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1 Plyasov Max, 10 Form

2 Welcome to Washington! Welcome to Washington!

3 Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. WWWWashington is the capital of the USA. TTTThe city was named after the first President George Washington. WWWWashington is a city of government.

4 WWWWashington was found on July 16, WWWWashington, D.C., doesn’t belong to a state. It’s a city and district – the District of Columbia. TTTThe city stands on the Potomac River and is bordered by the state of Maryland to the north and Virginia to the south.

5 TTTThe population of the city is 5,3 million people. TTTThere’s a lot of green here, many parks and laws. TTTThere are many museums and sights in the city.

6 The Capitol The Capitol

7 TTTThe Capitol is in the centre of the city. TTTThe Capitol was built according to the plans of William Thornton. He was an amateur architect. It was made of stone and marble and contains 540 rooms. IIIIt is situated on Capitol Hill. Capitol Hill is the highest place in the city.

8 TTTTopping the dome is the 19 – foot bronze statue of Freedom. There is a law that forbids to build houses higher than the Capitol IIIIn the Capitol laws are passed. TTTThe Capitol is the seat of Congress. CCCCongress consists of two Chambers: The Senate and the House of Representatives.

9 The White House The White House

10 TTTThe White House is the place where the President of the USA lives and works. It is the official residence of the USA presidents. TTTThis house was first occupied in George Washington died in 1799 and he did not live in that house. John Adams was the first President who lived in that house. TTTThe White House has 132 rooms.

11 The Washington Monument

12 The Washington Monument The Washington Monument TTTThe Washington Monument is one of the city’s most impressive sights. IIIIt is situated in Potonic Park. IIIIt was erected to the memory of the first President of the USA in TTTThis monument is over 555 feet high.

13 The Jefferson Memorial

14 TTTThomas Jefferson was the third President of the United States. HHHHe has written the Declaration of Independence. TTTThe Jefferson Memorial was opened in It was built in honor of Thomas Jefferson. IIIInside is a 19 – foot statue of Thomas Jefferson standing on a 6 – foot pedestal.

15 The Lincoln Memorial The Lincoln Memorial

16 The Lincoln Memorial AAAAbraham Lincoln was the sixteenth President of the United States in HHHHe wrote the Declaration of Emancipation. TTTThe Lincoln Memorial was dedicated to Memorial Day – May 30, TTTThe Memorial was built in honor of Abraham Lincoln. IIIIt was built in the style of a classic Greek temple. It has 36 columns. Each column represents the state in the Union at the time of Lincoln’s death. TTTThe dominant feature of the building is the realistic figure of Lincoln.

17 The Supreme Court The Supreme Court TTTThere is the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.. TTTThis is where the laws are interpreted by the highest judges in the U.S.

18 The Art Gallery and The FBI Building TTTThere is the Art Gallery in Washington too. TTTThere are many pictures here. IIIIn Washington you can visit the FBI Building.

19 The Smithsonian Institution

20 The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum WWWWashington takes pride in its world-class museums at the Smithsonian Institution. TTTThere is something for everyone: The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, the Smithsonian Natural History Museum and others.

21 The Quiz The Quiz WWWWashington belong to … a) Maryland b) Virginia c) doesn’t belong to a state WWWWhat is the highest building in Washington? a) The Washington Monument b) The Capitol c) The White House HHHHow many presidents’ memorials are there in Washington a) one b) two c) three TTTThe building where laws are passed is … a) The Capitol b) the White House c) the Supreme Court

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