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Consecutive and Simultaneous Translation – IELTS Reading Anwers

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Consecutive and Simultaneous Translation

consecutive simultaneous translation 1

consecutive simultaneous translation 2

consecutive simultaneous translation 3

consecutive simultaneous translation 4

consecutive simultaneous translation 5

consecutive simultaneous translation 6

consecutive simultaneous translation 7

Answers

The answers to questions 1-13 are given below along with their explanations.

Question Number Answer Keywords Locations of Keywords
1 B The term ‘translation’, is the neutral term used for all tasks where the meaning or expressions in one language (the source language) is turned into the meaning of another (the ‘target’ language), whether the medium is spoken, written, or signed. In specific professional contexts, however, a distinction is drawn between people who work with the spoken or signed language (interpreters), and those who work with the written language (translators). Paragraph 1, Line 2
D Major linguistic exercise is taking place Paragraph B, line 4
3 C One procedure, consecutive interpreting, is very old — and presumably dates from the Tower of Babel! Paragraph D, line 2.
4 C availability of modem audiological equipment and the advent of increased international interaction Paragraph D, last two lines.
5 A In this case he has to remember a great number of messages; and keep them in mind until he begins his translation. Paragraph C, line 6.
6 2-3 seconds This ‘ear-voice span’ is usually about 2 or 3 seconds,  Paragraph E, line 7.
7 10 seconds but it may be as much as 10 seconds or so, if the text is complex. Paragraph E, line 8.
8 100-120 input speed of between 100 and 120 words per minute Paragraph G, line 3.
9 200 with an upper limit of around 200 w.p.m. Paragraph G, line 5. 
10 B But even small increases in speed can dramatically affect the accuracy of output. Paragraph G, line 4. 
11 C the presence of background noise, Paragraph F, line 3.
12 E cultural background also makes it aim to pay full attention to the backgrounds of the authors and the recipients, and to take into account differences between source and target language. Paragraph F, line 4.
13 A As you start a sentence you are taking a leap in the dark, you are mortgaging your grammatical future; the original sentence may suddenly be turned in such a way that your translation of its end cannot easily be reconciled with your translation of its start. Paragraph E, line 10. 

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