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RABIA Turkey flag [reply]
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its is not correct people coudnt speak but some people past test I agree esol 3 because speaking but I don't think right even English people doesn't know own history ..

Mohammed Sudan flag [reply]
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life in uk test is so easy, I suggest you should stop answer true or false because is easy to know the answer

Suhana akther Bangladesh flag [reply]
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Its ridicules..They are not teaching me antything oracticall about uk..The are just asking us about wars..And if u make a little mistake to take any simple document to test center. They will not letu take the test. And dont even refound the money..Its just a money making thing..Nothing els

Suhana akther Bangladesh flag [reply]
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Its ridicules..They are not teaching me antything oracticall about uk..The are just asking us about wars..And if u make a little mistake to take any simple document to test center. They will not letu take the test. And dont even refound the money..Its just a money making thing..Nothing els

Suhana akther Bangladesh flag [reply]
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Its ridicules..They are not teaching me antything oracticall about uk..The are just asking us about wars..And if u make a little mistake to take any simple document to test center. They will not letu take the test. And dont even refound the money..Its just a money making thing..Nothing els
Anonymous Nigeria flag [reply]
User's votes: 6    
It is very difficult test,instead of asking people what is happening in their environment ,they are asking about war .first world war and Second World War ,what is meaning of that collecting money from people for Christ sake

Onlienuktest United Kingdom flag [reply]
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brother try this website and finish their all 40 test. you must pass http://onlineuktest.co.uk/life-in-the-uk-test/
adam Sudan flag [reply]
User's votes: 1    
its ok
Saher Pakistan flag [reply]
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Its verry difficult test .there are so many qutions in book .common man of this country donot have information but why we read this difficult book

Sarah Hong Kong flag [reply]
User's votes: 0    
many useless questions about exact year of certain events, famous poets, gold medal winners etc.
Yasmin Ali Somalia flag [reply]
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It's so hard if some has bn here for more than 5years they should not b asked to do it
Bern South Africa flag [reply]
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I think this is ridiculous especially if you are an English speaking person like myself! I Also think that this is one hellova big money making scheme!
faridun Iraq flag [reply]
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its really dificult
claIBlagfeeta Afghanistan flag [reply]
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hello
Ann Georgia flag [reply]
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it's amazing I like so much
Joanna Poland flag [reply]
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I think it should be harder. I don't understand why people from UE have to take it? Our background is very similar... But People coming from far away should respect UK law and traditions. And sad thing is that even some of those with UK passport don't :( I live in UK since 9 years paying taxes, not claiming a penny from UK don't use NHS (I go via Bupa) but as I know I will stay for good I feel like having UK passport will make me feel like home here. As really the passport itself doesn't give me any practical benefits as I can travel to the same places on my Polish passport. I will apply soon , I have passed my test a while ago.

Eddie Afghanistan flag [reply]
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Your English is atrocious Asia!

Hans South Africa flag [reply]
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EU not UE
Sam United Kingdom flag [reply]
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I think it's good for people to have a test to encourage them to learn relevant things about our culture, laws and procedures. // However some of the questions seem less relevant, and there should be no trick questions. The divorce question, I thought "1857 sounds right", but because the other 3 options were in the 1950s I chose one of them. // Speaking as a university educated native Briton, I didn't pass - although I'm sure I could if I studied it. But that's what I do! and I have a head start, being born here, having good English, and being used to learning & taking tests. // It seems to be another hurdle to reduce immigration. Still, I wanted to emigrate to Australia and that was very daunting (and expensive!) - so here I still am. // The questions need to be fair, and relevant. Fairness is certainly a part of British culture, at least in theory. // I suppose, since we are a small island, and quite full of people, we should be allowed to choose the cleverest and most able new citizens. (Also some who are most in need or at risk). // I welcome multi-culturalism, I grew up in such a town - but I also hear a lot of voices saying they wish to preserve British culture and rights. There needs to be a balance - moderation in all things.
richardjarvis1@sky.com United Kingdom flag [reply]
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history - pointless sport- who cares religion - worst thing ever invented the test should be about life today , how to live today. and relevant today. most people don't care or will remember the rest, including English people like myself.
Abdul Qayyum Pakistan flag [reply]
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People who live here for more then 20 years should not be asked to give such test !
Ewa Poland flag [reply]
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A lot of questions would not be answered by British citizens. Only ability of spoken and written English should be tested.

yak joy Afghanistan flag [reply]
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wulim Australia flag [reply]
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Contains questions exaggerated and unjustified
Melosh Ukraine flag [reply]
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The test is more trivia then anything else, none of my British friends could pass the sample test.

rob Ireland flag [reply]
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why is this relevant? they don't need to prove anything to live here. Foreigners want in? answer the questions. DOn't know the answers? Bugger off. The stupidest argument: even the brits dont know the answers. THEY DONT HAVE TO!

Anonymous United Kingdom flag [reply]
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The point is, fine do your test, fine make sure people know about life in the UK, but make it relevant. There are 100 more relevant topics that could be covered with the same degree of difficulty, but instead they've chosen to ask questions which are pointless.
dorcus Rwanda flag [reply]
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very many people living here cannot,and i repeat,cannot ever pass this test even if it exists for another 20 years.they are simply left out
ike Nigeria flag [reply]
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britian colonised the common wealth country and shouldnt put people through this test to ogiven them there citizenship but rather should give people who have come through various routes there citizenship or residence as a vote of compensation for the ill treatment and atocitites they metted to this residnets.
Bob Pakistan flag [reply]
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People should be encouraged to learn about the culture and history of UK not to be tested as many of the British born doent knoe these questions
TEREZA Brazil flag [reply]
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I THINK THIS IS VERY GOOD WAY TO TO THE POPOLS INTEREST TO LIVE IN THIS COUNTRE LEARN MORE ABOUT THEN...BUT NOT NECESSARY LOT OF QUESTION. THANK YOU TEREZA
mt cheesman United Kingdom flag [reply]
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it should be for ALL PEOPLE who wish to settle in the uk no matter where they come from this should include all of Europe .with no assistance given to any one from the eu make it a level playing field for all who want to settle in the uk it is wrong to test people who have lernt to speak English and not test anyone from the eu who cannot speak any english
Cate Kazakhstan flag [reply]
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I don't think even the prime minister would ever pass that test.And even so many British citizens would never pass its so unfair to others.
Artur Danfeld Russia flag [reply]
User's votes: -3    
It should be harder. No pass no ILR

Mick hall United Kingdom flag [reply]
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I have failed it 3 times and i was born here and I am not thick. It is hard when somebody like me has paid thousands in visas flights for my wife and step daughter then we have to be ripped off again and again

Mick hall United Kingdom flag [reply]
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I did the mock test for a laugh and I failed and it told me to learn more about uk before I take the test for real. HaHa get real ask a basic test not history lessons

Rob Ireland flag [reply]
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TOTALLY AGREE!
Hmm Pakistan flag [reply]
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I think it is very hard it shoul be easy
Marin Bulgaria flag [reply]
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It is ok to have a test, but it should be easier. There is to much unnecessary questions. A test like this won't make you a better person, i'm sure that most of the people after passing the test 5 days later they wouldn't remember half of it.
Sylwester Poland flag [reply]
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I am sure such test for citizenship is good idea even though most of native British people would fail it. Let us be honest - if you want to be citizen of any country you should know something about this country and why your new country has happened to be like now and how it functions today. Otherwise such new guy risk to be just alien in his/her - ironically very chosen by him/herself - new country. Such test is even more justified if we consider that in many immigrants' native countries laws, habits and religions are completely different than here in the UK. Anyway, eg. if you are Muslim - you should be awared that beating own wife is a crime here in the UK even though your Quran allows you to do it.

Den U.S. flag [reply]
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wise words.

Mako Philippines flag [reply]
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Hav u read Quran.its 4bidden 2 beat ur wife in Islam.stop making comments unless u knw it 4 sure

TonyL Liberia flag [reply]
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Mako, then you evidently have not read your Koran. See: Sura 4:34 which indeed permits husbands to hit their wives!
imed Tunisia flag [reply]
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I do not know a lot about this country But I have a good idea? Advanced and beautiful country
kabir dave sharma India flag [reply]
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life in uk test is a good general knowledgs for all ofuk citizen

JOHN Afghanistan flag [reply]
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THIS IS AIDEA TO STEAL MONEY FROM POR POPLE .THIS CUNTRY STILL MONEY FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.STILL 16 CUNTRYS COLONY. THIS IS NEW AIDEA TO STEAL MONEY FROM FOREN POPLE.MAKING VERY HARD THE TEST FOR THAM TO GET THE MONEY.

Jhon Smith Germany flag [reply]
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WHAT YOU ARE LEARN IN THE BOOK IS NOT AT THE TEST CENTER. AND EVERYTHING IS FIX.THANK YOU VERY MUCH

fred Albania flag [reply]
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I don't think any english pople know any ances of this test. + what is in the book is not at the tes center. thank you...

Andy United Kingdom flag [reply]
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This Test is irrelevent it is full of trivia that as no bearing on the practical integration into british life, It is basically a Pub Quiz, most british citizens if given it would fail,The Idea of it to give asurance that the non british candidate can fit into british society and have a positive input, by getting a job and not using benefits, Hey why dont you give this to all the british people on benefits and if they fail stop there benefits
mohammed afghan Afghanistan flag [reply]
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it used less just taking money from the poor
li China flag [reply]
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my english husband and his son failed the test ,said not relevant to life in UK
Ayesha Pakistan flag [reply]
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Now have many information the life in uk
Basanta Maden Nepal flag [reply]
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i would like to apply for british pasport

Kent Malta flag [reply]
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just the fact that this person wrote this right here means the test is totally necessary
sarah United Kingdom flag [reply]
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most uk born and bred people have tried the practice test pages and have failed myself included. if there needs to be a test then make the questions something relevent with every day living as a uk citizen not about percentage of nationalites and parliment

David United Kingdom flag [reply]
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I just watched a short clip with David Cameron the British Prime minister on the American TV. He was asked questions from the life in the UK test and guess what he failed. What a joke also he expects people like you and me to be able to pass the test.

