Reading Test at your US Citizenship Interview

The content of the reading test focuses on civics and history topics. The USCIS Officer will ask you to read up to three sentences. You must read aloud one out of three sentences correctly to demonstrate your ability to read in English.

Once you read one of three sentences correctly, the USCIS Officer will stop administering the reading test. You can not be failed because of your accent when speaking English.

Reading Vocabulary List:

People: Places: Holidays: Question words:

Abraham Lincoln

George Washington

America

United States

U.S.

Presidents’ Day

Memorial Day

Flag Day

Independence Day

Labor Day

Columbus Day

Thanksgiving

How

What

When

Where

Who

Why

Civics: Verbs: Other (function): Other (content):

American flag

Bill of Rights

capital

citizen

city

Congress

country

Father of Our Country

government

President

right

Senators

state/states

White House

can

come

do/does

elects

have/has

is/are/was/be

lives/lived

meet

name

pay

vote

want

a

for

here

in

of

on

the

to

we

colors

dollar bill

first

largest

many

most

north

one

people

second

south

Sample Reading Sentences:

Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves.

Alaska is the largest U.S. state.

Citizens can vote.

George Washington was the first president.

Lincoln was the President during the Civil War.

The President lives in the White House.

The President of the United States is elected by the people.

The White House is in Washington D.C.

There are 100 senators in the US Senate.

Washington is on the dollar bill.

Washington is the father of our Nation.

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