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Memory training II
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United Kingdom
Local time: 13:07
Flemish to English
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Jul 24, 2007

Third part of an exam program for the job of translator/interpreter at the Belgian parliament.
Summary in Dutch and critical comment in French of a lecture of 20 minutes in Dutch about a university level subject of general interest. No note-taking allowed.

The purpose of this part of the exam is to gauge the candidates' synthetical and critical abilities

Therefore, the candidate must hand in:

a) A summary in Dutch in the form of a well-written text.
b) A comment in French with remarks, personal considerations and possible objections and critiques deemed suitable by the candidates.
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If put this under "interpreting", because it is not exactly consecutive interpreting, but it has some aspects of it.
Only in consecutive the average duration is 9 minutes. Here it is 20. How would you prepare (your memory) for such a test. You are not allowed to take notes, so how would you proceed? Like consecutive, you must render what is being said and you can not make up your own story.


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