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Uber loses court fight over London drivers' English language tests

graeme leggett

"how many British passport holders would actually pass the £180-a-go English tests"

All the ones who have a GCSE, or equivalent, don't have to.

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The CEFRL that TfL references requires

Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.

Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken.

Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.

Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

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