Steve Jobs talks about life and death

This is Steve Jobs talking to Stanford University graduates about life lessons. It’s an inspirational speech and nothing is better as an obituary to his life. You can watch and listen to the Apple legend as a pure listening exercise to improve your listening skills.

Listening Skills Improvement

  1. First just watch and listen and try to understand as much as you can. Don’t stop the video though.
  2. Secondly, try listening for a second or third time and using the transcript below the video to understand any words that you didn’t quite understand on the first time of listening.
  3. Thirdly, if you want to improve your speaking skills, pick out sentences that you think are really good and then repeatedly listen to those sentences again and again and try to copy the rythym of the speech exactly. Say the sentencees out loud immediately after you stop the video. Maybe even record yourself and play it back against the original recording to see how close you can match the speech pattern. This is a really good method for improving your pronunciation and accent.

RIP Steve Jobs

[Full transcripts]

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