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    we are just in the process of applying for my wifes ILR she as passed the english test but is struggling on the outragous living in uk exam which she has failed 4 times any tips on getting this passed please?

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    I can envisage similar problems for my wife down the line... can't really help on the test, but not voting Tory at the next election may help..

    My wife has 5 years to learn to read and write English and develop a skill for general knowledge quizzes... ridiculous

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    There is a Thai / English language LITUK book that you might find on Amazon or Ebay..Helps a little..The language used in the LITUK book is very difficult ..far harder than the standard required for the B1 language test..The book seems to have been written by committee..Very useful knowing all about the Pre Raphaelite painters and Bodnant gardens in Wales..really really useful..
    And of course don't forget to book a visit to the Welsh Senedd through the Education service or is it the Visitors office or is that Stormont?

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    i just dont get it to be honest most british people could not answer all the questions its just so worrying whats going to happen and your life is in some one elses arms its totally wrong

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    makes you wonder if they just want 1000's of people to keep applying for FLR extensions... imagine how much money that would bring in

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    My wife is 30 months away from LITUK and I found a PDF of the test in Thai and English which helped her boss a lot. Four times for her before she passed. I hope my wife does it in less than that.

    She should. She's been very good at exams at school on her ESOL courses and has passed them all without much effort. She has a fantastic memory so she should be fine.

    Even better if the current Home Secretary creates a new test that isn’t a pub quiz. Not voting for the Tories at the next election might actually have the opposite effect as it is Sajid Javid who has made the proposal to change it.

    Most Thais who can read and write shouldn’t have a big problem writing English at the least. The intricacies of the written Thai language (44 consonants and 20 odd vowels plus the tones) should mean that writing English with our 26 letters should be a doddle. My wife's written English puts mine to shame.

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    a working class Tory PM... trying to get my head around that

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    But he and his siblings have an extraordinary story and a few of them are, or have been, high fliers.

    I bet he doesn’t think of himself as working class.

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    My wife just practised for hours and hours and memorised all 40 tests until she could pass them every time.
    https://lifeintheuktestweb.co.uk/tests/

    And also the 15 exams here: https://lifeintheuktestweb.co.uk/exams/

    When she took the test she knew 23 out of 24 from memory and past first time.

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    Ive read on a few sites that is how most people have passed. some even bot bothering with the book just keep doing the practice tests. my wife has the Thai/ Uk LIUK book and is practising the tests and is getting passes most times. There are quite a few aps/ web sites available
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    My attempts to get my wife to use both the Thai and Official versions of the book have failed. She has only attempted the test twice since she arrived in the UK 7.5 years ago. She is currently on her 3rd consecutive FLRM extension which expires early next year, so I've told her she needs to pass this year. Whenever I try to help 99% of the time it ends in an argument so we're trying a different approach. My wife has found a Thai "tutor" through facebook who will coach her via Skype and learning material which she has emailed her. I have no idea how much she's paying but if it holds my wife's attention and she is more comfortable learning with another Thai than it has to be worth a shot. If she's successful & it's down to the help of this tutor I'll get the contact details if anyone is interested

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    I may well be interested, my wife barely had any schooling in Thailand never mind English... still smarter than most Brits I meet!

    are there no other routes to ILR?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillyrich View Post
    we are just in the process of applying for my wifes ILR she as passed the english test but is struggling on the outragous living in uk exam which she has failed 4 times any tips on getting this passed please?
    Mrs writes everything down when studying including LITUK test, this helps her memorize and recall, then she did the practice tests.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren View Post
    I may well be interested, my wife barely had any schooling in Thailand never mind English... still smarter than most Brits I meet!

    are there no other routes to ILR?
    No. Even Megan Markle had to do the LITUK.

    Your wife is young and she has five years to do it. ESOL courses or private tutoring is the answer.

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    Yes agree when i try and help her we both end up arguing so just dont bother.she has got both versions of the lifeinuk book thai/english which she is reading and practising dummy tests.Her leave to remain visa runs out middle of august so if by any means she hasnt passed it by the time she has to put the application in can you get a extension on her current visa as i have visions of her getting shipped out the country on the first flight surely this cannot happen its the government messing with peoples lives.could you send me details of thai tutor who learns them via skype please.thanks

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    Megan Markle wont sit anything.... laughable

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    My wife past first time a couple of months ago, using the official book, the Thai version of the same book, a Thai/English dictionary and online practice tests. She was also frequenting a LITUK Facebook page.

    She he was practicing 2-3 hours a day for about 6 months. If they don’t put the hours in, it’s not going to be easy for them to pass.

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    Her leave to remain visa runs out middle of august so if by any means she hasnt passed it by the time she has to put the application in can you get a extension on her current visa
    Yes, you just apply for another FLRM and pay another NHS surcharge

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