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Ok, so I am confused about the citizenship exam. I am looking at the USCIS website section about the writing and reading section. They have a PDF document with flash cards. At the beginning, these documents have a list of words. What are we supposed to do with those words, put them in a useful sentence?

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Don't forget about the speach test too!

Its likely the words are for being used in sentances, im sure someone who has done the test can help you with that answer tho. Good Luck :star:


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Ok, so I am confused about the citizenship exam. I am looking at the USCIS website section about the writing and reading section. They have a PDF document with flash cards. At the beginning, these documents have a list of words. What are we supposed to do with those words, put them in a useful sentence?

Your post to me tells me you have good command with the English language, English test seems redundant after you have to detail how you filled out the N-400, in English, and answer six out of the ten civics test correctly. Wife had to read something like, "I went to the store." and write, "I am a good cook." Wouldn't worry about this phase of the test. We did look over the common expressions they may have you read and write, seemed simple enough, so didn't bother with it.

Hopefully, your IO can read and write English, wife did have a problem with her IO in that respect.

Wife commented at her oath ceremony, the woman ahead of her didn't even know how to write an "S" for writing out the date in September, the IO helped her, but wife wondered how she passed her English test. Surprised she didn't write out 09/03/2008.

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Hopefully, your IO can read and write English, wife did have a problem with her IO in that respect.

Funny you mention this! Back in the day (2002) when I took my naturalization test this was exactly my issue...My IO had a pretty thick accent and I had a very hard time understanding him...The test was a breeze and I remember him not paying any attention to my answers - he just kept looking through the paperwork and surly he found an issue on my ex husband's tax returns...

To the OP - you should be just fine...Good luck!!!

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Citizenship (N-400)

09/15/2009 - Application mailed to Texas Lockbox

09/17/2009 - Delivered to the Lockbox

09/21/2009 - Check cashed

09/24/2009 - NOA dated 9/18/09

09/26/2009 - RFE mailed out dated 9/25 (biometrics notice)

10/14/2009 - Biometrics completed

01/01/2010 - finally an update - awaiting interview letter

02/08/2010 - interview (Garden City, NY) -- PASSED

03/03/2010 - Oath Ceremony in Brooklyn

03/13/2010 - U.S. Passport in hand

DONE!!!

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Hopefully, your IO can read and write English, wife did have a problem with her IO in that respect.

Funny you mention this! Back in the day (2002) when I took my naturalization test this was exactly my issue...My IO had a pretty thick accent and I had a very hard time understanding him...The test was a breeze and I remember him not paying any attention to my answers - he just kept looking through the paperwork and surly he found an issue on my ex husband's tax returns...

To the OP - you should be just fine...Good luck!!!

Ever think about applying to the USCIS with your USC to get a job? Heard the benefits are pretty darn good and you get a zillion paid holidays each year. Suggested this to my wife, but feel her IQ is way too high, above 140 and believe the maximum the USCIS will accept is around a ten so she won't be eligible. Also have to be paranoid, redundant, have an ego that you are God, and distrustful, even more qualifications she would have difficulty meeting. But we can dream about it.

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Hopefully, your IO can read and write English, wife did have a problem with her IO in that respect.

Funny you mention this! Back in the day (2002) when I took my naturalization test this was exactly my issue...My IO had a pretty thick accent and I had a very hard time understanding him...The test was a breeze and I remember him not paying any attention to my answers - he just kept looking through the paperwork and surly he found an issue on my ex husband's tax returns...

To the OP - you should be just fine...Good luck!!!

Ever think about applying to the USCIS with your USC to get a job? Heard the benefits are pretty darn good and you get a zillion paid holidays each year. Suggested this to my wife, but feel her IQ is way too high, above 140 and believe the maximum the USCIS will accept is around a ten so she won't be eligible. Also have to be paranoid, redundant, have an ego that you are God, and distrustful, even more qualifications she would have difficulty meeting. But we can dream about it.

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Ever think about applying to the USCIS with your USC to get a job? Heard the benefits are pretty darn good and you get a zillion paid holidays each year. Suggested this to my wife, but feel her IQ is way too high, above 140 and believe the maximum the USCIS will accept is around a ten so she won't be eligible. Also have to be paranoid, redundant, have an ego that you are God, and distrustful, even more qualifications she would have difficulty meeting. But we can dream about it.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Have you ever tried applying for any of the government jobs - what a nightmare...

