Chapter 1: The values and principles of the UK
Chapter 2: What is the UK?
Some facts might be out-of-date
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The information provided in the handbook is based on the outdated, 2013 version. When reading, please make a mental note of important events such as King Charles III being the Monarch and UK’s Brexit vote in 2020.
The new, 2023 version will fix the inaccuracies for the study guide. All tests should be valid and contain the most up-to-date information.
This online edition of the official handbook - Life in the United Kingdom: A guide for new residenst" contains all the information that you need to pass the official life in the UK test. You must read and understand the contents of this book in order to prepare for the test. The latest (3rd) edition of the book was introduced in 2013 and will remain valid for 2017 and consequent years. It requires an understanding of the English language at English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Entry Level 3 to read and understand the material. We strongly recommend reading the book at least once and completing all available practice tests to pass the test with ease.
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