Tuesday, 14 January 2014
Life in the UK - Complete Study and Practice
This book and CD-ROM set is a complete guide to passing the Life in the UK Test (also known as the British Citizenship Test). The book contains the full Home Office text that the test is based on, with full-colour diagrams to explain the important information and short summaries in easy-to-read English - ideal for people learning the language. At the end of the book, there are 20 complete multiple-choice practice tests. Finally, the CD-ROM contains a Test Generator that can create thousands of realistic practice tests from a list of over 800 questions.
Much has been written in the UK press about British Citizenship Test and this book advertises itself as containing everything you need to know to pass the test.
The book is in two halves - the first containing all the information, facts, data and theory needed to be learnt. This has been split into five chapters: The values and principles of the UK; What is the UK?; A long and illustrious history; A modern, thriving society; and The UK government, the law and your role. There is also a calendar and timeline before 20 practice written, multiple choice tests, along with answers and a comprehensive glossary. The book also contains a CD ROM which has a test generator to further test students.
I was born in the UK and grew up attending UK schools, however looking through this book and trying out some of the questions I found it an eye opener. There are lots of interesting facts included within the book that would make great quiz questions - some of them would be brilliant tie breaker questions. Although it is marketed as a text book for people sitting the Citizenship Test, I think it is a great text book for all students within the UK to have on their shelves. Lots of useful information, presented in a clear manner.
The book is published by CGP who are fantastic at producing clear and concise, well thought out textbooks.
I received this book through the Amazon Vine Programme.