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5.0 out of 5 stars
Essential Test Practice, 5 Feb 2011
I highly recommend buying this book because it shows you what random bits of information the Home Office will test you on. I bought the book, did it, and passed the test. Though the real test that I did was a bit harder, the questions on the real test are very similar to those in the book - a mixture of very specific pub-quiz-like questions (eg. what is the population of Wales), common sense/common knowledge (eg. smoking in public places is not allowed), things you generally look up on the internet on an as-need basis (eg. who to contact for information on setting up your own business), and other general questions about the UK you might or might not already know (eg. questions about the voting age, etc., What Is Wimbledon).
I also like the little 'Notes' in the answers part of the book. They're little explanatory notes that accompany some answers. They appear sporadically, and some read like little bits of advice.
The whole book doesn't take that long to do. There are 17 practice tests, and an online one. At the very least, you'll learn a few little facts you never knew that will serve you well in your daily life, like how there are an estimated 15 million children under 19. Useful.