David United Kingdom flag [reply]
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I would love to see every MP being interviewed live on BBC Television one at a time taking this stupid Life in the UK test. I bet most would fail.
MOHAMED JAGABAR SADIK India flag [reply]
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Dear Sir/Madam I have the honor to submit this letter your kind perusal. i am apply for UK Test pass all correct answer so, how can apply UK Citizen.Please inform me details as soon as possible. Thank you, Sadik
Kelly Canada flag [reply]
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Canadians should not have to take the test
gosia Poland flag [reply]
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british test should be about speaking english and learning about culture should be national song too..
Jose Portugal flag [reply]
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Should be honest. Questions of how many ? with percentage around 0.5% are ridiculous, How British know the answers? Is a abusive barrier. It should have more questions but without tricks. BE HONEST should be the name of the game. The British test should be tested with British first

Simon Canada flag [reply]
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don't like the rules? the door is open

Rambo United Kingdom flag [reply]
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Get lost!

Rambo United Kingdom flag [reply]
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Get lost!
Barbara Poland flag [reply]
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is not necesarry
Ashe United Kingdom flag [reply]
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The test lacks common sense, a lot of it is something that we would not call general knowledge and have no impact in your everyday life in the UK whether you know it or not. An example, your toughest question listed on the site today "What percentage of Christians in the UK are Roman Catholic?" .. now honestly? what use is knowing this? is people doing a test on RE?. I would expect the questions to be more oriented towards helping the individual communicate with others in the UK, help them get along with their everyday lives. Thus I would expect a test where you can show a native UK resident and that they would answer at least 50% of it accurately. From what I can see, it's just another excuse for the UK to leech more cash and putting it towards something idiotic and going into more debt. If that is your aim, then you're doing a great job! keep it up! UK all the way. Will be looking forward to more of it, so I go on holidays and tell foreigners how great we are.
brendan United Kingdom flag [reply]
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its s good idear but should be made harder

howy Jamaica flag [reply]
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and you spell idea with an r....
GB India flag [reply]
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its perfect and nice
anee grah Ivory Coast flag [reply]
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YES. IT'S GOOD TO KNOW THEIR RULES AND PROCEDURES OF THE COUNTRY BEFORE YOU CAN JOIN THEM. INCASE IF YOU TRAVEL YOU KNOW YOU ARE PROUD OF WHAT YOU ARE HOLDING.
Ali Iran flag [reply]
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Whats all the fuss about? It's not a big deal and certainly not rocket science. It took me only two days to read it and I'm pretty sure I'll pass the test tomorrow. Infact I somehow enjoyed reading some parts that I didn't know. Take it easy, spend some time and you will be ok
M Jervis United Kingdom flag [reply]
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Far too hard and irelavent
rabia Turkey flag [reply]
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hi i think so difficult i talk and ask any english people doesnt no about own country history.im sure any english couldnt pass test.they dont know anything.why they try make test more difficult.they need to make easy.and clearly i think.thanks rabia
Maimuna Gambia flag [reply]
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Reading the book has been an eye opener and a guidance to help me settle in UK in accordance with the law.
Mo India flag [reply]
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Most MPs would fail this. Stupid!
annie Barbados flag [reply]
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to me it all about money and nothing else bus driver cant speak english and they drive ask for a direction and they dont know did these driver take a the test.

pav Czech Republic flag [reply]
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Drive bus then
uright Cambodia flag [reply]
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i agree what tsnotfair comment that the person who was been here long enough and holding an indefinite leave should have the right or exemption for the test because they already adopted the british way of life.And should only be for the new comers for this because the people who were here long enough and old aged of course how and where can they understand or concentrate to read. so i hope the government should understand to this that old aged must have an exemption for the test. uright
Renato Brazil flag [reply]
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I don't understand why so many people are claiming that Brits don't know the answers to these questions and that it is somehow the sign that the test is evil. Why SHOULD they know the answers? it's their country, and they allow people to come in and benefit from centuries of democracy that they built. Why this strange idea that foreigners are ENTITLED to stuff?

ola Nigeria flag [reply]
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if some have passed the test but still need to wait to qualify for permanent residence in months ahead. Does that person need to take the test again due to changes to the test? waiting for good reply
maryam Iran flag [reply]
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this exam is just usless, because if you are a person who are working or have sotiol life you will learn without it and if you are not such a person and spend all your time at home and do not care about it you will forget every thing which you read about the eam shortly.

Freedom Australia flag [reply]
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SOCIAL NOT sotiol two mistakes in secound line as well you need to pass this exam twice
tsnotfair Germany flag [reply]
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The question I want to tick isn't given in the vote choices: should there be exemptions for people who have lived here for over 25 years? Yes! I've lived here for 30 years and feel it is outrageous that I should have to pass this test - or that I should have to pay almost £900 to apply for citizenship! The test makes sense for new immigrants, but many questions are so arcane many native Brits would fail the test without thorough study: it should be structured so that anyone of normal intelligence who has grown up here could pass the test on spec.
upali Sri Lanka flag [reply]
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It is a very good idea because lots of things we can learn and how to loving in the UK.
anwarhussein Mauritius flag [reply]
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its very interesting, but it should be a little bit easier. thankyou.
Mikhail Filippov Russia flag [reply]
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The programme have useful tool for test preparation, user-friendly interface, the availability of reference and teaching materials, text applications for citizenship and a British passport.
bozena Czech Republic flag [reply]
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Iam absolutely agree with life in the uk test , is it hard.
RAGHVIR SINGH India flag [reply]
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ITS GOOD FOR KNOWLEDGE
Adeboye Efunnuga Nigeria flag [reply]
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Very irrelevant and unnecessary
cathrine South Africa flag [reply]
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it is a good idea and give more knowledge about Britain
Khan United Kingdom flag [reply]
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UKBA ..and the new conservative David cameronn have Double standards....Supreme court should withdraw this lif in the Uk test ...that s objective is only to make money from Migrants ...Even british childrens do not even know about this life in the Uk book and its questions.
AMARDEEP United Kingdom flag [reply]
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LIFE IN THE UK TEST SHOULD BE FOR NEW PEOPLE NOT FOR THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY BEEN LIVING IN THE COUNTRY FOR OVER 10-14 YEARS WITH INDEFINITE LEAVE ,WHEN THIS TEST NEVER EXISTED,AND THEY PROBABLY NEVER THOUGHT THAT IF THEY DIDNT MAKE BRITISH PASSPORTS THEN THEY WILL HAVE TO GO THROUGH A TEST TO ACQUIRE ONE.
A Marcus South Africa flag [reply]
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I agree with it, but people such as myself who's lived in the UK on and off for the past 18 years and married to a British citizen but lost ILR because I lived in my own country for 2 years continuously (lost my ILR)shouldn't have to do this. they should look at people's circumstances first!!
Ariful islam Bangladesh flag [reply]
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It is a very good procedure to understand about uk life & history. Really it is a great idea to proof to the pupil who know uk law, history and language.I appreciate this type of exam.
mia Czech Republic flag [reply]
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very difficult
rekha Ireland flag [reply]
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its good to know about uk
Stephen Okoli Nigeria flag [reply]
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It is a good idea at list it gives people good knolage about uk
Imran Hussain United Kingdom flag [reply]
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it should be basic and easier.
Bob Rae Canada flag [reply]
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Useless memorisation of statistics and half-truths about UK society.
rudina Macedonia flag [reply]
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I heard about it today and im so excited. other countries ask all those things to become theier citizen and many of them nonsense stuffs (like to marry citizen of their country)...I want to try this test, because UK was alnd will always be my dreamy world. Hope one day i will be there :) Great Job!!!
tefik Albania flag [reply]
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i just dont thing sopose to be so many questions about relegion and in so many ways
S G Australia flag [reply]
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It is irrelevant to know have to remember the population stats...I appreciate you need to understand it is a multi-cultural country but being assessed on it is pointless.
Arlette Congo Zaire flag [reply]
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It a good idea and very easy
terry Canada flag [reply]
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utter nonsense produced by xenophobes to make sure they can tell who 'we' are- the recent biometric requirements are the first step to enslaving the whole poplulation to any future government, and they have implemented it for us foreigners because we are easy targets and can't really complain too loudly or defend ourselves. I WANT TO GO HOME TO A FREE SOCIETY!! but i am trapped.
C. Over New Zealand flag [reply]
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Seems irrelevant when my British fiance, his family and all our friends don't know any of the answers to these questions. Rote learning facts such as the cost of becoming a member of parliament does NOT enhance your understanding of life in the UK nor make you a worthier resident - nor is it relevant. If it was, surely Britain's own citizens would know these facts. British bureaucracy at it's best!
tonyparkerfanbru Afghanistan flag [reply]
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IAN Botswana flag [reply]
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#1 - What percentage of Christians in the UK are Roman Catholic? 10% 5% 20% 25% wtf?
imran Pakistan flag [reply]
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Very peacefull state & the system is the best to pakistani system! the great Britian knows how is worth of life humen? Thats why life in uk is best.
karim sawadogo Burkina Faso flag [reply]
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I think the life tests is a good. people who want a live in uk. should know some thing about uk!!!
mansoor naimet ullah Pakistan flag [reply]
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Its an easy way to know about uk.
hossainzadeh Iran flag [reply]
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it is very good idea . ,i have been living in UK for 16years since 2002 I could apply for citizenship but i wasn't ready myself, changing nationality is not that simple as some people think. they apply the next day as the low allow them .
Andy United Kingdom flag [reply]
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This test really makes me feel embaressed to be british. Good luck to you all, I hope you all pass you deserve too. I've been english for 40 odd years and i dont know half of what is expected to be known in this test.

gerome Poland flag [reply]
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just a question;are the multiple choice questions the same as on the mock exam from www.theuktest.com?Im taking the exam in 2 wks and would like to find out if I need to purchase the book.regards
New registrant Australia flag [reply]
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Throughout this test I smell an element of Poiltics and the real desire to deter people from immigrating to the UK. 10 years ago ILR was free if you include the price of citizenship as well it has increased 100% per year.I find some questions are what you would expect but the other is nothing more than the questions you would expect to recieve than going out for a pub quiz. Let's face it the government has promised to deter and reduce the numbers of immigrants but this is typical of yet another tax To be forced upon people who are hard working tax payees.
Sharon Simpson United Kingdom flag [reply]
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Questions should be harder and tests should be longer. Anyone who fails should not be able to claim any form of British state benefits

M Field United Kingdom flag [reply]
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Well then Sharon maybe you should try taking these tests then if you fail you get booted out of the UK. The questions are unfair and irrelevant....i failed it and im British through and through. Citizenship should be based on ability to work in the UK or bring some form of gain to the UK whether that be cultural monetary or otherwise.

