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    • Profile photo of MikeLittle says

      HELLO! WHY ARE WE WRITING IN UPPER CASE? PLEASE DON’T DO THIS IN FUTURE!

      Now, how to download the videos – sadly, you can’t. It’s the only way that we can keep the site free

      But you can watch them as frequently and as often and as regularly as you wish. You can get even get friends and family to watch them with you – make an evening of it.

      And every time you watch them think to yourself “This is FREE!”

      But they’re not available to be downloaded

      OK?

  1. avatar says

    hello mike i wanna know will there be upgraded lectures for the C.B.E exams will be pleased to know? as you are discussing manual exam tricks and focusing on manual exam throughout you lectures?

    • Profile photo of MikeLittle says

      Hi, there really isn’t (in my opinion) any need to change the lectures. I think that ALL students facing F4 should by now be aware that the format of the exam has changed ……. but it is only the format that has changed. The knowledge and the depth of that knowledge has not changed.

      Obviously there is now no longer any need to know case names – but, there again, there never was any absolute need to know case names ….. they just made it easier to remember the principles established by those cases

      No, no plans to change / update the lectures

  2. avatar says

    firstly……your lectures have gotten me through countless exams and i’m more than greatful for it. you truly make learning and exciting and knowledgable experience.

    Secondly……..I just wanted to confirm “in the carbolic soap case, would Carlile be the offerer and the Carbolic Smoke Ball Co. the offeree,(since the ad was an intention to treat) and so the offer to try out the product would be made by Carlile and the acceptance of it would be made by the Carbolic Smoke Ball Co. in order to enter an agreement.

    In addition with regards to agreement by conduct, wouldn’t she, going to the store or going online and purchasing that product viewed be viewed as agreement by conduct. She offered to purchase the item and they accepted by receiving her payment, and so no need to communicate further.

    Also I wanted to confirm whether the court views the contract of purchasing the product and the contract of offer a the reward as two separate contracts, since it might had been as a result of this much guarantee and reward that Carlile tried out the product to begin with.

    • Profile photo of MikeLittle says

      NOOOOOO!

      The whole point about this case is that an advert CAN IN FACT be an offer to the world at large (Carlill v Carbolic Smoke Ball Co

      You really do need to look at Carlill again but this time accept that the company’s advert is an offer and that Mrs Carlill is accepting the company’s reckless offer

      ok?

      • avatar says

        OK ….I carefully looked at the Carlill’s Case again, and it was made more clearer to me following your advice and, viewing the advert as an offer. Thank you for your quick response and explanation. It was simple and precise.

  3. Profile photo of angelcorpse says

    Not sure if I can remember all the cases but I can bet my life I won’t forget the FLICK KNIFE case ever. A brilliant strategy by you sir to help students remember the cases 😀 Can’t stop laughing oh god

    • Profile photo of MikeLittle says

      There used to be a comedy show on UK BBC called “Allo ‘Allo” and the comedic German officer was called Herr Flick (It doesn’t have the same impact in lower case!) I’m always reminded of him whenever I teach that particular case and it always brings a smile to my face :-)

  4. Profile photo of MikeLittle says

    Hi Sheha

    If it were my personal choice for me, I would go for English Law. The problem for non-natural English speakers is the complexity of the World of contract law. Itself is “tricky” but “tricky in a foreign language” and often mixed in with apparently “perverse” decisions makes it a difficult paper.

    However, with the introduction of mcqs we could find that it’s less of a trial.

    I believe that the key to success will now be constant and endless practice of mcqs.

    Because of a technical problem with my tablet, I have not yet been able to supply Admin with any mcqs of my own making.

    However, it will be necessary anyway for you to obtain a revisiion kit from a repuatable publisher as soon as possible.

    Then, get stuck into those questions.

    A word of advice – do NOT write in the revision kit – don’t mark it with your answers.

    If you do, you will not be able to go back again and again to attempt the questions.

    In addition, of course, when you have passed paper F4, you will then be able to sell the revision kit to a new entrant to the wonderful world of ACCA F4 law. This opportunity will be lost to you if you mark the answers in the book

  5. Profile photo of sheha says

    Hi Mike! I still have not decide which variant for my F4 paper. Is it wise if I just choose the English or Global variant just to get through the paper using the lectures here? If I register for classes (which of course I ll need to pay for), I should be sitting for Singapore variant. Do you have any advice?

