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I was given an assignment (English BA) that addresses the need to evaluate a sample interpretation, which was carried out by an interpreter (I would need both, the original and the interpreted version). I was also advised not to use any simultaneous interpretations. Does anyone have any resources (or at least can refer to) in mind that I could possibly make use of in such an endeavor? Appreciate your time.

p.s I am aware of the following compilation of resources for interpretation purposes - http://interpreting.info/questions/507/recorded-conferences-or-presentations-for-practising-simultaneous-interpretation

Yet, I couldn't find anything pertinent to my case.

asked 27 Nov '12, 08:21

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edited 27 Nov '12, 08:55

If you were advised not to use simultaneous interpretations, that only leaves consecutive. Am I right assuming that you are looking for consecutive interpretations together with the original? That could be difficult to find.

(23 Dec '12, 06:20) Nacho ♦

The only material listed there is "President of Russia: Speeches, addresses, statements, press interviews with Vladimir Putin"

But who wants to inprove one's interpreting skills by listening to Hitler, Ceaușescu or other dictators?

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answered 21 Dec '12, 19:14

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edited 21 Dec '12, 19:14

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Hi Paul,

Just out of curiosity, why were you advised not to use a sim sample?

Sometimes I watch videos on the BBC where big speeches are translated into English in short consecutive (the latest one was of Mahmoud Abbas at the UN). Maybe there's a Russian-language news site that has the same sort of thing?

The US Department of State also has videos of diplomatic meetings - I watched one of Hillary Clinton and the Moroccan Foreign Affairs Secretary once. The only short consec you heard was the one into English as the interpreter was 'whispering' into Arabic. Again, it might be a long shot but maybe the Russian Foreign Affairs Office has something similar with English into Russian?

Good luck!

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The only material listed there is "President of Russia: Speeches, addresses, statements, press interviews with Vladimir Putin"

But who wants to inprove one's interpreting skills by listening to Hitler, Ceaușescu or other dictators?

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answered 21 Dec '12, 19:13

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edited 21 Dec '12, 19:15

-1: No, if you are referring to the compilation in question 507, there is a lot of material for Russian listed unter "ALL LANGUAGES", for examples TED in Russian: http://tedxtalks.ted.com/browse/talks-by-language/russian

(23 Dec '12, 06:17) Nacho ♦
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