix students again until all students have spoken to each other
  5. As a class vote on the most controversial topic and then as a class discuss ideas the students have

Be sure to write up incidental vocab and grammar that they need. Happy debating!

Download this lesson as a PDF Worksheet-Quick Fire Debate Cards

Homework should be banned.

School uniforms should be required.

All museums should be free to the public.

All students should be required to learn a foreign language in middle school.

Year round education is better for students.

Children should not be allowed to drink soda.

All students should be required to take a cooking class.

Zoos should be abolished.

Solar energy should replace all traditional forms of energy.

Single-sex schools are better for education.

Human cloning should be banned.

It is sometimes right for the government to restrict freedom of speech.

All students should be required to take a shop or practical arts class.

All students should be required to take a performing arts class.

All students should be required to volunteer in the community.

The moon should be colonized.

Students should not be graded on their handwriting.

Prayer of any form should be prohibited in schools.

Teachers should be replaced by computers.

Children under 14 should not be allowed on Facebook.

Sports stars are paid too much money.

PE should be required of all students throughout middle and high school.

The Internet should be banned from schools.

Smoking should be banned.

Recycling should be required.

All people should be vegetarians.

Video games are too violent.

All individuals should pay the same tax rates