A Guide To The ILEC Exam (International Legal English Certificate)

Have you decided that you want to have a career in law? The legal field is one that has long been popular with students all over the world. Depending on what area of law you wish to specialise in, there are going to be a number of different types of qualifications you are expected to attain. In this blog post, we are going to take a look at the ILEC exam in further detail. So, let’s take a look…

The International Legal English Certificate is an examination of the English language for individuals who want to be involved in some form of law, no matter whether you want to work in family law or you wish to hand out drug trafficking fines. It is in fact considered an essential requirement in regards to many companies and many areas of law itself. That is why we decided to put together this informative blog post about it.

After all, individuals must have some form of accreditation to display that they are competent in the English language and can use it effectively in their practice. This blog post aims to give you as much information as possible about the ILEC examination so that you know what you are faced with.

How is the exam split up? What are the different modules?

The first thing that you should be aware of is that the exam is split into four different parts. The four sections are as follows; reading, writing, listening and speaking. Each section is worth an equal amount and so accounts for 25% of the examination.  Nevertheless, each section is a different length in regards to time and obviously includes a different procedure.

The reading and writing part of the examination are both one hour and fifteen minutes long each. The reading part consists of 54 questions which are split into six different parts. The aim of this section is to decipher whether the individual will be able to correctly read different law-related texts. These are obviously texts that they would be expected to come across in their everyday practice. On the other hand, the writing section has the aim of ensuring that individuals would be able to effectively compose documents in their work. It is split into two parts; one requires the person to write a letter and the other requires them to write a memorandum

The listening and the speaking sections of the ILEC exam are shorter in regards to the time period. The listening party of the examination is 45 minutes long, whereas the speaking section is a mere 15 minutes. The speaking section requires the individual to listen to law material (such as interviews) in order to determine whether they understand what is being relayed to them. And finally, the speaking part is utilised in order to decipher whether the person can communicate with their potential clients in a correct and effective manner.

Have you passed?

Now that the examination itself has actually been dealt with, it is important to consider how the exam results work. First and foremost, you will receive one overall grade – you will not get four different grades for the four different sections. There are five grades available. Three of these grades are pass marks and the other two are a fail. The failing grades are split up easily; a narrow fail or a fail. The passing grades are as follows; C1 pass with merit, C1 pass, and B2 pass.

This examination is one which has a global recognition and so it is highly beneficial for those who decide to take it. Hopefully, this blog post will have helped to give a greater understanding of what can actually be expected from it. If you are going to take this exam, it is definitely worth doing further research online so you can have a better understanding regarding each of the modules. You may even find that there are past papers available so that you can do some practicing. No matter your current level of experience or what field of law you are interested in moving into, there is no denying that the ILEC exam can help.

Arsenal 4 Fulham 1

Goals from Granit Xhaka, Alexandre Lacazette, Aaron Ramsey and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang helped the Gunners to only their second win in six games as Arsenal won 4-1 at home against Fulham. After Ryan Sessegnon had missed two good chances for Fulham, Xhaka put the hosts ahead, finishing past Sergio Rico after a good cross from the impressive Alex Iwobi. Lacazette doubled the lead when he finished off Sead Kolasinac’s pull-back following a fine Arsenal passing move. Kamara pulled one back from close range, but Ramsey scored the Gunners’ third after Aubameyang had hit the post. Aubameyang’s deflected shot gave Arsenal their fourth and a deserved three points.

Unai Emery defended his decision to substitute goalscorer Lacazette as Arsenal bounced back from their thrashing by Liverpool to beat Fulham 4-1. The French striker grabbed the Gunners’ second goal in the second half, but was replaced by midfielder Aaron Ramsey with the score at 2-1, soon after the Cottagers’ Aboubakar Kamara reduced the deficit in the 69th minute. The decision was met by a negative reaction from a large number of home fans. It had been a poor festive season for Arsenal as they only managed a 1-1 draw at Brighton on 26 December before their thrashing at Anfield.

The Gunners were again without Mesut Ozil, with the German still sidelined with the knee injury that kept him out of the Liverpool match, while Ramsey, out of contract in the summer and a transfer target for Bayern Munich, Inter Milan, Juventus, Paris St-Germain and Real Madrid, was only among the substitutes. Nevertheless, the hosts took a 25th-minute lead when Xhaka finished from Iwobi’s cross and they ended the first half strongly with chances for Matteo Guendouzi, Xhaka and Aubameyang. A wonderful passing move down the left wing after 10 minutes of the second half, involving Iwobi, Kolasinac and Lacazette, led to the Gunners’ second as the Frenchman scored his seventh Premier League goal of the campaign. Arsenal started the game with three centre-halves – Laurent Koscielny, Sokratis and Shkodran Mustafi – but were lucky not to fall behind as Sessegnon twice missed good chances when it was goalless.

Diving Deeper Into Your Favourite Media

When you’re sitting down on a Saturday night, ready to put your favourite TV show on, would you consider yourself more of a casual viewer, or do you need to know everything about everything there is to do with the media in front of you? Maybe when you’re reading through a book, and you excitedly get to the end, are you disappointed it stops there? Do you immediately head online to see if there’s a sequel? Have you found yourself doing so more times than not?

No matter how you choose to spend your spare time, either with a good book or a great film, there’s a very good chance you’re curious about what comes next, or what the past of those characters you love looks like. So let’s see how we can dive just a little bit deeper into the entertainment you love.

Join a Social Media Group

There’s all kinds of Facebook pages and Twitter communities out there that you can be a part of, and these commodities are used day in and day out by casual groups, big and small businesses, and anyone who has a voice they want to be heard on a larger scale. So it only follows suit that there should be some groups out there that have the same interests in media as you do, and are willing to invite you in to talk all about it.

These places are great for sharing your theories and personal interpretations of certain texts, or scenes in the movie series you love so much, and you should have a bunch of people on hand to talk about it whenever you want to. After all, it’s hard to bring up the same idea over and over again with friends and family who have no idea what you’re talking about. So just drop a post, wait for some responses, and get back to them whenever you can – it’s simple.

See if There’s a Wiki

And no, we’re not just talking about sparse Wikipedia here. If the media you’re consuming has a long history to it, or multiple entries in the series either in the same or different canon, then there’s a very strong chance there’s a Wikia server out there dedicated to documenting all the lore. And if you’re someone who loves to learn and discover as a result of the entertainment you’re sat in front of, you should take full advantage of this fact.

And Wikias exist for all kinds of genres and formats – take Lemony Snicket as a good example: there’s even an extensive page for Daniel Handler himself. It’s always good to do some surround reading in your quest to become the world’s expert on fictional worlds that’ll win you some good points in a quiz.

Diving a bit deeper into the books, films, and TV shows you absolutely love takes a bit of time and effort, but there’s always a site or a group out there that’ll give you the information you’re looking for.