The Australian Citizenship Test and Close Calls

The Australian Citizenship Test and Close Calls
Whenever a test is being prepared for by an individual or group, there are bound to be occasional close calls and near-accidents that could have led to an unfortunate outcome, but once the suspense has passed, these potentially stressful circumstances tend to dissolve into material suitable for passing down through the generations until grandchildren are regaled with stories about how a family member triumphed over their challenge. The Australian citizenship test is no exception to this long-standing tradition of the close call. While scores of immigrants hoping to become full Australian citizens approach, take, and pass the test without too much difficulty, others are confronted by special circumstances or mishaps that make the test seem more menacing.
One of the most common close calls surrounding the Australian citizenship test is centered around time ñthough arriving to a testing appointment on the dot or a little early is ideal for most test takers, sometimes the chaos of life can get in the way. Cars that won’t start, public transportation that’s unexpectedly late, or even faulty alarm clocks can all result in a mad rush to the testing location, and while the experience of rushing may not be the best way to get the mind geared up for an exam, those who have studied the Australian citizenship test booklet are likely to pass once they’ve made it to the venue.
When reading through the booklet in preparation for the test, some hopeful citizens-to-be may skip over information that seems uninteresting or which might not be especially easy to understand, focusing instead on the facts that that most appeal to their tastes and sensibilities. While this may well engender more positive feelings about Australia as a new home, it’s probably not ideal for test preparation, and some test-takers have found themselves nervous about their results after noticing a handful of questions surrounding data they swept aside. The Australian citizenship test allows test takers to pass so long as they answer at least seventy five percent of the answers correctly, so there’s a bit of room for the occasional forgotten answer or especially difficult question. With too many facts from the booklet ignored, however, hopeful immigrants may find themselves faced with having to re-take the test ñor may simply end up with a harrowing tale to tell.
There are many other close calls possible with the Australian citizenship test, from ìblanking outî and forgetting the answer to a well-studied question to waking up on testing day feeling a little ill, but the majority of experiences with the test ñespecially those enhanced by an organized training or pre-testing session– are positive, and lead the way towards a new and exciting life in Australia. With the right effort and interest invested in the Australian citizenship test, immigrants can avoid close calls, and can stick to telling the stories of the near-misses of others instead.Whenever a test is being prepared for by an individual or group, there are bound to be occasional close calls and near-accidents that could have led to an unfortunate outcome, but once the suspense has passed, these potentially stressful circumstances tend to dissolve into material suitable for passing down through the generations until grandchildren are regaled with stories about how a family member triumphed over their challenge. The Australian citizenship test is no exception to this long-standing tradition of the close call. While scores of immigrants hoping to become full Australian citizens approach, take, and pass the test without too much difficulty, others are confronted by special circumstances or mishaps that make the test seem more menacing.

australian_citizenship_callWhenever a test is being prepared for by an individual or group, there are bound to be occasional close calls and near-accidents that could have led to an unfortunate outcome, but once the suspense has passed, these potentially stressful circumstances tend to dissolve into material suitable for passing down through the generations until grandchildren are regaled with stories about how a family member triumphed over their challenge. The Australian citizenship test is no exception to this long-standing tradition of the close call. While scores of immigrants hoping to become full Australian citizens approach, take, and pass the test without too much difficulty, others are confronted by special circumstances or mishaps that make the test seem more menacing.

One of the most common close calls surrounding the Australian citizenship test is centered around time though arriving to a testing appointment on the dot or a little early is ideal for most test takers, sometimes the chaos of life can get in the way. Cars that won’t start, public transportation that’s unexpectedly late, or even faulty alarm clocks can all result in a mad rush to the testing location, and while the experience of rushing may not be the best way to get the mind geared up for an exam, those who have studied the Australian citizenship test booklet are likely to pass once they’ve made it to the venue.

When reading through the booklet in preparation for the test, some hopeful citizens-to-be may skip over information that seems uninteresting or which might not be especially easy to understand, focusing instead on the facts that that most appeal to their tastes and sensibilities. While this may well engender more positive feelings about Australia as a new home, it’s probably not ideal for test preparation, and some test-takers have found themselves nervous about their results after noticing a handful of questions surrounding data they swept aside. The Australian citizenship test allows test takers to pass so long as they answer at least seventy five percent of the answers correctly, so there’s a bit of room for the occasional forgotten answer or especially difficult question. With too many facts from the booklet ignored, however, hopeful immigrants may find themselves faced with having to re-take the test ñor may simply end up with a harrowing tale to tell.

There are many other close calls possible with the Australian citizenship test, from “blanking out” and forgetting the answer to a well-studied question to waking up on testing day feeling a little ill, but the majority of experiences with the test ñespecially those enhanced by an organized training or pre-testing session– are positive, and lead the way towards a new and exciting life in Australia. With the right effort and interest invested in the Australian citizenship test, immigrants can avoid close calls, and can stick to telling the stories of the near-misses of others instead.

5 Comments

  • Malika May 12, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    its just that the test is way too hard. Even if you try hard enough, and take suficient time to prepare it is still very difficult to memorize all the info required. Especially when you think that most Australians have no slightest idea about things asked in the test. It just seems unfair. We already showed allegiance to this country by actually choosing it. It’s those born in it that should be forced to take a test to make sure they are more than just “automatic citizens”, but that they really care.

  • chasercom June 6, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    The citizenship test is not hard at all. And is not unfair to have immigrants siting for a test. Australians have their right to be Australian due to the fact they were born in Australia. In their scholar system they review the basic knowledge every Australian should have.

    Immigrants are the ones that need to be taught about the country history and politics.

    The whole test is an integration effort for immigrants.

  • collen John July 19, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Keep up the good work, I like your writing.

  • sun August 3, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Don’t worry guys, if you read the whole booklet and practice some questions you are going to pass the test as I did couple of years ago. Just give it a try and you’ll see

    ;=)

  • tess August 10, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    it’s tough but you’ll pass it

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