Rhetorical Functions in Academic Writing: Tests

Describing processes and developments

First do Describing processes and developments: Exercise 4. Then using the information in the diagram below, describe another way of becoming a solicitor in England.


Institute of Legal Executives
Part I & Part II Exams

Work for two years in
solicitor's office

Be admitted as a Fellow of
the Institute of Legal
(must be over 25 years and have
worked for 5 years
in a solicitor's office)

Legal practice Course
(one year)


Two-year training period
AND Pass final exams

Qualified as a solicitor

Start with:
"There is also a route under which non-graduates can qualify as solicitors by first becoming legal executives. This route is only open to mature candidates and takes longer than the graduate route...."