Limited Preparation (LP)
An extemporaneous speaking event is a speech given with little preparation. At the beginning of a round, speakers are given three questions relating to current events and asked to choose one on which to prepare a speech. During the 30 minutes preparation period, periodicals may be used to prepare the speech. The speech is 7 minutes long. The purpose of the speech is to make an argument answering the question given at the beginning of the round and convince the audience that this interpretation is the most correct.
In Impromptu speaking, the student is given quotation or a well known saying. The student must compose a speech based on the prompt. Speeches are 5 minutes long with 2 minutes of preparation time.