To take the Life in the UK test – Key tips
Taking and passing the “Life in the UK Test” requires hard work and dedication, as the test is hard for immigrants. This is rather appropriate, because your application for a British citizenship depends on whether you pass or fail.
Here are some tips that might help you on passing the test:
– Know Basic English. This is VERY, very important if you decide to take the test. The test questions are written (routinely) on the English language, so if you can’t understand English, you will have a hard time taking the test. Take ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes in order to learn and improve your knowledge of the English language.
– Have basic computer skills. This is also a prerequisite on taking the test, since it is a computer-based exam. The test only requires your knowledge on basic typing and mouse controls. You can get assistance on your local test center if you’re not familiar on using computers.
– Book the exam at least a week early. Or even a month if possible. This will give you ample time to study and review for the test.
– Study. All tests require you to study in order to pass the test. Make a timetable to better manage your time, and to balance your study time and your appointments / businesses. When studying, make it a habit to take down notes whenever you read information that may be important or you think will appear on the test.
– Get more study materials. Other than the official handbook, you should get other study materials. If you are short on money, you can find free resources online. Be advised, however, that these websites and the information listed there are not approved by the Life in the UK Test committee.
– Take mock tests. Improve your knowledge even further by taking practice tests. These tests are available online and some guide books supply these tests too.
– On the day before the test, get some rest. Relax, review, take a good meal, and sleep early. This will help relax your brain and be ready for the next day.
Hope these tips will be helpful to you as you take the “Life in the UK Test”. Good luck!