English Learning Materials Graduation Speech

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English Learning Materials Graduation Speech 
It is a very moving graduation speech that I want to turn into an audio file for English learners. The general feel should be inspired and inspiring. You also need to sound youthful since this is supposed to be by a high school graduate. The users of the file are going to be non English speakers. So it is desirable to keep it at a moderate speed but it should not be ridiculously slow to the point where you sound like a machine! For this project, I will provide the text to read so no writing or re-writing is needed.

Optional Project: If you have interest and talent in re-writing, you will be working on an additional project in which you will re-write my material in children-level English (e.g., easier vocabulary, fewer idioms, etc). This is for the very beginner English learners.

I plan to record a wide range of materials for the same purpose and am looking for a few voice talents I can work with in the long term.

2010-12-12 15:25:32 GMT
2010-12-16 15:00:00 (GMT -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) 
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Project Parameters

The Voice Actor should be located in:
Student or Non-for-profit student project - USD 6
1800 words
English - USA and Canada
See description
Teenage Girl OR Young Adult Female
• Audio files must be delivered via email OR
• Audio files must be delivered via FTP/Dropbox/Google Drive/cloud
There are no special pre-, post-, or production requirements for this project.
The Voice Actor should have at least 2 years of experience in the voice industry.
This is a non-union project

Script Details

*It is desirable to keep it at a moderate speed but it should not be ridiculously slow to the point where you sound like a machine! For this project, I will provide the text to read so no writing or re-writing is needed.


This is the dilemma I’ve faced within the American education system. We are so focused on a goal, whether it be passing a test, or graduating as first in the class. However, in this way, we do not really learn.

Some of you may be thinking, “Well, if you pass a test, or become valedictorian, didn’t you learn something? Well, yes, you learned something, but not all that you could have. School is not all that it can be. Right now, it is a place for most people to determine that their goal is to get out as soon as possible.

I am now accomplishing that goal. I am graduating. I should look at this as a positive experience, especially being at the top of my class. However, in retrospect, I cannot say that I am any more intelligent than my peers. I can attest that I am only the best at doing what I am told and working the system. Yet, here I stand, and I am supposed to be proud that I have completed this period of indoctrination. I will leave in the fall to go on to the next phase expected of me, in order to receive a paper document that certifies that I am capable of work. But I contest that I am a human being, a thinker, an adventurer – not a worker. A worker is someone who is trapped within repetition – a slave of the system set up before him. But now, I have successfully shown that I was the best slave.

Once educated properly, we will have the power to do anything, and best of all, we will only use that power for good, for we will be cultivated and wise. We will not accept anything at face value. We will ask questions, and we will demand truth. 
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