No amount of practice can compare to the real thing, as these HK students found out at the International Competition for Young Debaters.
HKMA David Li Kwok Po College debating winners (from left) Deepmala Dhakal, Preeti Tariq and Sarneet Saran.
The Hong Kong Secondary Schools Debating Competition wrapped up last Thursday at City University with HKMA David Li Kwok Po College winning the Kowloon district championship.
Hong Kong Taoist Association Wun Tsuen School (right) won the Grand Final aruging against "Hong Kong is a good place for children to live".
Is Hong Kong a good place for children to live? Hong Kong Taoist Association Wun Tsuen School beat Ying Wa Primary School in the Nesta 4th Primary Debating Competition Grand Final yesterday debating against the motion.
The team from Wah Yan College (L-R) Coach Johnathan Lam Chun-him, Go Ka-lok, Tsoi Wan-cheung, Nicky Lee Chi-hon, Lee Chun-hei, Johnson Cheung Chun-wai, teacher Chan Kwok-chuen, and advisor Jack Ng
It can be super stressful to get up onstage in front of a crowd and have your views be judged, but for these top debaters, that's half the fun.
Students from HKWMA Chu Shek Lun Secondary School (from left) Saffia Naz, Simrah Ali Awan and Katy Ho showed good teamwork.
Seeing people glued to their phones is not unusual, but two teams debated whether Hongkongers are too attached to their devices.
Those involved in the 28th World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championships at Diocesan Girls' School.
When Jimin Kang of Chinese International School spoke about the hardships that refugees face, one of her South African opponents said he was deeply touched.
Students from 16 countries compete in five different types of speaking events as the event is held in Hong Kong for the first time ever.
(From left) Issac Lau, Rachel Law and Phoebe Yeung of Sha Tin Methodist College discusses their debate.
The landfills in Hong Kong are filling up fast, so two teams debate how to manage the city's growing waste problem
Youngsters should thank their parents for their care and support. As turning 18 means becoming an adult, some believe teenagers at this point should get a job to contribute to household spending.
The situation regarding the younger generation's poor performance in the workplace is becoming more serious. Some employers complain that young employees do not know how to dress professionally for different occasions, and they do not show respect and behave well towards elders.
The digital era has catapulted citizen journalism to the spotlight. More and more people are acting as journalists and using social networking sites, especially Twitter, to tell the public about current affairs.