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    Unfortunately USCIS does not publish sample sentences for the writing portion of the new naturalization test . I propose to start collecting its in this thread . I am sure, it will be useful not only for me.

    Dear new US Citizens! Please, share with us the sentence you wrote on your Interview. Thanks. New naturalization test only, please. The list of sample sentences for Old test is annonced here.

    Collection of really asked sentences
    1. Columbus Day is in October. (occurrence: 2; confirmed by: KrisKumarr )
    2. We pay taxes. (occurrence: 4; confirmed by: paulclarke1, FriscoDude)
    3. The President lives in the White House. (occurrence: 4; confirmed by: tscnd, volvo)
    4. California has largest population in the United States.
    5. New York City was the first capital.
    6. Washington is the father of our Nation.
    7. Washington is on the dollar bill.
    8. Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves. (courtesy of tscnd)
    9. California has the most people. (occurrence: 2; confirmed by: Mohd_mizzou )
    10. Lincoln was the President during the Civil War. (occurrence: 2; confirmed by: so1994)
    11. The people elect Congress. (occurrence: 3; confirmed by: MsDossen)
    12. We have one hundred senators.
    13. There are 100 senators in the US Senate. (occurrence: 2; confirmed by: SweetPrincess)
    14. Citizens can vote. (occurrence: 2; courtesy of sri69, confirmed by: yay)
    15. I live in the United States.
    16. George Washington was the first president.
    17. The White House is in Washington D.C. (occurrence: 2; confirmed by: njcitizen09)
    18. People vote for the President in November.
    19. The President of the United States is elected by the people. (courtesy of Caramuru)
    20. Independence Day is in July. (courtesy of robin2006)
    21. Canada is north of the United States. (courtesy of BlessedAreThose)
    22. Washington is the capital. (courtesy of robin2006)
    23. The American Indians lived here. (mine!)
    24. Thanksgiving is in November. (courtesy of njcitizen09)
    25. I love to live in America. (courtesy of Triple Citizen)
    26. People want to vote.
    27. Alaska is the largest U.S. state.(courtesy of pushher)

    to be continued ....

    You can practice those and other sentences at www.passcitizenshipexam.com
    Last edited by anabel; 21st September 2009, 02:24 PM. Reason: update collection

  • #2
    One must really suck at English not to write those simple sentences.
    D/O: Atlanta,GA
    06/01/09 : N-400 rec'd at TSC
    06/05/09 : Check Cashed
    06/08/09 : Notice Date
    06/16/09 : FP Notice Received
    06/26/09 : FP Appointment
    08/04/09 : CFR letter
    09/14/09 : Interview letter
    10/14/09 : Interview Date
    10/14/09 : Oath Letter
    10/14/09 : Oath Date
    10/15/09 : Passport applied
    11/04/09 : Passport received

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    • #3
      Originally posted by anabel View Post
      Unfortunately USCIS does not publish sample sentences for the writing portion of the new naturalization test . I propose to start collecting its in this thread . I am sure, it will be useful not only for me.

      Dear new US Citizens! Please, share with us the sentence you wrote on your Interview. Thanks.

      The list of the real sentences:
      1. Columbus day is in October
      2. We pay taxes
      3. The President lives in the White House
      4. California has largest population in the United States.
      5. New York City was the first capital.
      6. Washington is the father of our Nation.
      USCIS does have a list of words used for the writing test on their website. It's just a matter of combining the words to make sentences.

      http://www.uscis.gov/files/nativedoc...ting_vocab.pdf
      Sent N-400 7/28/07
      PD 7/27/07
      Check cashed 12/5/07
      NOA 12/7/07
      FP notice 1/4/08 (received 1/10/08 )
      FP Date 1/30/08 (walk in done on 1/26/08 Charlotte)
      IL: 6/10/08
      ID: 8/28/08 (Durham DO) Passed!
      OL: 9/23/08
      OD: 10/06/08
      PP: 10/21/08 (applied)
      PP: 11/1/08 (received)
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      • #4
        Yes, the words by theyself are available. But I believe the real examples are much more useful and informative, am I wrong?
        By the way, USCIS website publishes the sample sentences list as well as a list of used words for OLD test .

        One more sentence: WASHINGTON IS ON THE DOLLAR BILL
        Last edited by anabel; 1st May 2009, 01:55 PM.

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        • #5
          My wife was asked to write
          Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves.
          I was asked to write
          The President lives in the the White House.
          Last edited by tscnd; 1st May 2009, 03:32 PM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by tscnd View Post
            My wife was asked to write
            Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves.
            I was asked to write
            The Prsidet lives in the the White House.
            If you wrote the sentence exactly as written you must have failed!
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            DO: Newark, NJ
            N-400 mailed to Lewisville, TX: 5/22/09
            N-400 received: 5/26/09
            NOA mailed: 5/26/09 (received two identical NOAs)
            PD: 5/26/09
            Check cashed: 5/28/09
            FP Notice received: 6/8/09
            FP Walk-in completed: 6/16/09
            FP Appointment: 6/26/09
            CFR Yellow Letter received: 8/10/09 (dated 8/5/09)
            Received IL: 8/17/09
            ID: 10/5/09 at 9 am

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            • #7
              I must not have done that then.

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              • #8
                one more

                The American flag has stars and stripes.

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                • #9
                  one more

                  IO at Miami DO really sucks!!

