Last night Becky and Alda returned to Emsworth, while Mat, Tess, and Poppy stayed the night, returning to their home just after mid-day.
Aaron continued his painting of the woodwork on the stairs and landing.
During the morning we spoke about the UK Citizenship Test which Tess passed on 5th September, 2014. This is the Government examination that working age immigrants wishing to become British citizens are required to pass with a mark of at least 75%.
I had expressed the opinion that many UK born people would fail this test.
In order to obtain Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK, or naturalisation as a British citizen, candidates have to answer 24 questions in the 45 minutes allowed. These are based on chapters 1-5 of a handbook third edition 2013 “Life in the UK Handbook 3rd Edition: A Guide for New Residents” and it is still valid for 2016 exams.
http://www.theuktest.com/ is just one of the websites offering test questions. These are all multiple choice, and the time-span generous . We jointly had a go at them this morning. Later this afternoon, over six sample tests I scored an average of 81%, the lowest of which was 75%. Had that lowest one been my only chance, I would have scraped in by the skin of my teeth. Jackie also rated 81%.
How would you do? Should you be interested you could find out by logging on to the site.
After lunch I watched recordings of yesterday’s first two matches in the Six Nations Rugby tournament. These were Italy v, France, and England v. Scotland. in case anyone has yet to view them, I will make no further observation.
This evening we dined on pizza and salad, followed by custard tart. Jackie drank Hoegaarden and I finished the bourgogne.