Extemporaneous Speaking Topics
Updated December 8, 2018
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. politics|
Cyber security and regulation
|Brexit and the E.U.|
Middle East and Turkey
|December add:||Economic and fiscal policies|
Student choice NEW: Gun control
Student choice NEW: Immigration reform
|January add:||Effects of U.S. foreign policy|
|Effects of U.S. foreign policy|