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Interpreting Speech #13 – Just a GP? (English-into-Mandarin)

Briefing You have been engaged to interpret at a medical conference. This afternoon, speakers will present lectures on the challenges faced by general practitioners in their profession.   Listen to Speech Interpreting Speech #13 – Just a GP? (English-into-Mandarin)

Interpreting Speech #12 – Three Major Problems in the Chinese Education System (Mandarin-into-English)

Briefing You have been called to interpet at an international conference on education for a visiting scholar from China. The scholar’s specialization is education policy in the PRC.   Listen to Speech Interpreting Speech #11 – Interpreting Speech #12 – Three Major Problems in the Chinese Education System (Mandarin-into-English)

Interpreting Speech #11 – Issues in the American Education System (English-into-Mandarin)

Briefing You have been called to interpret at an international conference in Washington D.C. The theme of the conference is “New Approaches to Education Reform”.   Listen to Speech Interpreting Speech #10 – Issues in the American Education System (English-into-Mandarin)

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 […]

An Introduction to Criminal Law Terms in English and Chinese (+ Glossary)

The following is an introduction to commonly used terms in criminal law (刑法) that I’ve collected over the years of translating and teaching interpreting. The focus is mainly on vocabulary common in Australian and British law. At the end of this post is a glossary of all the terms mentioned (150 in total!) Disclaimer: I […]