READING AND COMPRENHENSION

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PART 1 – READING AND COMPRENHENSION
 
EXERCISE 1 – Read the following extract from a reference book on contracts. Choose the correct word or phrase to fill in each gap From A, B, C or D.
INCAPACITY IN GENERAL
Even though individuals differ markedly in their ability to represent their own interests in the bargaining process, a person is generally (1)………… to have full power to bind himself contractually. Only in extreme (2)………… is one’s power regarded as impaired because of an inability to participate meaningfully in the bargaining process. One whose power is so impaired is said to lack capacity to contract and is (3)……… to special rules that allow him to avoid the contracts that he makes in order to protect him from his own improvident acts.
Two principal kinds of defects are today (4)……… as impairing the power to contract: immaturity and mental infirmity. In the past, the common law regarded a woman’s marriage as (5)……… her of her separate legal identity, including the capacity to contract, during the life of her husband. (6)………, this disability was largely removed by statutes (7)……… in the nineteenth century.
 
 

  • concluded
  1. surmised
  2. assumed
  3. implied
  • stages
  1. junctures
  2. occasions
  3. circumstances
  • subject
  1. conditional
  2. liable
  3. open
  • granted
  1. recognized
  2. conceded
  3. appreciated

 
 

  • depriving
  1. debarring
  2. dissolving
  3. dismissing
  • for example
  1. in particular
  2. however
  3. consequently
  • established
  1. set up
  2. abolished
  3. written

 


 
 
EXERCISE 2 – Read the following news item from a legal journal. Use the words in the box to form one word that fits in the same numbered gap in the text. There is an example at the beginning (0).

(0). EVADE   (1). REGULAR   (2). OFFEND   (3). FACILE   (4). DISCIPLINE   (5). DISCLOSE

Ruling on proceeds of Crime Act
The court of Appeal has ruled that lawyers do not have to report their clients under the money -laundering rules if they suspect them of tax EVASION (0) or even the most minor financial ……………… (1).
Uncertainty had arisen because Section 328 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 makes it an …………….. (2) for a person involved in an arrangement which he knows or suspects would …………….. (3), by whatever means, the acquisition, retention, use or control of criminal property by or on behalf of another person.
Lawyers had been taking the view that to avoid …………… (4) proceedings or prosecution when in receipt of suspicious information from clients under circumstances of legal privilege, they had to make a ………………… (5) to the National Criminal Intelligence Service and obtain consent to continue.
 
 
PART 2 – WRITING
You are going on an extended course of study and are transferring your case load to a colleague. Your client, a major supermarket, is involved in a dispute concerning the quality of fruit delivered by a long-time supplier.
Write a memorandum to your colleague to brief him on the case, where you should: give some information on the client, explain what the client has done to try to find a solution, present the options available to the client and outline possible results of a legal action.
 
 
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  1. In your view, what are the most valuable qualities of a Sports Director?

 
 
 
 
 

  1. In your opinion, what is the Sports Director main job?

 
 
 
 
 

  1. Do you think ‘arbitration’ is the best way to solve ‘sport-related’ disputes?

 
 
 
 
 

  1. To what extent do you believe in the autonomy of Sports law?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  1. Name an International Sport Institution that you admire for its contribution to sports development. Explain why you admire them?

 
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INSTRUCTIONS
The following questions concern different ways of thinking and feeling. After every question you will find a “YES” or “NO” option.
Read each question and answer by marking an “X” beside the choosen answer. There are no right or wrong answers. There are also no rigging questions.
Here below you have some examples:
Would you like to spend your holidays at the North Pole? ______________________     Yes     No X
Do you usually think before acting? _______________________________________     Yes X  No
These questions have been answered by choosing “NO” on the first case and “YES” on the second one.
You do not have to take long time thinking about each question to decide the right answer. The sentences are too short for you to have all the details you would like to. Try not to leave unanswered questions. Maybe some of the questions seem to be very personal. Do not worry and remember that this test will be treated as a confidential document and it cannot be corrected without using the appropiate form. The correction will be made taking a global perspective and not to answers each by each.
 
 
 
 
ANSWERS
 
Do you have many hobbies? ________________________________________________   Yes      No
Would you be worried if having debts? ________________________________________   Yes       No
Is your mood very changeable? _____________________________________________   Yes       No
Have you ever been too monopolizing taking more things than fair? _________________   Yes       No
Are you a chatty person? __________________________________________________   Yes       No
Do you feel bad if you see a child or an animal suffering? _________________________   Yes       No
Do you sometimes feel sad with no reason? ___________________________________   Yes       No
Do you carefully close your house’s doors every night? ___________________________   Yes       No
Would you take medicines or drugs with unknown or dangerous side effects? _________   Yes       No
Do you often feel worried about things you have done or said? ____________________   Yes       No
Have you ever taken something that did not belong to you? _______________________   Yes       No
Are you a cheerful and happy person? ________________________________________   Yes       No
Do you like meeting new people and making new friends? ________________________   Yes       No
Are you an irritable person? ________________________________________________   Yes       No
When you promise to do something, do you do it no matter what difficulties may appear?   Yes       No
When you are on a lively party do you have any trouble to feel comfortable and participate?            Yes       ______________________________________________________________________ No
Can your feelings be easily hurt? ____________________________________________   Yes       No
Have you broken or lost anything belonging to someone else? _____________________   Yes       No
When on a gathering do you tend to be hidden? ________________________________   Yes       No
Do you enjoy hurting and tormenting people you love or that are close to you? ________   Yes       No
Do you usually get tired, “sick” about everything? _______________________________   Yes       No
Do you usually talk about things you know nothing about? ________________________   Yes       No
Do you like going out? ____________________________________________________   Yes       No
Are you always ready to admit your mistakes? __________________________________   Yes       No
Do you usually have guilt feelings? ___________________________________________   Yes       No
Do you think marriage is an obsolete institution and should be abolised? _____________   Yes       No
Do you have enemies that want to hurt you? ___________________________________   Yes       No
Are you a nervous person? _________________________________________________   Yes       No
Do you believe the insurances to be a good idea? _______________________________   Yes       No
Do you prefer reading instead of meeting new people? ___________________________   Yes       No
 
