I must say that I had a wonderful time at the training and I learnt a lot. Lawyers in Anglo-Saxon countries say that the English language is a tool of their trade,yet so many don't use it effectively. The training equipped me with the necessary skills to use English legal writing to communicate more effectively.
- Denis Nono, Supervisor legal affairs, Uganda Tax Authority

For sure, everybody enjoyed the training. It was very nice to hear a native speaker, specially one with such high legal drafting techniques
- Wagner Osti Pedro, Embraco, Joinville, Brazil

Excellent course. I recommend the training 'Contract Drafting and Legal Writing'. It gave to me the chance to understand the need of Plain Legal English in contracts as a way to mitigate ambiguity or misinterpretation of a clause. Also the training clarified the context in which Anglo-Saxon Legal System is inserted, since the Brazilian Legal System is in a different one.
- Rafael Mechi Nunes, Sr. Contract Lawyer, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Free English Test

The Following test should take about 70 - 75 minutes to complete. There are 77 questions. All the questions are multiple choice questions – You have to select the one correct answer to each question and click on that appropriate answer. Try to spend less than one minute on any answer.

At the end of the test your score will be immediately notified to you, together with some comments about the strengths, or weaknesses of different areas of your English language ability.

The test can be used to see if your English is strong enough for you to begin studying on one of our Legal English courses.  Because Legal English (Legalese) is different from ordinary English using words and phrases from Latin and the old Norman -French language and unusual grammatical constructions and vocabulary. We usually suggest that only participants scoring 60%, or above, on this test are ready to comfortably move on to one of the Legal courses which we run.
We are always happy to discuss this however and if you have any questions about your score or your English language ability then please e mail us at info@british-legal-centre.com and we will respond within 24 hours to your enquiry.

Please enter your name and e-mail address in the boxes below to begin the test . Please complete all the questions in sequence.

General command of grammar

1st section out of 11.
Select one word from the four choices to fill in the gap by clicking the box by the correct word. Each question has only one correct answer.

1. I'll .............their cat while they are away on holiday.

  1.  be looking into
  2.  be looking at
  3.  be looking after
  4.  be looking over

2. The test was.............difficult she had problems finishing it on time.

  1.  such
  2.  a
  3.  as
  4.  so

3. By the time she arrives, we.............our homework.

  1.  finish
  2.  will have finished
  3.  will finish
  4.  were finished

4. She .............lunch by the time we arrived.

  1.  had finished
  2.  finished
  3.  have finished
  4.  finishing

5. The sun.............at 9 last night.

  1.  sat
  2.  setted
  3.  set
  4.  was setting

6. When I stopped.............to Mary, she was picking some flowers in her garden.

  1.  speaking
  2.  speak
  3.  to speak
  4.  spoke

7. Despite .............hard, he failed the exam.

  1.  he studied
  2.  he has studied
  3.  studying
  4.  study

8. That room .............for a meeting today.

  1.  is used
  2.  is being used
  3.  used
  4.  is using

9. If she.............about his financial situation, she would have helped him out.

  1.  knew
  2.  had been knowing
  3.  had known
  4.  have known

10. He made his children.............their homework every afternoon.

  1.  do
  2.  to do
  3.  studied
  4.  to study
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