john smith Afghanistan flag [reply]
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and for those that are sponsored ,your comments are unfounded,try yoga classes to ease your evil frustration.
Emma Australia flag [reply]
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i think its pointless as i know of people with really limited english that have passed by just guessing. If its about your level of english and knowledge it should be verbal! Its just another way of getting more money out of people that come here to work and pay taxes.
K U.S. flag [reply]
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It asks pointless questions, or questions you should already know if you live here (which you do, if you're taking the test). More on the history and the government and laws, less on buying a home, getting a job, or sending a child to school
Mahavir India flag [reply]
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This test is very useful for anyone planning to settle in the UK and provides the basic information which is a must.
Aziz India flag [reply]
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As Majority of BRITISH can able to score 50 % marks
mistry India flag [reply]
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i have been living in this country for 2o years, i have been working all the time, paying my tax billes and when need to get B Passport i have to pay more amd more money to prove my self. WHY???
joseph boateng Netherlands flag [reply]
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its a very good idea
Chris South Africa flag [reply]
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This test is utter crap. It doesn't prove that you can speak english and contains questions that has nothing to do with the future of the UK. One question I saw, was "Where does Santa Clause Come from?" Wtf? I mean really, I need to pay £50 pounds to know that! Its all irrelevant and more than half of british people don't even know the answers to soem of the questions. All and all, its a pointless exercise that tells me nothing about the current state of the country!

john smith Afghanistan flag [reply]
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at last someone with the sence to see what this test is,good on you chris i am in agreeance with you all the way.
Shamameh fattahi Iran flag [reply]
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The questions are very confusing.
toure Liberia flag [reply]
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it help u to know more about the country
Ashish Rai Nepal flag [reply]
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I'm sure even most of the original British citizens will find some of the questions harder. The questions should actually be about basic things that we need to know in our daily lives being a citizens of UK. But I think the subjects like history and politcs are nonsense, just trying to make our life harder
munir United Kingdom flag [reply]
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This is a test that many UK nationals will fail as shown on channel 4 'Make Bradford British' Series. so why should other European citizens have to take? Only non European should take because in my opinion.
Anon United Kingdom flag [reply]
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Not even british citizens can answer most of the questions, nor do we need to know
Farina United Kingdom flag [reply]
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It dosent make sense to do Life in the uk test...
Amadu Sierra Leone flag [reply]
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I think the government should concentrate on the CRB stuff, let people pay more money on that to check their criminal record. This country is hard, no money, no jobs if someone failed the test three times, he or she has to pay a lot of money again for the same test. That's not fair at all. You are free to go and settle in my country with no citizen test. Please give us that right. Give it to gennue citizen don't give it criminals
Edna Mathema Zimbabwe flag [reply]
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Its good must not take for granted to read more to understand than crame the answers because i do not know which ones will be asked
sabreena United Kingdom flag [reply]
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if people who are born and bread in england cant even pass the test its clearly showing that the test needs to be made a little more easier
Deryn-Emily Riding United Kingdom flag [reply]
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I think its an excellent idea. It would mean more people would arrive in our country knowing, understanding and accepting OUR culture
Barney Stinson Germany flag [reply]
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I think it's kind of strange, that the foreigners has to know more about the country than the people who are actually living in. They would fail much more often. That's not fair. it should be easier! Sincerly, Barney Stinson
Felix farr United Kingdom flag [reply]
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So far I've only seen sample questions and not had to do the full test. I was a British citizen from birth. But I hope there are important history questions in there about the battle of Trafalgar and the second world war: important attributes of being British. If not, why bother keeping Nelson's column and Churchill's statue?!

john smith Afghanistan flag [reply]
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lol another useless comment if you were truly british you would know about heritage and what it means ,its for all to know about if you so desire not to be forced down your throat if you dont want thats a free society chum.
Robert Stables United Kingdom flag [reply]
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ridiculous to test people like this to be a citizen. it's just general knowledge anyway.
malek Libya flag [reply]
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its unfair to judge the knowledge of a person once he has experienced the country for the required time, as many uk citizens themselves do not know the answers
D.Waring United Kingdom flag [reply]
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It should be exclusively about National History
AM Dooley Ireland flag [reply]
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I think everybody over 18 should take the test whether or not they were born in Britain.
Tom United Kingdom flag [reply]
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The questions in this test are not necessary to know in order to live here. I have been a Canadian+British citizen all my life (born in UK) and I can't understand many of these questions.
Katey James Belarus flag [reply]
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Gave the practice tests to my English co-workers-none has passed, I guess it says it all!!!
mossop United Kingdom flag [reply]
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farcical and wholly unnecessary. what a waste of time, how much money was wasted in creating this 'test', 3 of us white brits got one answer correct.
Dalila Chile flag [reply]
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No even English people know half of the book
farhad rashid Iraq flag [reply]
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its good to know about cultures of the country i live in it now
kenneth warr United Kingdom flag [reply]
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load of rubbish English born and bred this as nothing to do about being British
Jemilla Pir United Kingdom flag [reply]
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irrelevent
Kajal India flag [reply]
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Good idea.with the help of this type of test It develop general knowledge and basic Knowlledge.
emma Greece flag [reply]
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very good
anil India flag [reply]
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If you want live in UK u should know about how is UK and what is life in UK.
shibani bose India flag [reply]
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It's a good general knowledge test. People who wish to live in the UK should know this stuff. If we'd grown up here we would have learnt it in secondary school anyway.
LAILA Kenya flag [reply]
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I DONT KNOW WHY PEOPLE ARE COMPLAINING ABOUT THE TEST. ITS JUST A MATTER OF READING AND THATS IT.I HAVE NOT DONE THE TEST BUT VERY SOON I WILL. YOU JUST NEED TO HAVE TIME, READ THE BOOK AND DO THE EXAM.

David United Kingdom flag [reply]
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You think the test will be easy on the day you take it, believe me you are wrong because I have a friend that spent 5 weeks reading the book and doing a mock test on the computer every night. When she sat for the test they twist the questions making it harder to under stand. The test is a waste of time even I tried doing it and surprise surprise I even failed it, so good luck to you on the day you sit for it.
rose Afghanistan flag [reply]
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most people that are born in uk and are British dont even know all these, why make already deprived people suffer
mustafa and wives Madagascar flag [reply]
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me no likey
Adam Poland flag [reply]
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I am very poor in history, politics, etc.

gerome Poland flag [reply]
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poor at jesli juz.nie maz sie,dasz rade.nosisz spodnie czy nie?
nice United Kingdom flag [reply]
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tihs ia good but its to hard
James Smith United Kingdom flag [reply]
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Virtually the qeuetions are entire irreleveant, try asking something about rugby
Christiana oloyede Nigeria flag [reply]
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Uk is great, well organise country,
R. Hastings United Kingdom flag [reply]
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It's a pity that there are thousands of poeple living/working in the UK who cannot understand a single word of English. But genuine poeple who want to visit from other countries has to take a stupid language test!!!!!!
Lorenz John Germany flag [reply]
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I think that a citizenship is a good idea because many immigrants couldn't get in your country and that is good.
su Botswana flag [reply]
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the citizens of this country dont even know half of what we are expected to know if it was something to do with respecting the laws of the land that will be understandable or do do some commuinty work other than knowing how many people live in scotland or percentages of people at work to me it does not make any bit of sense
heha Serbia flag [reply]
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questions should be relevant to the life in the uk
jonah United Kingdom flag [reply]
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its an irrelevant waste of time designed to keep thick people out and make you more money!
Darek Poland flag [reply]
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pretty sure that most of born in the uk would not pass this test...
Mark United Kingdom flag [reply]
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It is a test that most of indigenous population would fail. If they did would they be exiled!!!! Stupid idea form a stupid peoples!
w.g Albania flag [reply]
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every body ho won to live hire need to now things about this country liked or not good lack
kate Kenya flag [reply]
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its is very good ideal on line training
Betty Malekela Tanzania flag [reply]
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It has changed so many people lives except me. I left my children came alone. I have suffered a lot.
Annette United Kingdom flag [reply]
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It is a hard one to judge. I was born here (47 years old) and dont know all the answers. The questions are not about life in the UK. They appear more political.
Kamil Poland flag [reply]
User's votes: 6    
The cost of the exam should be lower.
Justyna Poland flag [reply]
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The test should don't exist for people who live in Britain more then 10 years...I am live here 14 years and I should don't have the test .

gerome Poland flag [reply]
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I am live here?NO TI HAVE LIVED HERE?i to az 14 lat a present perfect nieznane? oj,Justyna Justyna...oraz I should dont have?co to za forma?Justyna,wez sie zdeletuj..bo wstyd byc Polakiem jak sie to czyta..

Meg Trinidad and Tobago flag [reply]
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I totally agree with you on that as I have lived here 18yrs and married to a Brit. The last 17 yrs I have helped contributed paying my tax and have never claimed a single penny either . So they should look into our situations/background or history rather then make us do this test. The test should be for those new in the country. To me it's a waste of money.
kurosh kianrad Iran flag [reply]
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i would like to book like in uk test could u please send me a websid or phone number to i can book on the telephon please , kind regard kurosh kianrad 07498790514
ajay India flag [reply]
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its all about basic knowledge.Its really good idea to understand UK's culture and history.
Maryamkhaild Pakistan flag [reply]
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Hard

sajid Pakistan flag [reply]
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I think UK ok
Sireoress Afghanistan flag [reply]
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What about the English invent football championship?
annie Poland flag [reply]
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I feel more confident and more part of society after learning the information in Life Test UK. Great idea,I feel proud to be living in this great country.
Yasir Pakistan flag [reply]
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I think it's a very good idea because this way only people who legally want to live in the UK will do the test.
B kenney United Kingdom flag [reply]
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I am a UK citizen and I have tried the test and I think it is a very bad and stupid idea. the questions are unfair.

tana Romania flag [reply]
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I have to admit that the questions are irrelevant but if you have one brain cell and if you read the book, you can pass the test. If there would be a test about benefits and how to get them, all the lazy english scrubbers would pass the test. English people would not pass a spelling test neither, because they are born here so they don't have to spell correctly (just being sarcastic)'
john hopeless United Kingdom flag [reply]
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I was born here, live here and educated at the highest level here...and failed the test dismally. Bad test
sorley posada Brazil flag [reply]
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It should not exist, because many people could not can undertand it, simplely is very, very dificult. take it out, please, please. regarts
ricardo Portugal flag [reply]
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if non british people want to get the citizenship and a british passport it's the least they can do. i agree with the test.. and as long someone knows english enough and studies for it, it is easy...
BOKEA AIME NTOLUKE Congo Zaire flag [reply]
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i want to do test life in uk booking and book me please.
Jamwifey Jamaica flag [reply]
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This test is actually putting strain on my marriage. I am British and have been married to my husband for nearly4 years and he struggles to pass this test. We both work and contribute to the system and in times of recession its difficult to be raising funds to pass some stupid test that I as a British citizen openly admit that I would not be able to pass either (and I teach in a primary school). Sorry...but it is a load of crap. My husband and I have proved that it's not a marriage of convenience and he still can not get indefinite cause of this test.

