A free site is helping EU students prepare for the UK citizenship test
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As Brexit comes into effect within the next year, a new website is helping EU students prepare for the Life in the UK Test they may have to take. Nicknamed the “bad pub quiz,” the Life in the UK Test was put into law in 2005 as one of the requirements for becoming a UK citizen. Applicants must correctly answer 18 out of 24 questions regarding British values, history, traditions, and everyday life in order to pass. With Life in the UK Test Web, this process just became a lot easier. The site was created by Brighton-based consultant Monica Mosquera in 2015 after she moved to the UK to study and subsequently passed the Life in the UK Test herself. “The site provides information and tests to prepare for the Life in the UK test, a test that individuals seeking British nationality have to pass,” explained Mosquera. “The test assesses the applicant’s knowledge about all aspects of British life, its traditions, history, culture, community life and political system.” Due to murky immigration policies ahead of the Brexit’s arrival in March of 2019, many European citizens are eager to become UK citizens. This, in turn, has stimulated the site’s popularity and page views. “Some people have come here and have settled here, and they now have their lives here, so they become British citizens to be able to stay after the UK leaves the EU,” added Mosquera. The website promises to present information that is as up-to-date as possible and inputs questions from recent Life in the UK Tests. Recent applicants can share questions that appeared on their tests by contacting Life in the UK Test Web on their website. Mosquera believes that a vital part of the website’s success is due to the variety and abundance of questions. As of now, the website sports 15 different exams which offer the applicant the breadth and depth of knowledge needed to pass the test. For aspiring UK citizens, Life in the UK Test Web is the place to study to ensure a passing grade. Here are a few sample questions from recent tests. Students, could you pass the test? When is Halloween? 5th of November 11th of November 31st of October 1st of April Who is the heir to the throne of England? The Prince of Wales The Prince of Cambridge The Prince of Edinburgh The Duke of York Where is the Lake District National Park located? Scotland Wales England Northern Ireland Where is the official home of the Prime Minister? 18 Oxford Street Buckingham Palace Windsor Castle 10 Downing Street Which two houses form the UK Parliament? The House of Lords House of Members House of Commons House of Fraser How often are general elections held in the UK? Every 3 years Every 4 years Every 5 years Every 10 years Is Northern Ireland part of Great Britain?
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