Middle School Impromptu Speaker Prompts

Round 2 - 11:30 a.m. Pacific

  1. Speaker 1


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    Abstract Nouns

    1. Advantage

    2. Balance

    3. Clarity
  2. Speaker 2


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    Abstract Nouns

    1. Death

    2. Envy

    3. Fascination
  3. Speaker 3


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    Abstract Nouns

    1. Generation

    2. Horror

    3. Intelligence
  4. Speaker 4


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    Abstract Nouns

    1. Joy

    2. Luck

    3. Mercy
  5. Speaker 5


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    Abstract Nouns

    1. Opportunity

    2. Poverty

    3. Reality
  6. Speaker 6


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    Abstract Nouns

    1. Sacrifice

    2. Talent

    3. Uncertainty
  7. Speaker 7


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    Abstract Nouns

    1. Victory

    2. Warmth

    3. Yearning

Round 1 - 8:00 a.m. Pacific

  1. Speaker 1


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    Concrete Nouns

    1. Airport

    2. Butter

    3. Costume
  2. Speaker 2


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    Concrete Nouns

    1. Donkey

    2. Eyes

    3. Factory
  3. Speaker 3


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    Concrete Nouns

    1. Guitar

    2. Hospital

    3. Jacket
  4. Speaker 4


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    Concrete Nouns

    1. Kangaroo

    2. Luggage

    3. Mirror
  5. Speaker 5


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    Concrete Nouns

    1. Newspaper

    2. Onion

    3. Peacock
  6. Speaker 6


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    Concrete Nouns

    1. Radio

    2. Shark

    3. Taxi
  7. Speaker 7


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    Concrete Nouns

    1. Umbrella

    2. Violin

    3. Wolf

Round 3 - 3:00 p.m. Pacific

  1. Speaker 1


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    Proverbs

    1. When the going gets tough the tough get going

    2. Actions speak louder than words

    3. You can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs

  2. Speaker 2


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    Proverbs

    1. Never look a gift horse in the mouth

    2. All good things come to an end

    3. Too many cooks spoil the broth
  3. Speaker 3


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    Proverbs

    1. A penny saved is a penny earned

    2. A chain is only as strong as its weakest link

    3. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em
  4. Speaker 4


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    Proverbs

    1. Two wrongs don't make a right

    2. Familiarity breeds contempt

    3. Beggars can't be choosers
  5. Speaker 5


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    Proverbs

    1. Discretion is the greater part of valor

    2. When in Rome, do as the Romans

    3. If it ain't broke, don't fix it
  6. Speaker 6


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    Proverbs

    1. People who live in glass houses should not throw stones

    2. There's no such thing as a free lunch

    3. Birds of a feather flock together
  7. Speaker 7


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    Proverbs

    1. One man's trash is another man's treasure

    2. You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink

    3. Fortune favors the bold

Elim 1 - 6:00 p.m. Pacific

  1. Speaker 1


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    Quotations

    1. Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them  so much  -  Oscar Wilde

    2. Attention to health is life greatest hindrance - Plato

    3. A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams - John Barrymore

  2. Speaker 2


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    Quotations

    1. A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for - John A. Shedd

    2. If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams - Les Brown

    3. For laws are silent when arms are raised - Cicero
  3. Speaker 3


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    Quotations

    1. Life is something you do when you can't get to sleep - Fran Lebowitz

    2. Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience - Ralph Waldo Emerson

    3. A man may learn wisdom even from a foe - Aristophanes
  4. Speaker 4


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    Quotations

    1. An angry man opens his mouth and shuts his eyes - Cato the Elder

    2. Every law is an evil, for every law is an infraction of liberty - Jeremy Benthem

    3. He who limps still walks - Stanislaw Lec
  5. Speaker 5


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    Quotations

    1. Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door - Emily Dickinson

    2. Fear breeds fear - Byron Janis

    3. Philosophers have hitherto only interpreted the world in various ways. The point is to change it - Karl Marx

  6. Speaker 6


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    Quotations

    1. Everyone is a genius at least once a year; a real genius has his original ideas closer together - George Lichtenberg

    2. The real question is not whether machines think but whether men do - B.F. Skinner

    3. Man is by nature a political animal - Aristotle

  7. Speaker 7


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    Quotations

    1. As soon as there is life, there is danger - Ralph Waldo Emerson

    2. Oddly enough, success over a period of time is more expensive than failure - Grant Tinker

    3. The unexamined life is not worth living - Socrates

Elim 2 - 4:30 p.m. Pacific

  1. Speaker 1


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    1. If I had known what it would be like to have it all, I might have been willing to settle for less - Lily Tomlin

    2. We can't all be heroes because someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by - Will Rogers

    3. We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now - Martin Luther King Jr.

  2. Speaker 2


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    1. Success has ruined many a man - Benjamin Franklin

    2. The "C" students run the world - Harry S. Truman

    3. Knowing what must be done does away with fear - Rosa Parks

  3. Speaker 3


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    1. Success is the sweetest revenge - Venessa Williams

    2. The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection - George Orwell

    3. We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal - Elizabeth Cady Stanton

  4. Speaker 4


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    1. How to succeed: try hard enough. How to fail: try too hard - Malcolm Forbes

    2. An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory - Friedrich Engels

    3. If we don't believe in free expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all - Noam Chomsky


  5. Speaker 5


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    1. There is always room at the top - Daniel Webster

    2. Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast - William Shakespeare

    3. We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools - Martin Luther King, Jr.

  6. Speaker 6


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    1. In war there is no second prize for the runner-up - General Omar Bradley

    2. The door of opportunity won't open unless you do some pushing - Anonymous

    3. Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself - Robert Green Ingersoll

  7. Speaker 7


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    1. Success is not a doorway, it's a staircase - Dottie Walters

    2. You give 100% in the first half of the game, and if that isn't enough, in the second half you give what's left - Yogi Berra

    3. Democracy is not the law of the majority but the protection of the minority - Albert Camus

  8. Speaker 8