I must say that I had a wonderful time in Sao Paulo. The training was wonderful and I learnt a lot. Lawyers in Anglo-Saxon countries say that the English language is a tool of trade yet so many don't use it effectively. The training in Sao Paulo equipped with the necessary skills to use English legal writing to be more effective communicator.
- 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

Legal Vocabulary Test

This is a test intended to check your basic commercial legal knowledge and vocabulary as well as your grammar. It should take about 30 - 35 minutes to complete. There are 70 questions. All the questions are multiple choice questions – You have to select the one correct answer to each question and enter it into the space provided. Try to spend less than one minute on any answer.

At the end of the test your score will be immediately notified to you.

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 old Norman -French , plus 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 English and practical law 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.

Legal Vocabulary

QUESTIONS 1 - 10
 
There is a word or phrase missing from the following sentences. For each sentence,
choose the word which best fits into the space, A, B, C or D from the options
provided. Write the letter you choose in the space ( ) on the answer sheet.


1. The .................of a property is the person who rents it from the Landlord.

  1.  Occupier
  2.  Purchaser
  3.  Tenant
  4.  Party

2. I was protected ..................my creditors because of the Bankruptcy Judgement.

  1.  with
  2.  through
  3.  in
  4.  from

3. The written agreement to live in a house, but not to buy it, is called a .......................

  1.  Contract
  2.  Lease
  3.  Conveyance
  4.  Stay

4. I keep my money in a ........................... account at the bank which means I can have access to it whenever I want it.

  1.  Usual
  2.  Special
  3.  Deposit
  4.  Current

5.  A cheque is a type of ..................... instrument.

  1.  Negotiable
  2.  Legal
  3.  Payer
  4.  Tender

6. A document known as a .............................is usually used when you borrow money from a bank to buy a house.

  1.  Security
  2.  Proof
  3.  Mortgage
  4.  Loan

7.  An act which causes someone else to suffer some form of loss or harm is called a ...................

  1.  Tort
  2.  Damage
  3.  Hurt
  4.  Injury

8. ............................. is the word used to describe laws passed by a Country’s Parliament. 

  1.  Bills
  2.  Legistation
  3.  Schedules
  4.  By-Laws

9. A .......................is a person who starts a case against someone else in a civil court.

  1.  Sponsor
  2.  Customer
  3.  Client
  4.  Litigant

10. A Public Limited Company is one which can sell its ..................... to the public. 

  1.  Debentures
  2.  Credit
  3.  Loans
  4.  Shares

11. A ................... is the person who is charged with a crime in a court case.

  1.  Respondent
  2.  Bailiff
  3.  Defendant
  4.  Pleader
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