Why they told me that when I passed the test
3 attorney answers
If while going over your application with you the officer feels like you do not understand what they are asking you, they are able to end the interview and re-schedule you for your 2nd opportunity at no additional cost to you. The officer should have explained at the conclusion of the interview that they did not feel like you were fully understanding what they were asking. Passing the English writing and reading portion of the exam does not mean you have shown that you understand the language. You need to study the application and make sure that you understand the words used.
The above is only general information, and does not constitute legal advice.
Although not completely clear from your question, I presume you meant that you failed the English language portion of your naturalization examination and you will need to be rescheduled for another date to give you a second opportunity to pass the test. If that is accurate, then I encourage you to find a course that will help you swiftly improve your English language skills.
[Note: Consistent with Avvo policy, this communication is intended as general information and not specific legal advice, and this communication does not create an attorney-client relationship.] David N. Soloway
Ability to speak and understand English is not the “test” - that is civics and reading and writing English. If the officer could not understand you during interview that is a separate reason for denial from test.