Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Three New Podcasts about the USCIS 100 Questions from uscitizenpod

US Citizenship Podcast: 100 Questions plus Remix 2015 mp3 http://goo.gl/UJ3sPX
USCIS 100:01-100 questions with all the answers plus Remix 2015 (questions and the most popular answers)

US Citizenship Podcast: 2015 USCIS 100 Questions mp3 http://goo.gl/hOq5Pv
2015 USCIS 100:01-100 questions with all the answers

US Citizenship Podcast: 2015 USCIS 100 Questions Remix 
mp3 http://goo.gl/Dn8htD
First you will hear first set of ten questions only (1, 11, 21 ...91); next, you will hear the set of questions with the most popular answer. Then you will hear the next set of ten questions.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Will Citizenship Test Make Better Citizens?



VOA Learning English: Will Citizenship Test Make Better Citizens?

A new Arizona state law requires high school students to pass the same exam new citizens take. Virginia debated but did not pass a similar bill. Supporters want Americans to become more involved in civic life. But some question whether civic education and tests will have that effect. read moredownload mp3 

Monday, March 2, 2015

Happy Women's History Month!

Happy Women's History Month! During the month of March, US Citizenship Podcast will explore the connection between the USCIS History and Government questions and the history of American Women. Let's get started!
  • Women and USCIS 100 Questions: Civics pdf
  • Four American Women in Honor of Women's History Month pdf
  • Happy International Women's Day (Beginning ESL) pdf
  • USCIS 98:90 Eleanor Roosevelt and the United Nations mp3
  • USCIS 100:09 Women's Rights ARE Human Rights! mp3
  • USCIS 100:77 National Women's History Month and Susan B. Anthony mp3
  • USCIS 100:21 US Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm and Minimum Wage mp3
  • USCIS 100:22 US Congresswoman Patsy Matsu Takemoto Mink and Title IX mp3
  • USCIS 100:23 US Congresswoman Jeannette Rankin and Finding Your US Rep with ZIP+4 mp3
  • USCIS 100:36 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Passports mp3

Sunday, March 1, 2015

U.S. Citizenship 26: Vocabulary Part 02


uscitizenpod: U.S. Citizenship 26: Vocabulary Part 02 http://goo.gl/ccPGCy

There are three parts of the USCIS Citizenship interview:

1) English Speaking/Listening: the applicant must orally answer question based on the N-400r Application for Naturalization.

2) Civics Test: the applicant must answer 6 out 10 questions correctly based on the USCIS 100 Civics/History questions.

3) Reading/Writing test: the USCIS officer will give the applicant 1 sentence to read, then will dictate an answer. The applicant must read and write 1 out 3 sentences correctly.

There is no official USCIS list of the reading/writing sentences BUT there is a official vocabulary list.

For more information about the Reading and Writing Vocabulary list for the U.S. Citizenship Test, go to http://goo.gl/9EMKTe

For more information about naturalization, go to the USCIS Citizenship Resource Center http://www.uscis.gov/citizenship

Study a little bit every day--I know you will be a great American citizen!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Southern US Cities Preserve Civil Rights Heritage to Boost Tourism



VOAVideo: Southern US Cities Preserve Civil Rights Heritage to Boost Tourism

There has been a surge of interest in the American civil rights movement of the 1950s and '60s, thanks in part to the Hollywood motion picture "Selma." Five decades later, communities in the South are embracing the dark chapters of their past with hopes of luring tourism dollars. VOA's Chris Simkins reports. Originally published at - http://www.voanews.com/media/video/southern-cities-preserve-civil-rights-heritage-tourism/2662253.html

Thursday, February 26, 2015

U.S. Citizenship 25: Vocabulary Part 01


LearningChocolate: U.S. Citizenship 25: Vocabulary Part 01 http://goo.gl/jT6g1L

There are three parts of the USCIS Citizenship interview:

1) English Speaking/Listening: the applicant must orally answer question based on the N-400r Application for Naturalization.

2) Civics Test: the applicant must answer 6 out 10 questions correctly based on the USCIS 100 Civics/History questions.

3) Reading/Writing test: the USCIS officer will give the applicant 1 sentence to read, then will dictate an answer. The applicant must read and write 1 out 3 sentences correctly.

There is no official USCIS list of the reading/writing sentences BUT there is a official vocabulary list.

For more information about the Reading and Writing Vocabulary list for the U.S. Citizenship Test, go to http://goo.gl/9EMKTe

For more information about naturalization, go to the USCIS Citizenship Resource Center http://www.uscis.gov/citizenship

Study a little bit every day--I know you will be a great American citizen!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

U.S. Citizenship 24: African-American History Part 3


uscitizenpod: U.S. Citizenship 24: African-American History Part 3 http://goo.gl/2ZOkP3

February is African-American History Month.
For more information, see http://www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/
For a list of the USCIS 100 History and Civics Questions, see http://goo.gl/lbeoGB
Thurgood Marshall was an important Civil Rights lawyer and was the first African-American to serve
as a US Supreme Court Associate Justice.
USCIS 100:40. Who is the Chief Justice of the United States now?
Congresswomen Shirley Chisolm (NY-12) and Barbara Jordan (TX-18) were the first African-American women
elected to the House of Representatives.
USCIS 100:23. Name your U.S. Representative.
Edward Brooke was the first African-American elected to the U.S. Senate after Reconstruction.
USCIS 100:20. Who is one of your state’s U.S. Senators now?*
Andrew Young served in many public offices, including ambassador to the United Nations.
USCIS 100:68. What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for?
General Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice both served in the cabinet as Secretary of State.
USCIS 100:35. What does the President’s Cabinet do?
The current president is the first African-African elected to lead the United States.
USCIS 100:28. What is the name of the President of the United States now?*