As part of our ongoing commitment to providing the best service possible, we at www.lifeintheuk.net are proud to announce over 100 new questions have been added to the question bank for our online tests.
In total there are 118 new questions to test your knowledge of life in the UK. These new questions are based on your feedback as well as a review of the question bank and will ensure that our practice tests prepare you for the real thing as much as possible.
To access the online tests you can register on our Online Tests page.
Don’t forget that purchasers of our study guide series can register their book for free access to the question bank.
The TSO have requested feedback on how to improve A Journey to Citizenship, the official study materials for the LIfe in the UK Test.
Hopefully this means that they are now looking to bring the materials up to date as they have become increasingly inaccurate since their last revision in 2007. Nothing has been announced as yet, but as soon as it is we will confirm further details.
In the meantime, if you want to let the TSO know how they can improve the study materials, you can do so through their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/lifeintheuktest.
The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has confirmed that the citizenship test will be ‘overhauled’ as part of the ongoing government policy on immigration.
For anyone who has studied the for the test recently the announcement will come as something of a relief. As the last update was made in 2007 the number of inaccuracies in the official study materials has been increasingly steadily, creating a very confusing situation for students.
In a speech made to the Institute for Government on 10 October 2011 the Mr Cameron said the following: ‘We’re going to change the British citizenship test.
There’s a whole chapter in the citizenship handbook on British history but incredibly there are no questions on British history on the actual test. Instead, you’ll find questions on the roles and powers of the main institutions of Europe and indeed on the benefits system within the UK, so we’re going to revise the whole test and put British history and culture at the heart of it.’
How long have I got?
It has not been confirmed when the new test will be confirmed or when it will start to be used.
Judging from previous examples of when government policy come into effect it is possible that the new test will start to be used in April 2012. Whenever it is introduced, however, it is almost guaranteed that there will be a transition period in which both tests will be valid.
The Stationery Office, who publish the official study materials for the Home Office, are already requesting feedback on how to improve the study books on <a href=”https://www.facebook.com/lifeintheuktest“>their Facebook page</a>. If you have any comments about the official materials then you can send the direct to the UKBA’s publisher there.
As we start 2012 here at Red Squirrel Publishing we’ve found that you have given us one of the best Christmas presents that we have ever had.
It seems that the new 2012 editions of our Life in the UK Test: Study Guides are selling better than ever so that we are now in the top 250 best-selling books on Amazon!
It seems clear that people value the independent advice and good old fashioned value for money provided by our books and also on www.lifeintheuk.net. This is one of the reasons we offer a free subscription to our online tests with every copy of our books.
This is all great news as it means that we are doing something right and helping people out. We’re going to carry on doing just that as well.
With the new citizenship test on the horizon it’s going to be more important than ever to make sure that you have up-to-date guidance on the test and the best study materials possible. That’s why we will make sure that www.lifeintheuk.net is up-to-date with the latest independent advice on the test.