How to Choose the Best Citizenship CD

Unless you like the US citizenship test so much, you wan to take it many times (hahaha!) it’s worth it to spend some extra time (and even money) to find the best citizenship test CD that really helps you with your study.

If you do a Google search for a citizenship CD, you will see many websites and advertises offering CDs of all kinds. Some are good, some are very bad and should be avoided. So, how do you know which one to buy from? Which CD is best for you (and your pocket)?

Here are some tips to consider when shopping for a great Citizenship Test CD - one that helps instead of hurts you! They’re simple:

  1. Make sure you listen to audio samples. As far as I know (at the moment of writing this blog post) there are only 3 companies that offer free samples (2 are good, one is very bad and should be avoided.)
  2. Make sure the samples come from different parts of the CD. You want the whole CD is high quality, not just a small portion. Buy the CD that has many samples.
  3. This is the most important tip - Make sure the audio is read by a natural human voice. As mentioned, some people try to make quick moneys by selling CDs that are read by computers. While you’re listening, ask yourself this question: “Does it sound like a real person speaking?” Most CDs that are sold without free samples are read by computers. Stay far, far away. (Some are sold for cheap on eBay.) You’d want to listen to a CD that’s read by a professional voice-over artist, which has clearer voice and correct pronunciation for each and every word.
  4. Read reviews from buyers: The more reviews, the better. Buy the one with the most positive reviews. CDs that have reviews from citizenship teachers or immigration lawyers are best. Know what they like or don’t like about the CD, then make your own decision.
Citizenship CD produced by Citizenship Coach

Citizenship CD produced by Citizenship Coach has study guide included for just $30. If you can afford it, this is a great package.

So again, it’s true that you get what you pay for. Good CDs are sold for about $15-$40. Some bad CDs we see are being sold for $8-$25 (with extra stuff that you may not need.) So, shop around! Have fun studying for your citizenship test, and good luck!

Top 5 Hardest Citizenship Questions 4


Citizenship Test audio CD for the new citizenship test

Citizenship Test audio CD for the new citizenship test

According to surveys conducted by Citizenship Coach – the premier online citizenship test resource - below are the top 5 questions that citizenship candidates have trouble answering correctly:

5. There were 13 original states. Name three.
Reason: They have problems remembering the names of all the 13 original states.
Tips: Just try to remember the easiest answers: North Carolina, South Carolina, New York

4. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?
Reason: Mistaken this question with “When was the Constitution written?”
(Silly) Tips: “Adopted” start with “A”, as in “Act now!”. Therefore it happens within a day (July 4, 1776) On the other hand, “Written” start with “W” as in “Wait!”. Therefore it happens in a year (1787). This tip sounds silly, but it helps.

3. Who is the Governor of your state? or Name your US Representative.
Reason: Lack of information, or study outdated information
Tips: Make sure to go to and click on the “Resources” tab, then scroll down and select your state to get the correct answer. This web page also gives you a link to go search for your Representative name by zip code.

2. We elect a U.S. Senator for how many years? or We elect a U.S. Representative for how many years?
Reason: Mistaking Senator for Representative and vs.
(Silly) Tips: Remember this: the person with the shorter title serves longer – I know, it’s silly… The word “Senator” is shorter than the word “Representative”. So, Senators serve 6 years and Representatives serve only 2 years before they have to face election again.

1. Who was President during World War I? Who was President during the Great Depression and World War II?
Reason: Foreigners, especially those who come from Asia, have problems remembering American/European names.
(Silly) Tips: Woodrow Wilson can be remembered as “WWi” or “WW1″ (turn “i” into “1″)

There you have them – the 5 most often incorrectly answered questions on the new citizenship test. Did we say those tips are “silly”? Each person has a different way to remember something. You can try them out to see if they work for you!


From surveys in classrooms, we have come up with a list of the top 5 hardest citizenship test questions that many people have problems remembering the answers for. We will let you know which ones they are, but before doing that, we want to hear from you! By the way, we’re only talking about the new/revised/updated naturalization exam. Just come to our website to get the newest citizenship questions. To tell us yours choices, just post a reply below.

We’ll announce the “Top 5 Hardest Citizenship Test Questions”, according to Citizenship Coach’s audience in the near future! See if your picks of questions are the same as those we have in our secret list! You’ll be surprised!

