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    Applying for British citizenship

    Hello Everyone,
    Here I'am again asking about this new test that I need to do before applying British citizenship...I've done my life in the uk. I'm not sure Is that B1? I really don't know where I'am gonna take that test I live here in Hampshire...Please guys help me I have been looking I cant find the info( I'm rubbish)...And also what do i need to study before I take this bloody exam...thank you very much...


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    Look for IELTS test centres UK and you will find one near you, you need to do General Training< hope this helps Jane!


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    Quote Originally Posted by jane2009 View Post
    Hello Everyone,
    Here I'am again asking about this new test that I need to do before applying British citizenship...I've done my life in the uk. I'm not sure Is that B1? I really don't know where I'am gonna take that test I live here in Hampshire.
    Hi Jane!

    You need the Life in the UK Certificate AND English Test Certificate (B1 Level and equivalent)

    Check this link:

    http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/camb...mmigration/uk/

    Sample Test/Accredited Test Centers in Hampshire are also available (Farnborough College of Technology/Portsmouth Language College/ Totton College/Winchester School of English ... please have a good read ... good luck

    You might also want to visit the thread "Changes to 'Knowledge of Language and Life' Requirements and Application Details''

    http://filipinaroses.com/showthread....-details/page2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Parnham View Post
    Look for IELTS test centres UK and you will find one near you, you need to do General Training< hope this helps Jane!
    thank you Sir..Is that mean I have to do a course for few weeks? oh my!


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    Quote Originally Posted by sars_notd_virus View Post
    Hi Jane!!
    you need the Life in the UK certificate AND English test certificate (B1 level and equivalent )
    check this link:
    http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/camb...mmigration/uk/

    ..sample test / accredited test centers in Hampshire is also available (Farnborough college of technology/Portsmouth language college/ Totton College/Winchester school of English ..please have a good read ...good luck

    ..you might also want to visit the thread'' Changes to 'knowledge of language and life' requirements and application details''

    http://filipinaroses.com/showthread....-details/page2
    thank you Sir!


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    Hi,
    Has anyone done this B1 recently here in the UK? I have tried a few test centres but they said I have to take the course...I really don't know. Do I really need to take the course or just take the test? Please people, help me...


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    Quote Originally Posted by jane2009 View Post
    Hi,
    Is anyone done this B1 recently here in the uk? I have tried few test centres but they said I have to take the course...I really dont know If do i really need to take the course or just take the test? please people help me...
    Hi Jane! There are some test centres that requires you to take the course then take the test. I reckon it depends on the english test you are opting to take.

    My only advise is visit your nearest college and ask them about what english test they offer that is approved by the ukba.


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    Ive had a little look on the internet and found this. Farnborough College of Techonology offers Esol Skills for Life Exams. Try tor ing them or send them an email. Hope that will help. http://www.farn-ct.ac.uk/subjects/en...ntry-3%20-%20A
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    I think I did call them today and said got to take the course....I called loads today all of them says I have to take the course.. aside from portsmouth language college they are the only one said i dont need to take the course but the availability they have will be on february...I want to apply before the end of this year if i could take the exam this month or next month...


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    Quote Originally Posted by jane2009 View Post
    I think I did call them today and said got to take the course....I called loads today all of them says I have to take the course.. aside from portsmouth language college they are the only one said i dont need to take the course but the availability they have will be on february...I want to apply before the end of this year if i could take the exam this month or next month...
    Yeah, i know. Nuissance innit? Like me, i am taking the course now at our local college and like what you want to happen i want to finish this lark this year so i jumped on the course. You might also find that the term has started september on colleges so youre too late to enrol yourself in a course thats why they said early next year. Just keep searching you might be lucky and if taking the course is your last option or if its the most convenient for you then you have got to do it. Keep us posted anyway.


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    I do love to take the course hun but no one will look after my little madam. lol...have you got any website to take a practice test?


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    If you want to take IELTS, there is one Test Centre in Southampton. Give them a ring on what procedure they have.

    http://www.ielts.org//test_centre_se...5-e216175bf5c2

    Or visit this site

    http://www.ielts.org/test_centre_sea...h_results.aspx ...

    ... to see if there is a Test Centre for IELTS that is very near you. You've got to be quick though - because, as far as I know, they only do 2-3 exams per month. Give them a ring.


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    IELTS - is that the same as B1 Level? Really sorry, I've got no clue ...


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    Quote Originally Posted by jane2009 View Post
    IELTS - is that the same as B1 Level? Really sorry, I've got no clue ...
    Page 17 of the PDF file you will see the minimum score that UKBA requires for IELTS and its level.

    http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/si...lish-tests.pdf

    For instance if your IELTS Band Score in four components is 4.0 then the level you achieved is B1. You need to get at least 4.0 on all four components and not below four. If you go below 4.0 - then you have to take the test again.


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    Alright! Do you know any website to study this IELTS before I'm going to take the exam? Thank you very much...will give them a call in the morning..


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    Test samples are on this link:

    http://www.ielts.org/test_takers_inf...st_sample.aspx

    Or have a little look with this one

    http://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/prepare

    You can also search some videos in Youtube on what are the procedures on the date of the exam.


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    Can you take the test without taking the course?


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    Quote Originally Posted by macky View Post
    Can you take the test without taking the course?
    Yes.


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    Thanks ... if I have taken NVQ Level 2 is that a proof as well?


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    Quote Originally Posted by macky View Post
    Thanks ... if I have taken NVQ Level 2 is that a proof as well?
    No. The only acceptable document is a pass certificate at B1 level and above from those listed here in

    Approved secure English language tests

    Even if your certificate is now expired it's fine as long as it's on the list.



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