The Conversational Chinese series adopts a step-by-step and rather fast way to teach students without any Chinese learning experience to speak Chinese. Conversational Chinese for Debate is the sixth volume in the series, with its 18 lessons equally divided into two parts. Each of the nine lessons in the first part gives a topic for the two sides (pro and con) to debate on. Both sides are supposed to have clear arguments and support the arguments with convincing facts and reasons, and are encouraged to make appropriate use of idioms and proverbs. The nine lessons in the second part encourages the debaters to give more of their own ideas rather than totally relying on the materials given in the lessons so as to further improve their use of the language.