3C 2008  ディベート



1. You will take a certain position on the topic and argue for your position against a group of opponents.
2. You will be given the following topic beforehand and will be allowed to choose a 'pro' or 'con' position.
3. On the day of the debate, you will be assigned one of the position and assigned to a group.
4. Each debate will last approximately 12 minutes.
- Express your opinion with reasons using the following pattern.
 e.g. 私は、田中さんは〜たほうがいいと思います。それは、(reason) からです。
- Listen to your classmates' opinions and give them a counter or additional opinion.
---When you want to speak against the stated opinion: でも、〜。それはそうですが、〜。
---When you want to add to the stated opinion: それに、〜。そして/それから、〜。
5. Every student will be graded separately, and your grade will be based on the number of times you speak, as well as the quality of your statements.
6. If you are absent on the day of the debate, there is absolutely no possibility of a make-up.



カリフォアルニア大学は毎年、多くの費用(ひよう)をごみ処理(しょり)に使っている。そこでUC Regents はごみ処理(しょり)対策(たいさく)を話し合った。出された案は、次のとおりである。
a) 今あるごみ箱(ばこ)の数を半分に減らす(へらす)。リサイクルのごみ箱だけは、今のまま残す。
b) ごみ箱がいっぱいだったら、自分のごみは家に持って帰る。
c) ごみのポイ捨て(すて)が見つかったら、チケットを切られる。
d) 学生がこのルールに従わない(したがわない)で、大学のキャンパスがきたなくなったら、それをそうじする費用(ひよう)として、学費(がくひ)を値上げ(ねあげ)する。

e) 奨学金(しょうがくきん)を与える(あたえる)か、学費を値下げ(ねさげ)することもできる。


New Trash Disposal Policy Proposal for the University of California

      Recently, the Regents of the University of California have assigned a task force to investigate whether or not expenditures allocated for the disposal of trash on all the UC campuses could be reduced.  The plan is partially based on the Japan model for trash disposal and recycling.  Some of the proposals that the task force have come up with include: a) reducing the number of trash cans to half (=50%) at each campus, with the exception of those which are designated for recyclables, and b) requiring students to dispose of all other trash off-campus if those designated trash cans are full; c) students will be ticketed if found throwing trash other than in the cans; d) if a significant amount of non-recyclable trash were to be left on any one campus throughout one academic year, a raise in tuition at that campus could be levied. On the other hand, e) if a significant amount of money were saved from not having to dispose of non-recyclable trash on any particular campus, then that amount would either be allocated to a special scholarship fund or perhaps translate to a reduction in tuition for said campus.
      You have decided to attend a campus-wide meeting at UCI to discuss the above.  Do you agree or disagree with the above reasoning and what ideas or proposals do you have either for or against the new policies being proposed for trash disposal?