Argumentative Speech Topics

Argumentative Speech Topics to Make a Lasting Impression

When it comes to argumentative speech, it is always better for the speaker to go for a topic that he/she is passionate about. You can choose any of the topics listed in this article.
EduZenith Staff
Last Updated: Apr 9, 2018
If you are going to participate in an elocution competition, you should surely think of choosing an argumentative topic. An argumentative topic provides you great scope to express your opinions and beliefs. You may go for contemporary social issues relating to politics, society, sports, technology, nature, human behavior, crimes, etc.

Select a Topic: You can choose a controversial issue and express your personal opinion and perspective. You can go for political issues and debate on implementation of new law and order. If you are not interested in politics, choose a social issue like child labor or teenage pregnancy. Topics such as teenage pregnancy are very sensitive and you need to handle them properly. It may happen that some opinions expressed by you may not appeal to the audience. So make sure that your speech does not create any serious response. Before beginning the speech, you should always introduce the topic properly and create a background for the audience. Your points in the argumentative speech should be strong and you should convey them in a convincing way. If you have decided to present an argumentative speech, here are some lists of topics for you to choose from.

Interesting Topics
  • Should death penalty be allowed?
  • Should the drinking age be lowered?
  • Reasons why people should vote
  • Should cell phone use in cars be permitted?
  • Animal testing pros and cons
  • Advertising: Information or Manipulation
  • Should men get paternity leave from work?
  • Are we too dependent on computers?
  • Does access to condoms prevent teen pregnancy?
  • Beauty pageants pros and cons
  • Should students be allowed to grade their teachers?
  • Should parents be allowed to smoke around children?
  • Computer and video games: pros and cons
  • Why do men have affairs
  • Should creationism be taught in public schools?
  • Can terrorism ever be justified?
  • Is stomach stapling the right way to lose weight?
  • Do schools have the right to search students' lockers?
  • Is blood donation for money ethical?
  • Should priests be allowed to marry?
  • Should prostitution be legalized?
  • Should HIV positive workers have to tell their employers of their status?
  • Fur is not a fashion statement
  • Should governments negotiate with terrorists?
  • Stay at home moms vs working moms
  • Should sex education for children be made compulsory in schools in an attempt to curb problems such as teenage pregnancy?
Funny Topics
  • What age is appropriate for dating?
  • Are girls too mean to each other?
  • Why must I always not do things that I like to do?
  • What do teachers do when they are not teaching?
Topics for KidsYou can choose any of these topics, do a good research, and present your thoughts with confidence. All the Best!