sorry, this is a big read so be prepared.
After living in Taiwan for a year now, and having a shiny new (second hand) scooter, I decided it’s about time I acquired my license… ha! What a joke!
After getting a medical ‘check up’ which consisted of me reading some numbers from a black box then showing I can open and close my hands ‘normally’, I head on down (up?) to the place that handles scoot licenses. (in Jungli, Taoyuan Hsien)
Pay the money and wait my turn. Their so called English version is on a computer, ‘great!’ I thought…
As the test begins I realize that it isn’t going to be as simple as I thought it was going to be.
The first section was sort of a practice session on how to use the keypad. It told me the functions and what they do… although very poorly spoken I might add and very crackly sometimes inaudible. It then asks me to “pees pwesh no” WTF?
“pees pwesh no”
“pees pwesh no”
“pees pwesh no” What the FuXX does this mean? Everything on the screen is in Chinese, so I have no idea what it wants me to do, and this is only the damn practice session! The lady then presses a button for me, it was at this point it dawned on me that the poorly spoken “pees pwesh no” actually meant “please press now”.
omg, it gets worse…
Now on to the first question, what does this sign mean, multiple choice. OK, fine I think I know what it asked me and what the correct option is. I wish it had English on the screen instead of Chinese, I thought this was supposed to be an ‘English version’?
(btw, the exam on their website’s English is much more clear, I wish I could do the one online, I get full marks every time)
Each question on the entire exam was poorly spoken and very unclear. I’ll give you an example (exactly how I heard it).
- zis sign men (1) No parchin. (2) Chechin. (3) Ortmoble, no antry.
Well, I kind of guessed (2) Chechin was Checking, because that’s what it has on their site. translation…
- This sign means (1) No parking. (2) Checking. (3) Automobiles, no entry.
I wish they were all as easy as that question, but sadly they weren