Citizenship Test in Spanish (Citizenship Questions in Spanish & English) 2

Ciudadania la Nueva PruebaCitizenship Coach today makes available the Citizenship Test in Spanish - mp3 version – for download! This is a great news for the Spanish-speaking community. Voiced by a professional Spanish-speaking voice actor along with the award winning voice of a Radio host, this CD sure is the best you can find anywhere.

Already one of the Best Selling products, this CD has many great features that really help immigrants with limited English. One of the many great features  is that the questions will be asked in many ways, using different words and sentence structures. Therefore, if the questions are asked differently during the interview, you will still understand!

Betty Pham – Chief Information Officer said: “I’m very excited to see this product available at our website. On the internet, we’ve seen low quality and high price products for awhile. With quality and price combined, our products are by far the best choices for buyers today. We have better content and voice quality. Our products are professionally produced, and our prices are much lower. Best choice over all.”

Visit Citizenship Coach website to listen to free citizenship questions in Spanish now. You’ll love it.
Previous Post: Citizenship Coach today announces that the company will also make available the MP3 version of the new Citizenship Test in Spanish CD in the coming days. The very successful citizenship CD in English was introduced earlier this year received many great reviews from citizenship students and teachers around the nation. Citizenship Coach is working hard to make this new Spanish version available as soon as possible for download. There will be generous samples for listening. Stay tuned for surprises! For more information, please visit Citizenship Coach website.

Watch Me Take the Citizenship Test with Videos 1

Citizenship Coach invites real students to try out SurePass – the online Citizenship Test with Video. Everyone had a great time. After failing a couple of times, some students did pass the test. Below is a recorded video of a student taking the citizenship test. It’s fun to watch, and also give you a brief introduction of what SurePass is all about, why people like SurePass, and how you can try it out yourself! (citizenship exam with video at

As you already know, with SurePass, you can study for your citizenship test in Spanish also. Just go to “Preferences”, choose Spanish as your language. The new citizenship exam will show the questions and answers in Spanish. There are (or will be availale) also other languages such as Chinese, Vietnamese, Hindi, and more.

6 Best Benefits of Being a United States Citizen!

You just passed your citizenship test! You are now officially a United State citizen. Congratulations! Now what? The election season (with some of the most important elections) has just passed by without your votes. What’s next? What’s in it for you? See 6 top benefits of being a US citizen below.

More and more Citizenship classes are using SurePass Citizenship Test Online in class.

More and more Citizenship classes are using SurePass Citizenship Test Online. High-tech citizenship classes like this have become more popular thanks to Citizenship Coach's effort to empower citizenship teachers nationwide.

The right to vote is one of the most important right to every citizen. Those immigrants who had lived under opressive regimes can fully understand the right – not privilege - to have your votes counted. Casting your first vote as a United State citizen must be a great experience. Well, you will have more chances to vote in the future. As long as you remain a US citizen, your right to vote is not taken away.

Learn more about SurePass.

Voting right is not the only benefit of being a US citizen. Frankly speaking, if voting right is the only benefit, then most immigrants would not pay hundreds of dollars to apply and spend countless hours studying the citizenship questions, which have just been changed. And some of us who are US citizens don’t even bother to vote! So, with everything considered, what are the stronger motives for immigrants to become naturalized citizens? Below are a few:

  1. The right to petition family members to the United States: Almost all newly naturalized citizens that have relatives out of the states plan to bring them over: children, parents, or family members.
  2. Pride: New citizens are proud of their accomplishment. A citizen status means that they have been in the United States for awhile, that they have passed the citizenship test, and that they are now a legitimate member of the most powerful group of people on earth.
  3. Travel with ease: If you travel a whole lot outside of the country, you should be a citizen. It’s just easier traveling with a US Passport. More than that, if you get in trouble oversea, you can ask for help, and help will come!
  4. Work for the Government: This economy doesn’t spare anyone, even Government workers. But the Government does have great jobs, and these jobs do come to citizens only!
  5. Receive Social Security Benefits: The Social Security Benefit system is having trouble right now and talks of reformation still remain talks. But it it works out, you can receive benefits, of course, when you meet the age requirement.

There are so many other benefits, but those are the major ones. So, if you are a US citizen, congratulations! If you are not but studying for the citizenship test, keep on going! Get help with your test at Citizenship Coach. They’re there to help you pass your citizenship test with ease!