Life In the UK Test – Key Things to Understand and Remember

In acquiring British Citizenship, a person should pass Life in the United Kingdom Test. This is usually given in the English language. However, special arrangements can be made to have the test in Welsh or Scottish Gaelic languages.

In the 2013 edition of the handbook for the Life in the United Kingdom: A Guide for New Residents, there are only five chapters. But there are a lot more fact in the new book ! So our smart study chapter summaries are even more useful to make sure that you study all the facts and remember every fact from the book !. Chapter summaries of the handbook are now available online through :

  • Chapter 1 deals on the values and principles of the United Kingdom as indicated in the country’s pledge:

I will give my loyalty to the United Kingdom and respect its rights and freedoms. I will uphold its democratic values. I will observe its laws faithfully and fulfil my duties and obligations as a British citizen.”

  • Chapter 2 talks about the composition of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the official name of the United Kingdom. Great Britain consists of Scotland, England and Wales. Thus, four countries comprise the United Kingdom. The chapter also gives a bird’s eye view of each country’s form of government.

  • Chapter 3 is the longest chapter consisting of eight parts. It contains a lengthy description on the United Kingdom’s history and people since the Stone Age. It also includes legal and political changes in the kingdom and the historical wars engaged by the different monarchs. Trivia is also included herein.


  • Chapter 4, broken down to four parts, deals with United Kingdom as it is today. It contains information on geography, demography, languages and dialects, history of its population since 1600, and currency and denominations in use today. It also lists down the key cities in the kingdom, the ethnic diversity of its people and society. It talks about the day to day life in the United Kingdom, its religion and unique relationship with the state, customs, traditions, sports, arts and culture. It also has a detailed listing of holidays, festivals, leisure activities, films and tourist attractions.


  • Chapter 5, the last chapter composed of six parts, talks about the United Kingdom’s constitution and its form of government, a democratic parliament headed by a monarch.


Studying with the use of the chapter summaries is an efficient way to go about the review. For a more thorough preparation though, you may check This link contains practice test questions for Chapter 1. In the same link, you’ll find the other links for the other chapters. This will pin point areas that need further review. Foremost of all, it is a simulation of the actual examination testing. Habitual taking of practice test will lessen, if not totally eradicate, examination jitters.

A diligent usage of the stated two links will surely make you understand and remember the salient information needed to pass the examination. So, what are you waiting for? Go! Now!