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Life in the UK test/exam - best way to wing it?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by rubberduck, 10 Mar 2020.

  1. rubberduck


    Joined: 8 Feb 2004

    Posts: 4,538


    As title, I am looking for some advice on the best way to pass this test with the least amount of study time i.e. maximum efficiency. Please no disrespectful replies or attempts to take this post off-topic to the usual areas of immigration etc. I am simply looking for the best method of studying to pass this exam that is the most time efficient.

  2. jaffveyda

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Sep 2010

    Posts: 1,128

    Location: Hay May Land

    You need to read the book Life in Uk and do few tests from the test book and you should be fine.
    Questions are similiar but not identical. Took me 90s to answer all the questions 2 years ago.
  3. rubberduck


    Joined: 8 Feb 2004

    Posts: 4,538

    Does the book contain all possible questions that you can be asked or just a sample?
  4. MikeTimbers


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,638

    Location: New Eltham, London

    Hard to wing the test. Very few if any Brits could pass it without reading and learning the data; impossible for a non-Brit to wing it
  5. G-MAN2004


    Joined: 4 Jul 2004

    Posts: 30,249

    For something so important I wouldn't even risk it. Why would you? I've heard it's pretty difficult.
  6. wolfie138


    Joined: 8 Jun 2013

    Posts: 3,883

    typical. wants to stay here but doesn't want to bother learning anything about the country.
  7. Feek


    Joined: 16 Oct 2002

    Posts: 232,315

    Location: In the radio shack

    Sample tests here.
    Exam 1 - 19/24 - Pass
    Exam 2 - 19/24 - Pass
    Exam 3 - 23/24 - Pass
    Exam 4 - 15/24 - Fail
    Exam 5 - 18/24 - Pass
    Exam 6 - 17/24 - Fail
    Exam 7 - 15/24 - Fail

    I got bored after that. I really didn't have a clue about some of the questions.
  8. Ayahuasca


    Joined: 23 Apr 2014

    Posts: 23,438

    Location: Huem

    Imagine winging a test that will have a massive impact on your life, ayyylmao
  9. malachi


    Joined: 27 Jun 2006

    Posts: 10,744

    Location: Earth

    At least they made an effort to learn the local language. Cant say the same for many Brits who have been living in Tenerife for years and want to retire there.

    Unfortunately you going have to do the work and study like for any other major exam.
  10. chroniclard


    Joined: 23 Apr 2014

    Posts: 19,312

    Location: Hertfordshire

    lol 18/24....couple of lucky guesses. I R BRITISH!
  11. Martynt74


    Joined: 20 Feb 2004

    Posts: 16,634

    Location: Higher Walton

    Hmmm tricky one!

  12. wordy


    Joined: 30 Nov 2005

    Posts: 6,917

    Location: Rotherham.

    Obvious troll thread.
  13. Minusorange


    Joined: 25 Nov 2005

    Posts: 7,441

    Obviously the environment the amount of litter seen on footpaths
  14. Mr Badger


    Joined: 27 Dec 2009

    Posts: 9,161

    24 out of 24 for me - piece of cake. Not bad at all for a treacherous, non-patriotic remainer. :D
  15. Sudden


    Joined: 15 Nov 2005

    Posts: 2,888

    Location: London

    I did it a few years back - just read the book (I did a few weeks of skimming it here and there, not properly reading/learning so nothing stuck - then spent a few days doing it properly and then I remembered the stuff better (funnily enough :p). The practice tests help a lot, just in getting an idea of the kind of questions that come up. A lot of them are very specific for instance so you then know that you need to know exact details, rather than rough ideas. E.g. - women got the right to vote in 1919; not enough to know that it happened sometime around there, since the options you'll be given might be like 1918, 1919, 1920 or 1928. I found those quite helpful.

    Remember not to use your own knowledge; just go with the book. There were questions where the book was wrong, and I knew it, but it doesn't matter, lol.
  16. NoobCannon


    Joined: 13 Jun 2011

    Posts: 5,504

    I thought everyone was trying to leave the uk?
  17. Brizzles


    Joined: 16 Mar 2005

    Posts: 7,527

    Location: Clevedon , Bristol

    Those tests can't be random

    Test 1 : 23/24

    skipped to Test 15 : 15/24 ( that includes some lucky guesses )
  18. Pawnless Endgame


    Joined: 10 May 2004

    Posts: 11,493

    Location: Sunny Stafford

    I took the 1st test and got 15 out of 24. As a Brit. Yes people need to know when Christmas Eve is and that Wales is in the UK and who the Queen is married to, but what was the point in the rest of the questions? Do people really need to know that roast beef is an English roast? Or that the first Christian communions happened in 3rd/4th century? No, I mean, REALLY guys?
  19. Bickaxe


    Joined: 8 Nov 2013

    Posts: 8,493

    Location: In the pub

    19/24. I had to ask my Irish missus on some but she stopped helping when I decided that Ireland was an UK Overseas territory.
  20. tedaC


    Joined: 26 Apr 2006

    Posts: 672

    You answered 18 of 24 questions correctly, (75%)

    some of those questions are garbage... Recent Oscar winners ? who gives a ....