I found language classes difficult. Then I decided to just learn one thing at a time - that worked for me.
I was asked to speak Jamaican. I had to explain that I was speaking Jamaican - the language spoken in Jamaica is English.
Chatting briefly with them revealed that the reasons for leaving one’s birth country and coming to Canada to live can vary tremendously, from the desire to live in a less violent society, be with the one you love, or be re-united with your children. And the process varies considerably in time and steps required depending upon personal circumstances.
I had seen photos and movies of snow before I came to Canada – it looked so pretty! But when my family back home asked me to describe winter, I told them it’s like being in a big freezer all the time!”
The citizenship test included quite a few questions on the War of 1812 and others like "Which is the province of lakes?" and "What is the deepest lake in North America?"