UK Citizenship – ‘Life in the UK Test’

For many years anyone from overseas wishing to become a British Citizen has had to first pass the ‘Life in the UK’ test before they can apply. It’s a series of 24 multiple questions from a book called ‘Life in the UK : A journey to citizenship’ and to pass you need to get 18 of them correct. It  costs £34 to take and you can do it on a computer at a range of different test centres up and down the country. Click here for a full list.

I’m not here to debate whether the test is right or wrong, I just know that lots of my students want/need to take it, so it’s part of my job to help them out. If you need some help to pass, or are a teacher wanting to teach some citizenship with your learners (not just to pass the test) there are some good resources here http://www.englishlanguagespacestation.com/esol_citizenship.htm
Also, don’t forget about the fantastic, free materials from NIACE which you can download from their website here: http://www.niace.org.uk/projects/esolcitizenship/

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