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Do you happen to know a source for sample texts for translation?
Thread poster: Eva Blanar

Eva Blanar  Identity Verified
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Aug 27, 2002

Do you happen to know a source for sample texts for translation? This autumn, I would like to get an official confirmation about my ability to translate from English and French into my mother tongue and, in preparation for that, I would like to do some training. I\'d be very grateful for any hint: I don\'t necessarily need bilingual versions, I just want to see what examiners are likely to look for. TIA, Eva

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CLS Lexi-tech
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Hi Eva Aug 27, 2002

I am developing a battery of tests for our company, but they are very specific to our market/clients and I don\'t know if they would help. Have you ever tried the SDL tests?



good luck



paola l m



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OlafK
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Try to get past papers Aug 27, 2002

Ask your examining body for past exam papers. Those will give you a rough idea of what you can expect.

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Eva Blanar  Identity Verified
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Not much experience with tests Aug 27, 2002

My last language exam was in 1979, so I already forgot everything about exams. (I adored exams, though.) I never heard about SDL tests either, my idea was to find some website from where I could download files with \"mock examinations\", in any language combination (I\'ll just take one of the texts).



It\'s very kind of you to mention you prepare a bunch of such papers - it must be hell of a work, I know -, but I really only need some impersonal source, to use my spare time better. Thanks Paola!


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Alexandru Pojoga
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SDL tests Aug 28, 2002

What are those? Does anyone have a link to those on the web?

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kbamert  Identity Verified
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SDL tests - What are those? Sep 1, 2002

Hello Alexandru



Just a guess:



http://www.libsdl.org/index.php



Regards



Kurt


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OlafK
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Sorry Eva Sep 2, 2002

I was under the impression that you were going to sit exams. What kind of confirmation are you after then?

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