Impromptu Speech Topics

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  2. You are an ant. Convince an anteater to not eat you.
  3. Explain three different ways to eat an Oreo cookie.
  4. Tell us about a nickname you have and how you got it.
  5. Convince us to vote for you as president of the USA.
  6. Explain three uses for a pencil besides for writing.
  7. Read us a letter you might write home when you are staying at a circus training summer camp.
  8. Tell us about your summer plans.
  9. Convince us that homework is harmful to your health.
  10. Tell us about your favorite pet and why it should win the Greatest Pet Ever award.
  11. If you were an animal, what would you be?
  12. You are a salesperson trying to sell us the shirt you have on.
  13. Explain how a smart person might not be wise.
  14. If you were the teacher, how would our class be different?
  15. Tell us about the hardest thing you have ever done.
  16. You are a mad scientist. Tell us about your latest invention.
  17. You are a famous sports player. Describe your best moment of a game.
  18. You are a famous rock star. Explain what the lyrics of your latest hit song mean.
  19. Tell us about the best job.
  20. Explain the benefits of drinking milk.
  21. Tell us how to become a millionaire.
  22. Tell us about the best dream you've ever had.
  23. Create a myth that explains why pelicans have large beaks.
  24. Tell us how to make a new friend.
  25. Tell us about the most fun recess activity.
  26. Tell us about your favorite holiday.
  27. Tell us how to make your favorite meal.
  28. Explain which came first: the chicken or the egg.
  29. Explain the rules to your favorite game.
  30. If everything in the world had to change to the same color, what color would you choose and why?
  31. Explain how you would use a hat to catch butterflies. Be sure to
  32. identify the type of hat that is required.
  33. You are a piece of paper. Describe how we should use you before you get recycled.
  34. Explain how to make a pizza.
  35. Explain four uses for a drinking glass other than for holding a liquid.
  36. Convince our principal to give students their birthdays off of school.
  37. Describe how you would modify a snail so it can go faster.
  38. Explain the best way to teach an old dog a new trick.
  39. Describe the life cycle of a frog or butterfly.

  40. others:
  41. What moral issue best defines you?
  42. What is the biggest effect of the internet?
  43. Describe your worst experience
  44. Discuss the most memorable event in your life
  45. Is capitalism the best political and economic system? Defend your choice.
  46. Is knowledge more important than wisdom?
  47. Is a glass half full or half empty? Explain your choice.
  48. Why are humans so fascinated with understanding the universe?
  49. Does technology live up to it's promise?
  50. Ghosts I'd like to meet
  51. The morality of zoos
  52. Three keys to a happy life
  53. Reality TV shows
  54. Beauty
  55. You are what you eat
  56. Love is a choice
  57. Professional athletes are overpaid
  58. Dogs are better than cats
  59. How to become a millionaire
  60. Importance of communication
  61. Bottles versus cans
  62. Real or fake Christmas trees
  63. peer to peer technology
  64. Motorcycle helmets
  65. the assasination of a dictator can/cannot be justified
  66. Curfews
  67. Alien abductions
  68. The worst/best book you ever read
  69. All time favorite movie
  70. Your first memory
  71. The best things in life are free
  72. Clothes make the man/woman
  73. Happy drugs (prozac, zoloft, etc.)
  74. Good versus Evil
  75. Your favorite sound
  76. Your least favorite sound
  77. Exams are/are not good forms of assessment
  78. Why it's important to meditate
  79. What are you grateful for?
  80. Speed dating
  81. Your favorite relative
  82. Your favorite holiday
  83. Internet affairs
  84. The greatest gift we can give others is...
  85. If I were invisible for a day...
  86. What I would do if I knew I could not fail
  87. The most successful person I know
  88. Good grades matter
  89. Everyone should be a volunteer
  90. hybrid animals

  91. questions:
  92. Capital Punishment (Death Penalty). Should a criminal ever be executed?
  93. Imagine you are a salesperson. Try to sell the class a bottle of whiteout.
  94. Give a summary and review of the last movie you saw. Critique it.
  95. Smoking. Should it be prohibited in public places? Why or why not?
  96. Imagine you have just won the Mr. or Miss Universe pageant, a beauty and talent contest. You need to give a speech on television, expressing how happy you are, saying what the award means to you and thanking everyone.
  97. Animal experimentation. Currently many medical and cosmetic companies test their products on animals, such as rats or monkeys This often leads to severe pain or death for the animals. Should animals be used for experiments? If so, under what conditions?
  98. Imagine you are an art critic. Interpret the famous painting depicted in the postcard. Use your imagination and explain what the people in the painting are doing and thinking. You could create a narrative of the events that led up to the picture.
  99. Is it important to know a second language? Should everyone learn a second language?
  100. Imagine you are at an interview for your dream job. The interviewer starts the interview by saying, "So tell me about yourself." Answer the question.
  101. Euthanasia is the practice of terminating the life of someone suffering with an incurable and usually painful illness. Is it ever justified? If so, when?
  102. Give a detailed physical description of the most beautiful person you have ever seen.
  103. Abortion. Should it be legal?
  104. Imagine the class is having a party and you need to teach the class how to play your favorite card game. Teach them.
  105. Genetic Cloning (making an exact copy of a person) Should it be allowed?
  106. Compare or Contrast the government of the United States with the government of your home country.