                  Just kidding!
                  Miami DO
                  03/09/09 - N-400 mailed to TX
                  03/11/09 - N-400 deilvered
                  03/20/09 - Checks cashed
                  03/11/09 - Receipt Notice/PD
                  04/08/09 - FP notice Received
                  04/16/09 - FP Appointment
                  05/01/09 - Spouse Interview letter Recd
                  06/18/09 - Spouse Interview Scheduled & Cleared
                  07/09/09 - Spouse Oath Letter recd
                  05/21/09 - Interview letter
                  07/06/09 - Interview Scheduled & Cleared
                  07/11/09 - Oath Letter Recd
                  07/24/09 - Oath Done
                  07/24/09 - Applied for PP & Card

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                  • #10
                    Thank you guys. I expanded our list on the top.
                    Originally posted by atanase View Post
                    The American flag has stars and stripes.
                    Just to be sure: did you take New test? There are no "stars" and "stripes" in the new test vocabulary.
                    Originally posted by vdostoi1 View Post
                    If you wrote the sentence exactly as written you must have failed!
                    From USCIS website:

                    U.S. NATURALIZATION TEST SCORING GUIDELINES FOR THE ENGLISH TEST
                    ...
                    An applicant shall not be failed because of spelling,
                    capitalization, or punctuation errors unless the errors would prevent understanding the meaning of the sentence.
                    Last edited by anabel; 4th May 2009, 12:09 AM.

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                    • #11
                      I was asked to write "We have 100 Senators"

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                      • #12
                        Questions were something like...

                        read: Who can vote?
                        write: Citizens can vote.
                        D/O : Southern California
                        01/22/09 : N-400 Mailed to Phoenix lockbox.
                        01/26/09 : N-400 Received.
                        01/26/09 : Priority Date.
                        01/29/09 : Notice Date.
                        01/30/09 : NOA Received ( I-797C)
                        02/07/09 : FP Notice Received.
                        02/18/09 : FP Appointment.
                        02/07/09 : FP Completed (walk-in)
                        02/28/09 : Interview Letter.
                        03/11/09 : Yellow checklist for DL and minor's BC
                        04/24/09 : Interview Date (approved).
                        06/04/09 : Oath Letter.
                        06/26/09 : Oath Date (LASA).

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Bobsmyth View Post
                          USCIS does have a list of words used for the writing test on their website. It's just a matter of combining the words to make sentences.
                          ....
                          I just figured out there are no words "freed" and "slaves"(sentence 8) in the vocabulary. How it can be?
                          Last edited by anabel; 4th May 2009, 12:12 AM.

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                          • #14
                            I dont think USCIS has a fixed vocab or sentences. I was asked to write "I take a cab to work". Some other friend was asked to write "It is a sunny day today". So I am not sure if all this is drawn from a fixed pool of words.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by vinayakk View Post
                              I dont think USCIS has a fixed vocab or sentences. I was asked to write "I take a cab to work". Some other friend was asked to write "It is a sunny day today". So I am not sure if all this is drawn from a fixed pool of words.
                              Yes, they do have. They even offer Writing Test Flash Cards on USCIS wesite with explanation:
                              Each writing test administered to an applicant will contain no more than three (3) sentences. An applicant must write one (1) out of three (3) sentences correctly to demonstrate an ability to write in English. To help an applicant prepare, these flash cards contain all the words found in the English writing portion of the new naturalization test. The content focuses on civics and history topics.
                              It seems, you took Old test. Your sentences (almost) are from the Everyday Life list: I drive a blue car to work(14) and Today is a sunny day(44).
                              Last edited by anabel; 4th May 2009, 12:14 AM.

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                              • #16
                                What vinayakk is saying is that they don't use a fixed set of words. USCIS may have set words they use, but from his experience other words are used as well.
                                Sent N-400 7/28/07
                                PD 7/27/07
                                Check cashed 12/5/07
                                NOA 12/7/07
                                FP notice 1/4/08 (received 1/10/08 )
                                FP Date 1/30/08 (walk in done on 1/26/08 Charlotte)
                                IL: 6/10/08
                                ID: 8/28/08 (Durham DO) Passed!
                                OL: 9/23/08
                                OD: 10/06/08
                                PP: 10/21/08 (applied)
                                PP: 11/1/08 (received)
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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Bobsmyth View Post
                                  What vinayakk is saying is that they don't use a fixed set of words. USCIS may have set words they use, but from his experience other words are used as well.
                                  You want to say, they don't have to follow their own rules?


                                  Nevertheless, 4 new sentences:
                                  15. I live in the United States.
                                  16. George Washington was the first president.
                                  17. The White House is in Washington D.C.
                                  18. People vote for the President in November.
                                  Last edited by anabel; 4th May 2009, 01:11 AM.

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by anabel View Post
                                    You want to say, they don't have to follow their own rules?
                                    USCIS is so inconsistent that it wouldn't surprise me if they don't follow their own rules.
                                    Sent N-400 7/28/07
                                    PD 7/27/07
                                    Check cashed 12/5/07
                                    NOA 12/7/07
                                    FP notice 1/4/08 (received 1/10/08 )
                                    FP Date 1/30/08 (walk in done on 1/26/08 Charlotte)
                                    IL: 6/10/08
                                    ID: 8/28/08 (Durham DO) Passed!
                                    OL: 9/23/08
                                    OD: 10/06/08
                                    PP: 10/21/08 (applied)
                                    PP: 11/1/08 (received)
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                                    IMPORTANT NOTE: I am a Volunteer Moderator - one of you. I am not a lawyer. So act accordingly.

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                                    • #19
                                      I had my interview today 5/4.. I was asked to write "California has the most people."

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by Mohd_mizzou View Post
                                        I had my interview today 5/4.. I was asked to write "California has the most people."
                                        Thank you. I updated the top message. Occurrence is important too. By the way, we can congrat you, isn't ?
                                        Last edited by anabel; 5th May 2009, 12:41 AM.

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