Extemporaneous Speech Topics

by Loraine Walters
Created: 12.02.2020
Updated: 12.02.2020
Extemporaneous Speech Topics

List of Extemporaneous Speech Topics

  1. A Few Extemporaneous Topic Ideas To Test Your and Your Public Audience Intelligence.
  2. A story from my life with a lesson and a message
  3. Actions speak louder than words, how do you see it?
  4. All that glitters is not gold, explain it
  5. An incident of your bravest act
  6. Are teens with free access to a car more at risk to get involved in accidents?
  7. Are the rich G-20 nations buying out their efforts to reduce the negative climate change effects?
  8. Bailouts and have prevented that our economy become worse in current and future times.
  9. Beauty is always in the eye of the beholder, do you agree with it?
  10. Can prime-minister and Democratic Party leader Yukio Hatoyama give a boost to the Japanese economy?
  11. Can We Blame – fill in a team – For Its Defeat?
  12. Can we reach our goals without working hard?
  13. Can workers do anything to resist automation?
  14. Conservation is survival, do you agree with this statement?
  15. Could final testing in senior high schools reflect your effort for the past few years?
  16. Could the conflict between Georgia and Russia implode to a threat to world peace? Pick some other regional conflict if you like, as long as you stay close to actual politics.
  17. Could we lose the war in Afghanistan now the insurgent troops are multipying their forces?
  18. Could We Really Say To Our Bosses What’s On Our Mind?
  19. Describe the happiest moment in your life
  20. Describe the ten best things you like about your city
  21. Did bankers caused the recession and are ordinary people paying the price?
  22. Do gays have as many rights as the rest of society does?
  23. Do pharmaceuticals profit too much from Swine Flu or other mondial diseases?
  24. Do the Six-Party Talks on North Korea’s nuclear program lead to a satisfying package solution? What if they progress on down to earth nuclear tests …
  25. Do we need a government funded campaign to transform our capitalist economy to a clean and green energy economy?
  26. Do you believe in fate/ destiny?
  27. Do you prefer tea or coffee? Why?
  28. Do you think all people are selfish?
  29. Do you think being a leader is easy?
  30. Do you think doomsday is real?
  31. Do you want to live in a kingdom? Why?
  32. Does Europe rely too much on Russian gas petrol fuel sources? And what about the border conflicts in relation to vulnerable pipeline transports.
  33. Does fanatic animal rights extremists endanger the universal human rights, or vice versa?
  34. Does global warming makes the Arctic Sea ice melting or is it a conspiracy theory to make us believe to invest in alternative power sources? Both sides of the same coin are extemporaneous public speaking topics you could consider to try out anyway.
  35. Does lifting the moratorium on commercial whaling cause more slaughter by commercial vessels in the oceans?
  36. Does marijuana has a therapeutic and medicinal value for cancer patients and what about the legal consequences.
  37. Does the Arab television stations al-Arabiya, al-Jazeera and the Saudi financed Middle East Broadcasting Center in the United Arab Emirates together reach more people worldwide watching television than CNN?
  38. Does the Bharatiya Janata Party represents a pan Indian ideology and how did it evolve over the years?
  39. Does the development of tourism in Malaysia open new opportunities?
  40. Does the fight against the Taliban in Afghanistan become tougher over time?
  41. Does the number of abandoned and abused pets swell as the economy has worsened or even closer at home: when the vacation season will soon be in sight …
  42. Does the system to register and grant patents for new innovations needs to be reformed?
  43. Does the world community really want to solve the Darfur Sudan problem even the states are now separated?
  44. Does Venezuela really need to nationalize private rice-processing plants? And why the powerplant supplies branches …
  45. Every change should start with the man in the mirror, do you agree with it?
  46. Explain the meaning of life for you
  47. How can unequal conditions for different social classes be combated?
  48. How can world peace be achieved?
  49. How can you foster environmental responsibility in your community?
  50. How do you see the killing of animals that keep happening all over the world to produce food or other leather materials?
  51. How do you start a conversation with a stranger?
  52. How does technology affect our lives?
  53. How former vice president Dick Cheney breaks the tradition of being not critical towards a new Washington administration.
