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.

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October and November:U.S. federal elections
Trade deficits and tariffs
Middle East
December add:Economic policies
Gun control
January add:Racism
U.S. foreign policy
Trade agreements

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