More than 100,000 people are granted French nationality every year. This represents around 2.5% of foreigners living in the country and is well above the number in Germany (1,5 %) and Italy (2 %), but way under the UK (4,2 %) and Spain (5,2 %).
Since the Brexit referendum in 2016 many Brits living in France have applied for French nationality.
Before 2015, 386 British residents in France applied for French nationality. The year after the number rose to 1,363 and in 2018 it was 3173.
Why would they do this ? What are the benefits compared to permanent resident status ?
Well, having voting rights is a very important difference, as is the freedom to travel freely in the European Union. Other people have also mentioned being able to avoid long queues at airports and a greater sense of stability.
But it’s a long road to achieving nationality:
Firstly, getting a slot for the interview is difficult as the interviews are limited. Then you have to wait at least a year for the actual interview. In the meantime you have to gather together many financial and personal documents getting copies and translations.
During the actual interview the documents will be scruperously checked, you’ll be asked questions about your motivation and some questions about France…. some easy, some not so easy.
So how much do you know about France ? Enough to pass the citizenship test ? Try this quiz to find out !
Could you pass the test to gain French nationality?
These 40 questions cover just some of the possible questions in the Gaining
French Nationality booklet.
This quiz starts with the most frequently asked questions which most people
could answer, and then it gets progressively more difficult with questions
which people who have read the citizenship booklet should be able to answer,
and then it finishes up with some really tricky questions that will
really stump you ..... Bonne chance !!
And so the year draws to an end…. and so does the decade !
We are constantly bombarded with news and social media events but how much can you actually remember?
This quiz takes a different angle on the traditional end of year quizzes……. we’re sure you know the answer to the straight forward questions but this Thinking Person’s Quiz goes beyond the surface and calls on your wider general knowledge skills, using mathematics, logic, history and of course English vocabulary !
This quiz covers geography, mathematics, English language, history, science, astronomy, chemistry ….. in short, its the total Thinking Person’s Quiz and a great way to improve your general vocabulary.
If you are a teacher, or if you are doing this quiz with a friend, take your time to discus the events, give your opinion and reminisce about the events.
We wish all our learners a happy, positive and successful 2020.
The last Thursday in November is a major celebration day in the USA, it is a national holiday and a time for friends and family to get together.
You have surely heard of Thanksgiving, it is often portrayed in American movies and TV series, but do you really understand why it’s so important to Americans.
Try this 20 question step by step quiz which will give the answers to all your questions.
The quiz of course covers the FACTS of the events, but before doing the quiz it is important to note that the Thanksgiving celebration is not universally accepted and is indeed quite controversial.
For many Americans Thanksgiving is a special holiday and a precious time spent with friends and family.
However, for others, the celebration is deeply controversial – as Thanksgiving has a contentious history that goes far beyond when the first feast was held.
For many Thanksgiving is considered to be a “national day of mourning to be viewed as terrible time when colonists wiped out Native Americans and their culture. They feel that this period of history is “white-washed”- which leads many Americans to ignore the holiday.
Many Native Americans see Thanksgiving as an embellished view of “Pilgrims and Natives looking past their differences” to break bread together. Critics of the Thanksgiving myth protest that young children in American schools are taught about Thanksgiving in school in a totally unrealistic way which ignores the harsh reality of the bloody conflict between the colonists and the Native Americans.
For several decades now, the militant group, the United American Indians of New England (UAINE), has staged demonstrations in Plymouth each Thanksgiving their intention being to awaken the country to the darker side of Plymouth.
So although Thanksgiving may be a celebration of people coming together, that is not the whole story when it comes to the history of the day.
So while doing the quiz it’s important to bear in mind the debate between “the heroic Pilgrim fathers” and the “day of national shame”.
The How to Understand Thanksgiving Quiz
Have you heard about Thanksgiving but have never really understood what the
fuss is about ? The 20 questions in this step by step quiz will help you to
appreciate why Americans go crazy on the last Thursday of November every
Hashtags have become an important, and at times influential, way to spread a message quickly to many people accross the globe. They are an integral part of a Twitter feed or instagram story but they can also sum up and share how we feel about a situation or galvanize millions of people to come together in a political action.
Try this short quiz to see if you can remember some of the main events of 2017 through their hashtags.