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National Translation Bee Competition

Tuesday, 26 September, 2023 - 09:45 to Sunday, 21 July, 2024 - 17:00
Event Type: 
East of England

The National Translation Bee continues into its ninth year.

Great for your year 8s and 9s with a toolkit of sentences to learn (present in stage 1, future in stage 2 and past in stage 3).

It's actually a continuation of the Spelling Bee, ie the principle's the same, but with the Translation Bee the year 8s and 9s have one minute to translate as many sentences (from a toolkit: I/we eat icecream/pizza/etc; I/we go to school/the cinema etc; I/we wear trousers/a skirt etc)as possible into the target language - term 1 present, term 2 future, term 3 past and a regional final where the minute includes randomly selected sentences from all 3 tenses (with 5 winners per language qualifying for the National Final).
You can see a student in action at the regional final here:

Compete in school, then regionally, with the national finalists battling it out in the National Final at Cambridge University (dates tbc)

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