Anyway, as tempting as it may sound I think I'll pass on the possibility as I actually like to produce results when I work and the way things move at the USCIS it just isn't for me LOL


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Citizenship (N-400)

09/15/2009 - Application mailed to Texas Lockbox

09/17/2009 - Delivered to the Lockbox

09/21/2009 - Check cashed

09/24/2009 - NOA dated 9/18/09

09/26/2009 - RFE mailed out dated 9/25 (biometrics notice)

10/14/2009 - Biometrics completed

01/01/2010 - finally an update - awaiting interview letter

02/08/2010 - interview (Garden City, NY) -- PASSED

03/03/2010 - Oath Ceremony in Brooklyn

03/13/2010 - U.S. Passport in hand

DONE!!!

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Ever think about applying to the USCIS with your USC to get a job? Heard the benefits are pretty darn good and you get a zillion paid holidays each year. Suggested this to my wife, but feel her IQ is way too high, above 140 and believe the maximum the USCIS will accept is around a ten so she won't be eligible. Also have to be paranoid, redundant, have an ego that you are God, and distrustful, even more qualifications she would have difficulty meeting. But we can dream about it.

:lol::lol::lol:

Have you ever tried applying for any of the government jobs - what a nightmare...

Anyway, as tempting as it may sound I think I'll pass on the possibility as I actually like to produce results when I work and the way things move at the USCIS it just isn't for me LOL

Good start is to help your candidate get elected, if you really work hard, don't have to fool with the USCIS, may even get to be vice president or speaker of the house, or a much lower position as being head of one of the 1,525 governmental agencies. But those jobs are only good for four years, eight years at the most. Better to get in bed with a senator or a congressman, not as high as a position, but a lot more job security. Surprised they don't put that in the civics test.

When my wife recently received an award for going that extra mile with her patients, always smiling, always caring, always concerned with their comfort and welfare.. I didn't say that, her award did, couldn't tell my wife congratulations, could only say, you just blew any hope of getting a job with the USCIS.

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Excellent points, NickD - congrats to your wife on the award!!!


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Citizenship (N-400)

09/15/2009 - Application mailed to Texas Lockbox

09/17/2009 - Delivered to the Lockbox

09/21/2009 - Check cashed

09/24/2009 - NOA dated 9/18/09

09/26/2009 - RFE mailed out dated 9/25 (biometrics notice)

10/14/2009 - Biometrics completed

01/01/2010 - finally an update - awaiting interview letter

02/08/2010 - interview (Garden City, NY) -- PASSED

03/03/2010 - Oath Ceremony in Brooklyn

03/13/2010 - U.S. Passport in hand

DONE!!!

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I just got my certificate of natrualization on 10/15/09.

And the test is simple at the interview day.

DO NOT BE PANIC. The flash cards have nothing to do with the test.

YOU JUST NEED TO REVIEW THE HISTORY QUESTIONS (100).

Good luck...


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11/04/2009........... I-130 sent to Chicago Lockbox

11/08/2009........... USCIS received Petition

2/19/2010.............. Approved

3/2/2010................ NVC Case # assigned

3/3/2010................ Gave emails to NVC operator, Sent DS-3032 Via Email

3/5/2010................ NVC Confirmed DS-3032 has been received

3/8/2010................. IV and AOS bill generated

3/11/2010................ Pay IV and AOS bill online (At this point, NOA 2 Hardcopy still have not received yet...)

3/15/2010.................AOS and IV bill status: paid

3/16/2010.................Sent email to OPTIN for NVC Electronic Processing

3/19/2010................NOA Hardcopy

3/31/2010.................Response from NVC: OPTIN and got GZO Case Number

3/31/2010.................Scanned and Emailed AOS I-864 package

4/01/2010.................Scanned and Emailed DS230 package

4/01/2010.................I-864 package was received by NVC

4/02/2010.................DS 230 package was received by NVC

4/25/2010.................Signed In Failed

4/28/2010.................Email Notification: Case Completed

6/2/2010..................Mom passed the interview!

Timeline for my I-129F (Fiance)

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10/30/2009.......... I-129F sent to VSC

11/03/2009.......... NOA1

3/2/2010.............. Approved

3/8/2010.............. NOA2 hardcopy received by mail

3/9/2010.............. Call NVC, get NVC case #, forwarded to the US embassy in D R on 3/8

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For my interview, I had to read 'Where is the White House?', and write down the 'The White House is in Washington D.C.' - you won't have a problem :P


