Study Materials for the English Test
The English test has three components: reading, writing, and speaking. Your ability to speak English will be determined by a USCIS Officer during your eligibility interview on Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. For the reading portion, you must read one out of three sentences correctly. For the writing test, you must write one out of three sentences correctly. Several study tools are available to help you prepare. To get started, see the materials below. Visit the U.S. Government Bookstore to purchase USCIS products and publications.
Another resource is available at USA Learns. Here you can find free beginning and intermediate level English instruction online.
Certain applicants, because of age and time as a permanent resident, are exempt from the English requirements for naturalization and may take the civics test in the language of their choice. For more information, see exceptions and accommodations.
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Official list of vocabulary for the English reading portion of the naturalization test.
This pocket study guide contains the list of 100 civics questions and answers for the naturalization test as well as the English reading and writing vocabulary.
This reading activity has words and phrases that you may read on the Application for Naturalization, Form N-400, or hear during the naturalization interview.
This reading and listening activity has words and phrases that you may read on the Application for Naturalization, Form N-400, or hear during the naturalization interview.
Short video providing an overview of the naturalization process and test.
Brief presentation on the naturalization process and citizenship eligibility requirements.