Role-plays

Business interpreting role play 1

Mrs Tanaka is a Japanese businesswoman who goes to Sevilla. She meets Mrs Jiménez, who is the director of a dress company, in order to discuss the terms of a possible agreement.

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Terminology: despacho, boceto, colección, exportaciones, volumen de ingresos, empresa, manufacture, seda, suavidad, brillo, durabilidad, consumer, fabric, estimate, committee, gerente de producción, tarifa, business analyst, competitors, marketplace, sector, excelencia, servicios, board of directors, quality-cost relationship, importar, gastos de envío, reembolso, investment, conditions of the agreement, contrato tipo, términos generales, hoja de balance, informe anual.

Business interpreting role play 2

A meeting is held between the representative of a Vigo fishing company and an interested client from China. In it, the terms of the agreement will be formally presented and discussed.

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Terminology: empresa, shark fin, mako shark, blue shark, aleta de marrajo, demanda, raw material, precios de mercado, take over, contenedores, rebajar, freight’s transportation, transportaion, temperatura de conservación, payment method, letter of credit, cargamento, to ship, mercancía, certificado sanitario, certificado de origen, formalizar un acuerdo, firmar un contrato, datos de envío.

Business interpreting role play 3

Mr. Álvarez is the director of a Spanish company with a chain of hotels in Switzerland that meets with a German investor to talk about her future project. At this meeting they will discuss the possibility of being partners.

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Terminology: run behind the schedule, meeting, infusión, financing options, business, socios, cadena de hotels de lujo, depósito inicial, hipotecado, precio real, fondo, inversión, plan de acción, personalidades políticas, personas con capital, expandir el negocio, outperform, monopoly, ganar terreno, business partners, empresario/a, initial investment, inaugurar, plausible.

Business interpreting role play 4

Deborah Simpson is the representative of a supplier within the English catering industry. María Abelleira is the sales manager of a famous winery in Rías Baixas. Both women meet in order to transact Albariño wine.

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Terminology: jefa de ventas, distribute, customer, variedad, wine tasting, winery, centenario de la bodega, fruity, catalogue, design, red wine, agreement, caja, gastos de transporte, shipping company, delivery, board of directors, reunión.

Business interpreting role play 5:

Mr. Müller visits the exhibition centre in Vigo, where a trade fair focusing on Spanish food commodities is taking place. There, while he is trying to find products for his Spanish gastronomy-focused restaurant he comes across an olive producer stand. He becomes interested in their product and he decides to engage in a business discussion with Mrs. Fernández.

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Terminology: aceite de oliva virgen extra, cliente, denominación de origen, extracción en frío, pedido mínimo, costes de transporte, volumen de pedido, garrafa, pedido mensual, tecnología multitemperatura, reglamentaciones sanitarias, transporte por vía terrestre, transporte aéreo, plazo de entrega, días hábiles, datos de contacto, empresa, muestra, olivar, tarjeta de visita.

Business interpreting role play 6:

The English illumination enterprise Soft Lights is interested on the Christmas Lights project from Vigo City Council. Mrs Smith, the representative of the firm, arranges a meeting with the City Council’s representative, Alicia Campos, in order to introduce them to their project and reach a possible agreement.

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Terminology: actividad de negocio, asesor financiero, asociarse/colaborar, balance de situación, certificado de seguro, contrato, contrato estándar, convocar/organizar una reunión, cuentas anuales, deudas, director ejecutivo, director financiero, estipular, plan de negocios, prestar servicios, presupuesto, quiebra, tarifa.