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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, 1790. 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 1800. 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 1888. 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 1943. 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 1861. HHHHe wrote the Declaration of Emancipation. TTTThe Lincoln Memorial was dedicated to Memorial Day – May 30, 1922. 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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