  54. How has the environmental pollution worsened our quality of life?
  55. How India can be persuaded to participate in efforts to tackle global warming, or is it not prerequisite?
  56. I’m Just A Paperboy Now, Will I Become A Millionaire?
  57. If you could choose a country to live in, what country would it be?
  58. If you could take a year off from school, what would you do?
  59. If you got a chance to choose between born as a boy or a girl, which one do you prefer?
  60. If you had a chance to invent something useful, what would it be?
  61. If you knew you only had 24 hours left to live, what would you do?
  62. If you were a president, what would you do?
  63. If you were alone on a lonely island, what would you do there?
  64. If you were an animal, what kind of animal do you want to be?
  65. If you were extremely rich, what would you do with your money?
  66. If your life was a movie, what title would you give it?
  67. Imagine how people will look like in 1000 years.
  68. Is Barack Obama the next John F. Kennedy but better because he is an expert in auticue teleprompting reading …
  69. Is big tech eroding American concerns about personal privacy?
  70. Is it acceptable to force American laborers or employees to be fingerprinted at the working place?
  71. Is it ethical to wipe away illegal migrant or asylum camps in Europe?
  72. Is it important to have a sense of humor?
  73. Is it necessary to make plans before doing something?
  74. Is it right to ban fur clothing?
  75. Is legalizing the opium cultivation in Afghanistan a better option than forcing it down?
  76. Is Osama bin Laden still alive? Or has the conspiracy ended a couple of years ago with the sniper action …
  77. Is prison and jail reform more than just reworking tough legislative packages of criminal sentencing laws?
  78. Is seizing laptops or other computers indefinitely by the customs a proper instrument to fight the border crime?
  79. Is the decision to stop the development of an Eastern-Europe air missile defense system a threat to the national security of the nations involved?
  80. Is the growing population and economy a threat to India’s environment?
  81. Is the Hugo Chavez controlled legislature in Venezuela a serious threat to free thought and freedom of speech in that country?
  82. Is the NATO nuclear policy consistent with our federal nuclear policy
  83. Is the new G-20 summit effective in solving the economic crisis?
  84. Is the reappointement of Ben Bernanke as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors a good and wise decision?
  85. Is The X-Box Better Than Playstation?
  86. Is this the time to increase taxes?
  87. Is Vladimir Putin the real almighty political and national strength that Russia needs now?
  88. Is Wikipedia sometimes more reliable than for example the Online Encyclopaedia Britannica?
  89. May U S military authorities hire private security contractors in doubtful areas?
  90. Must all college and university textbooks also be available in easy to update and cheaper electronic ebook versions – to save money and easily updatable versions?
  91. Must judges sentence drunk drivers who for long terms in jail?
  92. Must the international community assembled in the ASEAN nations (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) work collaboratively to reduce greenhouse gas emissions – or is that a so-called mission impossible for lots of nations? (You can fill in other organizations as alternative extemporaneous topics)
  93. Must we focus more on improving basic education for the poor and historically disadvantaged – and what are the chain reactions for the overall well-being of human beings in society?
  94. Must we make the immigration system consistent with national economic precedences and priorities – what are the exceptions anyway?
  95. Or choose the opposite side for an extemporaneous topic: Bailouts will cost us, the taxpayers, in the end mucht more?
  96. Or: alternative best speech topics could be the position of the western world, or even Russia’s point of view.
  97. People say the biggest challenge in life is discovering who you are, do you agree?
  98. Pre-existing conditions may never be a reason to to deny coverage by insurance companies.
  99. Present a word portrait about one of your friends
  100. Real wealth is never measured in money, what do you think about it?
  101. Reasons why Facebook’s popularity is falling down?
  102. Reasons why Facebook’s popularity is not falling down despite the critics.
  103. Recall on the time when you had to give honest feedback
  104. Should – fill in a name – Win A MTV Award?
  105. Should all young girls up to 15 years be required to get the vaccine against the human papillomavirus H P V to avoid cancer of the cervix?
  106. Should cruel and very authoritarian principals be sacked – or are there any degrees in domineering the campus population with accordingly disciplinary fines for them?
  107. Should exams be replaced by other forms of testing performance?
  108. Should hunting be illegal?
  109. Should illegal immigrants receive no doctor care?
  110. Should India and China work together to counter western economic power? Or is it still under construction and do we see and hear less about that successfull joint venture?
  111. Should internet service providers and hosts be prohibited from blocking any content?
  112. Should lobbyists in our financial and political capitals work transparent and open?
  113. Should mayors keep a daily blog concerning their whereabouts and policies – just for squaring up at the next election time?
  114. Should NASA abandon plans and blueprints for colonization of the Moon by 2020 – or even Mars?
  115. Should people be restricted by social rules and ethical code, and why?
  116. Should the African Union nations and organizations end direct military aid to the Transitional Federal Government?
  117. Should the Cash for Clunkers program be continued due to its success?
  118. Should the death penalty be banned?
  119. Should the federal Attorney General be chosen by the people?
  120. Should the government constantly encourage people to convert waste into reusable material?
  121. Should the Indian society invest in maintaining peace between Hindus and Muslims?
  122. Should the Justice Department release information more often and sooner to local media to involve the local residents in crime fighting and solving almost undoable cases?
  123. Should the labels light and low tar be banned on in tobacco and nicotine products? And what to say about the mandatory illustrations on the packaging in some countries that are supposed to shock and deter people?
  124. Should the time high school students spend on homework each school night be limited to two hours maximum?
  125. Should there be fines for running out of petrol on the motorway?
  126. Should we accept a sky-high federal budget deficit number?
  127. Should We All Buy – fill in a product – ?
  128. Should we be afraid of internet crime and piracy?
  129. Should we cherish everything we have?
  130. Should we consider free public transportation (metro, bus, or other forms) in large cities?
  131. Should we improve mental health care for returning veterans and servicemembers – longer than five years after they have returned home?
