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Life in the United Kingdom - The Official Practice Citizenship Test

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"Welcome to the Life in the United Kingdom Official Practice Citizenship Test.

This practice test is presented in a format that closely resembles the Official Test. Whilst the questions that we have selected are not the actual test questions, you can use them to find out whether you are ready to take the actual test.

You are allowed up to 45 minutes in which to answer 24 questions. Once you have answered all 24 questions and selected ‘Finish Test’, you will be awarded a PASS or FAIL mark. The pass mark for the test is around 75%.

You will then have the opportunity to review your answers and receive guidance on how to use the Official Handbook and Study Guide in order to prepare for the Official Test.

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BBC - Earth - In Siberia in 1908, a huge explosion came out of nowhere

BBC - Earth - In Siberia in 1908, a huge explosion came out of nowhere | The EFL SMARTblog Scoop.it Page | Scoop.it
Over 100 years after the most powerful explosion in documented history, researchers are still trying to figure out exactly what happened
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Is it offensive to call ruddy-faced middle-aged Tories 'gammons'? | Politics | The Guardian

Is it offensive to call ruddy-faced middle-aged Tories 'gammons'? | Politics | The Guardian | The EFL SMARTblog Scoop.it Page | Scoop.it
The lunch meat has found new life as a political insult – but an increasing number of people have taken issue with it...
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BBC - Future - Feeling litt? The five hotspots driving English forward

BBC - Future - Feeling litt? The five hotspots driving English forward | The EFL SMARTblog Scoop.it Page | Scoop.it
An analysis of nearly one billion Tweets maps the emergence of new words across the USA in unprecedented detail.
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BBC - Culture - The colourful secrets of Britain’s centuries-old slang

BBC - Culture - The colourful secrets of Britain’s centuries-old slang | The EFL SMARTblog Scoop.it Page | Scoop.it
We all are part of at least one tribe, and tribe talk has existed for centuries. Each group has a distinctly flavoured jargon which unites their members and provides an easy shorthand.
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Top 10 ESL Icebreakers | ESL Warm-Ups | Icebreaker Questions

Top 10 ESL Icebreakers | ESL Warm-Ups | Icebreaker Questions | The EFL SMARTblog Scoop.it Page | Scoop.it
Find some ESL icebreakers for teenagers and adults. Get your classes started off, the awesome way. Icebreakers for beginners, intermediate, and advanced students. ESL icebreaker questions, games, and activities. Help your students get to know each other, and you as well!
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Australian Idioms vs English Idioms: The Staff Challenge!

Dan wants to challenge the BBC Learning English staff to see how well they understand Australian English idioms. See how well they do! Do you want to lear
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Don’t Be Fooled by ‘False Friends’ in English and Spanish

Don’t Be Fooled by ‘False Friends’ in English and Spanish | The EFL SMARTblog Scoop.it Page | Scoop.it
“False friend” is a way to describe words in different languages that look the same, but have completely different meanings. We are examining some false friend examples in English and Spanish.
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New Facebook Tool Provides Information About News Publishers

New Facebook Tool Provides Information About News Publishers | The EFL SMARTblog Scoop.it Page | Scoop.it
Facebook has released a new tool it says will make it easier for users to evaluate news stories and publishers.
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3D Printer Can Create Complete Home in One Day

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An American company says it has completed the first permitted 3D printed home in the United States. The company has teamed up with a not-for-profit organization to help provide a quick, lost-cost housing solution for needy people.
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Judge Drops Murder Charges Against Man Who Spent 45 Years in Jail

Judge Drops Murder Charges Against Man Who Spent 45 Years in Jail | The EFL SMARTblog Scoop.it Page | Scoop.it
A man in the state of Michigan is free this week after being wrongly convicted of murder and spending 45 years in prison.
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BBC - Culture - The 100 stories that shaped the world

BBC - Culture - The 100 stories that shaped the world | The EFL SMARTblog Scoop.it Page | Scoop.it
BBC Culture asked writers around the globe to pick stories that have endured across generations and continents – and changed society.
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Is it 'Yanny' or 'Laurel'? Or 'Yammy?'

Is it 'Yanny' or 'Laurel'? Or 'Yammy?' | The EFL SMARTblog Scoop.it Page | Scoop.it
Is it 'Yanny' or 'Laurel'? No, It's 'Yammy!'
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What word do you hear in the audio -- “Yanny” or “Laurel?”
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Intermediate English - Liverpool Museum

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A video listening lesson about The Museum of Liverpool, for adult ESOL learners and general English students. Watch a video tour of the museum, and then complete a quiz to test how much you have understood. part of a free series of online lessons about aspects of life in the UK.

Via Sue Lyon-Jones
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How to Teach Students About Gender Equality

How to Teach Students About Gender Equality | The EFL SMARTblog Scoop.it Page | Scoop.it

How do we create a world free from gender-based discrimination? Start by raising children who respect one another as individuals and question the traditional roles they’re assigned as boys or girls. Educators are uniquely positioned to show students they have a choice when it comes to forming their own identity


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New Reports Warn of Worldwide Threats to Freedom of the Press

New Reports Warn of Worldwide Threats to Freedom of the Press | The EFL SMARTblog Scoop.it Page | Scoop.it
Two new reports find the largest decreases in press freedom are in Europe, while press freedom in some parts of Africa increases.
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Upper Intermediate English - The Pacific Trash Vortex

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A listening and vocabulary lesson for IELTS, Intermediate, and Advanced level English language students about the Pacific Trash Vortex. Watch a short video clip about how plastics are polluting our oceans, complete a multiple choice quiz to test how much you have understood, and review some useful vocabulary.

Via Sue Lyon-Jones
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Intermediate English Listening - The City of Bath

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A mobile friendly listening lesson for adult English students and young learners about the historic English city of Bath. Learn English and find out about life in the UK by watching this free series of English videos featuring major cities of the UK, and completing the English listening exercises that accompany each video.

Via Sue Lyon-Jones
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Children Learning English Affectively: 50 easy jokes for Young English Learners

Children Learning English Affectively: 50 easy jokes for Young English Learners | The EFL SMARTblog Scoop.it Page | Scoop.it
                                                                                                                          "The shortes
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BBC - Culture - The rebirth of Britain’s ‘lost’ languages

BBC - Culture - The rebirth of Britain’s ‘lost’ languages | The EFL SMARTblog Scoop.it Page | Scoop.it
Welsh singer Gwenno’s new album is in Cornish, which is spoken by fewer than 1000 people. It’s one of many ‘lost’ languages being reborn, writes Holly Williams.
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Scientists: Bowhead Whales Are 'Jazz Singers of the Arctic'

Scientists: Bowhead Whales Are 'Jazz Singers of the Arctic' | The EFL SMARTblog Scoop.it Page | Scoop.it
Researchers have found that bowhead whales have the most diverse types of communication of all whales.
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Smombie: The English We Speak

You know those people who walk around staring at their smartphones even if it puts them and others in danger? Well, there's a word for them – it comes fro
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Where does the word Easter come from?

Where does the word Easter come from? | The EFL SMARTblog Scoop.it Page | Scoop.it
The word Easter is not in the New Testament. Nor does it feature in most translations of the Bible into vernacular languages. 
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