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    Default How many LITUK tests did your wife have before she passed?

    My wife took hers in May and got 16 points...another test coming up shortly.. she has not read the book or even the Thai Translation of the book! She is just reading the tests that are online. I will be happy if she passes before the 4th test...then I will be getting slightly worried..we have a year before ILR application.

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    Luckily my wife passed first time, using a combination of the Thai book, the English book and YouTube videos

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    Quote Originally Posted by elvisp View Post
    My wife took hers in May and got 16 points...another test coming up shortly.. she has not read the book or even the Thai Translation of the book! ...
    If she isn't learning the study material her chances of success are limited to luck and guesswork. If she is not too proficient in reading English, I would start reading the book to her so the information is being gradually assimilated. I wouldn't rely on guesswork, it could turn out to be a very expensive path!
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    My wife's friend and boss recently took it four times before she was successful. She insisted on doing everything herself with no help.

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    Four times is OK remember if she does not pass NHS surcharge again at £1000 plus a further FLR .
    So on that cost any thing up to 20 attempts the sooner the better for yourself s my wife's ILR is next October so she probably go for her first test this October after a month of intense study .(phone confiscated and TV remote )
    16 is not a bad result most UK born people i have asked to do the test get around this mark but if they was to do the same test again they would sail through but for a thai a different ball game.
    All i just want is that magic number .Then i can pass these books on which are sat on my kitchen table or donate to local library.

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    The four times I mentioned was only for citizenship. She already has ILR as she came to the UK pre 2012.

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    3rd time lucky for my Mrs. She did the online ones and literally memorised most of the questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elvisp View Post
    My wife took hers in May and got 16 points...another test coming up shortly.. she has not read the book or even the Thai Translation of the book! She is just reading the tests that are online.
    My wife took this approach for her first test, against my advice. Failed. Realised that tests needn't and don't restrict themselves to questions that have been done before. I told her that everything she needed was in that one fairly small book and that it'd do her English good to read the English version because the questions would be in English.

    For once she seemed to agree with me. She got a dictionary and a Thai translation of the book and went through the English version, making lots of notes on each page, a few pages per day. There were lots of words to look up but it was worth it. I think she passed on the next attempt.

    She seemed to find the history stuff the easiest and much more interesting than the previous, more PC, version of the test which went on too much about diversity and population stats.

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    First time, but revised a lot - many questions I had no idea as well.

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    I suppose its a bit like the driving theory test lets be honest no one should fail if they do they haven't studied enough.

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    Mrs bought Citizenship study guide and CD-ROM / Life in the UK study guide, not sure if the were together or separate (both on her bookshelf beside me) when she studies anything she buys jotters and writes everything out in her own words, thats her style of studying - In answer to the question First Time, she had told me she was very confident, so I booked the test at Harrow (London) on a Saturday morning as we were going to watch England at Wembley that afternoon.
    I would say keep their eyes on the prize which is a pass, it does not matter if 1st time or 6th time a pass is a pass and the desired outcome, in IMHO anyone taking this or any other test should be encouraged to go from Having to study to Wanting to study and the partners job is to find a way of facilitating this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sisaket View Post
    mrs bought citizenship study guide and cd-rom / life in the uk study guide, not sure if the were together or separate (both on her bookshelf beside me) when she studies anything she buys jotters and writes everything out in her own words, thats her style of studying - in answer to the question first time, she had told me she was very confident, so i booked the test at harrow (london) on a saturday morning as we were going to watch england at wembley that afternoon.
    I would say keep their eyes on the prize which is a pass, it does not matter if 1st time or 6th time a pass is a pass and the desired outcome, in imho anyone taking this or any other test should be encouraged to go from having to study to wanting to study and the partners job is to find a way of facilitating this.
    spot on.

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    My wife passed her Life in the UK today in Manchester at her second attempt which I was very pleased with as was she. She must have a good memory!

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    Congratulations on the quick pass. I'm sure I read somewhere someone took 64 attempts to pass lol

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    Nok has been practising using the various free on-line resources since the early summer. She has been very motivated and a couple of weeks ago she made the decision that she was ready to take the LITUK test. We booked the test which she took at noon today. She passed. She says that the questions were easy because she had practised so much. A case of practice makes perfect. Anyway, it's champagne with dinner tonight!

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    Well done to her..My wife passed last week in Sheffield after many weeks of revising..I think the B1 exam should be taken first by any spouse applying for ILR because the language in the LITUK tests is much harder than is required for the B1 standard in English..

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    My wife took three goes.

    The first time they wouldn't accept documents they'd said they'd accept which was annoying, very annoying.

    The second time was an interesting one... she booked the test on line but when she went for the test they wouldn't allow her to take it as her details on the computer didn't match her ID. The reason was that the computer form had her forename twice as if she had a middle name. She swore she'd filled it in correctly and when we checked the form at home I saw her fill it in correctly, come out and log in again and her name was duplicated again! It was some sort of glitch and we saw it happen again so we had a nervous time until the day of her third test when she passed with 100%. She did loads of practice tests off the internet.

    I wonder if anyone else has been caught out with duplicated forenames?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajscamera View Post
    I wonder if anyone else has been caught out with duplicated forenames?
    Nothing like that but on my wife's second attempt they almost wouldn't let her in because the bank statement she took with her was just older than 3 months. Probably my fault for not checking. I think she turned on the waterworks and they let her in.

    Passed recently on third attempt with 23/24 after roughly 6 weeks of intensive studying and hundreds of practice tests

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