  6. Profile photo of shahz20 says

    I passed F4 with the help of these video lectures in just a month and half. Literally, when i was sitting the exam, i had forgotten most names for the cases and if I had read the new syllabus could have attempted the last question too, but still I was shocked when i saw my results. Mike’s lectures are awesome, the best perhaps on this website, very entertaining.

  7. Profile photo of Geraldine says

    I did not enrol for a taught course, rather I enrolled for Standard revision course. I am depending on open tuitions’ lecture videos and all I can say is, it is really helpful.. Although some of the areas on the notes aren’t been covered.. I just google and read through it. Fingers crossed for all of us on June if there’s anyone here who’ll take the exam as well. :)

  8. Profile photo of mir123 says

    hi admen me give the last year 2013 december ,f 4 paper exam,,but examiner give the very low marks,me very upset what the my wrong please how to got 50% marks possible and easy pass,give the some information and evrey day how many hours study my paper f4 (eng,)my this time is third time exam, me to much upset please help me,,,sir,

    • avatar says

      These guys at opentution must be so sick of this question – its like every tenth question is how can i download these lecture videos!

      you cant – the notes are but the videos arnt. Admin and johnmoffat and mikelittle all keep saying that its the only way they can keep the site free – by not having the videos downloadabler

    • avatar says

      More important than a study text is a revision kit!

      You can pass this paper without a study text but you would really struggle to pass withput a revision kit

      Listen to the videos / audios, read the course notes multiple times and read the questions and answers in the revision kit.

      Mike’s advice is to read those questions and answers until you are sick of them. Thats what I did – got through them 3 (maybe 4) times and cruised through the exam

    • avatar says

      Thanks for you advise guys, I really appreciate it. I know I need both the text and the kit, but I just wanted to get started reading the text. I am in Jamaica, I’m just trying to source a second hand book. Are any of you guys close by?

      • Profile photo of MikeLittle says

        Hi, I wuldnt even bother with a study text. I see Mikes advice also says that you can pass without a text. And gingergirl seems to have done it woithout. Thats what Im aiming to do

  9. avatar says

    Hi

    I have only jst discovered these amazing lectures after trying to understand the bpp books. do you think I have enough time to pass the exam with five weeks to go spending about 15 hours a week as I have another exam ( that revision is going really well). Can I also pass with jst the info from the lectures and the revision kit from bpp? Also I do have the bpp stdy text bt can’t see sharia law bt I see it will be tested ( think I ready that somewhere) in the English variant of f4?

      • avatar says

        Thank you if i do that from the bpp revision text and finish your lectures by early next week is this enough time or would you ( as in what would you do) now do F4 in june next year as only a month away to do past papers once I finish your lectures. I have paid for the exam but should i just concentrate on my other exam or do you think with your amazing lectures I have a good chance as finally F4 making sense. Thank you for your help.

      • avatar says

        Also I read shariah law is to be examined bt it is not in the BPP book – can you recommend somewhere to find out about this in the correct detail please?

      • Profile photo of MikeLittle says

        Hi – it would be a MOST UNUSUAL English variant exam which required a knowledge of Sharia law. And if (and it most probably won’t) it came up in the exam, it’s not going to be more than 5 marks MAXIMUM. Yes, you have time still to do the work in time for the exam, so get stuck into the lectures, videos, audios and the, as soon as you can, start reading (not trying to learn, just reading) the printed past exam questions and answers. Read them like you would a book. Then read them again. And again.

        But DO NOT even begin to think that you can / should produce answers in the same detail nor length of the printed solutions. There is absolutely NO WAY that you will get anywhere near the quality of those answers. They have been written by tutors (or the examiner) NOT under exam conditions (no time pressure, no reference books). Your task is to read the question, plan an answer for 5 minutes and then write 10 correct, relevant, markable sentences in just 13 minutes! That’s 1.3 minutes per sentence. One minute eighteen seconds for each and every sentence.

        There is not a chance in this life that you can do that in the exam. So give up that hope right now. As a little exercise, just copy some lines from your textbook and time yourself for 1.3 minutes. You will do very well to get beyond 4 lines and even then it’s because your handwriting is large!