Kally Belgium flag [reply]
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Yes it's really hard boyfriends Jamaican he's got three kids over here in the uk I am British they lost his Jamaican passport he is not allowed to work I I have to buy his passport back i'm the only one working there's good people are there can't get a British Stay don't give up Good luck

Kally Belgium flag [reply]
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Yes it's really hard boyfriends Jamaican he's got three kids over here in the uk I am British they lost his Jamaican passport he is not allowed to work I I have to buy his passport back i'm the only one working there's good people are there can't get a British Stay don't give up Good luck

Kally Belgium flag [reply]
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Yes it's really hard boyfriends Jamaican he's got three kids over here in the uk I am British they lost his Jamaican passport he is not allowed to work I I have to buy his passport back i'm the only one working there's good people are there can't get a British Stay don't give up Good luck

Kally Belgium flag [reply]
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Yes it's really hard boyfriends Jamaican he's got three kids over here in the uk I am British they lost his Jamaican passport he is not allowed to work I I have to buy his passport back i'm the only one working there's good people are there can't get a British Stay don't give up Good luck

Kally Belgium flag [reply]
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Yes it's really hard boyfriends Jamaican he's got three kids over here in the uk I am British they lost his Jamaican passport he is not allowed to work I I have to buy his passport back i'm the only one working there's good people are there can't get a British Stay don't give up Good luck

Kally Belgium flag [reply]
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Yes it's really hard boyfriends Jamaican he's got three kids over here in the uk I am British they lost his Jamaican passport he is not allowed to work I I have to buy his passport back i'm the only one working there's good people are there can't get a British Stay don't give up Good luck

Kally Belgium flag [reply]
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Yes it's really hard boyfriends Jamaican he's got three kids over here in the uk I am British they lost his Jamaican passport he is not allowed to work I I have to buy his passport back i'm the only one working there's good people are there can't get a British Stay don't give up Good luck

Kally Belgium flag [reply]
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Yes it's really hard boyfriends Jamaican he's got three kids over here in the uk I am British they lost his Jamaican passport he is not allowed to work I I have to buy his passport back i'm the only one working there's good people are there can't get a British Stay don't give up Good luck

Kally Belgium flag [reply]
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Yes it's really hard boyfriends Jamaican he's got three kids over here in the uk I am British they lost his Jamaican passport he is not allowed to work I I have to buy his passport back i'm the only one working there's good people are there can't get a British Stay don't give up Good luck

Kally Belgium flag [reply]
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Yes it's really hard boyfriends Jamaican he's got three kids over here in the uk I am British they lost his Jamaican passport he is not allowed to work I I have to buy his passport back i'm the only one working there's good people are there can't get a British Stay don't give up Good luck

Kally Belgium flag [reply]
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Yes it's really hard boyfriends Jamaican he's got three kids over here in the uk I am British they lost his Jamaican passport he is not allowed to work I I have to buy his passport back i'm the only one working there's good people are there can't get a British Stay don't give up Good luck

Kally Belgium flag [reply]
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Yes it's really hard boyfriends Jamaican he's got three kids over here in the uk I am British they lost his Jamaican passport he is not allowed to work I I have to buy his passport back i'm the only one working there's good people are there can't get a British Stay don't give up Good luck

Kally Belgium flag [reply]
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Yes it's really hard boyfriends Jamaican he's got three kids over here in the uk I am British they lost his Jamaican passport he is not allowed to work I I have to buy his passport back i'm the only one working there's good people are there can't get a British Stay don't give up Good luck

Kally Belgium flag [reply]
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Yes it's really hard boyfriends Jamaican he's got three kids over here in the uk I am British they lost his Jamaican passport he is not allowed to work I I have to buy his passport back i'm the only one working there's good people are there can't get a British Stay don't give up Good luck
motrin online Afghanistan flag [reply]
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Thank you very much for this article! This information was very usefull for me=)
chailai Thailand flag [reply]
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i want to book the test
MARLENE Brazil flag [reply]
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IT IS VERY VERY DIFICOUT FOR ME. SORRY. MARLENE
Lai Choong Malaysia flag [reply]
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It's a good idea but some of the questions are too detail and specific especially those asking about the percentages of each ethic minority and religious. I don't think it needs to be memorised as I doubt any general uk citizen actually know it.
Jonas Germany flag [reply]
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If people live in the UK for five years then they should not be made to take a test to prove they adhere to an arbitrary definition of culture.
G Sugden United Kingdom flag [reply]
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If there is to be a test then it should be fair and answerable by the majoruty of British born working class people. Immigrants dont need to know the percentage of catholics to protestants, or how many seats the uk has in the EU these type of questions are totally irrelevant and couldnt be answered by the majority of normal British Citizens
J Norfolk United Kingdom flag [reply]
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As a 55 yrs British citizen born and bred I have tried the test on several occasions and never achieved better than 50%. The test is mostly about irrelevant statistics that you will happily forget as soon as you have passed the test. If they must learn something let them learn something practical.
Charles Higgie United Kingdom flag [reply]
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I am 53, I have lived in UK all my life, I am a teacher. I hold a degree in Politics. Even I couldn't get all the answers right!
mrsanumiah Bangladesh flag [reply]
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it is veery good ida
mrsanumiah Bangladesh flag [reply]
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it is goo ida
mr sanu miah Bangladesh flag [reply]
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very good
Payo Slovakia flag [reply]
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In the words of Nan from Catherine Tate show: WHAT A LOAD OF OLD SHIT!
r United Kingdom flag [reply]
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It's an absolute nuisance and a joke

Dosent Matter India flag [reply]
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Rightly said. It just ridicules serious people with good degrees, working in good jobs and sincerely paying taxes.
Ev India flag [reply]
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useless
Anita India flag [reply]
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It should not exit at all. People who are UK resident should be allowed to apply for citizenship without going through this harassment.

Mike United Kingdom flag [reply]
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Anita.. If I'm not mistaken. You don't have to take the Life In The UK Test to be a citizen. - IF your already a qualified UK Permanent Resident, once Test is passed. At a later date you can apply for citizenship without being tested again.
agron Albania flag [reply]
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its good idea
syedfurqanulhaq Pakistan flag [reply]
User's votes: -1    
its a very helping and interesting test
shefali vaidya India flag [reply]
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I believe that It is quite necessary to obtain the basic knowledge about UK in order to settle down here permanently.I agree with this idea & will pass the test myself as well.
Sangeeta Chauhan Mauritius flag [reply]
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I enjoyed myself.
GAIL Trinidad and Tobago flag [reply]
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It's nothing but a money making scheme.this year it has increased to £50 ,from £30.a citizen of the uk would not even know the answers to the questions asked.
AMB U.S. flag [reply]
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I think it is very important to require those seeking citizenship to take and pass a test regarding like and laws in Britain
asha Pakistan flag [reply]
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good
beauty banda Malawi flag [reply]
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its good
mina Bangladesh flag [reply]
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It's a good idea - I totally agree with it
salma India flag [reply]
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it is very hard
RATNASINGHAM Sri Lanka flag [reply]
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ITA GOOD IDEA I totally agree with it
sana Pakistan flag [reply]
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it is very hard for out sider who wants to be a british. it should be easier test for that people. thanks

sajid Bahrain flag [reply]
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UK good country
Ram Nepal flag [reply]
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It is very helpfull,
mohammed United Kingdom flag [reply]
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how to start the test,where is the button to start the test
Frank Swaine United Kingdom flag [reply]
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I was born in England and half the questions I cant answer if someone is taking the time and paying a lot to learn English that in my humble opinion should be good enough. Once you pass the test which is going up to £50 you still have to pay a fortune for a visa its all a big rip of! No wonder we have so many illegals in UK and they keep getting uncheckable amnestiys
niang Senegal flag [reply]
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i dont know what knowing for the percentage of minorities can help some one to integrate the population I am sure also many born citizen will faill the test because there is some ridiculous questions like the distance between that place to onother one.... The test is du n'importe quoi
jo ann chrisman United Kingdom flag [reply]
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dear sir i hope you will allow me to become a citizen in england thank you please email my email address is chrisman_jo@yahoo.com i was born in ruislip harrow england on august 16 1960 thank you sincerly jo ann chrisman
Alex Zimbabwe flag [reply]
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Pass the test first time absolutely brilliant course material. I strongly recommend it to anyone wishing to take thhe citizenship test. The course is easy to read with practical exercises and above all very informative. Those who embark on purchasing books after books to pass the test please don't waste your time, get the online material and it will get you where you want to be. It's cheap, easy to use with exercises chapter by chapter and a test simulation. I enjoyed the ride from end to finish.
Joe McElroy United Kingdom flag [reply]
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I have a Master's degree in History from Oxford and I only scored 54%. I have also lived in the Uk for most of my life. I wonder if most of our politicians can score well on this test??
Hubert United Kingdom flag [reply]
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This is completely an exploitation of immigrants to get money. This is a useless exercise I ever seen, all what the British know is money making. There are people who had in the county long enough and paid tax and these people to be exempted from this. If the government want to make money, they should not punish those who had been in the county long and paid taxes with the new people just came to the country and rushing to obtain British passport. This is totally unjust, irrespective so call equal opportunity policy. British passport means absolutely nothing to me, just to use as convince to travel to Europe easily and to my country, to pay a visa fee. This should be abolished, is totally money making. I don’t need to kno every stupid thing in the UK while those who born even don’t know
mike Canada flag [reply]
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its not fair..
Dave South Africa flag [reply]
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It should be optional; you pass it, you pay half the home office visa costs, and if you decide not to do it, you pay twice the cost. I'm still struggling with the reading at the moment ...! Good important info but half is just not necessary.
JOANNE United Kingdom flag [reply]
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MOST PEOPLE THAT WERE ACTUALLY BORN IIN THIS COUNTRY WOULD PROBABLY NOT BE ABLE TO PASS THIS TEST SO WHY PUNISH PEOPLE WHO WASNT! AS LONG AS THEY CAN COMMUNICATE WHILST IN THIS COUNTRY. THEN I DONT SEE WHY THEY NEED TO LEARN POINTGLESS INFORMATION THAT DOESNT PROVE ANYTHING.
Kevin U.S. flag [reply]
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I would like to have a free training and then i can pay for TEST
James Spain flag [reply]
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How many seats does the UK hold in the European Parliament? No comment...
jannert U.S. flag [reply]
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It should be the kind of test that people who are born UK citizens should be able to pass first time. Apparently MOST UK citizens who take the test have trouble with it! I've been living and working here for 25 years, am an educated person and native English speaker, and I had bother. Also, there are many questions on the test which are now out of date, or applicable to parts of the UK but not all of it.
Feifei China flag [reply]
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It should contain more questions about day-to-day life instead of govenment structure or law.
ksp India flag [reply]
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necessary to know about history of that country which u going to hold the passport and good to learn something new in the life.
lina Romania flag [reply]
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Request to memorize many years and procents
oneil wareham Jamaica flag [reply]
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I think its a brilliant way to show you are interested in life in the uk and also be keen on how to know the british way of living. Which anyone who consider life are to reside here should know
donald duck Central African Republic flag [reply]
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sehr schwer - Very Hard
mohan Sri Lanka flag [reply]
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this is english country must need to speak english

