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stay hungry, stay foolish

Posted by marisadedios on June 7, 2008

Steve Jobs is a co-founder of Apple, the man behind the astonishing success of the computer animation firm Pixar – of Toy Story and Finding Nemo fame – a billionaire regarded as a visionary in the industry.Yet compared with Bill Gates he is practically unknown. His speech for the commencement address at Standford University is really one of a kind. I have chosen it to say “see you around” to you. I think the message he gives is one to really follow. I have really enjoyed teaching you this year. Keep in touch.


If you want to do the listening comprehension exercises for parts 1 and 2 click here For the exercises for part 3 click here.

What do you think? Do you like it? In my opinion it is not just what he says that is important, but also the way he delivers his speech? Can you tell me why?

How about writing the transcript? Maybe you could each write a bit. Here goes the beginning:

I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That’s it. No big deal. Just three stories.

You might like to translate the transcript. (Transcript key ). How about writing the Spanish subtitles for the speech? You can then compare to this version: watch the video with Spanish subtitles

As I said to you, I’ll keep updating the blog from time to time and I’ll be delighted to read your comments. You can also send your doubts to the query forum or even your writings if you want me to correct them.

BY the way, thanks for the dinner last night, I had a smashing time. You know what? My earrring finally appeared! It was in my dress!


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