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Translate accurately?

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ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability

LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

Translate

1. Go to Google

Google

2. On the far right hand corner there are a couple of images including a Square. Click on this square and the following images will come up. Select "Translate"

Translate

3. In the Translate Box,

Translate box
type in a sentence of phrase and select a new language to translate the phrase into.

Repeat this step multiple times, selecting a different language each time.

Once it has been translated two or three times return the  phrase to English (or the original language you typed in).

Did the phrase change or stay the same? What was different?

What could be the some of the possible reasons for this outcome?

Why would just translating from one language to another not always be a good option?

When would it be ok to use Google Translate?

What is the difference between Translating and Interpreting?

The Interpreter Movie - a follow-up

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ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability

Critical & Creative ThinkingAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical & Creative Thinking

LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy 

Ethical Understanding Australian Curriculum General Capability: Ethical Understanding

Intercultural UnderstandingAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Intercultural Understanding

1. The Interpreter is a 2005 political thriller film starring Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, Catherine Keener, and Jesper Christensen. Look at the Trailer below:
https://youtu.be/uCuqGhfr5Ak

2. To understand the plot and to analyse the parallels between President Robert Mugabe (Zimbabwe) and the character of Dr Zuwanie in the film, read the account from Wikipedia:

Poster

3. The Directors took the trouble to consult UN Interpreters at length to make Kidman's character as convincing as possible (even getting her character to play the flute as a lot of UN Interpreters are musical). (Source: AIIC)

United Nations, A day in the life of Real Interpreters
https://youtu.be/sUuliWL4LyI

4. But this movie was made in 2005. What about today? What issues are present in the UN now? Would they be ripe for another political thriller?

Having a character similar to Nicole Kidman's in The Interpreter, write a new script with a different plot but still with the Interpreter as the main character for the Trailer of your new movie using the current UN conflicts.

UN

 

 

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