LOST IN TRANSLATION
WRITTEN IN ENGLISH
Before I went to bed on Sunday night, I checked my iPod to make sure that I would b...
Before I went to bed on Sunday evening, I got my iPod, to ensure that I wake up at six to music and not a
podcast. I am li...
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Lost in Translation

  1. 1. LOST IN TRANSLATION WRITTEN IN ENGLISH Before I went to bed on Sunday night, I checked my iPod to make sure that I would be waking up at six to some music and not a podcast. I quite like podcasts, but I do find it easier to just lie there and listen rather than get out of bed. A good, lively song gives me some of the volume and kick I need to get out of bed. The song I got on shuffle was The Beatles’ song Eight Days a Week. This seemed like a good choice. Monday morning, it did the job and off I went. It also stuck in my head which is how my students ended up with the song title as their writing topic on Monday. I briefly wondered if I only liked this idea because I like the song. My minor concern was misplaced, as most students wrote really interesting pieces about this. Most of then wrote of how they would love an extra day of rest. Many of them explained why this would bring families together and make people happier. A couple of them even had me thinking, albeit briefly, that this extra day sounded like a good idea. So, it seems there might be shreds of wisdom in old pop songs and teen writing after all. TRANSLATED BY MACHINE BACK INTO ENGLISH Before I went to bed on Sunday evening, I have my iPod, to ensure that I wake up at six to music and not a podcast. I am like podcasts, but I find it easier to hear and only there, instead of the bed. A good, lively song to me is a part of the band and kick, I need to get out of bed. The song I have to shuffle was The Beatles' song Eight Days a Week. This seemed like a good choice. Monday morning, she had to work and I went. It also is in my head, which is how my students at the end with the title as a theme in writing on Monday. I just asked if I liked this idea because I like the song. My concern was smaller, since most students really interesting pieces of writing about this. Most of the time wrote of how she would like a day of rest. Many of them explain why this would bring families together and the people happier. A few of them even had me thinking, if only briefly, that this day sounded like a good idea. So, it seems, it might be scraps of wisdom in the old pop songs and teenagers writing. AND ONE MORE TIME THROUGH THE MACHINE AND BACK AGAIN
  2. 2. Before I went to bed on Sunday evening, I got my iPod, to ensure that I wake up at six to music and not a podcast. I am like podcasts, but I find it easier to hear, and only there, instead of the bed. A good, lively song to me is a part of the band and the kick, I need to get out of bed. The song I have to shuffle was The Beatles' song Eight Days a Week. This seemed like a good choice. Monday morning, they had to work, and I went. It is also in my head, that's how my students at the end with the title as a theme in writing on Monday. I asked if I was this idea, because I like the song. My concern was small because most students really interesting pieces of writing. Most of the time wrote, how they want a day of rest. Many of them explain why this would bring families together and the people happier. A few of them even had me thinking, if only briefly, that this day sounded like a good idea. Thus, it seems, it might be messages of wisdom in the old pop songs written and adolescents. THE TASK 1. Choose three sentences from the translation that seem mangled. 2. Copy out the original English and then the mangled English below this, 3. Now explain, for each one, what information is lost in translation.

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