Category Archives: Interpreting Resources

Interpreting Speech #10 – Frankston City Council (English-into-Mandarin)

Briefing Here is the briefing. You do not need to interpret the briefing. You have been called to interpret for a visiting delegation from China. They are attending an information session being held by an employee of Frankston City Council. End of briefing. Speech starts now. Listen to Speech Interpreting Speech #10 – Frankston City […]

Mandarin English Dialogue #38 – Utilities Bill Dispute

Briefing You have been called to interpet for a Mandarin-Speaking Man (MSM) who is having a conversation with an English-speaking Customer Service Representative (CSR). He has called to dispute a bill he has received from an electricity company.   Listen to Dialogue Mandarin English Dialogue #38 – Utilities Bill Dispute

Mandarin English Dialogue #37 – Company Profile

Briefing You have been called to interpret for an English-Speaking Writer (ESW) and a Mandarin-Speaking Businesswoman (MSB). The writer is researching the company the businesswoman works for, as he is currently writing a feature on it for a finance magazine.   Listen to Dialogue Mandarin English Dialogue #37 – Company Profile

Mandarin English Dialogue #36 – Marketing Strategy

Briefing You have been called to interpret for a Mandarin-Speaking Employee (MSE) and an English-Speaking Consultant (ESC). They are talking about how the Chinese company can improve its marketing strategy in China and South-East Asia.   Listen to Dialogue Mandarin English Dialogue #36 – Marketing Strategy

Vocabulary for the NAATI Professional Interpreting Examination (English and Chinese)

As I just took my NAATI Professional Interpreting Exam (NAATI三級口譯考試) last week, I thought I’d share with you the vocabulary that I have collected over the past year in preparing for it. There are ten glossaries in total, each with 30 words in total, including: 30 Legal Terms in English and Chinese 30 Medical Terms […]

Physical Examination in English and Chinese

Briefing This is a demonstration of the most common steps involved in a physical examination, conducted by a physician in a hospital or general practice. Both the original recording in English, as well as the version translated into Mandarin, are provided. In both recordings, a beep is sounded at the end of each segment for […]

Mandarin English Dialogue #35 – Child Vaccination

Briefing A Mandarin-speaking Father is visiting the office of an English-speaking GP. He wishes to make some enquiries about the immunisations for his child, Xiaoming.   Listen to Dialogue Mandarin English Dialogue #35 – Child Vaccination

Mandarin English Dialogue #34 – Onshore Protection Visa

Briefing The following is a taped interview between an Indonesian Chinese named Lia and an immigration officer named Shawn from the Onshore Protection Department.   Listen to Dialogue Mandarin English Dialogue #34 – Onshore Protection Visa

Mandarin English Dialogue #33 – Setting Up a Bank Account

Briefing A Mandarin-speaking man has called a bank to set up a new account. He is being served by an English-speaking teller.   Listen to Dialogue Mandarin-English Dialogue #33 – Setting Up a Bank Account

Mandarin English Dialogue #32 – Constipation Troubles

Briefing A Mandarin-speaking patient is speaking to an English-speaking General Practitioner. The patient is having some trouble with constipation.   Listen to Dialogue Mandarin English Dialogue #32 – Constipation Troubles