Practice Materials

The websites below contain videos of press conferences, conferences, interviews, speeches and suchlike. Some of them also include interpretation and transcripts in multiple languages.


  立法會網上廣播 – HKSAR Legco webcast
(can choose English/English interpretation)

  新聞短片資料庫 – HKSAR Archives of News Clips




  Wall Street Two-minute English (Ideal for memory training)

  BBC 6-minute English

   American Rhetoric (Database of full text, audio and video versions of American public speeches)

  RTHK – Letter to Hong Kong

  The Economist – Media


   European Council, Council of the European Union – EU Council Newsroom

   International Atomic Energy Agency – IAEA Videos

   International Monetary Fund (IMF) – IMF Videos

   NATO – Youtube Channel

    Numerizer for interpreting practice (1.0.2 beta)

   World Bank – Multimedia (audio/video materials)

   Australia – News, speeches and media, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

   UK – Prime Minister’s Questions (with Hansard)

   UK – Parliament TV of the Scottish Parliament

   Reuters – Top News and Business Videos (with transcripts and subtitles)

Multilingual materials

   Chinese/English Political Interpreting Corpus (CEPIC)

   Singapore – Prime Minister’s Office – Youtube Channel (Malay, English and Mandarin Chinese)

  Speech Repository of European Commission (Mandarin version also available)

  UN Webcasts

   European Parliament – Multimedia Centre

Court videos (recommended for students of CHIN 2343)

   Australia – High Court of Australia: Recent AV recordings

  UK – The Supreme Court of the UK: Youtube Channel

   US – US Courts Videos

   International Court of Justice – Case-related videos, photos and audio files


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