 
ANSWERS
 
Do you enjoy making jokes that may hurt or bother other people?___________________   Yes       No
Do you consider yourself happy? ____________________________________________   Yes       No
Have you ever said something bad intentioned about someone? ___________________   Yes       No
Do you have many friends?_________________________________________________   Yes       No
Are you worried about your family’s future? ____________________________________   Yes       No
Do you easily get worried? _________________________________________________   Yes       No
Did you said anything insolent to your parents when you were a child? ______________   Yes       No
Are you a person who takes the first step to make new friends? ____________________   Yes       No
Do you suffer of insomnia? _________________________________________________   Yes       No
Are you worried about uncertain and terrible things that could happen? ______________   Yes       No
Are all your habits good and advisable? _______________________________________   Yes       No
Do you brag sometimes? __________________________________________________   Yes       No
Do you like being with your friends? __________________________________________   Yes       No
Do you get angry easily? __________________________________________________   Yes       No
Have you ever cheated when playing or gambling? ______________________________   Yes       No
Would you feel sorry for a child lost on a crowd? ________________________________   Yes       No
Are you a careful person about your health? ___________________________________   Yes       No
Have you ever took advantage on anybody? ___________________________________   Yes       No
Do you usually remain silent when you are with other people? _____________________   Yes       No
Does people who drive carefully bother you? ___________________________________   Yes       No
Do you have many doubts before taking a decission even if it is about something
not really important? ______________________________________________________   Yes       No
When you were a child did you do everything you were ordered without complaints? ___   Yes       No
Is it easy for you to liven up a party that is becoming boring? ______________________   Yes       No
Does any kind of meal have mostly the same flavor for you? _______________________   Yes       No
Do you often feel dispirited and sad with no reason to? __________________________   Yes       No
Do you think people takes more time than necessary thinking about their future,
making savings and taking insurances? _______________________________________   Yes       No
Do you like telling jokes and anecdotes to your friends? __________________________   Yes       No
Do you like being punctual when you have a date or meeting? _____________________   Yes       No
Do you often feel life to be boring? ___________________________________________   Yes       No
If you were sure no one would come to know would you not pay your taxes? _________   Yes       No
 
ANSWERS
 
Do you like mixing with people? _____________________________________________   Yes       No
Does anyone avoid meeting you? ____________________________________________   Yes      No
Are you very much worried about your looks? __________________________________   Yes      No
Do you really care about good manners and cleanliness? _________________________   Yes      No
Was your mother a good person? ___________________________________________   Yes       No
Have you ever desired to be dead?___________________________________________   Yes      No
Do you insist until you get things done your way? _______________________________   Yes      No
Are you quick to answer when people asks you? ________________________________   Yes       No
Do you try not to be rude or impolite? ________________________________________   Yes      No
After having an upseting or bothering situation do you rest worried too long? _________   Yes      No
Have you ever been late to a date or to your working place? ______________________   Yes      No
Do you like being involved in situations that require from you having quick reactions ? ___   Yes       No
When you have to take a train, do you get to the station in the last minute? __________   Yes      No
Are you a nervous person? _________________________________________________   Yes      No
Do you always wash your hands before eating? ________________________________   Yes      No
Do you usually start doing things that require more time from you that the time you really
have? _________________________________________________________________   Yes      No
Does your friendship with other people break easilly without any fault from you? _______   Yes       No
Do you often feel lonely? __________________________________________________   Yes      No
Do you sometimes leave for tomorrow what could be done today? __________________   Yes       No
Are you able to liven up a social meeting? _____________________________________   Yes      No
Would you feel sorry for an animal on a trap? __________________________________   Yes      No
Do you easily feel hurt when people finds mistakes about your work or about you? _____   Yes      No
Do you feel having a health insurance is nonsense?______________________________   Yes      No
Do you sometimes enjoy bothering animals? ___________________________________   Yes      No
Do you sometimes feel plenty of energy and other times slow and spiritless? __________   Yes      No
Do you always do as you say? ______________________________________________   Yes       No
Do you feel confortable in noisy and animated situations? _________________________   Yes      No
Would you like to know other people are scared of you? __________________________   Yes      No
Can you get easily bothered? _______________________________________________   Yes       No
Do you always keep your place in the queue or would you overtake some places if you
had the chance to do so? _________________________________________________   Yes       No
 
ANSWERS
 
Does the people who know you think about you as someone full of energy and
always animated? ________________________________________________________   Yes       No
Do you usually prefer to go out on your own? __________________________________   Yes       No
Do you lose your appetite when you are having troubles even if they are small? _______   Yes      No
Do you think you could be acting better with any of your friends? ___________________   Yes       No
Are you scared of facing unknown situations? __________________________________   Yes       No
Do you usually ask for advise and support when you have a problem? _______________   Yes      No
Are you shy and reserved when on a social situation? ____________________________   Yes      No
During your life and in the periods when you had to be alone, did you missed having
some company? _________________________________________________________   Yes      No
Are you the last of your friends who comes to know about things that happen? ________   Yes       No
Do you prefer to always say the truth although it may cause you troubles? ___________   Yes       No
 
 
 
 
 

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