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I-751: 06/10/08 Mailed package to VSC direct (per memo instructions) not TSC. The wait begins... | 06/11/08 Package received at VSC (12.12pm) | 06/19/08 Check cashed | 06/20/08 Received NOA1 in the mail - ND is 06/17/08 | 07/10/08 Received Biometrics Appt Letter - ND is 7/7/08 | 07/22/08 Biometrics (had to do ink & paper also...) | 07/22/08 Touched | 07/23/08 Touched | 02/11/09 Transferred to CSC (got email)... | 02/12/09 Touched | 02/20/09 Touched (but no email) | 03/24/09 Approval letter arrives in the mail! Approval date is 3/18/09 from VSC | 04/03/09 Received card, postmarked 3/31 from CSC

N-400: 06/11/09 Mailed to Lewisville Lockbox | 06/12/09 Package received at Lockbox and signed for at 1.31pm | 06/18/09 Check Cashed | 06/19/09 NOA, PD 06/12/09 | 07/06/09 Biometrics letter received, ND is 07/02/09 | 07/24/09 Biometrics appointment | 08/06/09 IL received, ND 08/03/09 | Interview 09/14/09 at 9.30am (approved!) | Oath 10/21/09 | USC

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If you look at all of the words listed in the vocabulary list you will see that they are all also included in the Civics test questions. The Flash Cards are very useful for studying for the Civics test, but while you are reading the questions and answers you are also learning the vocabulary you need to know. A good idea would be to write out the test questions and write out the test answers. You will be tested on how well you can read and write English at the interview - but they use the Civic questions to test your English knowledge. You will be asked to read one of the Civic Exam questions out loud - and then you will be asked to write the answer to the question you read. The interviewing officer will read it out loud for you and you will write it out after he/she reads it to you. So, if you study the questions you will be prepared for all aspects of the exam. Good luck.


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For my interview, I had to read 'Where is the White House?', and write down the 'The White House is in Washington D.C.' - you won't have a problem

Wait wait wait....They made someone from the U.K. take an English test?

R O F L


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NOA 1: Received 2-16-10

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Medical- July 8, 2010

Everything mailed to Embassy 7-19-10

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Entry to US- 10-6-10 POE- Newark

Wedding- 10-23-10

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Delivery Notification 1-10-11

Text stating application was received 1-20-11

Check Cashed 1-21-11

NOA 1 received 1-22-11

Biometrics letter received 1-29--11

Biometrics appointment 2-24-11

Received notice- I-485 has been transferred to the California Service Center 2-9-11.

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For my interview, I had to read 'Where is the White House?', and write down the 'The White House is in Washington D.C.' - you won't have a problem

Wait wait wait....They made someone from the U.K. take an English test?

R O F L

My boss was born a citizen of South Africa, and is a native speaker of English. He went through naturalization in the US recently, and he was administered the English test. The person giving him the English test was an Asian person who was quite obviously not a native speaker of English, and who spoke with a fairly thick accent. HE should have been giving the test to HER.

It doesn't matter. They've got their policies. They stick to them.


04 Apr, 2004: Got married

05 Apr, 2004: I-130 Sent to CSC

13 Apr, 2004: I-130 NOA 1

19 Apr, 2004: I-129F Sent to MSC

29 Apr, 2004: I-129F NOA 1

13 Aug, 2004: I-130 Approved by CSC

28 Dec, 2004: I-130 Case Complete at NVC

18 Jan, 2005: Got the visa approved in Caracas

22 Jan, 2005: Flew home together! CCS->MIA->SFO

25 May, 2005: I-129F finally approved! We won't pursue it.

8 June, 2006: Our baby girl is born!

24 Oct, 2006: Window for filing I-751 opens

25 Oct, 2006: I-751 mailed to CSC

18 Nov, 2006: I-751 NOA1 received from CSC

30 Nov, 2006: I-751 Biometrics taken

05 Apr, 2007: I-751 approved, card production ordered

23 Jan, 2008: N-400 sent to CSC via certified mail

19 Feb, 2008: N-400 Biometrics taken

27 Mar, 2008: Naturalization interview notice received (NOA2 for N-400)

30 May, 2008: Naturalization interview, passed the test!

17 June, 2008: Naturalization oath notice mailed

15 July, 2008: Naturalization oath ceremony!

16 July, 2008: Registered to vote and applied for US passport

26 July, 2008: US Passport arrived.

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I am fine with Geordie or inner city Glasgow or Cockney or Cornwall or New York or Rural Georgia - I like accents - but some of them at the USCIS are ... well ....really hard to understand and English is not their first language and hardly their second. Actually that's not quite correct as some of them have very strong accents verging on 'rap' which are just as hard to decipher.

I am hoping for an interview at Yakima, Washington State which is more rural so I am hoping for a Washington accent - but it's a lottery. I am learning more Spanish this winter so we might have to do the English test in Spanish (joke)


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