All Extemporaneous Speaking preliminary rounds at Grand Finals will feature questions in one of the following topic areas (not necessarily in this order):
- US policy (domestic and foreign), politics, and elections
- Domestic affairs of countries other than the US and foreign policy of all countries (including the US)
- US and/or global economic policy, business, and trade
- Social issues, culture, science and technology
Finals (if required) will include topics from ALL topic areas above.