Tuesday, January 15, 2008

POLES BUT BRITS TO SHAME IN BRITISHNESS TEST

Polish people it seems are more British than their British counterparts who were born and raised here, according to the results of a test posted on Facebook. The test is a sample version of the Home Office’s “Life in the UK” citizenship test. It was introduced in 2005 and is the last hurdle to cross for any potential immigrants wanting to become permanent residents in Britain. Amongst the questions posed on the Facebook test was, “How often are general elections held in the U.K.?” and “What is the largest ethnic minority in Britain?”

The Poles came top of the class, putting the Brits to shame, who also trailed behind the Germans, New Zealanders, Finns and Swedes. It seems they are all more knowledgeable about Britain than we are. Red Squirrel Publishing, the company who posted the test on Facebook say it is possible to achieve a pass in the citizenship test with study. The company publish guides to help potential immigrants with the test.

Ok now it’s over to Diary From England readers. If you would like to test your knowledge of Britain and see how “British” you are, follow the link shown below:-

Life in the U.K. Test

Happy surfing!

7 comments:

Jackie said...

LOL I failed I only got 58%.

khan said...

i think the best product to prepare one for life in the uk test which is just a driving theory test cd and prepares you so well is PASSPORT TO BRITAIN CD.Its amazing.its only sold online on www.passport2britain.co.uk. i highly recommend it and have recently passed after preparing from it.

Sheila said...

Oh dear, Naomi, you are going to force me to look up the answers.

Naomi said...

Me too Jackie. I failed miserably and only got 58% too so they'll probably send me packing! Ha ha!

Naomi said...

Congratulations Khan. Hope you enjoyed your visit here.

Good luck Sheila! I took the test myself. It was fun, although I didn't do very well!

Android said...

You can practice the questions for free at http://www.thebigmind.org/view/project.php?pid=40

Naomi said...

Thanks for the link Android. Hope you enjoyed your visit here.