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#1 snidge

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 07:06 PM

Just thought i'd post a personal review of the study guide that John recommended . Firstly can i just say that i did infact end up buying both this guide and the official guide . The main reason being that over the course of the past week in my searches on the net i've come across a few comments from people who had used the official study guide , taken the test and it appeared that they came across some questions that weren't covered in the book recommended here , so in my panic i thought i'd better cover all eventualities .

Having now read both books i'm beginning to understand that probably due to copyright laws , some questions maybe asked in a different manner but the relevant chapters in both books cover the same subject material to the same degree .

I would whole heartedly second John's recommendation , not only because it focuses entirely on subjects relevant to the test but rather than having three longer chapters , the book breaks them up into 7 smaller units so they are easier to digest .

It gives a set of questions to revise after each chapter ( answers are provided in the back of the book ) and a summary of that chapter ..it also provides a list of certain words , terms or phrases and it explains what they mean , so not only are you reading a sentence but you can check to make sure you've understood it properly . There are also translated sections of this in Hindi , Urdu and Somali .

So to sum up ...7 smaller units ( chapters ) , summary and questions after each unit so it gets your brain thinking in terms of which parts you should be taking care to remember and understand .

The book also provides a list of dates in British history so that you can see at a glance all the dates mentioned in the book and revise them that way too if it helps .

It also provides diagrams that are easy to understand and helpful in making sure you understand the percentages and figures etc .

"The British Citizenship Test" study guide takes you through the test process , advising you of what kind of things you need to be aware of , what things to watch out for and reminds you to look carefully at the question in front of you . It then provides you with ten practice tests with the answers at the very back of the book . It's a convenient size and would fit into a handbag or large coat pocket so you can take it with you wherever you go and get friends or colleagues to test you out :biggrin:

It really does tell you everything you need to know , from the first steps of your naturalisation and what you need in order to obtain it . It tells you what you need to bring with you to your " Life In The Uk Test " , guides you through your application and describes what happens at a citizenship ceremony , it even guides you on your first application for a British passport ....what more could you ask for ?

One very helpful addition to this book is a website run by the publishers where you can take practice tests online for free .

I know i'm not supposed to be comparing the two guides and it's not for me to tell anyone which one to buy but what i can tell you is that the " British Citizenship Test Guide " does exactly what it says . It has been written and laid out to give you the maximum help and to ensure that you are familiar with everything that's relevant to naturalisation and this test . So that gets a big :thumbup: from me

I can say for sure that if i pass the test it will be thanks to the guide that John recommended and the various good people out there who have made practice tests available for free online .

I'm not sure if i'm permitted to put a link to the book on the forum so maybe John or Paul could do that for me if that's the case :) .

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Snidge ...who's taking her test next week :wacko:



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Posted 27 October 2006 - 07:40 PM

Judging by your command of the english language, I can see no problems for you at all. See you back here when you've passed!

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 08:25 PM

Thank you very much for posting this review, Julie. I'm sure that everyone will find it very useful to have your views on the study guide, untainted by advertising...

HERE is a link to the publisher's website, and it is also available from Amazon - here.

Good luck with the test - and don't forget to tell us how you get on!
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Posted 27 October 2006 - 10:06 PM

Thanks Mrs G & Paul .....finger's crossed :)

If you don't hear from me again :blush: ( now where's that guide to citizenship in outer mongolia )

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 01:28 PM

12:50 pm yesterday , one extremely apprehensive person arrived at the test centre .....13:15 one extremely relieved person left the test centre with a pass notification letter . Blissful nights sleep last night , free of dreams ( ? ) about how many children in Wales have school dinners & what percentage of people drive blue cars :wacko: ...( and for anyone out there wondering if these are real questions in the test , worry not :) ) .

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 01:35 PM

That's great, Julie! :thumbup: :beerchug:

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 02:22 PM

Attached File  KCBCCHAMBUC.jpg   14.73KB   86 downloadsI never had any doubt. Well done!

Have a few of these to celebrate later...

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 03:46 PM

Thanks Paul & Mrs G for your kindness and encouragement :)

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 11:34 AM

Does anyone want to sell their copy of the book? I am into recycling these days...

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 12:55 PM

If you are going to be taking the test after April there is no point in buying the old book, as a new issue will be coming out and the questions will be based on this.

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