Extemporaneous Speaking Topics
2019-2020 Extemp Topics
Updated October 22, 2019
Competitors in Extemporaneous Speaking should research current events based on the following topics. Maine tournaments offer a consolidated Extemporaneous Speaking event. Prior to the start of round 1, each competitor will announce their topic preference (domestic or foreign). The topics they pull will be from that chosen area.
Topics introduced in December will be specified by student choice voting. Students will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite out of a list of topics.
|October and November:||U.S. federal elections|
Trade deficits and tariffs
|December add:||Economic policies|
|U.S. foreign policy|