Category Archives: Interpreting Resources

Simultaneous Interpreting Practice #7 – Financial Counselling (Mandarin into English)

Briefing A Mandarin-speaking man has come into the office of an English-speaking financial advisor. The Mandarin-speaking man is seeking financial counselling for his uncle who has been experiencing some financial difficulties. Listen to Audio Simultaneous Interpreting Practice #7 – Financial Counselling (Mandarin into English) Transcript and reference translation

Simultaneous Interpreting Practice #6 – Online Police Report (English into Mandarin)

Briefing An English-speaking police officer is talking to a local, Mandarin-speaking community about how to make an online police report. You will be interpreting for him into Mandarin in real time. Listen to Audio Simultaneous Interpreting Practice #6 – Online Police Report (English into Mandarin) Transcript and reference translation

Interpreting Speech #21 – Devaluation of the RMB (Mandarin-into-English)

Briefing You have been asked to interpret for a Mandarin-speaking economist. He is giving a speech at an international conference on currency depreciation in Shenzhen, China. Listen to Speech Interpreting Speech #21 – Devaluation of the RMB (Mandarin-into-English) Transcript and reference translation

Simultaneous Interpreting Practice #5 – Bonsai Theft (Mandarin into English)

Briefing An English-speaking police officer is visiting the home of a Mandarin-speaking woman. You have been called to interpret for them. The officer has asked the woman to describe her experience with the police who recently investigated the theft of a bonsai in her garden. You will be interpreting for the Mandarin-speaking woman in real […]

Simultaneous Interpreting Practice #4 – Renal Unit (English into Mandarin)

Briefing You have been called to interpret at a hospital during a COVID-19 outbreak. The agency has asked you to interpret for a nurse at a renal unit. The nurse will be providing advice for people on dialysis. Listen to Audio Simultaneous Interpreting Practice #4 – Renal Unit (English into Mandarin) Transcript and reference translation

Simultaneous Interpreting Practice #3 – Kidney Cancer (Mandarin into English)

Briefing You have been called to interpet at a hospital. A Mandarin-speaking woman is talking to an English-speaking kidney specialist. She has asked you to interpret what she says into English in real time to the doctor. Listen to Audio Simultaneous Interpreting Practice #3 – Kidney Cancer (Mandarin into English) Transcript and reference translation

Simultaneous Interpreting Practice #2 – Arrest Procedure (English into Mandarin)

Briefing You have been called to interpret at a police station. An English-speaking lawyer is providing legal advice to a Mandarin-speaking client who has been arrested. Listen to Audio Simultaneous Interpreting Practice #2 – Arrest Procedure (English into Mandarin) Transcript and reference translation

Simultaneous Interpreting Practice #1 – Drug Possession (Mandarin into English)

Briefing A Mandarin-speaking man has been arrested by the police who have asked him to describe his previous drug conviction. You will be interpreting what he says into English in real time. Listen to Audio Simultaneous Interpreting Practice #1 – Drug Possession (Mandarin into English) Transcript and reference translation

Interpreting Speech #20 – Achievements of China’s Space Program (Mandarin-into-English)

Briefing You have been asked to interpret for a representative from the Chinese space program. Your translation will be used by mainstream media from around the Anglosphere. Listen to Speech Interpreting Speech #20 – Achievements of China’s Space Program (Mandarin-into-English) Transcript and reference translation

Interpreting Speech #19 – Legal Aid in BC (English-into-Mandarin)

Briefing During a brief stay in British Columbia, you have been asked to interpret at a conference on Canadian law. Among the attendees is a delegation visiting from China. Listen to Speech Interpreting Speech #19 – Legal Aid in BC (English-into-Mandarin) Transcript and reference translation