Excellent! I had a great, truly beneficial experience. I recommend Legal English courses even to native speakers! I've learnt here how to write better, more persuasive, using "tips & tricks" that no other school would teach! Thank you Mr. Brady.
- Ranete Ana Maria, lawyer in Bucharest, Romania

Let me begin by thanking you for the Contract Drafting course. It was extremely clear and useful, especially for a "civil law" user, given that our remedies are slightly different. What I appreciated the most were the lectures re representations, warranties, indemnities. I have already recommended my colleagues to also join this course.
- Alessandro Chiarenza, Malta. Jan 2018

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

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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