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Uncle Remus replied to matthewh's topic in Immigration and Visa IssuesIt does indeed. I dont disagree with having some form of test, but the questions should be more relevant to today and actually Living in the UK. many of the historical questions have NO relevance to the UK today unless studying history. IMO there are dozens of questions which are irrelevant. What IS relevant, is about living and working in the UK. Our transport system, our system of democracy, our system of government, our system of law, our culture etc etc etc. Let us just imagine for a minute, one of us having to do a Living in Thailand test, all in written Thai, including questions about Thai history going back a number of centuries. I wonder how many would pass ?
Uncle Remus replied to matthewh's topic in Immigration and Visa IssuesYep, that is true. Lots of people fail the Living in UK test. Some of the questions are ridiculous and dreamed up by a bunch of civil servants. About 70% of them are irrelevant to daily life in the UK and assume that everyone is that the stage where they can read and write English. What many couples end up doing is getting hold of ALL of the possible questions and learn the answers , parrot fashion. They should scrap the LIUK test. My wife did a short City & Guilds course which covered some basic written and spoken exercises and the certificate was in place of the LIUK test. I know some pretty smart Thais in London who failed the test multiple times. It is not essential to know what date the Battle of Hastings was to live in the UK.
I cannot recall ever having a decent Christmas dinner in Thailand. and certainly nothing that compares to UK. But then, Christmas Day feels like any other day to me in Pattaya and because of the heat etc, I am not bothered if I am out there at Xmas and don't have a traditional dinner . Nothing feels like Xmas apart from some of the girls wearing red Santa hats Ebenezer Remus
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I reckon a lot of British people would not pass the LIUK test. You should have booked her in for a 3 day course at a small college where they grade you on English language and communication skills with a City & Guilds cert. They accept that as an alternative, well they used to anyway. Cost about £180 when my wife did it. They charge every time you fail the Living in UK test, so it works out cheaper and quicker.