venerdì 24 febbraio 2017

Legal English_lesson_1_UniTaranto

A warm welcome to all our new students on this academic year!! 

Today's lesson covered:

Programma 2016-2017 
Features of Legal English 
Unit 1 (text book)
Core subjects vs optional subjects 
Contract law
Criminal law
Tort law
Land law
Equity and Trusts
Administrative law
Constitutional law
Family law
Land law
Housing law
Employment law
Litigation and Arbitration


  • performance and enforcement of contracts
  • offer - acceptance - consideration
  • breach of contract
  • liability
  • strict liability 
  • vicariuos liability
  • nuisance
  • damages vs  damage 

damage: means “loss or injury to a person or property”. It is an uncountable singular noun and has no plural form.
E.g.: The cost of the damage to the US caused by Hurricane Ike was estimated at USD 18 billion.
Other words you could use instead of damageloss, injury
Damages means “money claimed by, or ordered to be paid to, a person as compensation for loss or injury”. It is an uncountable plural noun and has no singular form.
E.g.: The Claimant wishes to sue Acme for damages as a result of a loss sustained by the Claimant after Acme’s failure to perform its obligations.
Other words you could use instead of damagescompensation, satisfaction

  • evidence
  • hearsay
  • law enforcement
  • under the constitution

Students' self study 

  • page 12 ex 13-14
  • page 13 ex 16-17
  • Language Focus page 17 ex 1-3

Text book unit 1 and unit 2 

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