        No problem about shortage of time for December. Remember, read, read, read, and then again, read. And when you’ve had enough, read the whole revision kit again. And again. Are you getting the message?

        And good luck in December and a huge smile in February

      • avatar says

        Thank you – I can’t even begin to tell you how amazing your lectures are. I have been studying since september but today it finally makes sense( Have a day of work and listened to your lectures). I only have the evenings and am doing another exam. Thank you so much for the advice. sorry to go on but I do work and doing another exam – what would be the time in hours I should be studing law. I am on chapter 6 on contract law – and I get it – hopefully can write it like I get it. Thank you sooooo much.

    • Profile photo of MikeLittle says

      Morag, there’s no magic number of hours that you should be studying. For last June I had three students who discovered just one week before the exam that their employer had incorrectly entered them for the English variant whereas the course was for the global variant. They CLAIM that they worked only for 1 day, 1 day and 2 days (3 students, one did twice as much as the other 2)

      They passed! (Just, but still, they passed)

  10. avatar says

    Dear SIr,
    My class teacher is really making me depressed by saying that you have to copy each and every word in the book language from your book You shouldn’t apply your own words and etc etc…This doesn’t make sense to me but she takes test and gives the marks accordingly to her statement.

    What Should I do?? Let me Know.

    Many Thanks

    • Profile photo of MikeLittle says

      It would be WONDERFUL if you could do as your tutor suggest. However, it is totally unrealistic. I don’t wish to undermine your tutor’s authority and I’m sure she means to do her best for you. Please, don’t make a big issue of this and don’t advertise this posting around your class but, if you have reported her words correctly, then I’m sorry to say that she’s misleading you. Hopefully, innocently!

  11. avatar says

    Hi sir… your lectures are great.. thxxx… I think my problem with f4 is the way I answer the questions. If possible, can I send you an answer and have your opinion about it???? thxx

  12. avatar says

    Sir, ur lectures are really helpful. thanks a lot.. I think my problem with theory papers is the way I respond to exam questions. Is it possible for to send u a question and have your opinion???? thxx

    • Profile photo of MikeLittle says

      A 5 year old text book? – well, you could, but I personally would think that’s too big a risk. Can you not check your 2008 text with someone who has a 2012 or 2013 book and check the extent of the differences

  13. avatar says

    My weakness is theory and being able to retain.. Is like when you reach part D you forget part B. Sir could or anyone could you recommend a way in making this fun and simpler especially when it comes to the cases. My hours are also limited due to my job. I just need to get pass F4 and I will be fine. Any help?

    • Profile photo of latoyah says

      i would recommend listening to his lectures and getting the bpp I-Pass CDs the question bank helps you retain better. If unable to do so i think the flashcards and F4 revision test here also helps.

  14. avatar says

    Thank You so much Mr Mike for your wonderful tutoring.
    Had always hate theory. You have made this subject interesting.

    Could you please tell me if it is okay to use Kaplan 2011 text? I don’t have the 2012 update :/
    And also is it possible to pass the exam this session if i give 4 hrs/day since I’ve chosen the papers for the december session (atlast – F4, F7) only today.

    Best regards

    • Profile photo of MikeLittle says

      @darkangel5, Hi

      The 2011 Kaplan text is substantially ok but you need to download the articles on this site covering Treasury shares and the Bribery Act.

      4 hours a day sounds to me like it could be enough, but don’t allow yourself to get bored or distracted. from that moment, your retention capabilities will be severely impaired. Break down your 4 hours into manageable parts.

      And enjoy F4 – it’s fascinating!

  15. Profile photo of acuteacca says

    sir which study text will you recommend for f4 english law
    BPP / GTG / KAPLAN / EMILEWOOLF
    Because Bpp is not easily understandable because it has lot of details……………
    Reply soooooooooon Please….

  16. avatar says

    I wasted so much time by struggling over the books, our lectures are very fast and not explained or interpreted in such detail. I love it, well done to all of you who contributed to this great helpful website!! I am now going definately pass. I finally understand all of it.

    • Profile photo of MikeLittle says

      @umairhanif, It was an advert – therefore, it’s an invitation. That’s a principla which the judges appear very keen to preserve! The only time an advert will not be taken as an invitation is when it’s in a “reward” situation ( Williams v Carwardine, Carlill v Carbolic, R v Clark )

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