Free English Pronunciation Lesson

By Georgie Harding – Founder & Head Speech Pathologist

Free English Pronunciation Lesson 

Improve your word stress & vowels

This free English Pronunciation lesson will help you develop your rhythm and stress in English, become aware of key vowel sounds and more. This video is a great place to start improving your English pronunciation. 

Free English Pronunciation Lesson: Script of speech given Steve Jobs in 2005 at Stanford University 

I’m honoured 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.

The first story is about connecting the dots.

I dropped out of Reed College after the first 6 months,

but then stayed around as a drop-in

for another eighteen months or so before I really quit.

 So why did I drop out?

It started before I was born.

My biological mother was a young,

unwed college graduate student,

and she decided to put me up for adoption.

She felt very strongly that I should be adopted by college graduates,

so everything was all set  for me to be adopted at birth

by a lawyer and his wife.

Except that when I popped out

they decided at the last minute

that they really wanted a girl.

So my parents, who were on a waiting list,

got a call in the middle of the night asking:

“We have an unexpected baby boy; do you want him?”

They said: “Of course.”

My biological mother later found out

that my mother had never graduated from college

and that my father had never graduated from high school.

She refused to sign the final adoption papers. 

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Another Free English Pronunciation Lesson

With this helpful free English Pronunciation Lesson in video you’ll revise all the vowel sounds in English. 

Many people don’t realise that English has 20 voweld sounds. Most likely that’s many more than in your first language. 

In this free English Pronunciation Lesson you’ll revise them all – the short vowels, long vowels and diphthong or double vowels.  Copy the speaker as you go. Practice all the vowels in the English and record them to compare to a native speaker here: Listen To English Vowels 


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Free English Pronunciation Lesson


Georgie Harding has assisted thousands of people from all over the world with improving their clarity and spoken English skills. A Speech Pathology degree (BAppSc(SpPathand CELTA qualifications and over 15 years of experience providing 1:1, group and online training make Georgie a leader in her field.  

Georgie is the creator the world's leading English Pronunciation online courses that are tailored to the language background of the student and presents regularly at Universities.

If you've ever met Georgie or completed her award winning courses you'll know how passionate she is about helping people move forward with better spoken English and more confidence. 

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