49 Multiple paraphrasing
Aim: to train flexibility of expression.
You will need: a few sentences taken from speeches, possibly three other people.
Take any sentence in your active language(s), preferably from a speech that might be interpreted, and paraphrase it into as many versions as you can. Ten different versions should be your target in a B language, twelve would be excellent. In your own language more than fifteen versions is a minimum.
If you like a bit of pressure or competition you could do this as a group, with each person taking turns to give the next version.
Example (Gillies) Gillies, Andrew. Conference Interpreting. Routledge, 20130724. VitalBook file.