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Debate Format Vocabulary

Constructive. The speech that is delivered by the first speaker and outlines the major arguments in the debate.

Rebuttal. The speech that answers the Constructive speeches.

Final Focus. The final speech in the debate.

Summary.  The Summary is the third speech in the debate where debaters work to summarize their main points.

Crossfire. The crossfire is the questioning period in the debate.

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