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I need as many speeches as possible on the euro zone crisis to practice sight translation. I have browsed the EU and IMF websites. I am currently running out of speeches, official speeches on the euro crisis are not easy to come by. If you could send me some links or tell me where I could find official speeches on that topic that would be very helpful. Thanks in advance

asked 17 May '13, 10:20

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Hi Malinois

A. I think it's very unlikely you've exhausted all of the EU texts on the crisis. They've done an awful lot of talking about it! But the term itself is so broad that it is not always/often used in the formal titles of documents, debates & press releases. As a result it doesn't always work very well with internet searches. Try searching for related terms, like (youth) unemployment, banking regulation, austerity measures, fiscal stimulus, home repossession, economic growth, etc. You'll find lots of material about specific components of the crisis.

For example a search for " press release unemployment" gives you this and many other similar texts... EU Press release on unemployment

B. I wouldn't advise doing sight translation from material that is almost never sight-translated in real life - like normal speeches. Sight-translation (on the rare occasions it is still used) tends to be of things like press-statements, resolution and declaration texts and other specific types of text - exactly what will depend on the market you work in.

Refine your searches to take this into account. For example Googling "europarl resolution unemployment" gives you... European Parliament resolution on Youth Unemployment

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answered 18 May '13, 03:25

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Thanks Andy

For some reasons I have to work with speeches. It is very useful to practise sight translation with reports though. I am actually preparing for sim with text.

(22 May '13, 14:29) malinois
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