Prueba 2

Veremos de que se trata este curso

Aquí aprenderemos las estrategias necesarias para la compresión de textos en el idioma Inglés, haciendo uso de nuestro conocimiento previo, de las palabras que podemos identificar previamente así como el uso del contexto, diccionario electrónico, apoyo de plataforma y trabajo en equipo.



the jobslook at the list of legal ocupations. All this people work in law. Match the jobs with one of the descriptions.

1)Solicitor           2)Attorney      3)Barrister      4)Lawyer

Key vocabulary lawyer,  practise, barristers, law firm, attorney, judge,  training contract, acting for, qualified, legal practice,  partnership, represent, litigation,  advocacy,  pleading a case, specialisel right of audience, appear,  solicitors,  clients

Exercise 2

Read this text about working in law. The most important words are in the key vocabulary below. Decide ifthe statements on the next page are true or false.

There are two types of lawyer who practise inEngland. They are called barristers and solicitors. In the USA and most other countries, lawyers don’t make this distinction – a lawyer is simply known as an attorney-at-law, or an attorney. In both England and the USA, it is not possible to take a special exam to be a judge. If you decide that you want to be a judge, you must get a lot ofexperience as a lawyer first, then apply to be ajudge and wait to see if you are chosen. Most law students in England become solicitors. When they finish their university studies they do a one-year legal practice course and then a two-year training contract with a law firm. After that, they are qualified solicitors. Many solicitors work for a legal practice, which is usually a partnership of solicitors who work together. Solicitors practise in many areas of law, although each solicitor usually chooses to specialise in one particular area. They represent their clients both in and out of court. We often describe this as acting for a client. The process of making a claim in the civil court is called litigation. Barristers are usually self-employed lawyers but can work in partnerships in the way that solicitors do. They are specialists in advocacy, which is the skill of speaking for someone in court. We call this pleading a case. They also give opinions on areas of law to solicitors and the solicitors’ clients. It is not just barristers who have the right of audience in court. Solicitors are also allowed to represent their clients in court and many solicitors appear in court every day. It is not true to say that a client always needs a barrister in court.

  • This person is a lawyer who gives legal advice and opinions to solicitors. He or she passed the exams of The Bar Council at the end of his or her studies.
  • This person is a lawyer who gives legal advice to individuals and companies. He or she passed his or her exams in the USA at the end of his or her studies and is usually a member of the American Bar Association
  • This person is a lawyer who gives legal advice to individuals and companies. He or she passed the exams of The Law Society of England & Wales at the end of his or her studies.
  • This is the general job title that we use for people who work as a solicitor, barrister or attorney.