Role-plays

Police interpreting role play 1

The police find cocaine in Mark Jones’s luggage and take him to the police station where Inspector Rodriguez interrogates him.

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Terminology: inspector, pasaporte, confirmar datos, interrogatorio, lectura de derechos, cocaína, tenencia ilícita de drogas, consulate, embassy, abogado, sistema de información Schengen, antecedentes penales, robo a mano armada, tráfico de drogas, soplo, confidente, contrabando, detenido, orden judicial, inspección corporal, mula, dealer, policía científica, huellas, reincidente, extraditado, cumplir pena, confiscar, calabozo.

Police interpreting role play 2

Police intervention at a private home prompted by a gender violence complaint filed by a woman.

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Terminology: documentación, denunciado, violencia de género, delito de desorden público, incurrir en un delito, license plate number discusión verbal, violencia física, testimonio, detener, dependencias policiales, derecho a intérprete, declarar contra sí mismo, abogado de oficio.

Police interpreting role play 3

Three municipal police officers bust down the door to a house in a Hispanic neighbourhood located in California and find a Hispanic man inside pointing a gun at a Hispanic man and woman.

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Terminology: abogado, police station, intruder, break in, point at someone, to fire, weapon, bullet, shoot, robar, official statement.

Police interpreting role play 4

Adanya Eze is an illegal migrant from Senegal. In Spain, she gets into trouble when found at a crime scene by local residents who, frighten, then call the police. Once at the police station, inspector Sandra Martínez is the one in charge of questioning her.

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Terminology: tomar testimonio, derecho a permanecer en silencio, negarse a declarer en su contra, declararse culpable, abogado, abogado de oficio, consulado, médico forense, acusada de asesinato, inmigrante illegal, coartada, momento del crimen, corpse, inocente, heridas de arma blanca, colaborar con la policía, escena del crimen, criminal gang, warlord, passport, derecho a asilo, protección subsidiaria.

Police interpreting role play 5

An Irish tourist goes to the police staton to report that her bag has been robed as soon as she took off in Spain.

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Terminology: theft report, violencia, intimidación, sospechoso, hurto, security cameras, pruebas, imputar, culpable, formulario de denuncia, número de identificación, teléfono de contacto, pertenencias, bloquear una tarjeta, cartera, copia de la denuncia, abrir una investigación, delincuente, objeto de valor, documentación, embajada, salvoconducto.

Police interpreting role play 6

A 25 years old British tourist is arrested for attacking a young man in the entry of a club in Eivissa. He sleeps in the dungeon and next morning he is interrogated by inspector Gutierrez.

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Terminology: inspectora, handcuffs, comisaría, police interrogation, causas de la detención, acusado, agredir, antecedentes, testigo, pelea, coche camuflado, patrulla, agente de policía, badge, estar armado, cachear, navaja, derramamiento de sangre, jail, retirar los cargos, código penal, delito, multa.

Police interpreting role play 7

A British tourist called Georgina Miller is arrested, accused of attacking a girl in the street on Thursday night, in Magaluf. Inspector Flores questions her at the police station.

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Terminology: inspectora, guardar silencio, no declarar contra sí mismo, no declararse culpable, abogado, detención, oficina consular, médico forense, documentación, pasaporte de emergencia, acusada, dar una paliza, dar positivo en un test, test de drogas, comisaría, coartada, testigo, navaja, antecedentes penales, posesión de drogas, conducción temeraria, declararse inocente, detenida, pruebas, confiscar, posesiones, abogado de oficio, informe policial, statement.

Police interpreting role play 8

Xia Liu is a Chinese woman who was on vacation in Santiago de Compostela. While walking down the street, someone stole her bag with all her documents inside, so she goes to the nearest police station to report the theft.

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Terminology: poner una denuncia, tomar declaración, levantar acta, sospechoso, visa, travel insurance, documentación, cancelar tarjetas, embajada, procesar el acta.

Police interpreting role play 9

The Russian tourist Roman Isanov goes to the police station to present a complaint, because when he was about to leave a night club he realized that his jacket had disappeared.

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Terminology: modere su tono, oficial, cloakroom attendant sujeto, prueba, consumir drogas, alcohol, protocolo, presentar una denuncia, cámaras de seguridad, cometer un delito, pertenencias, carta certificada, desactivar tarjeta de crédito, copia de la denuncia, abrir una investigación, objetos de valor, contactar, embajada, salvoconducto.

Police interpreting role play 10

Maisie Crichton is a foreign turist who is arrested for causing a car accident in an urban area in A Coruña. The defendant was clearly drunk. Raquel Iglesias is the police officer who is taking statement about the event. Mrs Crichton is accussed of a crime against road safety.

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Terminology: agente, tomar declaración, hechos, derecho a guardar silencio, derecho a no declarar contra sí mismo, derecho a abogado, declaración, identificar, causas de la detención, pertenencias, documentación, razones de su estancia, versión de los hechos, accidente, crossroad, circular, dar positivo en prueba de alcohol, dar positive en prueba de drogas, consumo drogas, declarar, abogado, asignar abogado de oficio, multas, incidente, acusar, delito contra la seguridad vial, conducción bajo influencia de estupefacientes y bebidas alcohólicas, declaración.

Police interpreting role play 11

Sara González is the police officer who is questioning Peter Scott about the events of the previous night. By then, he was in a famous club in Santiago de Compostela with a friend with whom he was doing the Way of St James when his friend was stabbed. (Level of difficulty: hard)

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Terminology: agente, bump into somebody, staff, bouncer, pelea, to stab, agresor, pilgrim, agredido, conducta agresiva, parte médico, estupefacientes, multa, constar como antecedente, heridas leves, presentar una denuncia, rueda de reconocimiento, tomar declaración.

Police interpreting role play 12

Sara González is the police officer who is questioning Peter Scott about the events of the previous night. By then, he was in a famous club in Santiago de Compostela with a friend with whom he was doing the Way of St James when his friend was stabbed. (Level of difficulty: normal)

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Terminology: agente de policía, staff, to bump into somebody, bouncer, pelea, to stab, conductas agresivas, parte médico, estupefacientes, multa, constar como antecedente, rueda de reconocimiento, presentar denuncia.

Police interpreting role play 13:

Luise Müller, victim of ill-treatment from his current partner, reaches out to the Police Station located in Álvaro Cunqueiro Street, Vigo.

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Terminology: agente, Comisaría de Policía Nacional, documento de identidad, pasaporte, DNI, drunkenness, defensa propia, antecedentes, amenazar, blackmail, violencia física, abuso sexual, violación, no consentida, hematoma, prueba, denuncia, violencia degénero, testigo, corroborar, testimonio, declaración, detener, calabozo, juicio rápido, orden de protección, derecho a abogado de oficio, atención psicológica, comparecer.

Police interpreting role play 14:

Carlos García Cortés, a Spanish Erasmus student in Prague, visits the Police Station in order to report a theft in his student’s hall room. Police officer Wang is in charge and will help him lodge a report.

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Terminology: declaración jurada, delincuente, denuncia, dibujante, ficha policial, huellas dactilares, interponer una denuncia, investigación policial, prestar declaración, retrato robot, robar, robo, robo con allanamiento de morada, sospechoso.