projekt obywatelstwo #3 – test Life in the UK

Jak już może wspominałam, jeżdżę od jakiegoś czasu do pracy słuchając książki „Life in the UK” na płytach. Czas już najwyższy zapisać się na egzamin. Ileż można się tak smędzić. Przynajmniej mnie to zmobilizuje i przybliży jeden krok do celu w projekcie „obywatelstwo”.

Jak podaje oficjalna strona testu zakres pytań będzie następujący:

  1. Where have migrants come from in the past and why? What sort of work have they done?
  2. Do women have equal rights in voting, education and work, and has this always been the case?
  3. Do many children live in single parent families or step-families?
  4. When do children take tests at school? How many go on to higher education?
  5. What are the minimum ages for buying alcohol and tobacco? What drugs are illegal?
  6. How many people live in the countries of the UK?
  7. What is the census and how is census data collected and used?
  8. How many people belong to an ethnic minority and which are the largest minority groups? Where are there large ethnic communities?
  9. Where are Geordie, Cockney and Scouse dialects spoken?
  10. What languages other than English are spoken in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales?
  11. How many people say they have a religion and how many attend religious services? What are the largest religious groups?
  12. What is the Church of England and who is its head? What are the main Christian groups?
  13. What sports and sporting events are popular in the UK?
  14. Do people tend to live in the cities or in the country?
  15. What and when are the Patron Saints’ Days of the four countries of the UK? What are bank holidays?
  16. What and when are the main Christian festivals? What other traditional days are celebrated?
  17. What type of constitution does the UK have?
  18. What is the Queen’s official role and what ceremonial duties does she have?
  19. What is the House of Lords and who are its members?
  20. What are MPs? How often are elections held and who forms the government?
  21. How do elections for the House of Commons work? What do the Speaker and Whips do?
  22. What is the role of the Prime Minister? Who advises them and what are the main roles in the Cabinet?
  23. What is the Opposition and what is the role of the Leader of the Opposition?
  24. What is the civil service and how do civil servants work with government?
  25. What are the powers of the devolved administrations? Which areas of policy remain under the control of the UK government?
  26. What is proportional representation and where is it used?
  27. What services are provided by local authorities?
  28. How do judges apply the law? How are the police organised?
  29. What are quangos and non-departmental public bodies?
  30. How is political debate reported? Are newspapers free to publish opinions or do they have to remain impartial?
  31. Who has the right to vote and at what age? How and when do you register to vote?
  32. Who can stand for public office? How can you contact an elected member? How can you visit Parliament?
  33. What are the roles and powers of the main institutions of Europe? How is European law organised?
  34. What rights do citizens of European Union states have to travel and work?
  35. What is the Commonwealth? What is the United Nations and what is Britain’s role within it?
  36. How many people in the UK own their own home? What is a mortgage?
  37. What do estate agents do? What do solicitors and surveyors do?
  38. How is the process of buying a house different in Scotland?
  39. Which organisations can people rent houses from?
  40. How do people apply for council accommodation? What is a shared ownership scheme? What is a tenancy agreement?
  41. Which organisations offer help to homeless people?
  42. Where can people find information on how to pay for water, gas, electricity and telephone services? What are the different ways to pay these bills?
  43. How and where is refuse (rubbish) collected?
  44. What does local government spend council tax on? What does the amount of council tax charged depend on? Which groups of people can receive council tax reductions or benefits?
  45. What is buildings and household insurance?
  46. What are the values of the UK bank notes? Where can people get or change foreign currency?
  47. How can people open a bank or building society account?
  48. What is a cash card or debit card? What is a credit card or store card?
  49. What is a credit union?
  50. What types of insurance do people buy?
  51. What is social security and who receives it?
  52. How can people get information about benefits?
  53. What is the NHS?
  54. What is the role of a general practitioner (GP)? How can people find their local GP?
  55. How do people receive medicines from a GP? Which groups of people receive free prescriptions?
  56. What is NHS direct, and NHS direct online?
  57. How can people find a dentist? Which groups of people receive free dental treatment?
  58. What services are available to pregnant women? Which organisations offer information on maternity and ante-natal services?
  59. How can people register births?
  60. What are the ages of compulsory education? How does this differ in Northern Ireland? Who is responsible for ensuring a child attends school?
  61. What are the different stages of education? At what age do children leave school? Where can people get details of local schools?
  62. At what age do children go to secondary school? How does this differ in Scotland?
  63. What are faith schools? What are independent schools?
  64. What is the national curriculum? At what ages do children take key stage tests in England? At what age do children take GCSEs and A levels?
  65. How is education different in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales?
  66. What is the role of a school governing body (or a school board in Scotland)?
  67. What do further education colleges offer?
  68. What is ESOL? What are adult education classes?
  69. How do university students pay their tuition fees?
  70. What is the film classification system? What are the classifications?
  71. What is a television licence? What is the licence money used to pay for?
  72. What is the National Trust?
  73. How old must people be to buy alcohol? How old must people be to go into betting shops?
  74. What services are offered by vets?
  75. Which organisations provide information about trains, buses and coaches? Which groups of people can get discount tickets?
  76. How can a person get a driving licence? How long can overseas driving licences be used for in the UK?
  77. What is motor insurance, road tax and MOT? Where can people purchase a road tax disc? Who can provide an MOT certificate?
  78. What are the laws covering seat belts, crash helmets and holding mobile phones whilst driving? What are the speed limits for cars and motorcycles?
  79. What should people do if they are involved in a road
  80. What identity documents are generally accepted?
  81. Where are jobs advertised? Where can people access advice on finding jobs and claiming benefits?
  82. What is a CV? Who can be a referee? What is the purpose of a job interview?
  83. Which organisations offer information on law and discrimination?
  84. What can individuals do if they are subject to sexual harassment?
  85. What are the legal responsibilities of employers? What is the purpose of a contract? What is the purpose of a pay slip?
  86. What is tax? How is it paid?
  87. What is National Insurance? How is it paid? How can people obtain a National Insurance number?
  88. What is a State Pension? What is the State Pension age for men and for women?
  89. Who can offer information on occupational or personal pensions?
  90. What are trade unions? For what reasons can employees be dismissed from their job? What is an employment tribunal?
  91. What is redundancy? What is jobseeker’s allowance?
  92. What responsibilities do self-employed people have?
  93. Where can people get advice on setting up their own business?
  94. What is maternity leave? What is paternity leave?
  95. Where can people access information on childcare and registered childminders?
  96. What is the earliest legal age at which children can do paid work? What documents must a child have before they can work?
  97. What type of jobs can children NOT do? What are the limits on working hours and times for children?

…i to by było na tyle. Chyba wystarczy i trzeba się za nie szybko zabrać, żeby się nie zdezaktualizowały w świetle reform konserwatystów.

Jak to mówią tubylcy – „watch this space” – odpowiedzi w niezbyt odległej przyszłości.



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