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April 9, 2016

 

 

Civil and Criminal Proceedings in Common Law (basic vocab exercise)

 

Fill in the blanks from words given below. Watch out for proper form of verbs.

 

1.  If you make an ............... just take another sheet of paper and start again.

2.  Frogs can  ...... over long distances but they usually sit still for hours.

3. If a case ........... like a frog over a long distance skipping one court level and going higher up it is called leapfrogging.

4. I wanted to appeal to the Supreme Court so I had to first ask court's ......... to do that. But the court .......... .

5. I appealed on an ............ of fact but the judge said that only errors of ........ could constitute the grounds for an appeal in this case.

6. I got in my car, started the engine and started to ............ and hit my neighbor's lorry.

7.  The court ............ the decision so my appeal failed.

8. I want the court to .............. the decision because I strongly believe that it is completely wrong.

9.  What are you saying? Speak louder. I cannot ...... you at all.

10. The court set a ........................ for 21st of July.

11. In Poland, civil courts sometimes ................ criminal cases.

12. If the judge ............ an error of ............, you should have the right to appeal.

 

hearing                uphold                 error (2)        leave                      law               reverse (2)

leap (2)        refuse                               hear(2)             commit                       fact

 

Translate into English the following:

13. W czasach komunistycznych musiałeś/aś prosić właściwego ministra o  pozwolenia na wyjazd za granicę.

 

14. Gdybyśmy wtedy złożyli pozew, prawdopodobnie byśmy wygrali.

 

15. Gdybyśmy nie wygrali (gdybyśmy przegrali), moglibyśmy złożyć apelacje.

 

 

 

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