  132. Should we lower our tolerance for repeat drunk driving?
  133. Should we make legal alcohol limits the same for both car drivers as well as boaters?
  134. Should we outlaw taxpayer-funded events in political campaigns?
  135. Should we prosecute individual American intelligence personnel involved in outrages committed during the hunt for al-Qaeda members?
  136. Speak about who is your favorite author, and why?
  137. Speak on a person who motivates you
  138. Speak on how can society affect your character
  139. Speak on how important communication is to you?
  140. Speak on the best day of your life. How did you feel then and why?
  141. Speak on the ways to reduce homelessness
  142. Speak on what do you think your life purpose is
  143. Speak on what do your dreams mean to you
  144. Speak on what is the best way to combat internet crime and piracy
  145. Speak on whether it is a good idea to be a vegetarian?
  146. Speak on whether smoking should be allowed in public places?
  147. Speak on why is apathy about politics more widespread now than in past decades?
  148. Speak on why is it important to learn a second language
  149. Speak on your biggest concern for the future
  150. Speak on your biggest fear
  151. Speak on your favorite family tradition?
  152. Speak on your idea of a perfect day?
  153. Speak on your role model?
  154. Tell the class about where you see your life in 10 years
  155. Tell us about yourself, and share some unusual trait that you have
  156. Tell us what can we do to increase our patience?
  157. The controversy over President Obama’s broadcast education speech to schoolchildren.
  158. The government of India should advocate for a nationwide census; regarding the population growth and in spite of the totally understandable privacy concerns that could override the need for credible statistics to rule a country?
  159. The quality of health care in America is the best in the world, or is it a myth?
  160. The requirement to register to vote in general elections. Should we end, keep / alter that practice – what is the reason behind it, is there some kind of a preambule in the laws concerning registration?
  161. The three pillars of a labor union: higher salaries, secondary benefits and job security.
  162. The world is full of nice people. In your own opinion, are you one of them?
  163. What are the benefits of homework?
  164. What are the causes of political instability in Pakistan?
  165. What are the ten things you dislike about your school/ college?
  166. What could we do to save the earth?
  167. What do you miss most from your childhood?
  168. What do you think being educated means?
  169. What do you think is a healthy lifestyle?
  170. What does a family mean for you?
  171. What does being fair mean for you?
  172. What environmental issue keeps menacing the environment in America?
  173. What goes around comes around, how would you explain it?
  174. What human quality do we need more of and why?
  175. What is more important – skills or education?
  176. What is one thing that you think will make you successful?
  177. What is the biggest thing you’ve done that you’re proud of?
  178. What is the meaning of life in the moment for you?
  179. What is the most useless invention do you think?
  180. What is your idea of a perfect job?
  181. What Television Program Should Be Banned And Why?
  182. What television show you think should be canceled, and why?
  183. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
  184. When you are in a room full of people, do you mostly feel happy or lonely?
  185. When you go for shopping, which one is more important for you, price or quality?
  186. Which is more important do you think, being smart or beautiful?
  187. Which Moviestar Earns Too Much Money In Comparison To His / Her Merits?
  188. Who Is The Best Songwriter?
  189. Who Is The Laziest Person On The Campus And Why?
  190. Why church ministers should have lifelong, monogamous, stable relationships.
  191. Why do bush fires often occur immediately after a rainy season in spring and autumn is there an scientific explanation for this annually natural phenomenon?
  192. Why Do I Play Golf? Or another kind of sports
  193. Why do people celebrate Thanksgiving?
  194. Why Do We Celebrate Thanksgiving?
  195. Why do we need a Whistle Blower Protection Act – whether we like it or not they always serve as a replacement or scape goat anyway?
  196. Why Is Barcelona A Special Place To Be? Or any other city or region
  197. Why is Paris a unique place for traveling to?
  198. Why releasing Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi from a Scottish prison is an insult of the relatives of the Lockerbie victims.
  199. Why we have to preserve architecturally significant historic-cultural monuments and heritage.
  200. Why we should not be afraid of the Swine Flue and trust on the precautions.
  201. Will – fill in a name- Become Senator?
  202. Will a flexible timetable to withdraw American troops from Iraq will best serve our national needs and interests?
  203. Will freezing the construction of Jewish settlements in the West Bank favors the Middle East peace process?
  204. Will freshwater supply to millions become the next huge world problem besides the global warming issue?
  205. Will Hispanic immigrants – like other foreigners – adapt to the American society?
  206. Will life be better in the next century?
  207. Will microloans and community banking be the lifesaver for developing countries?
  208. Will on-campus housing problems worsen in the future – what are botherations and squeezing annoyances that should be cleaned up right away>
  209. Will petroleum be the major fuel till 2050?
  210. Will the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty C T B T have more positive ramifications for arms control – or is it ‘paper tiger’?
  211. Will the problem of water supply be the top geopolitical problem we will be ought to resolve?
  212. Will water supply be the next geopolitical problem we must face seriously?
  213. You are what you do, not what you say you will do. Do you agree?

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