paul U.S. flag [reply]
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This is where your totally wrong,its nothing to do about speaking English its about learning totally irrelevant questions which the government think will make people integrate. my wife passed it and her english is not that good it ,quite a few people failed it whose English was much better than my wife's,i am not complaining my wife passed but it just total nonsense and expensive having to take time off work for rubbish
smain hadj brahim Algeria flag [reply]
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Its a good thing for everybody.
thamer ahmed Iraq flag [reply]
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every one live in uk at lease know these information
GAHNIM United Kingdom flag [reply]
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IT SHOULD BE EASIER AS THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE HAVE ENGLISH PROBLEMS
Shaqir Lusha Albania flag [reply]
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Its a really good Idea as everyone needs to know a bit of the history ok uk. I really engoyed reading it.
Sarah Ladbrook United Kingdom flag [reply]
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It should exist but the questions are totally irrelevent. I am British since birth and so is my father, 71yrs! Neither of us can answer these questions, it's ridiculous what is asked.
zeeshan Pakistan flag [reply]
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its good idea
Sarah U.S. flag [reply]
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Most of the information tested on is pretty irrelevent. What's so important about knowing the population of Scotland or that Ulster Scots is spoken in Northern Ireland? My English housemates didn't know!!
natalie United Kingdom flag [reply]
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im currently helping a colleague of mine to revise - i think this test is a load of rubbish. i do not know or even care about half of the facts or questions. if people want to be here and work then just let them.
Mohamed Eritrea flag [reply]
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It's good idea but some people they don't read and use computer if you have another option for them because still they are human being
ruhul amin Bangladesh flag [reply]
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it should be easier
lipsine Central African Republic flag [reply]
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it geater compered to other country
mark United Kingdom flag [reply]
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IT SHOULD BE EASIER BECAUSE EVERYONE JUST PAYS FOR THE TEST A LOT OF MONEY AND ITS CRAZY THAY SHOULD MAKE A NEW LAW FOR FORGEINS CITIZENS APPLYING FOR CITIZENSHIP OF GREAT BRITAIN,SCOTLAND AND NORTHERN IRELAND ....THEY SHOULD MAKE A LAW FOR THEM THAT WILL SUIT TO THEM .. OR THEY SHOULD GAIN THE BRITISH CITIZEN STATUS AFTER 6 YEARS AND NOT BUY TEST COZ ITS CRAZY
magnum Brazil flag [reply]
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totally agree agree with it. it gives you a very good knowlege of england
Humphrey South Africa flag [reply]
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I think it should not exist because it asks you questions that even people who lived in this country for 18 years + don't even know the answers to
buathip Thailand flag [reply]
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it verry good to do testing
pheriel Naas Algeria flag [reply]
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it's very cool thing for poeple who want to live and stay in uk
H Iran flag [reply]
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The idea of the test is for the person to learn about and engage with the british society, however the test makes the person to read and memorize some information and no more while most of the people who take the test probably have lived in the UK for years by the time they take the test, and have most of that information already too. I think requiring the individual to do a week of charity work would do alot better for the purpose of engaging with the society and learning about it and helping it aswell, but of course the government could not make money out of that, could they?
akil Sri Lanka flag [reply]
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british nationlity test tamil and einglsh book please

bonjo Botswana flag [reply]
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i think it's important for english speeking country
Sarah South Korea flag [reply]
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I think the concept of a citizenship test is absurd.I have grown up here my entire life for 21 years. I identify and see myself as british. A lot of the questions are irrelevant, regarding statistics or requiring knowledge of certain facts that I'm sure many british citizens wouldn't be aware of as they are entirely irrelevant (and why would someone be aware of such particular facts?)! What does it matter if you're not aware of the percentage of christians in the UK being roman catholics? It has nothing to do with whether someone should be eligible to be a british citizen or not. This entire thing is bollocks.
asha Pakistan flag [reply]
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i think that it 's best way to learn about uk.i like it.
Lamin Drammeh Gambia flag [reply]
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It good to speak a language were you live in an its your country nof resident
Emeka Ejimofor Nigeria flag [reply]
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It is good for one,who wishes to reside permanently in a country to be abreast of what goes on there.It is a good idea,& am totally in support of it.It should stay.
Dona Albania flag [reply]
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more than half of the questions in the book even british people do not know. It should be something more useful and about the society
Tancha Mckenzie Jamaica flag [reply]
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People that's coming Britain should have i knowledge of how the country run i take it and past so what right now i know a lot more about the uk, before i didn't have a clue.
kumbani Zimbabwe flag [reply]
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i personal feel its unfair .this should not exist at all. english people goes to any country and you just fit just like that without even speaking there lingo and you are not forced to learn it.this should be removed.
Mary Ann United Kingdom flag [reply]
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its all about money, i think its stupid.
Willam Baker United Kingdom flag [reply]
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Absolutely stupid. Even a native born Brit cannot pass the test. Is T May going to abolish their UK citizenships?
viktorija Lithuania flag [reply]
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very hard
ben United Kingdom flag [reply]
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To easy
zahra basharat United Kingdom flag [reply]
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it should be banned
klajdi Albania flag [reply]
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90% of english people don't know there own history why should we
chalak Iraq flag [reply]
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life in uk test it is a good idea for any one who comming in to the country,they should be learn about uk life.
kamaran United Kingdom flag [reply]
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its a good idea but a bit hard for new peuple such as women whom never used to live here befor..
alex Morocco flag [reply]
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I find it hard.
laila Algeria flag [reply]
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i think is ok, but for single mother like me i fund it hard. and shoud be some help,
jean gotladera Philippines flag [reply]
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it is a beeter idea,so that all who want to be a british citizenship,will educate whats life in uk,and so that they had knowledge about uk.
Mr KP Nepal flag [reply]
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It's a bit easy
imran United Kingdom flag [reply]
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best idea i am going to talk this test very soon,but this is give more confident thanks
Peter Anderson United Kingdom flag [reply]
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My wife is Chinese and has to take this motherfucking diabolical piece of zanuLabour gobshite bullshit. Give me one Labour MP who could pass it off hand and it'd be a fucking miracle.
sam United Kingdom flag [reply]
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It should be easier
Junior rana Belgium flag [reply]
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This is great thing. Does EEA nationality need to give life in uk test or not, if they are willing to change rheir nationality ?
Jackeline Colombia flag [reply]
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i really like the idea because people should always know more about the country they're living in. sometimes you don't even know so many things about your own country that are very important!
Ashanti-portsmouth United Kingdom flag [reply]
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It's redyculus because the exam is based more on politics which most people cannot be bothered to know.It's awaste of money and time.

s Bahrain flag [reply]
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I want visit uk
ADEOLA BANWO Nigeria flag [reply]
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COMMON SENSE DEMAND THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW FEW THINGS ABOUT WHERE YOU CHOOSE TO LEAVE
Rupert Bradshaw United Kingdom flag [reply]
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Granted I'm high but I'm a UK citizen and have been my whole life, i'm educated and feel I am a good citizen yet have failed the test. Indicative of thehigh level of difficult

