Extemporaneous Speaking Topics

2020-2021 Extemp Topics

Updated October 24, 2020

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: Practice & Scrimmage Topics:2020 Election
a) Impact of Polls
b) Campaign issues
c) Voting methods
The European Union
a) Future of Euro
b) Debt crisis
c) Impact of Immigration
November:Policies in America
a) Pandemic
b) Foreign intervention
c) Elimination of existing regulations
d) States Rights
e) Immigration

The Economy
a) Congressional actions
b) Presidential intervention
c) Job creation
a) US relations
b) Stability of governing body
c) Political unrest
d) NATO Intervention

Middle East
a) US sponsored agreements
b) Israel/Palestine
c) Iran
d) Syria
December add:Healthcare in America
a) Trust in medical research
b) congressional actions
c) Plight of uninsured Americans

US Debt Reduction
The International Economy
a) Emerging economic powers
b) China’s influence
c) Intellectual property rights

a) Hong Kong
b) Taiwan
January add:Ecology

Post Election Legislation
Failed Governments


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