Would you like to be an Interpreter? Becoming an interpreter involves a lot more than fluently speaking another language. Although there are a number of ways to start working as an interpreter, and different types of interpretation involve different skills, interpretation agencies will look at certain qualifications and attributes before taking on a new member of their team. All top interpreters share certain characteristics. We will identify and discuss those characteristics, the difference between a translator and interpreter, and the types of interpretation services and jobs available, so aspiring interpreters can establish whether or not a career in interpretation is right for them. What qualifications do you need? Qualifications and accreditation are not mandatory for interpreters, however, there are courses you can take that will benefit your career in the industry. For conference and consecutive interpreting, a degree in languages or a related field, and/or a postgraduate degr
The weather is starting to look good! Spring is coming! Yesterday I had a lovely conversation with one of my students about the flowers we can see growing now in gardens and in parks. Everywhere looks so pretty, doesn't it? Do you know the names of any of the flowers? You could pick up extra marks in an oral exam if you learn a few. These are daffodils on the left and primroses on the right. So pretty! Look up the names of more flowers - they could get you extra marks in your speaking exams...... Her's a few to get you started Rose Tulip Daisy Dandelion Buttercup Iris Lilly
Online session planning - Prepare to speak about the holiday you are planning. Prepare answers to the following questions. There are lots of opportunities for different tenses. Where are you planning to go? When? With whom? How will you travel? Think about the different ways you could travel? What are the advantages and disadvantages of different means of transport? Have you booked yet? Why do you want to go there? Have you been before? What do you hope to do and see? Practise you tenses Prepare to speak about your dream holiday. Where would you like to go? Why? Who do you want to go with? How would you like to travel? Look at the pictures Describe what you see. Where do you think it is? What can you do there? Who would like this place? Would you like it? Think of questions you can ask me. 1. 2. 3. 4. .