Expository Speech Topics

by Loraine Walters
Created: 11.02.2020
Updated: 12.02.2020
Expository Speech Topics

List of 140+ Expository Speech Topics

  1. A day at the beach
  2. Animism
  3. Benefits of animal facilitated therapy
  4. Benefits of exercising.
  5. Bermuda triangle
  6. Burning man event
  7. Can rock music provoke violence?
  8. Causes and effects of undersea disturbances (benthic storms)
  9. Chemical and biological warfare – when did it begin? (some say in 425 B.C.)
  10. Compare and contrast the civilized/savage sides of humankind
  11. Compare gangs in America with those in Europe
  12. Compare/contrast dogs and cats
  13. Compare/contrast dogs and men
  14. Consequences of having the job at school.
  15. Dealing with financial problems.
  16. Definition of the Zen Buddhist term satori
  17. Describe benefits of knowing foreign languages.
  18. Describe in detail a statue or memorial marker on campus. Research the history of the marker and the person or event it commemorates.
  19. Describe the change of communication in the Era of Technology.
  20. Describe the effect of art in your life.
  21. Describe the fashion trends in the US.
  22. Describe the major stress factors in your life and how do you manage them?
  23. Describe the next great invention.
  24. Describe the positive effect (negative effect) the Internet has on the communication.
  25. Describe your favourite sport.
  26. Differences between the way African/American women and caucasian women view their bodies
  27. Different meanings of gestures in different cultures (handshakes, hugs, kissing, etc.)
  28. Discuss and compare the dangers between saline and silicone breast implants
  29. Discuss gender differences in symptoms and treatment of heart disease
  30. Does your emotional state affect your memory?
  31. Dwell on the consequences of being sexually active without using condoms.
  32. Dwell on the issue that does not get enough attention. Why is it so?
  33. Enumerate some useful ways students can spend their leisure time.
  34. Explain the characteristics of a Greek god/goddess.
  35. Explain the consequences of constant procrastination.
  36. Explain the major reasons for divorces in the US.
  37. Explain the requirements of an unusual major at your school (like Aviation, Fashion Design, Astro-Physics, Japanese, or International Studies).
  38. Explain why do you believe (don’t believe) in aliens.
  39. Explain why meat-eating (vegetarian way of life) is harmful.
  40. Explore how obesity affects a nation’s productivity and economy.
  41. Famous first facts
  42. Fetal alcohol syndrome
  43. Highlight the interrelation between the mood and time perception.
  44. History of birth control in china
  45. History of ligers (no, it’s not a spelling mistake)
  46. History of Santeria
  47. History of the Nile river
  48. History of the yo-yo
  49. How a plane stays in the air
  50. How best to decide which college to go to?
  51. How can a person best separate from their parents in college?
  52. How can a student survive the first few weeks of college?
  53. How can humanity deal with Earth’s overpopulation?
  54. How can one pay for college without getting into too much debt?
  55. How can someone avoid dating the wrong people in college?
  56. How can you be a great roommate?
  57. How can you help a suicidal friend?
  58. How can you stay healthy while dining on campus food?
  59. How do you plan to change the world?
  60. How does one join a sorority or fraternity?
  61. How does science improve human lifespan?
  62. How does workplace organization affect the working process?
  63. How has your college has changed over the years?
  64. How important our families are to us? Explain your point of view.
  65. How to change your life in a month (in a year, in 10 days etc.).
  66. How to deal with bullying in school? How can it be prevented?
  67. How to develop leadership skills.
  68. How to get scholarships for college.
  69. How to reduce the influence of the social media on our lives?
  70. If you could live a day of any person, whose life would you choose?
  71. If you could live in any country of the world, what country it would be?
  72. If you could redesign your school (college) building, what would you change?
  73. If you were an animal, which would you be and why?
  74. Impact of acid rain
  75. Invent and describe a brand-new religion.
  76. Is expressing your emotions really helpful?
  77. Is it possible to overcome racism/discrimination?
  78. List of things making people happy.
  79. Non-academic benefits of studying Chemistry (Biology, Physics etc.)
  80. Phobias – Logophobia- Fear of words, do you have it?
  81. Pick a building on your campus: Describe its history and describe how the building got its name (especially if it is named after someone).
  82. Pick a professor at your college to interview. What is their background and how did they get interested in their subject?
  83. Problem/solution of erosion of the beach and coast
  84. Process of imprinting in animals
  85. Process of mummification
  86. Processes of mountain formation
  87. Pros and cons of the witness security program
  88. Ritualistic female mutilation
  89. Seven deadly sins
  90. Should people try to create artificial intelligence?
  91. Similarities between karate and ballet
  92. Similarities/differences in body piercing in different cultures and eras
  93. Social consequences of being overweight.
  94. Social impact of aids
  95. Speak about dancing as the way to relieve stress.
  96. Speak about the generation of consumers. How to be a wise consumer?
  97. Steps to saving the planet.
  98. The emotional aspects of going blind/deaf
  99. The evolution of mothers on television (From June Cleaver to Roseanne)
  100. The foods of an area (i.e., Montreal, Quebec, Canada – poutines, smoked meat, bagels)
  101. The history of underwear
  102. The holy spirit
  103. The lost city of Atlantis
  104. The most and the least favourite style of music. Why?
  105. The negative impact of high heels on women’s backs
  106. The theory of objectivism
  107. Think of your favourite years. Why do you like them?
  108. Top 10 useful and interesting activities with youngsters.
  109. Uniform in school: pros and cons.
  110. What are the best scandals or memorable events in your college’s history?
  111. What are the ways to catch the liar?
  112. What are ways to use the local coffee house to avoid studying?
  113. What book would you like to write and why?
  114. What can video games teach youngsters?
  115. What causes college freshmen to be depressed?
  116. What do you have to do to win a campus election?
  117. What do you need to do to get ready for a college football game (or other sport) at your school?
  118. What is podcasting?
  119. What is poi (used in fire dancing)
  120. What is the history of your college mascot?
  121. What is the history of your college?
  122. What is Wicca, and what are some of its ceremonies?
  123. What should you leave at home when you go to college?
  124. What sphere would like to choose for volunteering and why?
  125. What stages does your decision-making process include?
  126. What symbolizes your culture?
  127. What will life be like in 10 years, 25 years, 50 years, and 100 years?
  128. What would you do if you were immortal?
  129. What’s the best way to choose which college activities to be involved in as a freshman?
  130. What’s the worst way to study for finals?
  131. When and how did high heel shoes develop
  132. Who are the students at your college? What is the background of most students? How are students different? What do they have in common?
  133. Why do I admire a particular person?
  134. Why do teenagers involve in drinking alcohol and smoking weed?
  135. Why do you want to become a writer (builder, police officer etc.)..
  136. Why dog (cat, hamster, horse, tiger etc.) is a perfect pet?
  137. Why is a teenage depression so common?
  138. Why is it better to live in the apartment (private house)?
  139. Why libraries become less popular?
  140. Why should people attend games of a less popular sport? (Pick one you like.)
  141. Women in the protestant religion (from sainthood to submission)

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