Avnish Sood India flag [reply]
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In my view the Life in the UK Test is not an effective way to 'encourage' people seeking British Citizenship to learn about the British way of life. Most of what one may learn whilst studying for this test would not be used in their daily lives in the UK. Whereas I do not see this as a money-making scheme I see this as an attempt by the UK Government to frustrate the process of granting citizenship to many, especially those who have difficulty in learning, including but not only due to language problems. The ironic thing is that I know many people who have somehow passed this test yet have required an interpreter during the Passport interview process. Astonishingly, those requiring an interpreter during their interview as a pre-requisite to being issued with a British Passport are not penalised. Those who do not have the ability to pass the test, and who are not able to obtain a Travel Document or a passport from their registered country of origin, are left in the unfortunate position of not being able to travel which means that they then cannot even travel say to meet terminally ill parents. This is a sad state of affairs and does not show the UK in a good light as far as say being an exponent of democracy.
dennis.H United Kingdom flag [reply]
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I have been living in the UK leagally since I was ten years.It was my choice not to have a british passport.I have been travelling using my country of origin passport,but in most of the countries I have visited I was given too many grief and hassle,so I decided to apply for a British passport.I bought this programe and after two weeks of revising,I took the test and I passed on my first attempt.Is that a good thing.?I dont think so because I now have the option of whether I want to pay nearly £800 for a poxy citizenship
adoniece rowe Jamaica flag [reply]
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its ok, and the best place to grow your kids, its ideal for a desent family life.
Anna Poland flag [reply]
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it should be about UK's tradition, monarchy, parliament, life in general not so schoolish
SM United Kingdom flag [reply]
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Most well educated UK citizens would not be able to pass this test, and neither should they. The questions are innapropriate and the test not fit for purpose.
N United Kingdom flag [reply]
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These questions are irrelevant to people in the UK
lipon Bangladesh flag [reply]
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good
yvonne United Kingdom flag [reply]
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The people who were born here dont know 1/4 of the answers, too stressing
GISA Brazil flag [reply]
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ENGLISH TEST SHOULB BE ABOUT THE LANGUAGE NOT ABOUT THE HITORI OF THE COUNTRY OTHERWISE IT SHOULD BE CALLED HISTORY .
Damon Salvatore Haiti flag [reply]
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Stupid
verna.chihanga Zimbabwe flag [reply]
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very goog
Leonardo Brazil flag [reply]
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Basic knowledge that every citizen must have.
NADIA Afghanistan flag [reply]
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IS VERY GOOD
Andrew Cansdale Macedonia flag [reply]
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My wife is having to take this test. She comes from Macedonia which is not part of the EU. We have been married for over 8 years (I am English) and have 2 children, a mortgage and a business together. She has always worked as have I and has paid her taxes and National Insurance. Most of her friends are English and yet she has to pass a test to prove her knowledge of English culture. My Mum who is a 63 year old English lady and well educated only just passed the test by 1 question so what does this tell you.
BaicaribSoark Afghanistan flag [reply]
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The reason for this is simple: money and fame have historically been a less powerful motivator for creative types than the prospect of receiving oral sex
fatou Senegal flag [reply]
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i think that does who have their indefinite are suppose to get thier british passport after two years and kids from nine to 12 who are not born here are soppose to have thier british passport when they have thier indefinite and that's what i think should happen it would be a good idea .
shah India flag [reply]
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i think it just another way of government of generating extra income; as they are running short. it's not about people should know how uk runs. once one has passed the test most dont remember most of it!
susan shevlin Philippines flag [reply]
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i was so much happy i passed uk test at the first attempt
susan Philippines flag [reply]
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happy happy happy....
blessing onaghise Nigeria flag [reply]
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is a good thinc to do,if u want to be a part and percel of a country
Jeremy Kenya flag [reply]
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Too many procedures to get here legally anyway and I think it is punishing people who come here legally while illigal people get it easy.
SC U.S. flag [reply]
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It's important to understand the new nation.
Megan Zimbabwe flag [reply]
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Why should foreigners be tested on their knowledge on britain when you will find most born english citizens hardly know much about their country of birth we should all be treated equally
Alex Ukraine flag [reply]
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It's a good idea - I totally agree with it.
Georgia Graham Jamaica flag [reply]
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Test No good, what about those people who can read and write, they are still human.
ibrahim Iraq flag [reply]
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its only making money nothing eals , i had complet ESOL in English now they asked me to do the test wat for . i can spek English i dont hve any problem why do i have to do that test just to west my money and time .
paolo caravati Italy flag [reply]
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the uk test is good think i be permanent residence in uk from the last 8 years and i think is right the people com from another country understand a little history politic exc....about the country were you decide to make your life
bla bla Afghanistan flag [reply]
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silly
David McConnell United Kingdom flag [reply]
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The questions are ridiculous and many UK nationals could not pass the test. Knowing the answers to these questions has nothing to do with being British.
hannah Germany flag [reply]
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it is too hard, the questions are too detailed. not even british citizens can answer those kinds of questions.
lucelly Colombia flag [reply]
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THIS IS RIDICULOUS TEST BECAUSE THIS INCREASE THE CORRUPTION IF YOU CAN SEE MANY PEOPLE HAVE THE CERTIFICATED BUT NOT UNDERSTAND NOT SPEAK ENGLISH HOW GET THIS CERTIFICATED PAY £600 OR £500 PER THAT REALLY IS NOT FAIR CAN YOU CONTACT SOME PERSONS WHO HAVE AND TRY IF RALLY UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING ABOUT LIFE IN UK TEST, I LIVING HERE FOR 16 YEARS I SPEAK I A BUSINESS WOMAN I LOST THIS TEST TWICE PLEASE DON`T INCREASE CORRUPTION IN THIS COUNTRY TOO ,I READING THIS BOOK FROM THE BACK TO THE FROM AND FROM TO BACK AND USE PC FOR FREE TEST WITH 1.320 QUESTION BUT I STILL NEED MAKE TEST AGAIN HOW I KNOW IF I MAKE CORRECT ANSWER? BECAUSE I DON`T TRUST THEM
Ailironaka Afghanistan flag [reply]
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How do you do? I am 31 years old woman and I live in Venezuela, Santa Rosa. My interests it is a family and spiritual self-improvement. For a long time dreamed to make international friends
zola Algeria flag [reply]
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I DON'NT LIKE IT IS TO HARD
jannete doque Philippines flag [reply]
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its very expensive country
dan Ethiopia flag [reply]
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we need more strong test, the whole book! not only from chapter 2-6!!!!!!!!
P N Ghana flag [reply]
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i think it should be easier
mrs shivji Tanzania flag [reply]
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i think the test should be about the command of the language rather the way of life as to communicate is more important then way of life as by lving here you will learn these things
aldo Canada flag [reply]
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this is totaly wrong if u ask all the british born they dont no no think about they history why shyld foriners have 2 do a test??????
ann marie mccalla Jamaica flag [reply]
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i think its great to know about the count,and his gov and the econmics and how the country runs.
kraut Germany flag [reply]
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The test is very difficult. The german test is much easier so everyone come to germany. :) <3 germany!!!!
z United Kingdom flag [reply]
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its a waste of time, the people already in the uk dont have clue about all the stuff we have to learn its ridiculous.
maqoku Albania flag [reply]
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do brits have to pass a life test in order to settle in another country??? however those who wish to settle in the uk! they should have some knowledge about uk as well should be able to speak the language also, i personally find it very inappropriate,
ej U.S. flag [reply]
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In my opinion, the wording of the questions is very poorly done. "Smoking has increased in the UK? T/F" Since when, yesterday? Several other examples come to mind. Paraphrasing: "Who do we remember on Nov 11th? A) Veterans of the 1st world war and other wars. B) Veterans of the 1st and 2nd world war and other wars" The answer is B) but how exactly is that different than A? Is the 2nd World war not really a war? Last one: "Many people believe women should not be given equal rights and work? T/F" Define "many", 4? 40? 400?, 4000? If 4000 people say something I would consider that "many people". I am sure I could find 4000 unenlightened souls in the UK that would believe that. How about 'Most'. For a country that is this judgemental about English, this test is a disgrace. If the test should exist, which I am on the fence about, it should cover details needed to live in the country. It is not important for me to know that .3% of the UK population is Bangledeshi. Spend more time on how the government works, how to get through a productive day, what your rights are with respect to policing, major laws you need to follow, etc... When I give my kids allowance is not important. meh... End of the day, it is a multiple choice test and anybody that can read can pass it. I just don't get the point of testing trivialities and doing it poorly.

juliet United Kingdom flag [reply]
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I do agree to you Ej the question are really stupid and it seems like u cant never pass the bloody test, q are desame ive been reading the online test a while now and ive try to have a actual test and i was failed. and you have to pay the actual test 36 pounds or something then if u pass u had to pay more for british pass its just madness. how much more we need to give to this country just to save those lazy bastards seating at home doing nothing just to have kids and makes us pay for there crap.
DEBBIE MENEVSE United Kingdom flag [reply]
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I am British and only scored 46%. As a teacher I would say I am intelligent but clearly these questions are not relevant to living in Britain. I agree there should be a test but this one certainly needs making appropriate to living in Britain today!
maria United Kingdom flag [reply]
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I dont think it is fair that the test was brougt out in the first place because everyone dont know what they re doing And I slso think is about making money and nothing more.
d.robinson United Kingdom flag [reply]
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why should people new to the country know 100 fold more about. the country than those who have lived here through generations. Good revenue for the government.
muridi Somalia flag [reply]
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i agree now people they try to learn english before when tosee airport to go any were out side uk tosee many people have passort british they don.t speak even eglish but now people they try how to learn enlish and culture of england
Bassman Fiji flag [reply]
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I think Hm Forces/personnels deserved to authomatically qualified as a British Citizens immediately after been enrole in the Force,cos they contribute a lot and sacrified for themselve and the country,so is wire when travelling with the force abroad commonwealth soldier sawing different national passport??
ema Belgium flag [reply]
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i don't like this test becose this is a very hard and confusing. if you make it easier it will be a very good and poeple will be very happy
marcus baker United Kingdom flag [reply]
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I live in a remote town. The colledge opposite my house has been closed,leaving no English classes available.My MP does not reply to my emails and has said "There are 0 immigrants in west Somerset in 2009".The nearest test centre is a 114 mile round trip to the next County, for which we must both take a day off work,at a cost of £200 .WHY HAVE THE EXAM IF YOU WITHDRAW THE EDUCATION FACILITY.
George Mayo Kenya flag [reply]
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It is a good way of witnessing and seeing how UK/Britain is made, how the laws are passed and work, where to seek help/advice and how to operate within the law.
Paul Magnussen United Kingdom flag [reply]
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Most of the questions seem to be irrelevant. Why do I need to know What percentage of Christians in the UK are Roman Catholic? Especially if I'm neither a Christian nor a Catholic. And what percentage of actual Britons can pass this test? Has anyone bothered to find out?
Stephen Nigeria flag [reply]
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another exploitative avenue to generate money from genuine immigrants, UK citizens by birth do not know most of the information or have cause to know..........
chonthicha Thailand flag [reply]
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i know so many things more about uk
loveness Zambia flag [reply]
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i found it very helpful because it teactes has they things we don't know.i found it very helpful and i learned a lot
kushalram India flag [reply]
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people who are living in the country just thik your own motherland and be a faithfuland follow and regulqation
h hammoud Lebanon flag [reply]
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realy its good idea any one like to live in uk should speak and annderstand english
AHMAD VALI HAMIDI Afghanistan flag [reply]
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BASICALLY WHEN WE ARE LIVE IN UK WE MUST KNOW ABOUT LIFE IN UK
beverley romain Afghanistan flag [reply]
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i strongly disagree that the tesstshould exist because there are people who for 10 pu to 15 yrs for confirmation from the home office by that time , one is too old to go through that hassle.
carol Germany flag [reply]
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if britain did not want people here they should leave everyone alone we come here fore better so why
Albertina Brooks U.S. flag [reply]
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The only point I would make is that the publication on which the test is based still contains both factual and typographical errors, and is written in very poor, and often ungrammatical, English. Which is distracting and unattractive.
N. A. Alaike. Nigeria flag [reply]
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It will help immigrants to know and also to understand their new environment. The diverse nature and peoples they may have to come in contact with in the course of their daily lives and how to conduct them selves.

Jess United Kingdom flag [reply]
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Well done, people should be informed and they should be acquaint themselves as much as possible with their new world. Those who don't like the Test please go back to your country.
Emma United Kingdom flag [reply]
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Maybe David Cameron should be made to take the test. My friend has to take it and I think it is very hard. It has questions that most British people wouldn't know the answer! It should be more relevant to today's UK. Wayne Smith, at least you had a go, whoever you are. Mr Englishman, you should be ashamed of yourself. It is because of people like you there is a test in the first place. Also, there is a comma before "which", "38-year-old" is hyphenated and your spelling of ridiculous is wrong.
vs India flag [reply]
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people are right in saying that when british people do not know the answers of these questions, why should overseas people remember crazy data about uk in percentages and history in 17th, 18th and 19th century.

