# Speaking legal English. Борисова Л.А. - 23 стр.

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Can you think of any other differences?
Listening and Speaking
Exercise 5. Before listening to the text “Early Juries” study the following
words. Match them with their definitions and give their Russian translation.
1. admonish a) a battle or a fight between two people
2. combat b) belief in things that are not real or possible
3. corpse c) a dead body
4. divination d) a difficult and extremely unpleasant experience
5. intervene e) false
6. layman f) to give some kind of warning
7. ordeal g) interference of god
8. perjured h) a person who is not qualified or experienced in a
particular subject or activity
9. randomly i) to take an action in a situation that you were not
originally involved in
10. superstition j) without a definite plan or pattern
Exercise 6. Listen to the text “Early Juries” and mark the following
statements as True or False. Justify your point of view by providing the context.
1. Trial jury normally consists of people of a certain profession.
2. The jury system was first developed by the French.
3. It was William the Conqueror who brought trial by jury to England.
4. In Middle Ages the guilt of a person was decided by a priest.
5. The ordeal by water was commonly applied to women.
6. The jury system developed because ordeals came to be thought of as
prejudices.
7. The first function of the jury was to judge evidence.
8. Trial by jury was a widespread practice in the 15
th
century.
9. The jury assumed its modern function about 400 years ago.
Exercise 7. Listen to the text for the second time and describe the most
common types of ordeals as fully as possible.
Exercise 8. Make a presentation on the basis of the text you have just
listened to.
Discussion
Exercise 9. Translate the following word combinations.
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      Can you think of any other differences?

Listening and Speaking
Exercise 5. Before listening to the text “Early Juries” study the following
words. Match them with their definitions and give their Russian translation.

1. admonish             a) a battle or a fight between two people
2. combat               b) belief in things that are not real or possible
3. corpse               c) a dead body
4. divination           d) a difficult and extremely unpleasant experience
5. intervene            e) false
6. layman               f) to give some kind of warning
7. ordeal               g) interference of god
8. perjured             h) a person who is not qualified or experienced in a
particular subject or activity
9. randomly             i) to take an action in a situation that you were not
originally involved in
10. superstition        j) without a definite plan or pattern

Exercise 6. Listen to the text “Early Juries” and mark the following
statements as True or False. Justify your point of view by providing the context.

1. Trial jury normally consists of people of a certain profession.
2. The jury system was first developed by the French.
3. It was William the Conqueror who brought trial by jury to England.
4. In Middle Ages the guilt of a person was decided by a priest.
5. The ordeal by water was commonly applied to women.
6. The jury system developed because ordeals came to be thought of as
prejudices.
7. The first function of the jury was to judge evidence.
8. Trial by jury was a widespread practice in the 15th century.
9. The jury assumed its modern function about 400 years ago.

Exercise 7. Listen to the text for the second time and describe the most
common types of ordeals as fully as possible.

Exercise 8. Make a presentation on the basis of the text you have just
listened to.

Discussion
Exercise 9. Translate the following word combinations.

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