Here are two great exercises to get the brain in gear for
simultaneous or consecutive.
These are exercises to activate linguistic reflexes (synonyms,
antonyms, lexical structures). This type of exercise is intended to
enlarge the student's linguistic resources as well as to provide him
with useful strategies for interpreting.
This extract is taken from pages 243 of...
Approaches to the teaching of interpreting mnemonic
by Jiminez and Ballester in Teaching Translation
Interpreting, Eds Dollerup and Loddegarde, 1991.
Our knowledge of how memory works and the guidelines for
have made us develop some exercises for interpreters training. They are
4.a. Exercises for mnemonic activation
||Lecturer: eagles, hawks, falcons,
Students: eagles, hawks and other birds of prey.
||Lecturer: prescriptions, dental treatment, sight
vouchers for glasses...
Students: dental treatment and other free Social
| Example 1:
|| Lecturer: environment
Students: ecology, atmosphere, the air we breathe,
natural surroundings, our medium...
||Lecturer: Mrs. Thatcher
Students: the former British Prime Minister, the
British Premier, The Iron Lady, Mr. Major's predecessor, Mr. Gonzalez'
former counterpart, Britain's longest-governing Prime Minister.