Jhon U.S. flag [reply]
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The test is a very good idea, if you don't like it then go back to where you come from simple.
K S South Africa flag [reply]
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Most British people do not know the answers to this test, why should we know it?
Hekuran Vucaj Albania flag [reply]
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i fill good, am working, and pay my bills, so happy so far
om Pakistan flag [reply]
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this test is really hard not even people born in the united kingdom know the answers to those question.....
Gorav India flag [reply]
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Most british citizens don't even know the answers to these question we are expected to answer. I got most of my work colleagues (all british citizens) to take the demo test and they all failed. Just goes to prove how unnecessary some of these questions really are.
alan Iraq flag [reply]
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it is a good idea to have enough knowledge about the general way of life in the country you live in,
Sally United Kingdom flag [reply]
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I am british but I scored 3 out of 5
mbia roger Cameroon flag [reply]
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very helpfull tool
jamal Pakistan flag [reply]
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it is very tough and hard exam .we are completely stoped our peoples to come towards you......Bad idea
wayne smith United Kingdom flag [reply]
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this is ridicul;ous,I don,t know the answers to most questions,how is someone from oversees supposed to know them.This test should be based around the do,s and don,ts,the law in general and how to conduct yourself in a mixed community.It,s a complete joje!
Shash India flag [reply]
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Its good for inegration and understanding the history

alia Afghanistan flag [reply]
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i am m .a. in pak but pombimm in sping
Loida Leeming Ecuador flag [reply]
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The test was helful. Thank you very much.
Derek Thompson United Kingdom flag [reply]
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My Wife who has lived in the country for 14 years payed taxes into the system never needed to take a test to pay over £90,000 pounds in taxes which in turn has helped towards the elderly, infirm, disabled people in this country and all the long term state spongers. She did not need to take a test to do that .
Johnnie Jenkins U.S. flag [reply]
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Anyone seeking citizenship in a country should know have a bit of knowledge.
Charlotte United Kingdom flag [reply]
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I suppose that learning this information would show determination to enter, but most British people themselves would not be able to pass this test. Maybe remove some of the more irrelevant questions?
Rather not say United Kingdom flag [reply]
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From your sample questions if I took the test I would fial and I'm English!
ming China flag [reply]
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i'ts good to know about the life here in the uk but it's not fair as almost all the locals does'nt even know the answers, it can be learn anyway in our day to day life experiences or by reading,etc but not this way. I'ts not really fair.
karen Gifford India flag [reply]
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Super Idea. Know more about the UK now after studying for the test.
maya Nepal flag [reply]
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Its ok if you know reading and wreting very good. And reading when you are full time mum and breasdfeeding.
DIANA ROMERO Colombia flag [reply]
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it is quite hard, but if u want to be a citizen, u must know about the place ull be settled!
sam United Kingdom flag [reply]
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why is it that you can vote, but still have to take a test??
emma United Kingdom flag [reply]
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im british and have been all my life and even i didnt no the answers, get real
selvamani India flag [reply]
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it should be about other things
Michele Australia flag [reply]
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I believe that the test should not exist for those who can prove they have lived in the UK for 5 years plus, that run a business, pay tax, do not receive any benefits, speak English as their first language and from a Commonwealth country should not have to sit this insult of a test
tom Botswana flag [reply]
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very unfair especially to old people.
patricia Zimbabwe flag [reply]
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lt was good only that it was bit trick not easy please my vote is how can l just get a british passport without all this reading i really need it because this is my only home now
mamie Liberia flag [reply]
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life uk test should exist and givin to people who eeekin asylum and people who not mary. wifes and husbands of a bistish citizen should not go through this.
ticisa Guyana flag [reply]
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well i think it is 2 hard and should be made easier bcause people have other things to study

patricia Zimbabwe flag [reply]
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l total agree with the test gives you more knowledge still looking forward to have it

patricia Zimbabwe flag [reply]
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l total agree with the test gives you more knowledge still looking forward to have it

patricia Zimbabwe flag [reply]
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you need to be pround with your knowledge because what we are doing God is there for us keep it up guys
P Reddy United Kingdom flag [reply]
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Reading through the Life in Uk book. The book has got quite a bit of information in it and reading through it is quite knowledge gaining. My query here is, how much pass % is expected a britisher takes this test. I dont think even the people who are british by origin would answer many of those questions related to statistics in various areas. then why test for non british when britishers themself are not guarenteed to pass the test if taken?
sakina Somalia flag [reply]
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i don't thik it s good idea
sajidh Sri Lanka flag [reply]
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learn about england
dodla doll Ukraine flag [reply]
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ask the birtich the dont no nathing ab this test this is stopit
eatelle United Kingdom flag [reply]
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if you are a syudent you shouldnt do the test or if you have your degree

lauren ndikita United Kingdom flag [reply]
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why should i do the test for

kiri brown Congo flag [reply]
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why man i don't get this because i don't know nothing abou this country so i just need to do the test

ann Nigeria flag [reply]
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try reading the test book which can be borrowed from your local library,when you are familia with the answers then you can take the actual test. i took mine this morning and PASSED. good luck
emmanuel Ghana flag [reply]
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i think it should be much easier or even should be about other things

dadaha Albania flag [reply]
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this is shit
Shane Grant South Africa flag [reply]
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I'm taking the test myself now and I really thought I knew so much about the UK Turns out I was wrong. All the same, surely there can only be a general benefit from more knowledge about the place you are living in.
Kirsten Netherlands flag [reply]
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I do not have to take this terst, as I am from the EU. However,I find the questions ridiculous! Most English people would not know these things!
XXX Poland flag [reply]
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questions cannot be answered by the locals

Carol U.S. flag [reply]
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Wether native Brits can answer the questions or not is irrelevant, you want to settle in this country therefore you have to abide by the laws of this land. The test is easy if you read your course material properly unless you are really daft which i have no doubt you are. Get back in the back of the lorry the same way you entered the country and get out if you don't like the way things are done here.

Sam United Kingdom flag [reply]
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How rude! Any merit your argument may have had was lost when you made the lorry jibe - just shows you are a bigot and have no compassion. What a daft thing to say, sheer ignorance.
Ahmed Noufou Lesotho flag [reply]
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The questions are far too hard, most British citizens couldn't answer them! It is just a way of limiting the number of immigrants who achieve permanent residency. If you fail, will they throw you out, even if married to a UK citizen? If so, that is a scandal!
hassa Afghanistan flag [reply]
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this test is very hard it should be easy. if somone come fron other country it is very diffcal for them because englishis not their lounguach.
Mir khan United Kingdom flag [reply]
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it's use less, 85% of british people don't know things asked n writen in book for test
samih Afghanistan flag [reply]
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i think there shouldn't be need for this test its alot of money and the questions are very hard
mf mudey Somalia flag [reply]
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i totaly agree with it becouse minorty poeple its good for them like me .i neverever things about that .all i am said well done#
Marie Czech Republic flag [reply]
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Should be harder, too easy.
A Kaur India flag [reply]
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It disgusting that I am tested on something that 99% of the native population could not pass. Its merely a money earner for this labour govermment
khudabakhsh nazir Afghanistan flag [reply]
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it is very good.
bibi Bermuda flag [reply]
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unfair
Edward Kucharczyk Poland flag [reply]
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If one wants to become a citizen of a new country must have at least basic knowledge about this country and its people. And the only thing we can do is learn. That is it.

gerome Poland flag [reply]
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brawo edek!co to zreszta za trudnosc poczytac nieco?popieram
heu Germany flag [reply]
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why should it exist? i want to immigrate to Britain someday but I don't kow anything about it... another problem is that I cannot talk to people in English fluently!! *arr*
PAGTUI Italy flag [reply]
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HOW MANY BRITISH PEOPLE ACTUALLY KNOWS THEM??? NOT EVEN 1%. SO HOW IS IT NECESSARY TO KNOW ALL THAT TO LIVE HERE THEN?
afsheen khan Pakistan flag [reply]
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i am enjoying whike preparaing for test this is the only way i think we have good knowledge of uk .

dadah U.S. flag [reply]
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u paki

SPC United Kingdom flag [reply]
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You do realise, racist abuse is illegal in this country, and certainly grounds to be banned from a website forum.
dara Iraq flag [reply]
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its very very good idea

dadah U.S. flag [reply]
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goo to hill

karwan Iraq flag [reply]
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we got useod to being in hell, but u came to our hell and can't deal with it now.
angie Germany flag [reply]
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not every person should be able to immigrate in the UK. it's good to have this test!
Ursula Germany flag [reply]
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really hard !!!
Alex United Kingdom flag [reply]
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What a waste of time! I'm English, a professional graduate and got one out of five. How does this show whether someone should be allowed in the UK. How about, can they speak English? This only shows someones ability to memorise some answers. Probably 95% of the British population should be deported!
ANITA VAVANES Philippines flag [reply]
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ITS A GOOD IDEA
Sasha James United Kingdom flag [reply]
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The test should be abolished.
Lise Martinez United Kingdom flag [reply]
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A lot of the book is completely irrelevant to living in the UK. Some really ridiculous questions formed around beliefs that would not apply to a lot of English people. A really daft test.
nisa Pakistan flag [reply]
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its very hard n completly useless
Dani Brazil flag [reply]
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Moat of the question on this test are so hard that the majority of the ENGLISH population don't know so I think is unfair that we have to. The questions should be about general english knowledge and about present issues. Why should we have to know the percentage between male and female population in England in the 1960's????

Sasha James Afghanistan flag [reply]
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I totally agree. I am a British Citizen and I have no idea how may times native English speakers outnumber scotish/welsh people. The questions are RIDICULOUS and have NOTHING to do with what is relevant in todays society. It is just another government ploy to make money and exploit people who are potentially great assests to British society!
mariam Chad flag [reply]
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if you wnt to live in uk should now how the life in uk.

dadah U.S. flag [reply]
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u gay

dadah U.S. flag [reply]
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u sthink

john United Kingdom flag [reply]
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Moron..the issue is that the content is not known by 99% of native British so why should immigrants have to learn irrelevant, useless rubbish to become a citizen when the rest of the British population couldnt score 10% correct on the test?.
gegery Nigeria flag [reply]
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thanks

dadah U.S. flag [reply]
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4 wa
kingger Vietnam flag [reply]
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it is should be sample test
grace Jamaica flag [reply]
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Such a shame!as for a person like me who depress and cant consantraet on anything it is hard,i dont no what to do or who to talk to about this,i have fail twice and my confidence fail too. Now what do i do?

