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Offline KFdancer

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Life in the UK Test
« on: April 10, 2017, 02:27:20 PM »
I passed!

I was soooooo not as prepared as I coulda, woulda, shoulda been.  But it was enough!

I would recommend people actually read the whole book, personally.  I finally had to skip the chapter of a "Long and Illustrious History" as I just could not get into it.  I do not recommend doing that.  That chapter did wonders for my insomnia though.  ;)

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Re: Life in the UK Test
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2017, 02:28:14 PM »
Congrats!!!

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Re: Life in the UK Test
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2017, 02:30:27 PM »
I passed!

I was soooooo not as prepared as I coulda, woulda, shoulda been.  But it was enough!

I would recommend people actually read the whole book, personally.  I finally had to skip the chapter of a "Long and Illustrious History" as I just could not get into it.  I do not recommend doing that.  That chapter did wonders for my insomnia though.  ;)
Congratulations. There is actually a very inexpensive app put out by the Stationery Office which has mock tests and study guides. It's very good preparation. I've been using it for some time in anticipation that we would have the chance to move to the U.K. 


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Re: Life in the UK Test
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2017, 02:30:50 PM »
I passed!

I was soooooo not as prepared as I coulda, woulda, shoulda been.  But it was enough!

I would recommend people actually read the whole book, personally.  I finally had to skip the chapter of a "Long and Illustrious History" as I just could not get into it.  I do not recommend doing that.  That chapter did wonders for my insomnia though.  ;)

Congratulations!! ;D [smiley=balloon.gif] [smiley=juggle.gif] [smiley=guitarist.gif] Now pretty much the only thing between you and citizenship is a few thousand pounds!  ;)
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Re: Life in the UK Test
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2017, 02:32:36 PM »
Congratulations :)


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Re: Life in the UK Test
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2017, 02:36:16 PM »
It's very good preparation. I've been using it for some time in anticipation that we would have the chance to move to the U.K. 

Good to get some practice, though do be aware that although the test can be taken at any time after you have moved to the UK, you have 5 years' worth of spousal visas to get through first before you actually need to pass the test.

The test is only required for ILR (permanent residence), followed by UK citizenship, and it takes 5 years of living in the UK to qualify for ILR.



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Re: Life in the UK Test
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2017, 02:46:39 PM »
Good to get some practice, though do be aware that although the test can be taken at any time after you have moved to the UK, you have 5 years' worth of spousal visas to get through first before you actually need to pass the test.

The test is only required for ILR (permanent residence), followed by UK citizenship, and it takes 5 years of living in the UK to qualify for ILR.



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Re: Life in the UK Test
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2017, 02:48:06 PM »
Congratulations!! Well done!!  :)
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Re: Life in the UK Test
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2017, 03:15:02 PM »
Congratulations!! ;D [smiley=balloon.gif] [smiley=juggle.gif] [smiley=guitarist.gif] Now pretty much the only thing between you and citizenship is a few thousand pounds!  ;)

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Re: Life in the UK Test
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2017, 03:16:45 PM »
Congratulations. There is actually a very inexpensive app put out by the Stationery Office which has mock tests and study guides. It's very good preparation. I've been using it for some time in anticipation that we would have the chance to move to the U.K. 


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Yeah, that is what I primarily used to prepare.  Just read through the other chapters of the book once.  While it was helpful, the test was 'different enough' to where I wouldn't just use the app to prepare.

I say that as someone who was totally unprepared.   :P

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Re: Life in the UK Test
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2017, 03:21:02 PM »
Yeah, that is what I primarily used to prepare.  Just read through the other chapters of the book once.  While it was helpful, the test was 'different enough' to where I wouldn't just use the app to prepare.

I say that as someone who was totally unprepared.   :P
Good advice. Thanks.


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Re: Life in the UK Test
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2017, 06:05:05 PM »
Congrats KFdancer!!! [smiley=bootyshake.gif]
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Re: Life in the UK Test
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2017, 11:00:44 PM »
Woo hoo!!! Well done hun x

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Re: Life in the UK Test
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2017, 07:46:31 AM »
Congrats KF, you now know more than most Brits about their own country!


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Re: Life in the UK Test
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2017, 09:10:24 AM »
Congrats KF, you now know more than most Brits about their own country!


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