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  • A translator is someone who takes written information and rewrites it in anotherlanguage. An interpreter listens to what someone says and repeats it in another lang11age.Not all translators are interpreters, and not all interpreters are translators. Currano tearneahow to do both in school.

    English is Currano's native language. She started leaming Spanish at school, thenstudied in Spain and took classes in translation.

    Translators andinterpreters are neededinmanyindustries. Police, courts, the govemmentand international businesses all use translators and interpreters daily. Most traislators andinterpreters don't have extra training in the arcathey want to work in. Currano didn,t haveany medical training, so when she started, she camied a medical dictionary wherever shewent. She doesn't need it any more, but she still carries a bilingual dictionary to help herdo herjob.

    "Part of what makes my job so interesting is that I get to see and leam a lot aboutmedicine without being a doctor or nurse,', Curano said.

    Maria Curano works as an O. i,nte,tmretet"She works in a 1.

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    Somebody from the casting director's offiie in London came to see me in a play.Then he asked me to come in for an audition and then a screen test. That,s how Iwas chosen.

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    I had to do a few weeks of horse trainins. Ia day. Then I had to do a lot of swordfi-shtbattles.

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    explored New Zealand a little bit, which was iust

    I go to the movies, I read books, and I'm a huge music fan. I play the piano and thedrums.

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    Scientists decided to make a wooden copy of the flute.

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    in an exhibition in London.


    Read this arlicle about smart machines. The headings have been removed fiom the:evt Ynrrr fccL io tn '*o+^t +L^ L^^l:--^ .- .1:ert' Your task is to match the headings to the paragraphs. write the appropriate letters

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    Schools'.:tv technology that's coming to UK schools ls now on show--:re's a selection of what may come to your school soon:


    With new technology you don't have to wait to be 17 years old to drive. you canmake your own racing car and race it against your classmates. The new machinecuts out your design of a racing car, done on a computer, in balsa wood.

    Imagine if your printer produced a three dimensional object made of plastic. wellthat's what the 3D printer can do.You can also place a real object inside the 3D scanner, and it will copy the objectand recreate it in plastic.

    Skipping school will be impossible with this technological invention. If you don,tp_lace your fingertip on the screen during registration, lou will automatical ly get a"late" matk.If you are not in class, the school office will know in two minutes and staff willphone your parents to ask where you are.



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    Have you ever dreamed of having all the gadgets in a recording studio? Well nowyou can, with the latest in school music equipment.It's the same quality as the equipment used by professionals but much more easy touse.

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