K Bulgaria flag [reply]
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Get some advice from friends and family

cynthia Nigeria flag [reply]
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i know how you feel, i also suffer from depression and panic attacks.try readindg one chapter a day e.g chapter 2 then revise it the whole day dont stress over it,and then try another chapter the next day.do not rush to take the test exept you,re familia with it.the lord is your strengt.i took the test today and PASSED it first attemp.
L Dawkins United Kingdom flag [reply]
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What on earth does knowing what percentage of t5he UK is RC have to do with being a responsible UK citizen??????? Try asking - How many civilised countries did they avoid in order to get to the UK and why?
Titi United Kingdom flag [reply]
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i dont understand how the country operate anyway
johneeasthanacyuood Afghanistan flag [reply]
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Thats cool. I agree

dadah U.S. flag [reply]
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u bagh
john Smith United Kingdom flag [reply]
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I really do not se the need for all this. these people contribute alot to our country and yet we take more from them. They pay for visas (which could be refused), they pay taxes like most of us (and yet are not allowed to claim any thing back like we do, most of these people do the jobs we ould not do. Surely we abuse them one way our the other and make their lifes difficult in every ay we can. If we go to thir countries they treat us better than we treat them. SURELY WHY ARE WE DOING THIS TO THEM? I say all this must stop!

melanny Philippines flag [reply]
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I'm impressed of what you've said here ;-) its all true!! Hope everyone understands that foreigner pays a LOT to pay for settlement,naturalization, tax.. I'm so pleased with the way you think about foreigners.. Thank you! more power to you!

Mr. Englishman United Kingdom flag [reply]
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Is that the best name you could come up with to pretend you are English? Considering your less than adequate grammer and spelling, I am assuming English is not your first language. Failed the test recently perhaps? That said, I do not blame you for hating the test as I only scored 7/12 which is terrible for a 38 year old Brit like me! I should be thrown out the country immediately! The test is a bit rediculous and I would only consider it valid if the vast majority of Brits scored 100%.

Mr. Englishman United Kingdom flag [reply]
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Not only is the test rediculous....it is also ridiculous. I hate this keyboard...LOL! B-P.
Mark Hull Afghanistan flag [reply]
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Excellent tutorial from Prof Hawkey. That man is a saint.He should be prime minister
simon United Kingdom flag [reply]
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I was born in UK, I failed a sample test @45%,it's a disgrace to permanent residency citezens or other's status who already live and work in this country and contribute a great deal to this nation, but will be denied naturalisation by failing to answer some useless statitical questions. By July 2011 it'll be even worse with the new immigration law being introduced. I would suggest somewhere else like Spain with much easier immigration rules, and that's besides the fact that this countries on it's last legs anyway. GOOD luck, you'll need it. Q.Looking at the statistics how many people failed the free test on avereage? a. 86% 6. 75% c. 67% d 55% Answer - 86%.... see what I mean!!!
Rebecca United Kingdom flag [reply]
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Its a pathetic way for the government to make money out of hard working people who are actually putting money into the Uk and who are already often settled in UK life. Its utterly pointless and should be scrapped. What amockery it makes of the UK
Sachin Dangui India flag [reply]
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I have learned many interesting things about UK while preparing for this test

TOM United Kingdom flag [reply]
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WILL IT BE ANY HELP TO LIVE IN THE UK FROM WHAT U LEARNED. dID U EVER ASKED URSELF HOW MANY BRITISH PEOPLE KNOW SOME OF THE EASIEST QUESTIONS THERE!! THEN THINK NOW

Ameziane Algeria flag [reply]
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It is a great help and the information inside are very usefull. I started this test with a negative vibe as I wasn't glad to go through it but then really did enjoy it like Sachin mentionned. It doesn't take that long to get prepared for someone who has been living here a certain set of years. A single carefull read of the book should be enough. I dare anyone to say the opposit.
Emma Rival Philippines flag [reply]
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i think a good idia to a people like me, if you wont to be a part o british country i should know the rules, and know your right as well..
checkitoutinmyhousefromthenicolaus Spain flag [reply]
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IT'S VERY EASY! Thank you, I get the British Passboard. check it out!
mohamed ali Somalia flag [reply]
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it is good idea to understand where u life if u realy want to integate and become british citezen.
rubstrol Brazil flag [reply]
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I've asked some of the questions to my British friends and they couldn't answer most of them..
steve foreman United Kingdom flag [reply]
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i am english hoved lived in uk 50 years and failed

juliet Philippines flag [reply]
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sooner or later gov well put a TEST just to have a full ENGLISH BREAKFAST. just wonder if the giv ever think that we already struggle enough just to survive here on the delay basis for god sake!
Carlos Spain flag [reply]
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There shouldn't be so many questions about schools, grades, education systems, - what if I don't have children and am not planning to have any? Are we all considered just machines to procreate and increase British population?? It should be more neutral and only about things that apply to everybody, such as basic laws, freedoms, democratic values, etc. Testing me on knowledge about how to switch my phone provider?Who even invented that??!!!
Janice S. Algeria flag [reply]
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it's too hard now, nobody can pass it...

Ameziane Algeria flag [reply]
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It is really easy as long as you have a sufficient level of English and can read the book from A to Z.

lina Algeria flag [reply]
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i think so.

Kitm D. China flag [reply]
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don't agree

Sherpy1 United Kingdom flag [reply]
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The test is there for people to learn a thing or two about settling here.I know its bad on your pocket but at least you will know few bits and pieces about this Great Nation.Its Simple really if u aint intrested my dear no is forcing anyone,its only there to educate some few ignorant out there who doesn't want to learn English culture and yet are living here.its a part of the package if u wanna be living here permanantly and folowing simple rules and laws.

David United Kingdom flag [reply]
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I am 73 and lived in the UK most of my life and served in the forces for 9 years, The UK was once a great nation but not now. People like myself and the young today are and never will be interested in all the questions asked in the book life in the UK. They only want to know what's happening in the UK now not before there time. You only have to look around to see what type of culture we are living in today. We are hoping this stupid test can be scrapped, the sooner the better.

al United Kingdom flag [reply]
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great nation? you joking? unless you say urself. is good to learn,but not to ur way

Craig United Kingdom flag [reply]
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I am from the U.K., but I have repeatedly failed the online (mock) tests. The test is a total joke, I mean one of the questions asks 'Where does Santa come from?', a mythical figure FFS!!! Any of the education questions are based around the English education system, not much use iif you have spent your time living in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. I am Scottish myself and my wife is Australian, she is about to sit the test. How is she supposed to pass the test when I can't even pass the mock test. I see this test more as a way of screwing money out of people than of forcing them to learn about 'settling here'.

Alan United Kingdom flag [reply]
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I agree it is a JOKE and the grammer used in the questions is so bad. I have even found some of the so called correct answers incorrect.

Craig United Kingdom flag [reply]
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I am from the U.K., but I have repeatedly failed the online (mock) tests. The test is a total joke, I mean one of the questions asks 'Where does Santa come from?', a mythical figure FFS!!! Any of the education questions are based around the English education system, not much use iif you have spent your time living in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. I am Scottish myself and my wife is Australian, she is about to sit the test. How is she supposed to pass the test when I can't even pass the mock test. I see this test more as a way of screwing money out of people than of forcing them to learn about 'settling here'.

Craig United Kingdom flag [reply]
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I am from the U.K., but I have repeatedly failed the online (mock) tests. The test is a total joke, I mean one of the questions asks 'Where does Santa come from?', a mythical figure FFS!!! Any of the education questions are based around the English education system, not much use iif you have spent your time living in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. I am Scottish myself and my wife is Australian, she is about to sit the test. How is she supposed to pass the test when I can't even pass the mock test. I see this test more as a way of screwing money out of people than of forcing them to learn about 'settling here'.

Mystic India flag [reply]
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I read for a week, did a few questions and went for the test, passed. Rules are rules, should be abided, silly or intelligent...come on friends! cheer up!! smile everyone!! Its good to know the culture and language, makes everyone's life easy. I am a doctor and I find it difficult when someone cannot converse in common language which ever country you live in. We in Delhi want people to know english, hindi to converse. It becomes difficult for us when a someone who comes from some part of India only knowing their mother language and not the commonly known language which is Hindi and english...So, learn the culture and language, its good for brain.

Sam United Kingdom flag [reply]
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Santa may be mythical, but he is still part of our culture, especially for kids! Who doesn't know that he comes from the North Pole? And, if you don't know the answers to the questions, then you buy a book and learn them! That's what tests are - it's not rocket science, and it's designed to ensure people learn English, and to select intelligent new citizens. I'm no UKIP fan - I'm a Labour man - but this country is not exactly empty, so we have to become a little choosy - I think that is a consensus among most or all the leaders these days. By the way, emigrating to Australia is harder than here! Costs a packet, and unless you're a nurse/doctor/IT guru/hairdresser/teacher or other profession they need more of, you can pretty much forget it. Unless you have $100k to "invest".

tnnithyanand@gmail.com United Kingdom flag [reply]
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Absolutely right mate. I've failed my first attempt because I didn't even prepare for it. But I've got 15 correct out of 24 Q's. Now I asked several of my colleagues who are born british, the same questions but not a right answer. If any rasist person asks,"why shouldn't you learn about the UK history and do the test" thinking (s)he is bring patriotic and care about his country, I'll ask them all a question, HOW MANY OF YOU GUYS ACTUALLY DO THE SIMPLE JOB AROUND THEIR HOUSE LIKE recycling, not wasting natural and man-made resources or do something really good for the country or the people? How many of them. Most probably none. But when it comes to rasism they will be no:1. Shame on all of them. Do the test and ask yourself whether you are eligible to be a citizen of this country. Life in the UK is just a way of making money, a complete scam. "Day robbery" that's what i would lime to say.

Sai India flag [reply]
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I agreed with this comment even 95% British politicians and parlamentares don't known about past history of UK. ...This is one type of money making machine........

David United Kingdom flag [reply]
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The amount of people that have not passed the life in the UK test is not fair, I believe like many other besides me it's all rigged by the testers at the centre just to make money for the government or have the people sent home and not settle here. another way to collect tax from the poor.70% of British would not pass the hated test.

TFT Morocco flag
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It's a joke I had been trying 2 times n I failed I can't understand what's is the point out of all that control the immigration they should look at how many of EU come each weak to uk (4000) can't even speak one word